Highlighting didn’t really add much time to my makeup routine or anything, I just added a tiny bit to the high point of my cheekbones after everything else was done, for the powders I used a Real Techniques – Settings brush which is quite small and narrow, so wouldn’t leave it slathered across my entire cheek.
Conclusion to week one is meh, it’s alright but nothing mind blowing, it’s a nice little touch but I don’t see it changing my life.
After trying the cream highlight for the back end of week one I was really quite liking the highlight effect, I think it just adds a subtle sheen to the cheeks. I do find it quite hard to make it work as I like a really matte finish to my face because it gets quite oily but I do think it adds an none oily looking shine.
After digging around in my drawers I found a little bottle of NARS – Orgasm illuminator that I used to wear all the time as a kind of blush/highlight, so I’ve been wearing this for pretty much the rest of week 2. It’s a nice pinky/peach colour with a bit of shimmer in it but as it’s a liquid I find it much easier to blend than the creams or powders, specially as I user a beauty blender. I think this is much easier to wear for me and if I do invest in a highlighter at any future point I’ll definitely consider a liquid instead of a powder/cream as I can blend it so much more seamlessly.
Although I wasn’t too impressed after my first week, I think after wearing something a product I liked much better I’m more impressed with the results and I certainly will be wearing this more often, I’d even consider re-purchasing the NARS illuminator once it’s ran out because I really do like that product but I have to say regrettably I’m not enjoying the sleek palette as much as I thought I would.
I can’t say I’m a 100% highlight convert, I can see why people like it but for me I think it’s a nice little touch if you’ve got the time but it’s not something I would wear everyday. I think for me it’s tough because I’m so shiny due to oiliness that adding extra shine seems weird to me.
I do think this palette is absolutely stunning though and I would highly recommend it if you were interested in trying some highlighters, it has a good range of colours and the packaging is super pretty but unfortunately for me I just prefer liquids. I will attempt to use up the cream contour though as I did genuinely like that one from the palette and wouldn’t want it to go to waste!
I hope you enjoyed this post from me, it’s a little different to my usual beauty review style posts.
What are your thoughts on the highlighting trend? Do you have any liquid highlighter recommendations for me to try?