Trend Tuesday // Glowing Face Products for Spring & Summer

There are some awesome drug store price highlighting & glowing products coming out for the summer months this year.  I know there's a little bit of controversy on glowing face products in the summer - do you really want to look glowy in a season where sweat is prevalent?  But I feel like Spring & Summer are the months when your skin is the brightest after a dull winter & the glow just adds to the over all healthy look of your skin.  Personally, I like a softer glow to my skin.  Below are some bright highlights and softer glow products.
As you can see there's a ton in this little box!  All these products are from the drug store and there's a lot...so I hope you have a cup of coffee ready, you'll be here for a bit!
These two products are from Hard Candy Cosmetics found either on their website or at WalMart stores.  On the left is the So Baked Bronzer in Tiki.  Much like the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (also in this list) this isn't really a bronzer but more of a peachy, skin toned highlight.  The blurry swatch is on the left in the last picture.  I love this one for a subtle, highlight glow.  If you can pull it off, you might be able to use this as an all over setting powder.  Both Reserve Your Cabana and the So Baked Bronzer in Tiki remind me a little bit of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.  I'm too oily to use it all over my face but if your skin is dry, this might just give you the all over brightness you're looking for.

On the right is the Hard Candy So Baked Contour Trio in 3rd Wheel that features a highlight, a blush, and a bronzer.  The highlight, swatched on the right in the last blurry photo, is a light pink-champagne highlight.  I also love this as a pretty soft glow.  The blush is a nice rose glow pink & the bronzer has a sheen (it's not matte).  My favorite of the three sections is the highlight which is why I'm including it in this post.  There are four shades in the Contour Trio line and 3x a Charm looks like the bronzer might be light enough to use as a highlight as well.
I'm not sure why these are called shimmer palettes because it's just one pan of one product but they sure are beautiful.  The first one I feel in love with was Rose Champange Glow - I liked it so much, I bought a back up for fear of it being a limited edition product.  There are three permanent Shimmer Palettes - Rose Champagne Glow, Rose Golden Goddess (swatched on the right in the bottom photo), and Carnaval in Rio.  The picture above features two of the Limited Edition Shimmer Palettes for Summer 2014 and I have to say that Video Bomb - the marbled, peachy pink palette in the top two photos is my new favorite.  The palettes in the top two photos, clockwise starting from top left are Rose Golden Goddess, Photo Bomb, & Video Bomb.  Both Video Bomb & Photo Bomb are the limited edition colors.  They are so gorgeous I had to throw them in here.  The bottom photo with swatches from left to right are Video Bomb, Photo Bomb, and Rose Golden Goddess.

These palettes are huge so you'll have them for ages but they are versatile too - use as a highlight or eyeshadow and Rose Golden Goddess & Carnaval in Rio could be used as blushes.  I have one of my first ever YouTube tutorials using the permanent palettes for a Summer bronze look here.
This I've had for ages - I didn't share a picture of the packaging closed because nearly all the writing has rubbed off & the clear top is so dusty!  But this is the perfect nude chanpagne, skin toned highlight for me.  I love the way it sits on the cheek bones!  All of the Color Icon bronzers have SPF in them so if you could use this all over your face, you'd get a dose of your SPF.  Having SPF means it also expires.  My current one will expire this November but as you can see the sun detail on the right side of the product is still nearly intact and I feel like I'm never going to get through it all.  I use this as a subtle highlight on the cheek bones so it's going to take me ages to get through.  I'm not sure if the expiration date purely means the SPF is done or that I shouldn't put this on my skin any more period.
Elf Shimmering Facial Whips
These are the most affordable highlights ever!  These Facial Whips as they are called are $1 at places like Walmart & Target, and even the Dollar Store.  There are quite a few colors here but swatched above from left to right are Lilac Petal, Spotlight, & Toasted.  Currently Toasted isn't available on the Elf website...but thats where I got mine.  They are a whipped, cream type of product and squeeze from the tube in little pearl shaped dollops.  Each of them will sheer out to be the same general color & I find the best way to apply them is with a stippling brush (Elf has a small stipple brush great for that).  Even thought Toasted isn't available now it's a great product to mix into your foundation for a luminous glow. 
Maybelline Master Glaze Blush
These are a new product & with each collection, Maybelline is coming out with more & more colors.  The two pictured above are limited edition in Nude Rebellion & Barely Pink but each of the Master Glaze Blushes offer a bit of glow & shimmer.  The lighter shades are perfect for a highlight but for a little glow from with in use these under your powder blush.  I like to apply my liquid foundation then put on cream products - like cream blush - and then put on my setting powder, then top it with a little blush.  This will intensify the color but also give you a little glow under a matte blush.

All of these glowing products hit all the price ranges!  If you're not familiar with highlights, give these a go.  Additionally, try a cream highlight if you haven't...they are nice too.

xoxo, Moe

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