Friday, 20 September 2013

The Best Cream Highlighter Ever?!! Illamasqua Gleam Review

Hey beauties! 

Today I have yet another winner from Illamasqua. Seriously, everything I have tried from this brand has been out of this world! I have yet to be disappointed!

Now in the past I haven't got on well with cream highlighters. You would think the fact my skin is on the dry side that cream products would be the best for me, but out of all the ones I have tried none of them looked right. They were either too sparkly, had too much colour or didn't apply smoothly to the skin.

Enter 'Gleam'! :)

Currently there are two colours to choose from, 'Supernatural' or 'Aurora'. 'Supernatural is a warm bronze more suitable for darker or tanned skin tones so I went with 'Aurora'. 

This is amazing. Just amazing.

The texture of this product is heavenly. It's like putting your finger into a tub of butter! It glides onto the skin effortlessly and easily blends in. The colour payoff is excellent and definitely noticeable without being overkill. No crazy sparkle, no lumps and applies like a dream.....what more could you ask for? :)

Please excuse the finger marks, I was a bit excited ans couldn't wait to try it! :)

'Aurora' is a gorgeous champagne colour which leaves an iridescent finish to the skin. Here is a swatch on my hand so you get an idea of the colour. This is just one swipe of the product applied with my finger without blending.

For the next swatch I blended slightly for a better representation on the skin. Apologies for the veiny pale hand, I'm practically see-through!

I like to apply Gleam with just my ring and middle finger and blend as I'm applying the product. You can also use a brush if you don't want to get your fingers dirty :)

Normally I leave my highlighter as one of the last steps to my makeup routine. I like to have my eyes and blush done first so I can see how much product to apply so that the look all ties in together. 

As I type this unfortunately 'Aurora' is sold out on Illamasqua's website, however they do have 'Supernatural' in stock. The retail price is €21.53 and can be bought on the Illamasqua site here. Most of the products seem to be snapped up quickly so you can always put yourself on the mailing list to be notified when it's back in stock. How handy!

Let me know what your favourite cream highlighters are, I'm always on the lookout for new products to try. 

Chat to you in a few days!