Thursday, April 26, 2018

HOT HIGHLIGHTERS I AM SERIOUSLY RATING

Can you ever own too many highlighters?

If you answered 'yes' to that question, well then this might not be the right post for you. If you uttered a resounding 'NO', then you'll want to keep on scrolling. For reference when I say 'highlighter', I AM talking about the makeup kind although, it's fair to say that I do also have a bit of an obsession with stationery, so you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

I have two new additions to my makeup collection, both of which are products that I have been meaning to grab for myself for a while and - spoiler alert - I am pretty pleased with them.




First up is the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Illuminating Powder...



Until recently, all I had tried from Tanya's range of products was some lip glosses and a lipstick, which I did really love but seem to have lost. I had heard good things about her highlighters though and the fact that one was named 'Champagne Sorbet' had me sold pretty much immediately.

The other thing that really drew me in was Tanya herself. Her skin always looks absolutely flawless and her makeup looks effortlessly glam without being over the top. If she was using this product, I wanted to be using it too.

On first look, the powder is a textured and shimmy rose gold, packaged in a square plastic metallic case which is perfect makeup bag size. Perfect.

When applied, you are left with this gorgeous shimmer with very subtle flecks of glitter, which catch the light perfectly. I opt for this more if I am doing a daytime makeup look, because it blends well to give me a really beautiful natural glow. That said, it is really easy to build up so it is very versatile.

This powder is priced at just £3.99, which is so affordable.



Next, the Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette...



When it comes to highlighting products, I am a big fan of Sleek. The first one I tried was the one included in their contour kit which, a couple of years later, I still use all the time.

This palette burst onto the scene to many rave reviews and so naturally, I was excited to try it out myself. It contains two baked powders, a cream highlighter and silky shimmer powder. I really like that they have combined three different things, so that there is something for everyone. It's also handily packaged in a case complete with mirror and brush, so it is perfect to travel with.

The powders are so pigmented and you can switch them up depending on the kind of glow you're going for. 'Hemisphere', appears quite pink in the pan but, when applied comes out as a glimmering white shade. 'Equinox' gives a warmer shimmer and 'Subsolar' is a bit lighter, but perfect for my skin tone and leaves me with the most beautiful sheen. Easily my favourite of the bunch.

The combination of the powder, over the top of 'Ecliptic' which is the glorious cream highlighter, really gives the wow factor!

From left to right: Champagne Sorbet from the Tanya Burr palette, Hemisphere, Equinox, Ecliptic and Subsolar from the Solstice palette.

Both of the highlighters I have featured here cost less than £10, which I think is incredible for the quality that you receive with the products. The Tanya Burr one is just £3.99 while the Sleek palette costs a very reasonable £9.99. Personally, I have never felt the need to go high end with my highlighters when the high street make them this good.

Have you tried either before? I would love to hear whether you agree with my thoughts...
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