A makeup artist at Benefit Cosmetics in Bucktown totally blew up my world with one of the single most useful makeup tips, ever. I was in for a brow tint with Kat and sat down for a quick makeup app. My request (per usual) was make me look glowy. She proceeded to layer Erase Paste, a peachy concealer/corrector, with High Beam, a.k.a. supermodel in a bottle, in a ‘S’ formation on each side of my face. I’ve been doing a semi-version of this for years, you know, the ‘C’ shape? Top of cheekbone around the temple to just above the brow. But the ‘S’ is the very definition of game changer. And the layering? Awake and years younger all within minutes.
Here’s the breakdown. So easy!
Trace the concealer in an ‘S’ shape around your face, bringing it around your nose and around your mouth.
With the same brush, apply the High Beam highlighter in that same ‘S’ formation, layering directly over the Erase Paste. You can use any highlighter with a slightly liquid consistency for this step. Benefit’s slightly bronzier cousin Sun Beam is an excellent alternative, even for fair skin.
Finally, blend the two together and bask in your new glow.
If you’ve got the time, a sweep of bronzer or a few strategic dabs of Cha Cha Tint on the cheeks.