Using An Illuminator With Your Foundation & How It Makes A Difference

I'm pretty sure that the idea of using an illuminator mixed in with your foundation has been around for quite some time now, but it's only been in the last month that I have thought this would be a good idea for my skin.

When people say that they use an illuminator with their foundation, they usually talk about achieving a really glowy/dewy look. This just provided me with visions of a solar panel and sticky, hot, sweaty looking skin.

However, having watched the TV show 'Fashion Bloggers' on E! I discovered that it can actually provide a really gorgeous summery look. If you manage to get the balance right.

I just use my everyday foundation, 'Clinique anti-blemish solutions liquid makeup' and mix that with 'MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage'. 

I put a little droplet of the foundation onto my hand, put the exact same size droplet of the illuminator onto the foundation and mix with my finger until it becomes one consistency and colour. Then, I apply this to my cheeks, chin, forehead and nose and blend out with a foundation brush.

This combination has been working an absolute treat for me. Providing just enough coverage for me. Not heavy, but covers any blemishes due to the foundation type. If you have oily/blemish prone skin, like me, I really would recommend this. Even though you already have oily skin, this somehow balances everything out to make the perfect amount of dewiness. 


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