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glow on.

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image via kissable complexions.

Contouring and highlighting your face makes your skin glow, helps minimize or maximize facial features and gives you that finished sheen you see in magazines. Fantastic, right? Here are the products you need to achieve a flawless look.

Bronzer

Bronzer should enhance your complexion so pick something that compliments the natural pigments in your skin. If you have warm undertones, opt for something with a peach base. If you have cooler undertones, pick an earth-colored bronzer.

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Highlighter

If you have a cool skin tone, go with a highlighter that is both light and iridescent. If you have a warmer skin tone—stick with a highlighter with a warmer undertone.

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supermodel in a bottle.

Blush

Pinch your cheeks and take note of the color they turn right after—whatever shade you see should be reminiscent of the blush you decide to use. Still not sure? Go with a universally flattering apricot or rosy hue.

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july ’13 birchbox.

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1. Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect: Used this de-tangler/ UV shield combined with “It’s a 10 Plus Keratin,” and my hair feels like silk. The smell alone is glorious. I think I’ll toss this in my pool bag for post-swim hair.

2. DDF® Acne Control Treatment: I love a good spot treatment I can keep in my purse for emergencies (you know it happens…). This will replace my Murad – the smell is WAY more tolerable.

3. theBalm® cosmetics InStain® Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush: A little dab will do you, but this cheek stain is really pretty!

4. Benefit it’s potent! eye cream: This eye cream has been sitting in my shopping cart for a month, but I didn’t want to pull the trigger before trying it. You can imagine how THRILLED I was to find a mini in my Birchbox. Y’all. This stuff works. You can see and feel the results. Totally purchasing the full-size ASAP.

5. Birchbox Bobby Pins: Adorable. 100%. A little thicker than my usual hair pins, but way more fun.

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beauty buys.

We’ve been doing some shopping lately – no surprise – and we’ve been feeling especially grabby in the cosmetics department. Here’s the low-down on what we scooped in the last few days:

1. Dior: Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation. Worth every penny. It’s not heavy- looking, but it does give you a nice finished look that lasts throughout the day. It dries a little darker, so try a shade lighter than your skin tone. And wear a headband when applying so it doesn’t look like you’re due for a dye job!

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2. Benefit Cosmetics: Dandelion Luminizer. This product typifies the great quality I’ve come to expect from all Benefit products. Apply it lightly for a subtle, natural-looking pink; build up from there.

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3. Tigi Your Highness Shampoo/Conditioner. Sometimes our long, heavy hair needs a LIFT. J’s mom introduced her to the Your Highness (cute!) Volume Collection, which does the trick and smells delicious.

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4. L’oreal: Sublime Bronze Airbrush.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We’re obsessed with L’Oreal’s sunless tanning products. J was super eager to try their new deep natural tan shade. It’s perfect (we could have guessed that).

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5. Garnier Nutrioniste Ultra Lift Pro Intensive Deep Wrinkle Night Cream. It’s a mouthful…but L loves this stuff. It feels nice and thick going on, but dries to a super smooth finish on your skin.

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6. Wet N Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in Bronze Berry. You know we’re suckers for a neutral (and cheap) lip-gloss. This Wet N Wild gloss may replace our go-to gloss this summer. It’s a little darker than our beloved NYC Everlasting Blossom…but we’re feeling it!

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