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Illamasqua Aura Topcoat—The Newest Way to Shine this Summer

If you’ve been around the beauty sphere for a while, you know that creating a glassy, iridescent texture on the right parts of your skin is really an art. Lately, everyone’s talking about how to highlight cheek bones and nose bridges to mimic the look of glassy, K-beauty skin. However, one of our favorite makeup brands, Illamasqua, just launched a new product that blows your regular glow out of the water, and we are super excited about it.

While Illamasqua’s new Aura Topcoat isn’t exactly a highlighter, it does provide a luminous look that can be worn in addition to your favorite cheek product, eyeliner or lipstick. Illamasqua is no stranger to the scene of festival beauty, holiday looks and adding a bit more oomph to your special occasion looks.

Even if you’re not one to reach for a bold makeup trick on the daily, it’s important to have those special staples on hand for when you need them. That’s why we love Illamasqua’s Aura Topcoat so much, it’s versatile, easy to apply, and can really be used at any time, anywhere.

Wondering how you could incorporate this new product into your routine? Here’s some ideas:

Illamasqua Aura Topcoat for Face

For a hint of twilight glow, use the Aura Topcoat to bring out the glow on your cheekbones, @beautsoup says she “likes to apply it with a sponge for a smooth finish, and if applying more than one layer, give it a minute to dry off”.

Paired with the Illamasqua Colour Veil, you’ll really get that glossy finish with a good tint base underneath that won’t wear off during festivals, nights out or summer days in the heat.

Illamasqua Aura Topcoat for Lips

One of our favorite ways to use the new topcoat is applying it over a strong lip color. This works well for the whole lip if you’re going for something a bit more luminescent than your typical lipstick, or even just as a highlighter for the middle of your bottom lip to create a little extra shine.

Illamasqua’s lipstick collection has some of our favorite colors to pair for this effect, look for darker, deeper colors to bring out the opalescent particles in the product.

For an even glossier look, mix the topcoat with any lip-gloss and swipe on your lips for a holographic effect.

Illamasqua Aura Topcoat for eyes

Another way to use the Aura Topcoat is as a layer over a cream pigment eye base or your favorite shadow. It can also be used over a dark eyeliner to really bring out its reflective properties. If you are wanting to bring out the glimmer of your eye, try using the topcoat on your lashes, letting it dry and then reapplying for a layered look.

No matter how you use the Illamasqua Aura Topcoat, it’s the perfect way to create the ultimate summer glow.

Let us know what your favorite way is to add some glow to your summer look by tagging us on Instagram @skinstore or giving us a shout on twitter.



Brooklyn

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