6th April 2010

Highlighters – loose powders

By Get Lippie

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s some loose powder highlighters I have.  To be fair, there’s only two, but there is a reason for that, as we’ll see:

Revlon Skinlights highlighter: I’m not sure if this one is still available or not, but it’s one I’m not that fond of, being a bit, well, gravelly, and exceedingly glittery. A little bit of it does go a very long way though, this pot is a couple of years old (it has seen regular use) and it’s still very full.  It’s great if you want to dress yourself up as a fairy, or need something with a little more pizazz. Subtle it isn’t. It’s also useful dusted very lightly over a matte eyeshadow look to give it a shimmery, glittery effect, which is what I mainly use it for. But it’s far too glittery for use as a cheek highlight on my pale-custard coloured skin, alas.

Bare Escentuals Clear Radiance: I’ve had this little pot for a while, and I’ll be honest, I don’t use it very often.  It’s not actually meant to be used as a highlighter proper (or what I think of as proper highlighter use, anyway, which might not be the same thing), it’s more meant to  be used as an all-over “brightening” or radiance powder.  I find the lightly pinky peach shade is fairly flattering, more so than the more usual silvery pinks, but even so, I can’t figure out a way to use this without it making me feel like I’m wearing a gauze-y mask.  Anyone else have this problem?

Am I missing a trick here?  Are there any loose highlighter powders around that are amazing? What are your recommendations?