I think I have a problem. More than an obsession. I want all the pretty light and I want it now.
Bordering on stalker territory, I sometimes just sit and stare at my vanity drawer and the abundance of ways to illuminate my skin. I dream up new combinations and imagine brushing, blending, and layering. And because I can’t seem to choose just one product a day, I generally pick two or three. Sometimes four.
My choices range from bronzers to highlighters, illuminators to shimmery blush and finishing powder. This doesn’t include foundation, of course, since I’ve been wearing NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation religiously to keep me looking hydrated and flawless despite the cold and my love of chocolate.
I am one step away from going metallic and there’s nothing to hold me back. Creating artificial light is making up for the lack of natural light in the rather unsunny Sunshine State.
After setting my foundation, I sweep Hourglass Dim Light down the center of my face and buff Radiant Light into the edges and along my cheeks with a Real Techniques Multitask Brush. Then I highlight my cheekbones, cupid’s bow, down the bridge of my nose, the center of my chin and lightly above the inner half of each eyebrow with theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (white-gold), Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Sparkling Sands (champagne), or Buxom Divine Goddess Luminzer (pink). On days I’m feeling the need for more I wear Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful or layer Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Candy Glow over a matte blush.
I can not get enough. This addiction to face products is only growing and my constant need to intensify a lit-up look will surely one day rival the sun itself.
What are you craving lately?