Monthly Archives: July 2017

Choosing the Right Glow Palette

Highlighters, luminizers, and illuminators: it seems like every day another glow-giving palette arrives on the scene, claiming to lend our skin the most flattering and radiant glow yet. And while all the choices are exciting, the seemingly endless options can lead to confusion (and very light wallets). How do you pick the best highlighter palette for you?

To make sense of it all, we decided to round up some of the Beautylish community’s fan favorites. Whether you’re seeking a super-subtle, natural sheen or you want to outshine a disco ball, here are the best glow palettes for every taste and style.

For a barely-there glow

Maybe you’re just dipping your toes into the whole highlighting thing, or maybe you just prefer a glow so subtle, your skin could have made it. For those who want an understated glow, look no further than Kevyn Aucoin’s The Neo-Highlighter, a highlighter palette that’s actually all three shades of the brand’s cult-classic The Celestial Powder blended into an ombré design. These powders are so finely milled, the shimmer particles are almost imperceptible—they melt into the skin for a soft, sheer sheen that mimics the look of flattering light hitting your cheekbones.

For a dewy, youthful glow

If Charlotte Tilbury isn’t the first brand to come to your mind when you think of a dewy, natural look, hear us out. Her cult-beloved Filmstar Bronze Glow truly delivers when it comes to recreating the soft, youthful radiance of freshly moisturized skin. The palette’s highlighter powder has a supremely silky texture that seems to blur imperfections—sort of like a soft-focus filter that brings out the best in dull or dry skin. It also comes with a natural-looking bronzer powder for sculpting, shading, and adding red carpet-ready dimension.

For a shimmery glow

BECCA has been a trailblazer in the world of highlighters, and it’s not hard to understand why. The brand’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors, available in cream, powder, and liquid formulas, have been defining the highlighting trend for years. We especially love the powder version for its buildable shimmer, leaving skin noticeably luminous without any chunky glitter. The Afterglow Palette combines three of our favorite Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed shades (plus two mineral blushes) into one handy palette so that you can quickly customize a shimmering strobe effect.

For a bronzed glow

We get it—sometimes you want to glow like you just came back from a weekend getaway at your own private island. For those who want sun-kissed radiance, we give you a glow kit inspired by the golden beaches of Brazil. These four luminous powders come in warm-toned hues—think amber, taupe, and sandy champagne—that add a back-from-the-beach luminosity to a wide range of skin tones. Layer the shades to create the perfect lustrous warmth with a hint of tan.

For a dramatic glow

If you find yourself mesmerized by an Instagram beauty guru’s look-at-me-now glow, know that there’s probably a Natasha Denona product behind it. The makeup artist’s Sculpt Glow Palette includes two of the highlighters that launched her brand to internet fame—Face Glow Cream Shimmer and All Over Glow Face Body Shimmer in Powder—plus a matte cream highlighter that makes building a megawatt highlight as easy as layering. This is an especially great glow kit for those who like to switch between creams and powders for intense shimmer payoff.

For a holographic glow

Holographic, rainbow-inspired highlighters are cropping up more and more these days, and we’re not mad about it. The Aurora Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills brings together six iridescent powder highlighters, all infused with special reflective pigments that shift as you move. The result is an ethereal, otherworldly luminescence that can be built up or sheered down depending on your desired intensity. Mix and match the shades to create a custom unicorn highlight for any mood.

Go Behind the Scenes at the Beautylish Yacht Club

In South San Francisco, just steps away from the San Francisco Bay, there’s a place that’s very near and dear to our hearts. We call it the Beautylish Yacht Club, and—despite the name—it’s where most of our orders are picked, packaged, and shipped out with love and care, from our team’s hands to yours. Ever wonder where your Beautylish order comes from? Want a behind-the-scenes look at how we work? Take a tour of the Beautylish Yacht Club and see how we’re making shopping for beauty online feel special again.

In the Kitchen with May Lindstrom

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of breathing in the scrumptious aroma of The Honey Mud or The Blue Cocoon, it won’t come as a surprise that the studio where May Lindstrom Skin comes to life is more like a kitchen than an apothecary. Fascinated by the transformative effect that organic, wild-harvested botanicals have on stressed-out skin, May spends her time in her Los Angeles studio much like a top chef would, whipping up deliciously indulgent treats from the purest ingredients in the world. Want an inside look? Join us on a tour of the space where May and her team create the luxurious masks, balms, and oils we can’t live without.

Products from The Ordinary

Don’t be fooled by its name—The Ordinary’sunconventional approach to skin care is turning the beauty industry on its head. Offering high-quality skin care products at refreshingly budget-friendly prices, the brand has caught on quickly in the beauty community, with the now-iconic white bottles taking up residence in the bathroom cabinets of some of the biggest beauty buffs in the world. Everyone we know is raving about The Ordinary, and it looks like makeup artist Wayne Goss is the latest to join the ever-growing fan club.

Watch the video to learn which The Ordinary products made it into Wayne’s top five—and scroll down to see his recommendations for building a skin care routine for every concern.