Secret Weapon: How to Glow Like a Kardashian

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By • May 5th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

Whether or not you like Kim Kardashian, you have to admit that whoever does her makeup is a genius. Regardless of the surroundings or time of day, her skin glows like a light bulb.

See what I mean?

Well, when I was in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, I popped into my favorite makeup store of all time: Blue Mercury. Trust me, if you ever have cash to blow, just step inside for five secs. They have the most adorable soaps and lotions, oils, hair products, high-end cosmetics and spa products you’ve ever seen. It’s where I discovered my love for Sara Happ lip products, Kiehl’s Argan Oil and now, what I suspect is the Kardashian secret weapon.

I was aimlessly wandering, then the nicest two sales associates ever showed whipped out…

Starlet in a tube.

Secret Weapon: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Illuminator, which mimics what the Kardashian’s makeup artists use for that elusive, luminescent quality. I have pretty medium skin, but the sales associate used the lightest shade, Natural Radiance. I liked that it was lighter than my skin, because it shows up really well against my bronzer.

Secret Application: My new makeup friend took a tiny pearl-sized glob on her hand, then gently pressed it into my skin, over my finished makeup. She applied it in a W shape, down from the temples, across the apples of your cheeks and a touch on the bridge of your nose. I even felt her push it in on top of my concealer around my eyes and a little on my forehead.

The Outcome: A dewy, glowy look that isn’t glittery or gross. It stays put, doesn’t get all over your phone and sunglasses, and doesn’t cause breakouts.

Enjoy. Just don’t make a sex tape.

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