Sunday, 21 August 2016

THE BEST BUDGET HIGHLIGHTER | GET THAT GLOW!



So I made a little discovery the other day in Superdrug. 
Whilst searching for a rose gold shimmer eyeshadow to replace my beloved, albeit expensive, everyday favourite 
(Body Shop Shimmer Cube Shadows are to die for, but more on that another day), I came across the mono shadows by Makeup Revolution.
Swatching several different gold/nude tones on my hand one in particular stood out for me, 
not for it's capability as a glimmering eye shadow but for it's glorious potential as a HIGHLIGHTER!

The best part? This little gem is only £1.
I'll just let that sink in...

Makeup Revolution - Mono Eyeshadow in BASE!


Champagne shimmering highlight has taken the beauty world by storm lately, with every makeup mad aficionado wanting that golden goddess glow.

BECCA Cosmetics - Jaclyn Hill's 'Champagne Pop' in particular taking the cult favourite top spot.
But at £32.00 a go it's not exactly an affordable everyday item for those of us who are financially challenged!

Don't get me wrong though, these high end beauty products are not given cult status for just any old reason.
At the end of the day you get what you pay for and sometimes you just need to splash out on the luxuries.
But if you're anything like me then wherever possible, will always be on the look out for a bargain
and with a little research a decent quality dupe can always be found!

GLOW BABY, GLOW!
BASE! is the perfect all round champagne glow, without bringing too much glitter to the table. 
As it is an eyeshadow the effect you get is almost like a mattified shimmer, great for an everyday highlight.

Now I was so happy with the quality and price of this mono pan that I picked up another shade -  'FINALLY...'
which was more of a rose/pink with a silver undertone, just for those days when I'm feeling like a cooler glow.

Left BASE! - Right FINALLY...
BASE! in natural light
BASE! with flash

ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT COMBO
As I have particularly oily skin I prefer to go for a matte base and powdered highlight can sometimes look a little cakey over the top of my setting powder.
Therefore I find it best to start with a creamy highlighter/illuminator, just to soften the look before layering on my powdered highlight. 
My current go to cream is the Kiko RADIANT TOUCH Creamy Stick Highlighter in Gold.


APPLICATION
Using my finger I swipe in a circular motion across the top of the cream stick, to pick up a decent sized smattering of the product.
Then I lightly dot and blend this in a line along the tops of the cheek bones.
Taking the Zoeva 129 Luxe Fan brush I dust this across the BASE! mono shadow pan a few times.
Then gradually sweep the brush across the cheekbones, moving up and around to the outer corners of my eyes.
For a SUPER glow I will go back over the top with another application of the BASE! shadow.
Also using any excess product to highlight my brow bone, bridge of the nose and top lip.


Kiko Milano Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter

SHOP THE LOOK

HIGHLIGHT ❯❯ MAKEUP REVOLUTION BASE! over the top of //
KIKO MILANO RADIANT TOUCH CREAMY STICK HIGHLIGHTER (Currently unavailable on UK site, bought in store for £7.95)
FAN BRUSH ❯❯ ZOEVA 129 LUXE FAN BRUSH

ON THE LIPS ❯❯ PRIMARK VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK CRAYON in BLUSH £2
EYEBROWS ❯❯ ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE in ASH BROWN
EYELASHES ❯❯ EYLURE EXAGGERATE 149
BRONZER ❯❯ MAKEUP REVOLUTION MATTE ULTRA BRONZE
FOUNDATION ❯❯ L'OREAL INFALLIBLE 24-H MATTE in 13 ROSE BEIGE 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely highlighter! So many amazing budget highlighters out there at the moment - really no need to go high end with highlighting anymore :)

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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