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Glitter is specks of sparkle; there is also a kind of sheen that is not glittery.
Ah.......that explains it.

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How does one get glowing without glitter?
Originally Posted by claudine19
Agreed with Myrna. Glowing can mean different things. I.e., shimmer and pearlescence can give a glow. Shimmer is like glitter but with smaller particles. So shimmer is less intense. Some highlighters are pearlescent, which is an even softer look.

You can also get a glow from moisture or sheen. E.g., wearing liquid foundation without powder on top can give a certain dewy glow. Mac makes an oil that can be mixed with foundation to enhance the effect.

Hi, New Black, thank you for the reply. Revlon Skinlights is too "lit up", I have it and use it as a highllighter, also, I think it may be discontinued, do you know? Was not able to find the Nivea product you mentioned when I googled it.

Im a gal on a budget and cannot do the high end foundations. I would like a foundation that can be "built", ie, you can vary the coverage. I have very fair skin with a pink tone, not beige or yellow, and prefer a liquid. My eyes and hair are dark. I currently use 2 Maybelline foundations, Dream Mousse, and Age Rewind; I also have a MK foundation that is supposed to be luminous, and the jury is out on that product as of yet. Someone recommended a new Benefit foundation...

Additional comments appreciated.
Originally Posted by Myrna
Sorry, I don't know if that other product is disc.
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Sorry to be difficult, but oil is a huge no-no for me - anywhere but especially on my face or in a foundation.
It's ok, but I was answering Claudine's question not making a rec.
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ah OK. Its hard to find the perfect foundation. I hear great things about the Armani, but its pricey. I have checked in to l'Oreal's new Lumi line but they dont carry the paler shades in cool tones in the US! they tell me they do in the UK, but here its different, those shades dont sell. I dont get it.
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How does one get glowing without glitter?
Originally Posted by claudine19
Agreed with Myrna. Glowing can mean different things. I.e., shimmer and pearlescence can give a glow. Shimmer is like glitter but with smaller particles. So shimmer is less intense. Some highlighters are pearlescent, which is an even softer look.

You can also get a glow from moisture or sheen. E.g., wearing liquid foundation without powder on top can give a certain dewy glow. Mac makes an oil that can be mixed with foundation to enhance the effect.

Hi, New Black, thank you for the reply. Revlon Skinlights is too "lit up", I have it and use it as a highllighter, also, I think it may be discontinued, do you know? Was not able to find the Nivea product you mentioned when I googled it.

Im a gal on a budget and cannot do the high end foundations. I would like a foundation that can be "built", ie, you can vary the coverage. I have very fair skin with a pink tone, not beige or yellow, and prefer a liquid. My eyes and hair are dark. I currently use 2 Maybelline foundations, Dream Mousse, and Age Rewind; I also have a MK foundation that is supposed to be luminous, and the jury is out on that product as of yet. Someone recommended a new Benefit foundation...

Additional comments appreciated.
Originally Posted by Myrna
Sorry, I don't know if that other product is disc.
Originally Posted by The New Black
That is exactly what I was puzzled about!

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Me, too. 'Luminous' looks the same as 'a little oily' to me.
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Yes!

My skin is naturally a little oily, depending on the weather. I think of a sheer blush as a means to get some glowing color, but Myrna probably has a different skin type. Some people look great with a little artificial gleam.

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True. I'm always cutting my gleam down, lol b
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Nose, forehead, and chin: shine, shine, shine.

In the dead of winter, during non-hormonal weeks, I'm not really greasy. It almost looks weird, though.

You look more porcelain than peachy. Is that the blonde background?

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I'm really pinky/reddish in my undertones. I wish I was porcelain! I use MUFE HD, and it gives me a nice, creamy look. It's not even the lightest shade, but the next to lightest one. I was shocked.
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Yeah, the oily kind of glow is hard to maintain. Its best if you have dry skin or happen to be a celeb who can afford your own MUA to fix you up constantly.
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No MAS.

I am the new Black.

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Wouldn't that be nice. Constant professional touch-ups.
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Do they touch up to remove the shine, or cut it down? And is that what that weird powder effect was on Nicole Kidman that time?

I've used mattifying stuff, and I find I look odd with no shine. But removing it, then putting it back, seems like straightening hair before curling it. I'd like to have a bit less, but maybe that will happen with menopause someday? Because I really can't believe I have grey hair and pimples at the same time.

@rcc: porcelain ages quickly. Count your blessings.

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Do they touch up to remove the shine, or cut it down? And is that what that weird powder effect was on Nicole Kidman that time?
Originally Posted by claudine19
They strategically remove/tone down shine (on the nose, forehead and chin, for example. Then they'd refresh the 'glow' on other areas where light would normally hit (mostly the tops of the cheek bones). For example, see JLo's Waiting For Tonight video at 1:04 and 1:31: Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight - YouTube . Although she's pretty shiny all over her face.

As for Nicole Kidman, do you mean this pic?:
Her MUA powdered her nose and probably forgot to wipe away the excess. Powder is also applied under the eyes before eye makeup is applied to catch the "fallout" (the eyeshadow dust that falls onto your cheeks) and the MUA forgot to wipe that away too. The reason I say s/he "probably" forgot to wipe away the powder is because the MUA instead might've used a powder that flashes back (looks white) when photographed. Just looking at NK's face under normal lighting, you wouldn't see the whiteness.

I've used mattifying stuff, and I find I look odd with no shine. But removing it, then putting it back, seems like straightening hair before curling it. I'd like to have a bit less, but maybe that will happen with menopause someday? Because I really can't believe I have grey hair and pimples at the same time.

@rcc: porcelain ages quickly. Count your blessings.
I do that a lot. If you don't have the kind of curl you want, you create it. And sometimes that requires straightening to start from scratch, so to speak. And you know how beauty trends change. Something that was so faux pas yesterday is today's must-have look.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

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http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242

Last edited by The New Black; 10-01-2012 at 05:33 PM.
That is just the picture I meant.

I think that if I had your expertise and interest, I might be willing to strategically shine my face, but for now, it's just a quick wipe on bad days. Is it possible that some of us look worse in more makeup? I feel like I do (although I really should wear mascara 24/7).

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Yeah I know of people who look better without makeup or very little.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
That Nicole Kidman pic - and some other celebrity pics that had the same problem - it was an HD powder that was supposed to be luminous in photos, which is why you would see it in highlighted areas of the face. Turns out under professional cameras, or so many flashing at once, it picked up too much of the reflecting particles and showed up. It went on for a bit before everyone realized what was happening and they stopped using it.


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