Saturday, 23 May 2015

Get Up and Glow!

Winter = dull, tired skin right? WRONG! Just because weather has changed, doesn't mean you can't fake glowy, summery skin all year round! Here are some of my top picks to highlight your life:
I was struggling to decide between the beauties in the Lou Manizer range but Mary-Lou is the perfect gold highlight, I think it's a pretty much a universally flattering shade. I like to sweep this onto my cheekbones with a fan brush for subtle glow. I'm always afraid with powder highlighters that they'll be chunky and glittery but Mary-Lou is beautifully soft, subtle and shimmery.

I was initially a little confused about this product, I wasn't sure if it was a BB Cream or an illuminator, turns out, it's both (duh!). You can use it alone (but you will look like a glittery Oompa Loompa), under foundation (for an added golden glow) or a as a cream highlighter. I personally like to use a little under my foundation when my skin is looking especially tired. The only downside to this BB+ is that is does have a peculiar smell, it's kind of rubbery and not really pleasant but it (thankfully) disappears once it's on the skin. You can read my Gerard Cosmetics post here.

This is very similar to the Gerard Cosmetics version but ever-so-slightly easier to blend. It's also slightly more pink, whereas the GC one is definitely a bright gold. I do like the pink tone for a more natural looking flushed glow, but both illuminators are very pretty and give a very similar effect.

If the Nude by Nature Illumiator is pink-toned, this is a true pink. It's also a lot more sheer and a lot more subtle, perfect for any newbies looking to experiment with cream or liquid highlighters. I also like the flat bottle, it's a lot easier to pack for travel.

Last, but definitely not least, is Watt's Up, a pretty cream stick highlighter from Benefit. I love this one because it's super easy to just swipe onto your cheekbones and blend in. It's a pretty foolproof highlighter and even comes with a blending sponge built in. This is my go-to highlighter when I'm running late because it's so easy to use and always looks good.
What's your favourite highlighter?

Dani xx

*This product was provided as a PR sample but as always, my opinion is my own 


Katina Lindaa said...

That nude by nature one doesn't even show up on my skin :') How silly hahah
I love Watts Up though! It's my go to when its cooler :) x

Katina |

Dani - KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

It is pretty sheer, I can imagine it's not great for all skin tones. Watts Up though, that's a winner for everyone.

Magda said...

I love my Cindy-Lou from theBalm, I've been using it almost exclusively ever since I got it six months ago. Mary-Lou also looks very tempting.

Jasmine Huston said...

I love my Cindy-Lou from the Balm, Mary-Lou looks very pretty too! I have the Nude by Nature one too, it's okay! I want to pick up Watts Up too now! xx

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