Sunday, December 11, 2011

Highlighters, My Latest Obsession

For a while I would contour with bronzer daily, but the past couple months I haven't been feeling it at all.  I had been using just blush alone, but got a hankering for cheekbone highlights.
Edited to add, forgot my LORAC highlighter!

I have a decent collection of highlighters:
NARS Albatross (in a trio with Orgasm and Laguna): white gold sheen (powder)
pixi Energy Blush in Golden Energy (duo of blush and highlight): light gold sheen/shimmer (powder)
MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl: MAC calls it a white gold, but I see more white pearly frost (cream)
e.l.f. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip in Spotlight: white side of gold (liquid)
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Pink Porcelain: pink gold shimmer/sparkle (powder)
Physicians Formula Happy Boosters powder in Translucent: sections of white, beige, pink swirls together to a light pinkish pearl sheen
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow in Vegas Strip: more a golden bronzer swirled together but is very shimmery/metallic, using top light-medium gold alone can mostly work as highlighter
 LORAC Perfectly Lit in Spotlight: light beige fine sheen, very subtle and even though it's a bit darker than my skintone really it just makes my cheeks/temples look healthy and smooth.. slightly magical

I've been using the NARS, PF Happy Boosters and pixi most often, I like the MAC Pearl but if my skin is even remotely dry (which it often is around temples) it will really snag on those dry spots and it is not pretty.  Since I gravitate to golden shimmer, that's mostly what I have but with the cold weather, my pale skin and rosy cheeks I'm thinking I could do the cooler toned for that icy frosty sort of something.

With my Sephora VIB $20 off $50, I was determined to get a pink highlighter but after over a week I couldn't really find something I was willing to pay the high price of matching to what I had in mind.  I had told myself maybe I'd just get one of those nice pink pearl highlighters from Physicians Formula and try to maximize my Sephora discounted purchase otherwise.  So! I ended up getting the Benefit I'm Glam.. therefore I am kit that has Girl Meets Pearl (pink gold highlight liquid), a rosy light pink cheek color, eyeshadows, lip gloss and sample of mascara.  I also decided to go for a MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder in 942 White/Mauve for a white/pink/purple highlight that would work for eyes as well.

I mainly apply highlight across cheekbones and up into temple (blending towards brow highlight), sometimes on the bridge of my nose (over the lumpy part :), and on cupids bow.  I don't mind some sparkle but since I'm mainly doing makeup for working in an office (working in the glamorous world of IT), it seems a bit overkill most days.

So that's about it!  Something about the cold and snowy winter makes me want to shine like an ice princess.

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