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How to create a glowing makeup base with Illamasqua

How to create a glowing makeup base with Illamasqua
Holly James
Beauty Writer4 years ago
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Loved for their defiance against conformity, Illamasqua are the brand that give the consumer the power to create their own definition of beauty with their bold and empowering ranges, their newest launch being no exception. The new Beyond Liquid Highlighters were formulated based on the most loved shades from their cult Beyond Powder Highlighters to give you the opportunity to add an even bolder shimmer for an overall flawless, glistening glow.

The new Beyond Liquid Highlighters are a blend of highly pigmented shimmer elixirs using ultra refined pearls that reflect light, creating a more defined look when applied as contour, or an all over spa-worthy, luminous look. The highlighter can be blended into your moisturiser, primer or foundation for a subtle shimmery base, or used alongside the Beyond Powder Highlighter to go from subtle to strobe. Based on the bestselling shades from the Beyond Powder range, the Beyond Liquid is available in three stunning shades to suit any skin tone:

Epic: A luxurious warm golden shimmer that works on all skin tones to create a golden finish.

Daze: Perfect for fairer skin tones, the Epic highlighter is a frosty pearl pink shade that stands out on any base.

OMG: A truly dazzling Champagne shade, suitable for darker skin tones for a pearly, luxurious looking glow.

 How to use the Beyond Liquid Highlighter

Use it on its own

Use the Highlighter in its full glory on top of your foundation and concealer. Apply the highlighter to the 'high points' of the face including your cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose and cupid's bow. Use a smaller brush for a more targeted, chiselled application, or a larger brush for a more blended all over shimmer. Use the Loose Powder to set the highlighter onto the face to avoid any creasing or smudging throughout the day or night.

Use it with the Beyond Powder Highlighter

To take your look from subtle to strobe, apply Beyond Powder over the top of your Beyond Liquid application for that extra glow and shimmer. This will also help to set your highlighter, adding to your highlight.

Use it with your moisturiser

Being such a versatile formula, the Beyond Liquid Highlighter is great for mixing with any other products in your skincare routine. For a spa-like glow, blend a small drop of the Beyond Liquid with your chosen moisturiser to give a dewy, healthy looking complexion.

Use it with your Hydra Veil Primer

The Hydra Veil Primer offers hydration whilst smoothing out the texture of the skin, disguising any fine lines and open pores. Mixed with the Beyond Liquid it creates a flawlessly smooth and radiant base that will glow under any foundation or concealer applied on top of it. Mix equal parts of the Hydra Veil and Beyond Liquid together then apply to clean, moisturised skin, blending it in well to evenly distribute your highlighter.

Use it with your Skin Base Foundation

If you're looking for coverage and glow, mix the Beyond Liquid with your Skin Base Foundation for a build-able coverage with a soft satin finish. The two products work together to create a flawless, glowing canvas with a subtle all over sparkle that will make the rest of your make up pop. Mix the Foundation and Beyond Liquid Highlighter onto the back of your hand to achieve the right ratio, we suggest 1/3 Skin Base with 2/3 Beyond Liquid, then apply with a foundation brush to moisturised skin. For areas that need a little extra coverage, apply your Skin Base Foundation alone directly to the area.

Use it with your Colour Veil

Create a beautiful hydrated flush of colour with a satin matte finish by mixing the Beyond Liquid with your chosen Colour Veil shade. Mix the two equally on the back of your hand and then blend into the apples of the cheek using either your finger or a brush. Start off with a small amount and then build up in layers until you reach your desired level of colour and shine, or experiment with the ratios of each product, adding more Colour veil where you want more concentrated colour or more Beyond Liquid for a more glowy finish.

Use it on the body

Using a fluffy powder brush, apply the Highlighter subtly to the shoulders, arms and legs to create a multi-dimensional glow. Ideal on top of bronzed, sun kissed skin, the Highlighter will define and compliment the skin tone and add a little bit of sparkle to your look.

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Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.