For days when “pretty” seems further away than the horizon

I’m a little under the weather this week, fighting the sniffles, a sore throat, and an overwhelming desire to curl up in a set of 600 thread count sheets and sleep for the next three days.

Despite my suffering, however, the show must go on.

And so I drag myself out of bed and into the shower where I stand under the scalding hot water for 34 minutes, not thinking of the havoc we’re wreaking on our skin but wondering how we’re going to muster the strength to get ourself ready for work. Stila Shimmer

On days like these, I don’t have to dig too deep into my makeup bag because Stila has just the product I need to give my ruddy, tottering complexion a happy little boost. All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer adds sheen and luminosity when I need it the most. My favorite shade is number 3 as it has just enough yellow to combat the redness that this nasty cold has left me with and shimmer to give my sad skin a pretty glow.

This doesn’t mean I no longer feel like sleeping for three days, but at least I have the confidence to get out the door.

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer #3, $22

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  • I’m really interested in these illuminators. Care to tell us how to apply these?

  • I like to use illuminators on the top edge of my cheekbone, up high. (Think of the area where you would apply eye cream, and apply illuminator just below that.) The illuminator will highlight this area and bring shimmer and glowiness to your face. It’s amazing what this one little trick can do!

    Also, apply illuminator last. If you try to put powder over it, the color will grab and look splotchy.

  • Thanks! I’ll give it a try. I love the idea, but I’m afraid of the shimmer going on too strong, and that I’ll end up looking like one of those bike reflector lights.

  • get well soon!




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