Monday, July 26, 2010

Glowing Skin Every Day

I visited my good friend Kara last fall in New York City. We went to the original Bliss Spa in Soho one morning for facials, and for the record it was one of the best facials I've ever had. If you ever have a chance to use Bliss products or visit their spa I highly recommend it. The spa was fun and relaxing and their products are quality, reasonably priced, and of course fun! After our spa excursion we were off to brunch in Soho with one of her friends Jeremy. After a few minutes of conversation and placing our orders with the waiter, Jeremy mentioned that our skin was glowing. He kind of stared at us for a minute and turned to me and asked if it was the Oklahoma humidity causing the gorgeous glow. Kara and I burst into laughter and explained how we had facials earlier that morning. While we can't all live in southern humidity or visit Bliss Spa everyday, there are a few products that can create that fabulous glow.

Benefit High Beam- apply to cheekbone on top of foundation and set with a loose powder

Armani Fluid Sheer- you can mix these with your foundation for an all over glow or apply to your cheekbones and forehead for more of a highlight. These come in a wide range of colors which allows you to choose what works best for your skin tone or the time of year. Also set with a lightweight loose powder.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick- apply at the end of makeup application on top of powder to cheek bones, you can use on your forehead and nose for an extra glow. These are great and come in a variety of colors, I use my gold toned one on all of my brides!


  1. Question: What is your fave bronzer??? Britt & I must know! We typically don't like shimmer in our bronzers, so please steer us in the right direction.

    BTW, the other night we were at CVS (which happened to be our Saturday night outing) and Britt was looking to purchase a daily sunscreen. We had a minor meltdown because we weren't sure if she was buying "the one on Summer's blog."

  2. Hi Kristin! My favorite bronzer that I use in my kit is Refined Golden by MAC. It does have a slight golden shimmer. Try Matte Bronze the next time you are at their counter, it looks like it does not have shimmer. I also have a Trish McEvoy bronzer I use sometimes on myself that I like- it looks like they have a couple matte choices, I'd probably go with Matte Bronzer in Medium. Hope this helps!

  3. I purchased MAC bronzer in Golden & I like it so far! Even better, it's in a super cute summer compact: