3.26.2011

2 Products for the Perfect, Dewy Glow

You'll need:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
MAC Vanilla Pigment


This is how they look on their own, but note that the Eight Hour Cream is actually clear once it's blended in:

Add in a pinch of Vanilla Pigment to the Eight Hour Cream:

Mix the two together with your finger:

Dot a small amount of the mixture onto your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose with one finger, and use a clean finger to gently tap it into the skin. Do not rub it into your skin - that will just take your foundation off! I like to apply it after foundation but before powder. I then powder around the highlighted areas as to not disturb the peace or get any of the Eight Hour Cream onto my brush.

The end result should look something like this:

Very dewy and natural!

Eight Hour Cream and Vanilla Pigment both work amazingly (Vanilla is definitely a must-have pigment!) as highlighters when used individually as well, but I think the combination of them really creates a simple, fresh highlight that can be as subtle or dramatic as you want by simply applying more or less!

While I've said before that Eight Hour Cream and Aquaphor do virtually the same things, this is one of the things that Aquaphor just can't do because it doesn't have the same sheen that Eight Hour Cream has.

After powder, bronzer, blush, and lipgloss :)

Let me know if any of you guys end up trying this! I'd love to see :)


33 comments:

  1. That is such a good idea!!
    I only own one powder highlighter. The fact that these two products create one, and have their own individual uses certainly makes me want to purchase.
    Great Post!!
    Love
    Lou
    Rainbows and Buttons
    xx

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  2. this is very pretty!... i usually use my melon pigment <3
    Love your eye makeup btw.

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  3. that's a great idea! thanks for sharing!

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  4. You look stunning! It's the perfect glow and your eye makeup is to die for!

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  5. That looks really naural and beautiful. I think I might have to try it myself :)

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  6. I love doing that but with my Strobe liquid instead.
    I have the 8h cream but the smell put me off a bit and I only use it at night because I think other people can actually smell it when I'm close.
    I always wondered why they never changed the scent.
    X

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  7. I love the look of highlighters but I often run out of time to apply it in this way. I usually just tap some highlighter powder on my face or if I have more time I'll tap some liquid highighter on. Mixing these two products gives a really pretty glow though :)

    I think I need to get my hands on Vanilla pigment.... ^^

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  8. That's a great idea! those 2 products look so nice together!!

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  9. Thank you for all of your nice comments! :)

    @Mercedes: I've been meaning to look into Strobe Liquid...I'm curious. Everyone seems to love Strobe Cream but the liquid version seems to work better on oily skin, right? I agree about the scent. I find it odd but I've gotten used to it so it doesn't bother me as much as it used to.

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  10. It really looks natural, I like it:)

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  11. Pretty and glowy! I love MAC Vanilla as well but have run out- thanks for reminding me I need to get some more!

    <3

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  12. I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Please check my blog for all the tag rules!

    PS...I have to try this! Great tip! Your cheeks look so glowy. <3

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  13. What a great little combination you have here! I am addicted to highlighter products- will look into this.

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  14. This looks really great! :) Your makeup is lovely xx

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  15. This is a great tip!! thanks :) I have Naked pigment.. do you think it's a good substitute? xoxo

    http://www.blushmebeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeous. Love your eye makeup here. :)

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  17. Great tip, I have the Elizabeth Arden cream in my draw somewhere!

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  18. Such a good idea ! It looks really pretty :) Bisous !

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  19. I love this! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

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  20. Very pretty.

    I love your eyeshadow too!

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  21. @Jen W: You ran out?! How in the world did you run out? I feel that it comes with so much that I don't even know what to do with it all, lol!

    @Red lips, Black hair: Thank you so much!!

    @xxmandaxx: I don't have Naked pigment so I can't say for sure, but I don't think that Naked has as much sheen and dimension as Vanilla. It still might be nice, though :)

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  22. Such an inventive idea! I never think about different uses for my prodz, thank you for drawing my attention to it=)

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  23. i love the ingenuity of mixing these two products! Also, I know this post is about dewey skin but i LOVE your EOTD! :)

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  24. Love this! So simple and glowy. It is very natural and I like that for everyday. Thanks for sharing this tip!

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  25. Great Idea <3
    A summer must i'm thinking.

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    xoxo

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  26. Gorgeous! It looks so natural. Perfect for spring and summer :) xx

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  27. This is really gorgeous! Have you ever tried making a tinted moisturizer with dark foundation and lotion? I put some highlighter in there and it makes me skin look so amazing!

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  28. I love the sheen of this!!!
    Great thinking! ;)
    Btw I didn't know you had a tragus piercing too! Hehe! :) x

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  29. i love this idea. I have MAC's irridescent powder (think it's called silver spun) Im gonna have to give this a try =)

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  30. That's such a good idea! It gives such a gorgeous, glow! Definitley need to try this :) xxx

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