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Illamasqua cream blush in Zygomatic– it’s so, so subtle and natural looking but lifts my super pale skin enough that I don’t look dead.

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Pressed Powder -mythic
& Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator
this is better than ysl’s…for quick touch up,highlight or sheer conceal.
Also it has Gold pigments inside!!(but only contains 1.5ml)

I’ve gotten some nice complements when I’ve worn bronzer. And when I wear jewel tones around my eyes, though now that I have glasses frames in those colors, it’s a bit of an everyday thing for me now.

My sister gets compliments anytime she wears UD Woodstock eyeshadow.

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There are two: the first one is using a brow pencil and a subtle off-white matte highlighter on the brow bone (even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow) to create a contrast that makes me look more ‘awake’. The second one is highlighting the cupid’s bow.

A combination of Laura Geller’s Shimmer Down Mattifying Powder with MAC’s Fix Plus.
One mattifies to reduce unwanted shine and absorb oil along the T zone. The other mysteriously makes my make-up look natural, including some dewiness that hides the unevenness of my skin. It’s hard to describe but these two together make my make-up look better and better as the day goes on.

Matte perfect primer from MUA (Makeup Academy, a British brand I believe)
It makes my makeup stay forever and it has a oil-controlling formula which really works! And it’s only four pounds, so that’s seven dollar or so..?

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Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray. I got a little thing of it expecting it to be decent, but it’s fantastic for keeping makeup in place and will probably be my summertime primer.

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Probably TheBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer. Whenever I wear it, someone seems to comment that I seem to be glowing! My sister in law, who is the sweetest woman in the world, was the first one to mention this a few years ago when I first got the Balmbini palette. Happily, I was able to purchase one for her too – she was SO thrilled and I was happy to share my “secret weapon” with her.

A yellow finishing powder (like Benefit Bluff Dust), really buffed in; a pink-toned concealer/highlighter (like Estee Lauder Brush-On Illuminator or Benefit Eye Bright) around mouth, eyes; pearlescent liquid highlighter (like Benefit High Beam) applied to cheeks before blush,

It’s actually a “Terrific Trio” from Benefit, that helps disguise the whole middle-aged droop and dark circles thing: Ooh La Lift for under eyes, EyeBright for inner/outer corners, and High Brow for under the brow arch. Those three REALLY do the trick! I also always get asked if I “got some sun,” or get told that I have “such a nice glow,” or just get overall compliments on my skin/complexion when I use TooFaced’s Pink Leopard bronzer – I think it’s just the right blend of bronze and shimmer, with a touch of pink, for me.

That pink stuff from Benefit from Confessions of a Concealaholic! Literally lifts the under eye! Makes any look stunningly flawless!

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