The Lipstick League is curious about what you're using to get your strobe on. What's your current go-to highlighter? If you don't have one, tell us about the last highlighter you purchased.
I have a few highlighting tricks I like to use, as well as a specific illuminator I've been using more than any other lately.
Clear lip balm is an amazing highlighter – sheen without sparkle. A tiny bit of moisturizer dabbed on with a fingertip works the same way. I've used both these professional makeup-artist tricks.
If you're a longtime reader, you know I like to use tinted lip balm or lip gloss as blush; tapped over my setting powder, those formulas give my cheeks a dewy finish that suffices as highlighter.
When it comes to actual highlighters, I'm crushing large on the new Nars Sculpting Multiple Duos. As well, I adore RMS Living Luminizer, Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere and Vichy Teint Ideal Illuminating Roll-On. You maybe caught that I did a sponsored thing for the release of the Vichy Teint Ideal makeup collection in Canada? I'm still using the illuminator on account it's so good. That, I guess, is my current go-to.
Vichy Teint Ideal Illuminating Roll-On comes in a teeny tube, so it's perfect for an on-the-go kit. A sheer, thin fluid, it blends over skin or foundation or powder brilliantly, and looks beautifully natural. Love. (You can see the love on my tube; the print is so worn from being in my makeup case!)
And no, this isn't a sponsored post. :-)
lipstick league links of the week
Blushing Noir Your perfect cat eye is simply two products away and you can get it at the drugstore!
Clumps of Mascara wonders how many charcoal masks anyone needs. She could hoard a few dozen, but this one? For her, this one will always be a staple.
EauMG Sometimes Victoria wants to smell like a Mediterranean shoreline or strawberry jam, but there are a lot of days she feels like smelling like perfume. On these days, she's thankful for fragrances like this one by French brand, Chabaud.
Gouldylox has tested a lot of mascaras this year! Wondering which ones earned a permanent spot on her vanity? Check out her list of the best no-flaking, long wearing, lash-sculpting mascaras!
My Beauty Bunny is so excited for the Do Good. Be Green conference being hosted by Love Goodly on November 5th. Enter her giveaway to win a ticket and to go MBB!
My Newest Addiction Laura shares her new favourite fall fragrance, Ralph Lauren Tender Romance!
Nouveau Cheap didn’t use up any makeup in September, but kicked butt on haircare and skincare (and by “kicked butt” she means actually finished some stuff). Check out G's September Empties here.
Olive & Ivy Should the Tarte Kiss & Blush Cream Cheek & Lip Palette be on your beauty shopping list? Come find out!
Phyrra Do you want beautiful eyeshadow? You need to see the Aromaleigh Insectarium Collection! It has bright duochromes, neutral duochromes, and essential mattes, perfect for work or a night out.
Prime Beauty is loving the rich jewel tones of Mirabella's Masquerade Collection.
we heart this Stef gave Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss a spin and totally gave her hair a fall makeover. Check out the before and after pics!
Beautygeeks talks to one woman about her thinning hair and Rogaine for Women experience.
Beauty Junkies Unite See why Amber thinks the new Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics palette is the ultimate shadow palette to pair with your existing eyeshadow collection!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Blushing Noir is Currently Craving Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks! She's heard amazing things and basically wants them all!