MAC Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid, Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM

Can you tell that I’m obsessed with glowing, dewy skin? It just looks amazing in the spring and summer! As I was telling Katherine, (we’re great makeup buds in my head lol), I haven’t quite achieved that highlight that the ladies of the Real Housewives of Atlanta were sporting. They were literally glowing in the dark! Lately, I’ve been a little pressed for time so I can’t sit in the mirror piling on shimmering powders like I want. Instead, I’ve been using this quick beauty tip to add a little glow to my skin and brighten my complexion.

It’s really easy and pretty effective too! Just add a drop (or two) of a liquid illuminator to your moisturizer, mix it up a little and bam! Instant glowy skin! I’ve been doing this for a couple weeks now and it makes my skin look amazing. Currently, I use MAC Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid which is limited edition but you can substitute it for any liquid illuminator. Here’s some suggestions:

MAC Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid, Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM

Moisturizer + Liquid Illuminator (left) and Moisturizer (right)

  • indayluvs

    OoO! This is a great tip! I haven’t been sleeping very well for a couple of weeks and my skin is definitely showing the effects, looking dull and lifeless. I recently got one of the Revlon Skinlights but have yet to crack it open, I’m going to try this mix tomorrow!

    • fancie

      I’ve been having the same problem and my skin reacts the same way. I don’t know why but I just don’t sleep through the night and when I do I wake up too early so my skin still looks tired lol. This little trick has been making a world of difference though! I’ve been trying to stay away from Revlon since their latest controversy but I’ve been eyeing those Skinlights for a minute. I just might cave and try one

  • OOO great tip! I know you can mix that with foundation as well. I sometimes do it with Dior Glow Maximizer, but I do foundation on my T-zone first without it and then mix it in for foundation on my cheeks. I have combination skin, so the glow can’t go too far 🙂

    • fancie

      I’ve been doing that lately with my more matte foundations to make them look a little less flat. I need to look into that Dior Maximizer though! I bet it works beautifully!

  • Sarah Ali

    Love illuminators!! I mix with my foundation, though I have to take extra care to conceal since this dilutes the coverage. I go pretty hard with my illuminator – sometimes pretty close to 50/50 between Benefit Sun Beam (love that it’s WOC friendly) and Mac Pro Longwear. I always get told I look fresh or glowy.

    • fancie

      So far, I’ve just been using my moisturizer but I’m gonna try using it with my foundation too. I bet the effect is just as beautiful!

    • fancie

      You know what? I have Sun Beam and I don’t think I’ve ever used it lol. I think I have a couple deluxe samples in my stash. I’m gonna try to dig them up so I can give them a try. I love trying new highlights!

  • Katherine T.

    Fancie, my makeup buddy, that’s an awesome idea! I have the Cerave PM and MAC Strobe cream, and I’m going to give that a try. Always love to look dewy and well-rested, even if that’s not the case 🙂

    • fancie

      I hope you like it! My sleep schedule has been awful lately and this trick is one of many to keep me from looking like the way I feel these days lol

      • Katherine T.

        Oh no, girl! I hope you get some sleep soon. I recently had to do some business travel, and with jet lag/2 hr time difference ( 9 am meeting was 7 am for me!), my sleep was kind of screwed up, but I’m catching up now. Hope you do soon!

        • fancie

          I’m slowly getting into the groove a little lol. Thank you. I hope you’re able to get plenty of rest too!