Summer HighlightsI'm currently taking a week to wash my brain before I start a new job next Monday. I'm in staycation mode, finally getting caught up on organizational projects around house, getting to the gym on a regular-ish basis, getting Domino used to his new "to-go" house and creating looks I can wow all my new co-workers with!
I've spent a lot of time experimenting with highlighting. My face is not angular by any means. It's sort of the polar opposite - anything that can be smoothed over, is smoothed over. This means I have to do my fair share of conturing and brightening to really pop in pictures. My favorite tool of the highlighting trade is Stila's "All Over Shimmer" powder in #2, coupled with a MAC eyeshadow blending brush (for me, less bristles make it easier to pinpoint what I want to highlight). The Stila powder is no longer available, but [this] Stila powder should be comprable, and looks even easier to use. I dust this down the bridge of my nose, then create a sideways "V" (looks like <) down my brow bones and across my cheek bones.
The pigment is pretty intense:
Here's a picture of me in a room with little natural light (you can still see the shimmers):
And here's the effect in a room fully-flooded with natural light (shimmer holds up well even when it's washed out):
If I piqued your interest in Dom's to-go house, here he is in it! My new office is pet-friendly so he'll be making the trek with me to San Francisco once in a while ... can't wait to have my little sidekick with me at work!