Benefit’s High Beam can be probably called a cult product already, no?
This was my first liquid highlighter and it was a total love! Although I adore my BECCA I am still in love with my Benefit.
I like using my High Beam on the cheek bones, under the brows, above the upper lip and sometimes in the centre of my nose. Basically as you would have used any other highlighter.
I also like the cute bottle which some people mistaken for a nail polish and get shocked when I am trying to use it on their face 😉 Here is how the brush looks like
I’ve wanted to try Inglot’s Body Sparkles for quite a long time but I couldn’t figure out which shade to get but finally I made up my mind and got the #54.
I couldn’t make up my mind because they all are so SO gorgeous. Most of them have a very subtle iridescent shimmer but some contain fine glitter. In the jars they make look very similar (although they are not on the website) but they give you a different frosty shade. I was kind of torn apart but finally got the one with warm toned, golden peach shimmer.
So here is how it looks like in the jar
As these are body sparkles you can use them all over your body and I personally like using it on my eyes. It looks gorgeous used over a primer with a liner and mascara. But you can also use it over the cream eye shadows for a pretty shimmery effect of press over the powder eye shadows for the dimensional look.
And this is how it looks like inside.
Lets take a look at the swatches
If you read my blog for some time, you probably already know that I LOVE BECCA! But how did it all started?
It all started with the Shimmering Skin Perfector. I love highlighters and I had quite a few but was still searching for the perfect one when Lisa Eldridge recommended me her all time favourite one!
I never tried BECCA so the prices scared me off a bit (they are the same as Chanel, Dior etc). This particular product is £33/€45/$41. But I’ve decided to give it a try, and ordered mine from zuneta.
And I am so happy that I did! Now this is a must have for me. Moreover, I liked it so much that I’ve decided to try ALL the products from the brand, and I am slowly getting there.
But back to the highlighter. Yes, you may think that £33 is too expensive but seriously, you get 50ml, just think about it! Fifty ml of a highlighter when all you need is a tiny amount of the product. It means that it will last you for ages.
Shimmering Skin Perfector is also a great investment if you are a Make-Up Artist, you can just get several shades of the SSP and you are done with highlighters for a long time ahead!
Texture and Finish
And what about the quality?
French & Fabulous palette ($28.5) was a part of a holiday collection by Too Faced but it is still available at their website. Since I didn’t find anything interesting for myself in their Spring 2010 collection I got this palette and I am very happy that I did!
Here is what is written about it:
“Become beauty royalty and claim your throne with this majestic Collection of six eye shadows, highlighter and bronzer! This queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades will secure your crown and your place amongst the glamour monarchy!”
Tips and Tricks
1. Intensify your eye color by applying the deeper shades as liner, then smudge color under the eye.
2. Apply the paler shadow shades all over from lash to brow for use as a soft, eye-opening base.
3. Use Shadow Insurance Eye Primer before shadow application to lock in your lid look!
4. Use Pink Leopard Bronzer for a skin-perfecting, illuminated finish.
And this is how the palette looks like inside:
As you can see that there are 2 bronzers and 6 eye shadows. So here is my opinion about them all + swatches.
“Best-Selling Bronzers: Our two most coveted bronzers work with a variety of skin tones to illuminate and bronze.”
Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer
Sun Bunny Bronzer
I really love both bronzers, they are amazing! Although Too Faced has a set with 3 bronzers and a brush I wanted to get some of their shadows so this is why I got this set. Now I understand why these 2 bronzers are bestsellers – they are perfect. The colours are amazing and look they great on the face. Plus it’s easy to work with them. (sun bunny is darker and pink leopard is lighter)
Totally Toasted Brown & Totally Toasted Beige
These two are great colours for everyday use and will look nice on everyone.
Poodle Puff Raisin, Poodle Puff Pink, Ooh & Aah
All 3 shades contain