A young Brigitte Bardot was the very definition of sun kissed.
The smile, the rosebud cheeks, the freckles and the luscious long blonde locks only added to her allure not to mention her killer figure. She was the poster girl for summer and all the natural beauty it entails.
The most important beauty secrets are simple.
A smile backed up with large doses of confidence and a big portion of happy are truly the start and finish to feeling beautiful. For without the self-confidence, the laughter and a joyous nature, all the tricks of the beauty trade won’t help us one little bit.
Once we have the inner beauty covered there are ways we can enhance our looks and take advantage of what modern techniques have to offer. When there are fabulous products out there begging for our attention, It would be rude not to. I am all for experimenting and trying out the new and improved. At times I don’t understand all the fuss and at others I am wondering why I didn’t now about a certain something sooner.
The Tom Ford Skin Illuminator is one such product. I am in love. Yes, this is the most delicious addition to my summer make up.
“What it is: Inspired by the look of skin bathed in summer evening light, this illuminator creates an irresistible, translucent glow.
What it does: Its peach-pink shade flatters every skin tone while moisturizing and soothing skin, and its highly micronized pearls diffuse light for a naturally enhanced, sun-kissed look.
How to use: Apply all over the face on its own or mixed with a foundation for radiant, balanced skin. It can also be used as a highlighter under or over your makeup.”
All true and I could not have explained it better.
I have been mixing a couple of drops into my cc cream and then applying over the magical illuminating primer. On the top I use this illuminator as both blusher and highlighter, a little on my cheeks and even under my eyelids.
Honestly, I absolutely love it. A quick and easy summer blush fix combined with a beautiful glow for the skin. Win and double win. xv
Notes About Blushing
For a more mature or dryer skin use a cream blush.
A cream or liquid blush is far more subtle than powder and has great staying power.
Apply to the apples of the cheeks (smile gently to find the apples).
If applied too low, the colour will drag the face downwards.
A Touch Of Rosebud
image, brigitte bardot by leonard de raemy