Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter

Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter

Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a creamy–almost gel-like in consistency and texture–golden bronze with soft flecks of gold shimmer that glides onto skin and gives a warmer, luminous look. Though rather deep bronze in the compact, it applies rather sheerly and much lighter on the skin. On both paler and deeper skin tones, this is more of a highlighter than a contouring shade–on the palest of skin, I could see this working as a subtle bronzer. I like this best as a natural highlighter on medium to deep skin tones.

I do wish this product lasted longer on the skin, though; it seems to slide off within three to four hours, even on my normal skin, so I would imagine even shorter wear time on oilier skin types. It doesn’t dry down to a powdery finish, which is good news for those with drier skin types, because it won’t emphasize any dryness or flaking skin. I definitely recommend using a translucent setting powder to help this stay in place longer.

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RECOMMENDATION: I think those of light-medium to medium skin tones will find this most flattering, because it will add some warmth as well as sheen. It’s not ultra long wearing, though.

AVAILABILITY: Clarins

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Win Stila’s Petal Longwear Lip Color!

Win Stila’s Petal Longwear Lip Color!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Stila Petal Longwear Lip Color! (Retail value $22!)

Congratulations to Gina R.!

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What would you pair with MAC Hot House Lipglass?

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Win Matrix Biolage Smooththerapie Collection!

Win Matrix Biolage Smooththerapie Collection!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Matrix Biolage’s Smooththerapie Collection, which includes Deep Smoothing Shampoo, Ultra Control Deep Smoothing Masque, Deep Smoothing Conditioner, Deep Smoothing Leave-In Cream, and Deep Smoothing Serum! (Retail value $60!)

Congratulations to Heather S.!

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a darkened blue with just the slightest touch of teal. It does not look teal to me in any light–it always reads rather blue to me. Whenever I look at it on my nails, I’m reminded of jeans. This was almost a one coater, though I still ended up with two to ensure it was perfectly opaque. The formula is medium-thick in consistency and applies smoothly without streaking. I love that this color doesn’t turn black even in low lighting.

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RECOMMENDATION: Perfect for cool-toned skin but still flattering on warmer skin tones, Teal is a great choice for… a blue shade.

AVAILABILITY: Rescue Beauty Lounge

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