Let me start by making it very clear that I am not a beauty blogger. I am a woman who has dedicated a lot of time to honing a skincare and makeup routine that works for me and the only reward is knowing I've done my best to worship the spirit of Our Lady of Bronzed Radiance, Her Luminesce, One, Jennifer Lopez, Divine Goddess of The Glow. Today, however, I will act the part of a beauty blogger and if Sephora wants to wire me some extra points, I won't be mad at it.
The reason I'm writing this is because I've gotten like 6 requests for my highlighter routine and that seemed like plenty. Not to brag, but I do nail it when it comes to that Glo Worm look. My highlighter philosophy can be summed up with one simple rule: wear a ton of highlighter. Honestly that's about it. Just put too much on. Much like Domino's cheesey bread, if at any point it doesn't feel excessive, it's not enough.
In the spirit of transparency I'll admit my skin does have it's own base glow. The first of photo of me--where my eyes are closed and I look like I'm smelling fresh croissants or something equally quaint--is makeup-free. I won't get into all the skincare shit right now because that's a whole situation, but you should know I was going to an event that day so I used one of these Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon pads and followed it up with a lemon brightening sheet mask I got at CVS.
DISCLAIMER: FOR COOL POEPLE'S EYES ONLY
Perhaps the most important part of this look is regularly basking in the Los Angeles sunshine. Which is to say, if you are cool and I like you, you should move to LA and hang out with me and you'll glow like that basketball from Space Jam forever.
OK, so we've got a baseline glow happening, now we start playing that shit up. I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon Maybelline's Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation but I was probably walking through Target and saw a shade that seemed very close to my skin tone and took a chance because they have a great return policy. Previously, I used Armani's Luminous Silk foundation, which is also excellent but honestly this Maybelline situation is better and costs 1/6 the price.
AND NOW FOR SOME MAGIC. What you want to do is mix in a couple drops of the Cover FX Enhancer Drops into either this foundation or your foundation of choice and consider your life changed. On days when I want to go lighter, I'll mix this Jesus potion in with my moisturizer and people think I have some sort of skin condition called "perfection".
Let me also point out how you guys can tell this is some real-ass shit. I didn't even bother to wipe off the residual product from these vessels or buy new versions that photograph better. This is my real life.
NARS makes the best concealer on the planet and it has the word "radiant" in the name and I feel like I really don't need to say any more than that.