Re: Glow report- IlluminizersAileen,
I try to use low or no sparkle blushes all the time. Believe it or not I don't like a lot of sparkle in blush. In the latest photos with J Lynne I was wearing Milan Pretty in Pink blush. It has a slight sparkle but the pigment is so intense that it takes so little to get color that the sparkles aren't too much. (I am talking the dusting that clings to the lid after I've even given it a tap.) I also use Tarte gel blushes (yep, non-mineral!!) in Dollface (light pink) Flush (berry red stain) and Blushing Bride (wine) They go on very sheer and really look like a flush from within and stay all day for me. Some people hate the feel of them when they first put them on and they have smell added to them- strawberry and cream, berries, etc. I endure that because it does look so darn natural. I don't have the gorgeous cheekbones you have- I just kind of have cheeks :rotfl:- so I try to keep my blush really subtle or else it looks odd. I wish I had your lips too. Mine are so thin- top one pretty much disappears when I smile.
I also really only apply illuminizers to top of cheeks and up around the eyes , a touch across the bridge of the nose, a sweep across the forehead... more by the eyes and maybe a breeze over the chin. It is usually my last step but if I've put on too much glow... I grab the finishing powder and brush that on to fix it. I never dip my brush in the minerals... just take the dust on the lid- I started leaving most of the clear adhesive on my sifters and only open a few holes so I have better control on the amount. Then I'll use like 2 or 3 pin head sized sprinkles.