2/12/2015

The most gentle highlighter



Since we discovered highlighters we've seen it in all the shapes and forms and all possible ways of application. Recently I've noticed a new trend: hyper highlighting. I think we all saw it, girls who are into makeup doing sharp contouring piling up a huge amounts of highlighter on top. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of highlighter (and probably I've had my share of highlighting too much) but it's one of those makeup products you have to be careful about. The trick is to do it in good light, obviously you want to create a play of light on your cheekbones so you must know how your highlighter acts on day light (night time is a different story, I'll get to that). My advice is to do your makeup as close to the window as possible. Doing makeup in bathroom with only artificial light is no bueno, you'll end up with alien like cheek bones at the best. Even if you normally do all of your makeup in the artificial light, for highlighting stand next to the window. 
Other rule is less is more, here it pays of to use a light hand. As for the night looks, I don't mind exaggerating a bit. Naturally if you are doing your makeup for a night out there's no day light available. It doesn't matter,
because you will only be under artificial light (if you are not planing an all-nighter) so light will reflect differently than during a day and you can get away with applying a bit more shine to the cheeks. Still, be careful, when you are taking pictures with a flash it may end up looking not so glamorous, although I personally like a glow that comes from highlighter + flash combination. If you don't want to be bothered with deciding how much product to apply, there are gentle highlighters out there that are super easy to use. 
The best I've tried is Too faced Candlelight. When I first bought it I thought it isn't visible at all, this was in my over highlighting phase so naturally I thought gentle highlighter is invisible. Now I love it, when I'm in a rush I'll just sweep it over my cheeks bones and be done with it. Product itself is whitish light powder with golden particles (real gold apparently, at least it says so on the packaging). Particles do reflect a lot, so it wont give you ''I'm wearing no makeup glow'', but it will give you a nice pop of cheek bones and gentle look like I promised. It comes in lovely round box with a mirror (all Too faced products have amazing packaging) and a sponge. You can actually use this shabby looking sponge to apply the product. This highlighter is so soft and blendable, I love it!



Od kada smo otkrili hajlajtere viđali smo ih u raznim oblicima i formama i sa svakakvim načinima nanošenja. Skoro sam primetila novi trend: hiper hajlajter. Mislim da smo svi to videli, devojke koje vole šminku i posle oštrog senčenja obraza na sve to dodaju ogromne količine hajlajtera. Nemojte pogrešno da me shvatite, ja volim umerenu količinu hajlajtera (i sigurno sam i ja imala svojih momenata preterivanja sa istim) ali ovo je stvarno jedan od proizvoda sa kojima treba biti pažljiv. Trik je u tome da ga nanosite na dobrom svetlu, očigledno želite da stvorite igru svetla na jagodicama i morate znati kako se hajlajter ''ponaša'' na dnevnom svetlu (noću je druga priča, doći ću i do toga). Moj savet je da se šminkate što bliže prozoru. Šminkanje u kupatilu sa samo veštačkim svetlom nije dobro, u najboljem slučaju ćete završiti sa jagodicama kao vanzemaljac. Čak i ako se obično šminkate na veštačkom svetlu, nanesite bar hajlajter dok stojite pored prozora. 
Drugo pravilo je da je više manje, ovde se isplati koristiti laku ruku. Što se tiče šminke noću, meni ne smeta malo preterivanja. Logično, ako se šminkate noću nema dnevnog svetla na koje možete da se oslonite. To i nije toliko bitno, zato što ćete sve vreme biti pod veštačkim svetlom (ako ne ostajete do jutra) tako da će svetlo drugačije da se reflektuje nego danju pa može da prođe i malo više sjaja na jagodicama. Ipak, budite oprezni kod slikanja sa blicom, to na kraju može da ispadne ne toliko glamurozno, mada ja lično volim odsjaj koji se dobije od kombinacije hajlajtera i blica. Ako ne želite da se zamarate sa odlučivanjem koliko proizvoda da nanesete, postoje  nežni hajlajteri koji su jako laki za korišćenje. 
Najbolji koji sam ja probala je Too faced Candlelight. Kada sam ga tek kupila mislila sam da se upošte ne vidi, ovo je bilo u vreme moje super hajlajter faze tako da sam, prirodno, mislila da su nežni hajlajteri nevidljivi. Sada ga obožavam, kada žurim samo pređem njime po jagodicama i to je to. Sam proizvod je beličast lagani puder sa zlatnim česticama (pravog zlata izgleda, tako su bar napisali na pakovanju). Čestice dosta reflektuju, tako da vam neće dati onaj ''ne nosim šminku sjaj'' ali će naglasiti jagodice i kao što sam obećala, nežan izgled. Proizvod je u divnoj okrugloj kutiji sa ogledalom (svi Too faced proizvodi imaju neverovatna pakovanja) i sunđerćićem. Stvarno možete da koristite ovaj ne toliko sjajan sunđerčić da nanesete proizvod. Ovaj hajlajter je tako mekan i lako se blenduje, obožavam ga!




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