Bring on the shimmer!
It’s hard for any girl to resist the urge of splurging a bit at the makeup store, if it means we’ll get free gifts with purchase! The alluring florescent lights illuminate new products on the shelf, and before we know it, our basket weighs 20 pounds all in an effort to get those free sample-size gifts. Recently, I made a beauty purchase where I was able to receive a full-sized free gift. Needless to say, I was beyond ecstatic! It came in a beautifully packaged box full of stuffing and was pink from top to bottom. The gift was from Benefit and uniquely called Girl Meets Pearl. I had never heard of this product before, but the metallic pink bottle made it hard to miss and even harder to pass up!
Now to put it plainly, I am a bit of makeup enthusiast, but I very rarely buy products beyond my basic necessities, unless it is for a specific special occasion. After only using this product for a few days it has now made a permanent home in my makeup bag. Adding the use of a highlighter to your wedding day makeup is a great idea for an upcoming summer wedding.
Now what Girl Meets Pearl does — or any highlighter for that matter — is add a soft, almost dewy-like glow to your skin. This crème highlighter can be added to the tops of your cheek bones or the apples of your cheeks to give a fresh, shimmery look. If you happen to be feeling slightly tired or experience natural dark circles below your eyes, simply add a small amount to the inner corner of your eyelid and blend down. This will make your eyes seem fresh and look like you got the best 8 hours of sleep in your life! Gravity can be unfair to our skin sometimes, but with the use of a highlighter you can instantly create look of youthful and more glowing looking skin.
Girl Meets Pear retails for $30, but here is a list of other highlighters that can bring your skin from ordinary to extraordinary!
Bare Minerals Clear Radiance – $19
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion – $27
Stila All Over Shimmer Powder – $22
Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen – $18
**Prices of products may vary due to stores and location.