The Beauty Edit: Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter & Illuminator

The Beauty Edit: Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter & Illuminator

Something about the constant stream of red carpet photo’s over the last few weeks has had us wanting more from our makeup base. Of course, a good foundation is absolutely paramount to evening out but to create that Hollywood glow, the right balance of skin appearing dewy and defined, that calls for stepping things up a notch.

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Illamasqua, the brand beloved amongst makeup artists, are best known for their hyper-pigmented eye shadows and fabulously long lasting lipsticks but they also have a host of great products for perfecting your base, as a quick visit to their Carnaby flagship proves.

Gleam is the perfect illuminator for adding radiance to your look. The formula is lightweight and the iridescent finish beautifully lifts and highlights the face in just the most alluring way. To accent the cheekbones, we recommend applying a light touch across the centre to define your bone structure and draw light into the face. The product also works wonderfully under the brow bone to accentuate the brow, dotted in the corner of the eyes to really brighten and open them up and just above the lip, in the centre of the cupids bow to accentuate your lips.

For a real master class in achieving that Hollywood glow, the flagship Illamasqua store in Carnaby houses the Illamasqua School of Make-Up, where their beauty experts teach a range of classes including the Timeless Beauty course which specifically focuses on embracing new textures and shades to illuminate your face.

Available at Illamasqua RRP £18.00

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Gina Brar

A self-confessed coffee addict, collector of fabulous high heels and a lover of the written word, Gina plans on taking over the world of Fashion Publishing one story at a time. When she’s not shopping for beautiful new finds or devouring the latest catwalk pictures she can usually be found curled up with her favourite novel.