October’s Beauty Essentials: This Month’s Best Buys

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How to Look Lit From Within

Adding highlighter to your foundation application is an easy way to achieve gorgeous-looking skin. Look to a liquid or powder formula to draw attention to the flattering planes in your face, the latter of which has the best staying power and is ideal for oily skin types. “Cream or liquid highlighter is best for dry, textured skin because powders have a tendency to accentuate texture,” says Caitlyn Dixon, a makeup artist and Canadian winner of L’Oréal Paris’s Brush Contest. If you’re using a liquid highlighter, mix a few drops into your foundation or moisturizer for a subtle all-over glow. “You can also lightly apply the same liquid highlighter to the high points of your face – the top of your cheekbone, your Cupid’s bow and the bridge of the nose. Set it with a powder highlighter to make it last all day,” says Dixon. Look to champagne and opalescent shades to match cooler, paler skin tones and gold and bronze formulas for warmer, darker skin tones.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator, $17; Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops in Ultra Light/Star Light, $23 each at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca

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