Renowned makeup artist Gucci Westman is an authority when it comes to creating glowing, healthy, and supremely radiant skin. With clients like Em Rata and Anne Hathaway, not all of us can get her face painted regularly, but we can use her line of makeup products, Westman Atelier.
Designed to mimic her signature glow, the ultra-chic line features creamy blushes, nourishing foundation sticks, glassy highlighters, clean mascara, plus brow and eye products. I own a few at home myself – the Vital Skin Foundation Stick and the Lit Up Highlighter in the shade Its Lit – and I use them religiously.
Deynece Petri, Global Education Manager of Westman Atelier, was in Sydney recently to share some upcoming brand launches, as well as a makeup demo using the brand’s signature formulas. I consider myself a bit skilled when it comes to applying makeup (especially the natural/glowing variety) but Petri shared a skin prep tip that surprised me – and since I’ve tried , my makeup has changed for the better.
We all know highlighter needs to be layered on top of our base to add shine, but Petri suggested layering Lit Up Stick in Nectar instead (a very soft peachy pink that’s phenomenal on all skin tones). skin) in the pre-foundation for a luminous and hydrated finish.
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I took this trick home and tried it the next time I did my makeup. I massaged Nectar into clean skin with warm fingertips before buffing in a thin layer of Vital Skin Foundation Stick. The end result was perfect: glowing, nourished skin that looked believable — and not like I had just swiped a sticky highlighter on my cheekbones. Although the Lit Up stick works great for this technique, I would say it is transferable to any cream highlighter with a thin consistency.
With the Nectar Illuminated Stick:
With Vital Skin Foundation Stick:
You can stop there or just add a touch of highlighter to the highlights (like the nose or Cupid’s bow) and blush for added dimension. And there you have your best complexion, without the extra time or effort.
Westman Atelier Illuminated Highlight Stick in Nectar, $72. BUY NOW
westman atelier Vital Skin foundation and concealer stick, $103. buy now