Thursday, 23 October 2014

DiorSkin Nude Shimmer Amber 002

Hey guys!

How many of you were lucky enough to get your hands on Dior's Amber Lights highlighter before it was discontinued? Unfortunately I wasn't and had given up on it until I was browsing at my local Dior counter and spotted the DiorSkin Nude Shimmers. I explained to the lovely guy at the counter about my unsuccessful search for the sought after Amber Diamonds and after having a good laugh about how sad we both were for being obsessed with it he suggested I take a look at 002. It's not a replacement by any means but it is a stunning highlighter. There is also shade Pink 001 which is a more pinky highlighter rather than a golden bronze.

There are four sections which can be used on their own or you can swirl your brush in all four which gives a gorgeous slightly bronzy glow. It is much more subtle than Amber Diamonds but It's actually a lot more wearable. I've been wearing mine pretty much everyday since I got it! Like all Dior products it is pricey coming in at €53.50, ouch! As I use it everyday I can almost justify it but it is madness really.

The DiorSkin Nude Shimmers all come with a small kabuki brush and a velvet pouch which is super fancy pants altogether. The brush isn't half bad, normally I always throw away any brush that comes with a product like that but its really soft and dense and applies the product quite softly which is perfect for a daytime look. If you want a more intense glow you can use a smaller more precise brush. I love the packaging, the powder itself has a very cool mirrored quilted effect and the initials CD are embossed on the bottom of the kabuki brush. The powder also feels quite heavy to hold, which to me is always a sign of a high end luxury product.

Although I adore my Illamasqua Gleam cream highlighter I think this may have replaced that for now! :) What are your go-to highlighters for everyday or special occasions and what is the most you have ever spent on a makeup product? Leave me a comment below!

Bye beauties!