Is the poor weather dampening your mood?
We know how important it is for your mind and body to soak in some well-deserved Vitamin D.
If you are, however, unable to jet-away to a sunny destination this summer, you don't have to instantly turn to a bronzer to achieve a natural, glowy complexion.
One of the best and easiest ways to give your skin an instant pick-me-up is by applying a layer of powder or liquid highlight.
So, what's the difference between highlighting and strobing?
Highlighting is normally followed by a layer of contour, whereas strobing can be achieved using one product and is all about the 'natural glow', as opposed to the polished full face of makeup.
Since Kim Kardashian initially shot the powder highlighter into the limelight, the more natural alternative (strobing) has become a huge trend, making a radiance cream the ideal product to use.
Why are so many people opting for a radiance cream over a highlighter?
If you're still unsure of the difference between the two, but interested in ditching your powder highlight for a radiance cream, these 4 reasons might help you to take the leap of faith…
1. Powder highlight can often accentuate pores and skin imperfections.
However, a radiance cream helps to draw attention away from these. Creams are often thin in consistency, so can be applied to the skin as liberally as you like, without making the face look ‘cakey’ with product.
2. A radiance cream can be applied beneath and on top of your foundation base.
But a highlight is only usually added near the end of your makeup routine, once your base has been applied.
3. There are some really affordable radiance creams on the market.
And they often act as a skincare product, as well as an addition to your makeup regime. Highlighters can be pricey and generally speaking, will do little to improve your complexion.
4. Best of all?
Radiance creams can be applied on their own if you’re aiming for a ‘natural’ glow. Making quick trips with minimal time to apply makeup a problem of the past.
Here’s what Lisa had to say about the Dirty Works Touch and Glow Radiance Cream.
"Bought this to boost the glow, but have tried others that made me a greasy mess. LOVE IT!!! It’s perfect for my older, oilier and sensitive skin. Got 2 tubes and will try other products in the line."