Mix your way to better makeup

I’m generally too lazy to start playing makeup artist in the morning, and I much prefer one formula that meets all of my needs as opposed to mixing products to achieve my beauty goals. When I finally went to go check out Eve Lom’s newish Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 at Space NK last week, I was woefully underwhelmed with the too-matte-for-my-taste finish, which I shared with my bestie in New York—who swears by this stuff. She told me that she mixes in a little illuminator to get a little more glow, but I poo-pooed this idea at the time and ordered a new tube of my beloved Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint.


Then yesterday, I had a little time on my hands, and decided to play makeup mixologist. I took a bit of the Eve Lom (the lovely lady at Space NK sent me home with a nice-sized sample), and added some of St. Tropez’s Gold Skin Illuminator. After smoothing the concoction on my face, I was floored. The coverage was perfect, the glow was amazing, and my skin looked insane.


Now I’m seriously considering returning the Jouer, going back to Space NK for the Eve Lom, and taking the few extra seconds each morning, because the payoff is so worth it… 

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