Haven't you heard, matte is soooo last season, lol. There's something really sexy and youthful about glowing skin, not just for summer, but year round. I've just changed my makeup routine and I'm all about dewy skin these days.
I'll powder my t-zone because it's oily prone, and then I leave the rest of my skin sans powder, allowing the luminosity of my sheer foundation and cream blush to come through.
A few days ago, I got a PR package from Marc Jacobs Beauty containing four of the items from his coconut collection - the primer, highlighter, and limited edition bronzer and brush.
I'm a die-hard Marc fan and at 13 years old, MJ was the one designer who's collection fully resonated with me - mainly because it was the 90's and I was going through a grunge stage of my own, but still...
My first designer bag was also MJ and when his beauty line launched, I bought deep into the collection because his formulas are reliable and the colours are beautiful and easy to wear.
In this post we're going to look at MJ's latest coconut-based products and chat about that summery glow that we all want.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
$55 cad / $44 usd
I've heard lots of great things about this primer - that's it's hydrating and works nicely on the skin. The description on Sephora says that it's ideal for normal to dry skin, but I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and it worked well for me.
I love how it's light in texture and feels like a lotion on the skin. Even though it's coconut-based, this primer doesn't have a strong, overpowering scent, which I really appreciate.
My makeup lasted all day and looked fresh and dewy, which is really all I want these days.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
$55 cad / $44 usd
I have a love /hate relationship with highlighters. Love because they give skin a really luminous glow when applied properly. Hate because I have textured skin and the wrong highlighter will bring that out.
With that being said, I've been doing some research on makeup application and I learned that using a liquid or cream highlighter, lightly dabbed on the cheekbones and then layered with a blush on the cheeks, will create a glow-from-within effect that looks beautiful on the skin.
This Gel Highlighter is highly shimmery and has a beautiful golden colour that can be too much on its own, but when dabbed lightly on the high points of the face, it looks amazing and very natural!
Just take the smallest amount and apply to the skin with your fingers for an amazing glow.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Limited Edition Bronzer Brush No.12, $92 cad / $78 usd
Limited Edition O!Mega Bronzer $59 cad / $49 usd
I have been wanting to try the O!Mega bronzer for longer than I can imagine and the only reason I haven't bought it is because I'm a die hard fan of Benefit's Hoola Bronzer.
Marc Jacob's released his limited edition, coconut-scented bronzer in a new shade with white packaging for summer. While I haven't used it yet, I've heard many great things and based on the fact it's already sold out in a lot of retailers, I'm sure I'll love it.
Finally MJ, also released his No.12 bronzer brush in white to go along with the bronzer. It's also limited edish so make sure you grab yours before it goes, because it's such a beautiful, well-functioning brush.
I won't deny it's expensive at $90 (CAD), but I did buy the black one a couple of years ago and I use it all of the time. So worth it.
In case you're wondering, I completely intend on keeping the white brush because; A) it's a great keepsake, and B) I can rotate between the two No.12's as one needs a wash. I know. I'm nuts.
Photography by Nathalie Martin.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Primer, Highlighter, Bronzer Brush and Bronzer were all provided as PR samples. Other Marc Jacobs Beauty items in this story are from my personal collection.
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