Faking that Pregnancy Glow Part 1

I’ve talked about pregnancy a lot in what feels like the longest pregnancy ever, especially covering the myths that you hear or read. One of the myths I’ve spoken about is the whole “pregnancy glow” thing!

I’ve been honest about the fact that I’ve never had a pregnancy glow and never seemed to look naturally radiant. Think sweaty, spotty mess who can just about stick a brush through her hair, then that’s pretty much spot on to how I look writing this post right now.

One of my go-to’s during the last 8 months has been faking the “pregnancy glow” with a decent highlighter and some makeup. Back in June when I was 6 months pregnant, we went out for a family meal and I made an effort to get dressed up and do my hair and makeup. My lovely husband thought I looked nice and remarked that I finally had that pregnancy glow. Cue hysterical laughter from us both when I confessed to using a highlighter and faking the glow!

Here’s where this mini-series comes in all about faking that pregnancy glow in collaboration with Beauty Base. I’ve chosen some of my favourite highlighting products to show how you can cheat your way to the glow. Below is my very unattractive before photo showing my face before applying any makeup whatsoever.

The products I chose to put to the test were as follows:

Technic Prism Unicorn Horns Highlighter Supernova Sparkle

W7 Glow Guru Face Illuminator Peach Glow

W7 Glow for Glory Illuminating Palette

LA Girl Pro Setting Powder

Prism Unicorn Highlighting Cream

First up in this mini-highlighting series is the W7 Glow Guru product.

As you can see from the 3 pictures, I started off with a basic foundation on my face and the La Girl Face powder which I absolutely love. I swatched the product first on my hand and it has a really lovely peachy glow to it. When testing it, it was important not to use too much as I didn’t want to look overly glowy.

I used a small amount and blended it into my cheeks which you can see in the bottom photo. The benefit to this kind of product is you don’t need to use a blush product as well for a rosy tone. This blends easily and gives you a healthy colour and highlights the cheekbone extremely well.

I love this product and will definitely use it again to fake my “pregnancy glow” as no doubt even when baby is here, I may not be looking my best so makeup is going to be an essential.

The next product in the series will be the Rainbow Highlighter from Technic and you can expect the full post on Wednesday so keep your eyes peeled and thanks for reading.

Laura x

*These products were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All photos and opinions are my own*

 

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