A long, long time ago a package arrived at my doorstep that contained nine incredible highlighters, sent by the amazing team at FBBeauty. The brand was MUA (Make Up Academy), a brand I have used time and time again. Their Luxe Bronze and Sculpt Contour Kit is a must have, their Matte Lipsticks come in some amazing shades (for £1.00 each!) and their Undress Your Skin Highlight is so dreamy! If you’re doing beauty on a budget you HAVE to try this brand, it does not disappoint.
I did originally post a little video on Instagram about this package, which you may remember. Since then I have used them to death and enjoyed every single moment.
The Prism Highlighter (circular pans) are available in five shades:
These are your everyday pressed powder highlighters. They pack tons of pigment with even with the lightest of brush strokes and will gleam and glisten on your skin. I have been using the shade Ultra Violet for about two months now to highlight my brow bone and temples. It does not disappoint in staying power. Something else to add is that it does looks white in the pot. However, when it hits your skin the colour transforms into a beautiful muted violet tone.
Prism Loose Powder Highlighter
. I have the shade Star Illusion (they are also available in Oceanic Wonder and Emerald Marvel). It is iridesant and very striking! I usually stay clear from loose powdered anything because I find it:
1. Makes a mess.
2. Absorbs into my skin.
3. Doesn’t have staying power
My god was I surprised by this one though! It is the perfect consistency for use on your nose and cupids bow and looks spellbinding in the sunshine. Plus, I have tons left which is an achievement for me as anything loose powdered normally gets dropped and goes everywhere… The joys of clumsiness.
Prism Jelly Highlight
Finally and most versatile in my opinion, we have the three shade palettes. These are the Prism Jelly Highlight, highlighters (a first for me) and I’ve already hit pan with the Optical palette. The peach tone was phenomenal on the tip of my nose and under my eyebrow bone, The darker brown shade is my go to sheen supplier for layering on top of my powder contour to give it some extra depth and the lighter copper shade is the perfect bronzer. I also use it for blending up and into the cheekbone highlight! All of which I achieve with two blush brushes!
These shades also work amazingly on top of a smokey brown eye look to add just a hint of a dewy glow. They are called “Jelly Highlights” due to the consistancy when in the pan but they still appear very matte when applied as above (in my opinion). So if like me, you usually avoid anything without MATTE plastered over the front, please rest assured that these will not leave you feeling like an oil slick.
The other two palettes are:
Light Spark – in White, Cream and Gold
Crystal Cut – in Grey, Green and Violet
After writing this, I had to jump into the Light Spark palette and it is now being used every day as a transition from cheek to temple.
Also, I promised Light Spark to my sister once I’d finished my review so now I need to go out and buy a new one (Sorry Shelley)
What is your favourite highlighter at the moment? Do you have any that you would recommend? Let me know as I love hearing from you!