Glowy skin is kind of like the Holy Grail of beauty. But with summer’s heat and humidity, "glowy" can turn into "oily" pretty easily, which makes the question of how much highlighter is too much just that much more complicated. So imagine how happy we were to discover a new trick to getting it done right, thanks to Jaime King’s makeup artist, Burt’s Bees’ Katey Denno.
We learned that instead of slathering on an illuminizer all over your face, it’s more about strategically placing highlighter in the right areas. For King’s gorgeous look above, first create a smooth base by hydrating skin with a moisturizing face oil followed by a serum, suggests Denno. "Then use a sheer wash of liquid foundation on your t-zone, then add a couple of polka dots shapes along the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and your Cupid’s bow with a highlighting stick and blend with your fingers," she said. This way, you’re not getting too much product in any one spot. "Next, intensify flushed-looking cheeks with a little cream blush." The idea is to play around with a mix of creamy and liquid textures so it complements already dewy skin from the warm weather. Top off the look with the perfect combo of a pink and nude lip color for to complete the glowy effect.
Josie Maran Argan Oil, $48, sephora.com; Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum, $18, burtsbees.com; Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation, $48, sephora.com; Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter, $30, benefitcosmetics.com; Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons in Sedona Sands and Hawaiian Solder, $7.20 each, burtsbees.com