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The 4 Dos (And 4 Don'ts) of Wearing Face-Brightening Luminiser

Luminiser is the perfect tool to spruce up your makeup look and give your skin a healthy, natural-looking glow in seconds. The question is: should you use a liquid luminizer or the powder stuff to get the best results? It turns out, both come with varying benefits. According to celebrity makeup artist Desirae Cherman (who has worked with stars like Mindy Kaling and Jamie-Lynn Sigler), powder looks more natural because it doesn’t have as much pigment as liquid does. Plus, it's easier to apply because it doesn't require as much blending. But that shouldn't hinder you from using liquid to get your glow. She explains, "Liquids last longer throughout the day and can be used on bare skin." Read more to find out the dos and don'ts of luminiser here.

Do: Brighten your eyes and look instantly more awake by applying powder luminiser like Kit Cosmetics Mineral Luminiser ($24.95) to the inner corner of your eye, but avoid using liquid since it can transfer into the eye socket.

Don't: Apply luminiser around the eyes on mature skin because it can highlight wrinkles.

Do: Give your complexion a dewy, sun-kissed look by using liquid luminizing bronzer on your cheeks, chin, bridge of nose and top of forehead. One to try is Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($63).

Don't: Apply luminser to the oiliest areas of your skin because it can make those spots look even shinier.

Do: Use luminiser to highlight your Cupid's bow right above your lip.

Don't: Outshine yourself. A little luminiser goes a long way, so try using it in only one or two key spots, not your entire face and body.

Do: Mix a dab of liquid luminiser like Benefit Girl With Pearl ($53) or Nude by Nature Soft Focus Illuminator ($22.95) with eye cream to brighten the under-eye area before makeup application.

Don't: Limit yourself to one type or shade luminizer. Pick up a few options or a palette like Napoleon Perdis Light Patrol ($61.20), which comes with a five cream luminiser shades that you can wear alone or mix together to give you an endless amount of options to glow.

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