Last year, I decided that I would take more care of my skin. Whether it's 'organically', by chugging down water to stay hydrated, or an extra boost by using skincare products. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself (and your skin, of course)!
After removing my makeup and cleansing my face, I'll use Pixi's Glow Tonic toner. This toner, by now, should need little introduction. Even before receiving PR stuff from Pixi, I've already heard so many good things about this toner and when I tried it I understood why. In the recent package from Pixi, I received this glow set and I've started using the Glowtion Day Dew as well as the Beauty Sleep Cream. Both products have a very mild scent, but I can't really pick out what it is. I appreciate the lightweight consistency as it feels really good on the skin!
The Day Dew is a brightening lotion that makes your face glow like a subtle highlight or brightening primer. Because of the slight pink sheen it has, I only use it when I'm home. The night treatment is my favourite from the lot! It dries matte, doesn't have any sheen to it, is not sticky and feels really nourishing. Did not try the Glow Mist though because I was afraid that it would be too oily for my skin type.
If you know me, you'll know I'm obsessed with my highlighters because I LIVE for that glowy + dewy skin look! Every time a brand launches a new highlight I get really excited but since I definitely do not need anymore highlighters, I have to stop myself from getting any. I'm not sure if this is a healthy obsession, probably not judging from my collection. These are my favourite highlighters:
I haven't had any bad experience with my Colourpop items other than the long wait before it dispatches. All their highlighters retail for $8, so affordable and so good! I currently own Lunch Money, Wisp and Stole the Show.
Lunch Money is my go-to highlighter for my cheeks and nose bridge, I love how it gives a natural glow and the glitter is not chunky at all as compared to Stole the show (I only use this on my cheeks).
Wisp is a recent addition and my oh my, I'm in love with it! It's a lot darker than Lunch Money but you get a nice bronze glow especially if you're tan.
HOW I APPLY: I forgot how Colourpop recommended to apply these but I always use my beauty blender (sometimes I'll use my fan brush). Using the pointed tip, I pat the product on my cheeks and gradually build up the intensity.
#2 NYX COSMETICS
I've been using this brand's products for as long as I can remember. Before dabbling into Colourpop's eye shadows, I used to use NYX's jumbo eye pencil in Yogurt and Cottage Cheese. Till now I can't find another eye pencil that could replace Yogurt, will save that story for next time.
Anyway, recently I popped by their store because I really wanted the Away We Glow highlighter but they didn't have it so I decided to try out the Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam instead.
HOW I APPLY: The same way as I would with Colourpop - using my beauty blender. I love the coverage and look of the highlight when applied with a beauty blender, but just make sure you blend it out well otherwise you may end up with patches of highlight.
#3 BECCA COSMETICS
This brand is definitely much pricier than the other 2 but their glow though! When I was in America, I managed to pick up these travel-sized highlighters from Sephora. I can't tell if there's any differences between the intensity of the two finishes apart from how pigmented they both are. The powder highlight broke the first time I used it because it rolled off the desk and onto the floor. Thankfully other than it cracking, the damage wasn't too big because I can still use it.
HOW I APPLY: I use both my ring and middle finger to apply it on my cheeks and nose bridge. As both finishes are quite pigmented, a little goes a long way because believe it or not, YOU CAN HAVE TOO MUCH HIGHLIGHT ON.
Thankful to Pixi for sending me their products, but this post is not sponsored and all opinions expressed are my own.