So some of you (if not all) may have seen and heard about the new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz everywhere. Its been shown in blog posts, youtube videos, magazine and of course on famous celebrities. If you don’t already know, i am obsessed with highlighters, dewy skin, glowing radiance and all that good stuff, but guess what, I’ve never owned a Bobbi Shimmer Brick before?! Yes i know… total disaster right?
I finally picked my first one up, and i decided to try the Pink Quartz because it looked so pretty and natural, a blush/highlighter i could wear not only in spring/summer but that i could wear all year round. as this has enough colour to put a pop of champagne pink onto the cheeks it would work well over the top of any autumn/winter blushes you might like to wear too.
I love this! Its totally owned up to my expectations! Pop this on with a fluffy blush brush like the Real Techniques Blush Brush and you have a radiant complexion. Another great handy thing about this is that it has a really good size mirror, perfect for us girls on the go!
On days where i want a ‘simple’ makeup day. I fill in my brows, apply concealer under my eyes and this all over my face; cheeks, cheekbones, bridge of the nose and a bit on the chin and cupids bow. Then my friends i am good to go!
So as you may know i recently just got back from a mini break to always amazing Spain! Alongside sipping a glass of tropical slushy perfection (yes… I’m boasting a little) I picked up a couple makeup goodies.
Kiko is a brand I’ve never had the pleasure of trying before, so i when i saw the stand, i couldn’t help but gravitate towards it, and obviously towards the ‘dewy’ section.
These two products i picked up are ones i know i will get a lot of use out of and can spread throughout the year. This first product is as close as to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders as its going to get without purchasing the real deal. The Kiko Soft Light Setting Powder is literally what it says on the tin ‘soft light setting powder’. It contains the slightest laminating particles to help brighten the complexion whilst setting either your concealer or base makeup in place. The best thing about it, is that it sets without the super matt finish, which for me defeats the whole object of the ‘dewy skin’ look. So this is like my new best friend. It comes in a range of shades (this one being 01) so it can fit pretty much everyone.
However there is 1 downside to this. It can tend to get a little chalky at times if you apply too much and it has a little tendency to settle in the cracks of your skin. Its not really visible to the eye, but under a magnified mirror its sometimes there. For 11 euros though, I’m not huffing and puffing about it…yet!
The second product is one i keep searching for time and time again and keep umming and arrring about, and thats a good Tinted Moisturiser. I struggle to find one that is hydrating, but illuminating and not too oily at the same time, as well some are too thick, some are too thin, some oxidise and some settle into the skin way too much. but this may just be my new skin sister. The Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Tinted Moisturiser is amazing! its like the perfect blend of foundation and moisturiser. i haven’t yet found anything i don’t like about it so this is great! The colour range is really good and a little goes a very long way!
I hope this post was helpful to those of you maybe looking for the perfect illuminating dewy skin, or at least given you some inspiration.