beauty   //   October 13, 2015

THE EASY GLOW

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Candleglow Luminizing Palette // Lip Glacé in “Rose Gold Accent” // Lip Glacé in “Bronze Gold Accent” // Kajal D’Orient // Fan Powder Brush // Caitlin McGauley Tray // Clare V. Clutch

I’ve mentioned this before but makeup application has never been one of my strong suits. While I’ve always favored a natural look over the more made-up, part of my “less-is-more” approach comes from the fact that I simply don’t know what I’m doing most of the time. I know my basics (Foundation Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, and blush), but branching out beyond that requires a little help.

One of the thing things I particularly struggle with is knowing what mixes with what in terms of shades. This is why palettes are my favorite thing. It takes the guess work out of the equation and makes it super easy on me. The Candleglow Luminizing Palette Collection has been my go-to for the past few weeks. It comes with four eyeshadow shades, two highlighting powders, and a duo of glosses. It’s like all-over natural glow (hence the name) for my face. The eyeshadows work on their own (I’ve been applying the “Glow” shade to my inner-eye when I’m looking a little tired in the morning) or blended together. These are the workhorses of the palette, in my opinion. You can use them in a million different ways – I even think they work well on the face as highlighters.

The stunners of the palette though are the powders. They’re technically “highlighting powders” but I use them more as blushes – especially the “Radiance” one. It’s a perfect rose gold and works well on my fair skin. A little of that over my Foundation Primer, a quick bit of Kajal D’Orient liner (stays put all night long) and a touch of Lip Glace in “Bronze Gold Accent,”, and I’m ready for a night out. Easy-peasy.

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This post was sponsored by Laura Mercier. All opinions are my own. 

Photos and styling by Molly Miller