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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
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Los Angeles, California, US


Oct 17 13 09:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Ashley Haskings
Posts: 65
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Could be a lot of things. Us girls have a lot of options when it comes to make up these days. There are highlighters that you can use on top of the foundation. There are make up setting sprays that could do that. There are primers with shimmer in them too.
Oct 17 13 09:34 am  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
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Los Angeles, California, US


But it's likely not some sort of oil?
Oct 17 13 09:51 am  Link  Quote 
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LightFeatherRetouch
Posts: 445
Bratislava, Bratislavský, Slovakia


Damn, I wish I knew too...

I have seen this perfect shinning effect in several videos lately, even some shot with natural light.

I been trying several things to manage reflections over skin, but each one needs to be matched with lighting (calibrated)... this should be some highlighter probably with creamy texture (not dry powder), but that is just my guess I am not a MUA.

Not sure how it would work in studio with hard contrast lights... but in video it's amazing.

I will be watching this thread to see if someone knows a similar product.
Oct 17 13 09:59 am  Link  Quote 
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LightFeatherRetouch
Posts: 445
Bratislava, Bratislavský, Slovakia


NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
But it's likely not some sort of oil?

No this (in my NOT expert opinion) is a highlighter with semi-creamy texture (not dry powder neither a oil), something in between.

Another thing that occurred me is that this was achieved with the foundation itself... however you see it over the shadowed zones as well (it's a dynamic effect), shadows turn into highlights depending on the angle. So my guess is it was put over in the end.

The MUA was a top of the top... seriously.

Watch this video with basic light (I suppose just something frontal to compensate the back lighting). Looks like a similar product:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOwblaKmyVw

You can perfectly see the quality of the highlights... Most stuff MUAs use are light absorbent (even if they are white in color)... face looks darker than chest, this is the opposite (perfect), any asshole with a random lighting can make great pictures.

Oct 17 13 10:05 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
sweetcheekscouture
Posts: 429
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


My guess is an illuminator.

I sometimes use Nars Copacabana as a highlighter on the cheek.

Also I would probably use a liquid foundation to get that dewey look.
Oct 17 13 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
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sweetcheekscouture
Posts: 429
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


You can't see it that well because I made a jpeg copy of a low quality low res pdf from the magazine but my avatar and some of the other images with the fascinators has a similar kind of highlight on the cheek.

I used a liquid foundation ( probably MUFE) and then a little Nars Copacabana on the bridge of the model's nose, on her cheek and above the cupid's bow on her upper lip.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130826/17/521beec949b62_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130802/23/51fca18b2f564_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130826/12/521baaf7b03fc_m.jpg

I don't know if this is helpful to you.

here is a link to the liquid http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/mult … lluminator
but I used the stick
http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/mult … copacabana

I have also used this product
http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/high-beam
but it is more pinky and is not as workable in my opinion as the Nars.
Oct 17 13 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
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LightFeatherRetouch
Posts: 445
Bratislava, Bratislavský, Slovakia


sweetcheekscouture wrote:
You can't see it that well because I made a jpeg copy of a low quality low res pdf from the magazine but my avatar and some of the other images with the fascinators has a similar kind of highlight on the cheek.

I used a liquid foundation ( probably MUFE) and then a little Nars Copacabana on the bridge of the model's nose, on her cheek and above the cupid's bow on her upper lip.

I don't know if this is helpful to you.

here is a link to the liquid http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/mult … lluminator
but I used the stick
http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/mult … copacabana

I have also used this product
http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/high-beam
but it is more pinky and is not as workable in my opinion as the Nars.

It looks like it... the only problem I see is the choice of colors, only a pro MUA can have multiple distinct tones at this price... either way color tones can be switched in post...

But now I understand why even the shadows were so dynamic, this product is either color or reflection, if the lights are not hitting, they take their color, if hit by light they reflect back to the camera sensor. That explains the dynamic range.

This one seems to have 4 different colors. I like the last 2 the most:

http://www.narscosmetics.eu/color/multi … tor?d=true

(this last part is just kidding)

Oct 17 13 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
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sweetcheekscouture
Posts: 429
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


LightFeatherRetouch wrote:

It looks like it... the only problem I see is the choice of colors, only a pro MUA can have multiple distinct tones at this price... either way color tones can be switched in post...

But now I understand why even the shadows were so dynamic, this product is either color or reflection, if the lights are not hitting, they take their color, if hit by light they reflect back to the camera sensor. That explains the dynamic range.

This one seems to have 4 different colors. I like the last 2 the most:

http://www.narscosmetics.eu/color/multi … tor?d=true

(this last part is just kidding)

Copacabana is the color but Nars does make the stick in other shades too.

I have not used the tubes. I bugged my contact at Sephora forever to get that Copacabana stick and I love it.

There are other illuminators but as well ( I think I have some Smashbox primers  with illuminators in them as well).

At Target they carry Boots which is an illuminator more similar in tone to the Benetint ( considerably less expensive too).

Also you could try some of this http://camerareadycosmetics.com/product … r-pro.html

I bought some of the ultrasheer in peach but I have not used it on a shoot yet.  You can also mix product into your foundation.

There is more than one way to get that look but I would say definitely an illuminator.

Oct 17 13 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
sdgillis
Posts: 2,442
Portland, Oregon, US


you can get the same effect with generic neosporin, but if you want it to REALLY last, an airbrush with some polycrylic should keep a nice shine for weeks!
Oct 17 13 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 18,211
Orlando, Florida, US


It could be a Mineralize skin finish or even just a dewy finish foundation.

Sample
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/ … 4977_o.jpg
Not the same but similar glow. On this photo of myself. I used a MAC Mineralize skin finish to highlight and the foundation I used has a satin finish  as well so it was a combination of the two. For even more glow I suggest using a foundation with a dewy finish.
Oct 17 13 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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S de Varax
Posts: 7,271
Paris, Île-de-France, France


cream or liquid highlighter.
could try becca shimmering skin perfector
illamasqua gleam
benefit- a variety of different ones
drugstore- revlon released three illuminating shades that are quite lovely to work with.
Oct 17 13 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ThirdEyeMakeup
Posts: 307
Los Angeles, California, US


It's definitely not the Becca shimmering skin perfector, since that one gives a more matted glow (i'm obsessed with that product! It's so wonderful)
It looks more like a radiant primer was used- I can't imagine them putting Copacabana all over the face. The closest thing i can think of is the Dior Capture totale primer- it's radiant and hydrating:
http://www.sephora.com/capture-totale-m … Id=1482652

That's my guess, but it could be a number of things
Oct 18 13 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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sweetcheekscouture
Posts: 429
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


ThirdEyeMakeup wrote:
It's definitely not the Becca shimmering skin perfector, since that one gives a more matted glow (i'm obsessed with that product! It's so wonderful)
It looks more like a radiant primer was used- I can't imagine them putting Copacabana all over the face. The closest thing i can think of is the Dior Capture totale primer- it's radiant and hydrating:
http://www.sephora.com/capture-totale-m … Id=1482652

That's my guess, but it could be a number of things

I did not think that Copacabana was used all over the face but it could be a liquid, creme foundation or primer using something like Copacabana as a highlighter.

I am sure there is more than one way or more than one product to achieve this look.

Oct 18 13 07:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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