BODY GLOW

Your face is lit, but what about the rest of you?

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

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

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