Glow On: Gleam Body Radiance

I’ve been using Gleam Body Radiance for a while now. I keep small tubes in my kit for use just in case… and larger ones at home for me (you can see that on my lazy days it doubles as foundation). I have my favorites (Rose Gold and Bronze Gold are absolutely amazing), but the truth is that they’re all good.

From the left:
Light Gold, Rose Gold, Bronze Gold, Deep Gold
Each of these formulas blend out to a gorgeous sheen, and STAY PUT after you put it on. It doesn’t transfer on your clothes (or anyone else’s clothes), and is basically water and sweat proof. Love this stuff.

Quick little FOTD

I had just a few minutes to get ‘glammed up’ for a mixer… so I decided to just focus on the eyes and keep things simple.

FACE
Gleam Bronze Gold Gel (as foundation)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger (under eyes and under browbone)
EYES
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Gold (lids)
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (waterline/lashline)
Volume de Chanel Mascara
LIPS
Laura Mercier Lipstick in Belize
Lip Fusion Lipgloss in Goddess

Professional Grade: CapoNata LookBook (photoshoot)

I packed up the kit and headed out to Invicta Gym to shoot the lookbook for Capo-Nata Apparel. The freshman athletic apparel line is making waves with a line of practical sports and lifestyle pieces, and the most effective ‘water-shedding’ sports top that I’ve ever seen. The patented design is made out of neoprene… yeah. I’m so getting one.

I don’t want to attempt a butchered misspelling of this lovely model’s name… but she was so much fun to work with. And she’s got the most amazing set of abs… omg it’s totally not fair. I wanted to hit the floor and do some pushups just on general principle. LOL. The designer wanted her to look bronzed (and slightly flushed). She had a tan everywhere but her face, so I darkened her skin a full two shades to match the rest of her body. In addition to a darker foundation, I used Gleam in Rose Gold and Bronze Gold to give her that healthy glow. I finished with individual lashes, a light line around the eyes, and a nude-pink lipstick.

Hair Diva Edica Casanova hooked up her hair by working with her curl and texture, to make her curls more defined and boost the shine.

Her final look called for a more defined eye and a red lip.
My second model was the lovely Jessica Minter (who is also  Gleam Girl… yayy!!). Her look was more dramatic, so I defined her eyes with By Terry Ombre Blackstar and some homemade demi lashes. On her lips, I mixed a combination of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum and Dior silver lipgloss.

I brightened her lip a bit as the shoot went on…

Nine hours later, we wrapped and I headed home. I can’t wait to see the final photos!

Lip Service: Gleam Lip Radiance in NAKED

 Gleam Lip Radiance is one of the most comfortable, opaque lip glosses that I’ve come across in a while. The finish is more like a liquid lipstick, but the high gloss (and occasional transfer) are more indicative of a traditional lip gloss.

I recently scored one of these gorgeous lippies in the color NAKED:

See how opaque that is? And it wears a true nude on me. At first, I was worried that it would end up looking ‘ashy’ on my warm skin tone. But it actually translates beautifully.

You can find out more about Gleam Lip Radiance HERE.

Lip Service: Up Against The Wall (Gleam)

I came across the Gleam (Melanie Mills) Lip Radiance products while picking up brush cleaner at my local Beauty Supply Store… they were at the counter. So while I waited to be waited on, I tried one. Oh My Goodness… the pigmentation level of these glosses is amazing. They are opaque and long wearing. I’m totally impressed.

I ended up with the color Up Against The Wall:

It’s a rusty orange/brown color. Perfect for my skin tone, and perfect for Autumn. I wore the color in a recent FOTD:

…then I blotted down the color to take the shine down a bit:

 This is an excellent lipgloss. You can find out more about Melanie Mills Lip Radiance HERE.