The Perfect Cheek Trio

cream blush and highlighter

In my makeup artist life I am obsessed with creating a perfect complexion, and perfect cheeks.

To me the perfect cheek has a subtle glow of highlight, always with a cream product, never with a sparkling powder.

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I love to highlight, or create a soft glow cream products like Marc Jacobs Glistening Illuminator Spotlight 700 or Memebox’s I’m Multi Stick Highlighting Luster Beam. I add a little depth below the cheekbone with a tiny bit of Memebox I’m Multi Stick Shading, and I always seal the deal with a gorgeous, glowing cream blush. From Nars, to Mac to Charlotte Tilbury to Memebox – I can’t get enough.

I just received an order from Memebox with a re-order of these three products (and a ton of skincare products!). I’ve been using them for a while now, both in my pro makeup kit and on myself. They are my favorite thing! And at $15 each they don’t break the bank. They’re called I’m Multi Stick, and they are multi purpose products.





 

I have some coffee table books on my nightstand at the moment, Dior Couture from Rizzoli, Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso, and Love Style Life by Garance Dore

Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow! 3 Products For Luminous And Radiant Winter Skin

glow-makeup
image by Kelly Cappelli

During fall and winter your skin tends to look a little flat and dull.
Bronzers typically look orangey and somewhat odd on winter complexions, and most highlighters look shimmery or glittery and make your winter skin look crazy.

On my speaking tour for Luca Magazine I talked about adding glow to your complexion, and I’ve had so many messages from ladies in my audience asking me to go back over the products I talked about.

I posted last week about the gel bronzer that I use every single day,
read about it here. Today lets look at the three products I swear by and use both myself and in my pro makeup kit to make the complexion glow:

3 Amazing Products For Luminous And Radiant Winter Skin

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

I’m crazy about this product! When I want an all over glow to the skin, not as a wet look, but a healthy gleam that looks like sunshine beaming out from within, I use Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow
It doubles up as a pre-makeup primer, or on days when I don’t feel like wearing makeup I wear it alone. 
Available online at CharlotteTilbury.com $55


Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Spotlight 700

I love this one for running highlight along cheekbones, collarbones and shoulders. Highlight shouldn’t be sparkly, it should illuminate and radiate, and this product makes the skin luminous and glowy.
The stick form makes it easy to swipe it across the skin, but I prefer to use a duo fiber makeup brush. You can apply the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Spotlight 700 either before foundation or after, (or both!), and can make it a subtle glow or ramp it up to a super sheen – you’re in charge!
Available online at MarcJacobsBeauty.com $42

Radiance Glow Hydrating Starter 

At  half the price of the others the Pony Effect Radiance Glow Hydrating Starter brightens and illuminates the skin, giving it a gorgeous glow while hydrating it and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It also acts like a primer, smoothing the skin and readying it for foundation. You can wear it alone or under makeup.
This product sells out quickly. If you like it order a second one sooner rather than later.
Available online at Memebox.com $21