Glow to Go
“and then there was the famous J.Lo Glow.”
If beauty were a religion, ‘Glow’ would be our Lord’s Prayer. And never have we heard more prayers in bathrooms as we have this year. Glow is ubiquitous: on cheeks, brow bones, in the inner corners of the eyes, on décolletage, arms and legs, and even appearing in this text – CTRL F – 18 times. Glow is the answer to sleepless nights and dull complexions, adding freshness to the face and making you feel more three dimensional than an XYZ axis. Glow, it seems, can do everything except fill out your tax return- at least, not yet.
Glow comes in the form of powders, cream sticks, sprays, and is also known to appear spontaneously from the pores during hot summer days and rigorous workouts. But this natural glowification is only half as fun as carefully applied layers of purchased Glow- also known as Glow to Go. There are also different levels of Glow: subtle Glow, wet Glow, the brand new Chroming Glow and then of course there was J.Lo, whose Glow was so famous she turned it into a perfume.
When it comes to Glow, two main factors determine the outcome – surface and intensity. Here, we decided to opt for the variation called ‘subtle Glow over the entire face’ using a day cream, because this also provides a nourishing effect and gives the impression that you spent the entire day at the spa.
Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer (vegan)
Bamboo Ferment and Hyaluronic Acid hydrate while Buckbean Extract improves firmness. The subtle glow is created by a Diamond Dust Mineral Blend.
ILIA Beauty Radiant Beauty Balm SPF 20 (vegan)
Aloe Vera and Coconut moisturize the skin with long-lasting hydration. Rosehip Oil minimizes the appearance of pores, while Rose Blossoms and Lavender soothe the skin. The Radiant Beauty Balm is slightly richer in comparison to the Illuminating Moisturizer and is therefore particularly suitable for dry skin.
Extra Tip: both products work well as a primer or mixed in with your regular foundation.
Paula wears the Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer.
Note: the ILIA Beauty Radiant Beauty Balm contains silicones, though no more than 3%. Silicones aren’t necessarily harmful in themselves. It depends on the amount. Products with high quantities of silicones may lead to clogged pores and residue which can for example be difficult to remove from the hair.
Foto: Powder Paper