Your face is lit, but what about the rest of you?
SKIRT SEASON IS INCOMING, and, like a good Boy Scout, you better be prepared. You’ve surely got your face highlighting and strobing down to an art by now, but maybe you didn’t know you could apply the same principles to your body. “If you’re incorporating glow into your makeup, it’s a good idea to illuminate the body, too – if its consistent, the glow is going to look its most natural,” says makeup artist Allison Boyle. The same way it gets your cheekbones poppin’, sweep an illuminator down the very centre of your legs to make them look more like lean, mean, running machines. “Skin needs to be well moisturised before you even think of adding any illumination. I like to mix a cream illuminator in with regular body moisturiser for a subtle all-over glow. Then add another layer of just the illuminator to other high points like the shoulders and collar bones,” she adds. Boyle recommends letting your natural skin tone dictate the shade of illuminator the same way you would for makeup on the face: golds and bronze tones for darker skin, pearly and pink tones for lighter complexions.
“IF YOU'RE INCORPORATING GLOW INTO YOUR MAKEUP, IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ILLUMINATE THE BODY, TOO”
Strobe Body Lotion in Opalite, $56, M.A.C, maccosmetics.com.au
YES, YOU SHOULD:
Renewed Hope In A Jar Glow Drops, $42, PHILOSOPHY, mecca.com.au
Magical Rose Illuminating Elixir Crème, $32.95, SALT, saltbyhendrix.com