Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora
£18, available online and in store
I have a lot time for highlighters. I love the instant healthy glow they give you, and whether it is a liquid, cream or powder formulation, I rarely complete my look without a sweep or a dab of this light-reflecting beauty. Illamasqua's Gleam in Aurora is a champagne-tinted, lightweight cream highlighter that gives the skin a wonderful, warm golden iridescence. The pearlescent pigments within means that the highlighter catches the light at all different angles and kisses the skin with an almost unreal lustre and shimmer. Aurora doesn't contain any chunky glitter or sparkle which I like, it is uncomplicated and the perfect warm colour to suit most skin tones. It can be applied to all areas of the face and body, and even worn under your foundation. The consistency is soft and strongly-pigmented and I find it best to apply with my fingers along my cheekbones, down my nose and through my brow bones. It is one of my favourite highlighters at the moment and one that I am reaching for more and more for my fix of instant radiance.
Have you tried this product? What do you call upon to highlight your makeup look?