Friday, 6 February 2015

Fabulously Fresh Faced !


Fabulously Fresh Faced 

Brightening Primers and Highlighters




I am all into fresh looking make up at the moment! A big part of that is primer, concealer and highlighter. One look I am trying to avoid is a big shiney face so I find for me less is more as I prefer an understated rather than an over stated style. 

Here are a few products which I have tried out on my quest for light and bright skin! 

Benefit "That Gal" brightening primer

 
Benefit primer 
I love this primer!! I got a sample of it a while ago (hence the tiny tiney packaging in the photo!) and I have loved it ever since, It is on my wishlist of make up I want to buy but need to save up for! It has quite a make upy scent but not an unpleasant scent. It is pink in appearance and leaves your skin with a nice even skin tone base to build your foundation on.

Avon Magix Illuminating face Perfector 


Avon Magix illuminating face perfector
Ok this product gave me a bit of a shock when I first used it. I better make a confession before continuing... Sex and the City was on TV and I have to admit I was not paying attention to what I was putting on my face but more focused on Carrie's love triangle between the Russian and Big. So somewhere in the middle of this love triangle I was popping this face perfector all over my face like I would any other primer -without looking in the mirror and then straight on to foundation with my eyes glued to the TV. When the adds came on and I finally took a look in the mirror I was very sparkly ... I mean I looked sweaty I was so sparkly/shiney (not oily just very highlighted)! Always the optimist I decided to continue as normal and set my face with powder before panicking. I am very glad I did. This product works great as a highlighting primer. It is very light weight and smoothed out my face to create a nice base for my foundation. It lasted the whole evening without getting oily which was fab. Personally I would not wear it on its own because I is a little too highlighting for me but it may suit the more adventurous! It also has SPF 15! Yippee! 

Inglot AMC Face and Body Illuminator 


Inglot
This was a sample I got at an Iglot make up class and I love it but haven't got around to buying it yet. With this highlighter less is definitely more. I would really only use it on my collarbones and a tiny amount on above my cheek bones. It can be quite intense so I wouldn't put it above my lip for fear it would look like I have a sweaty upper lip!  

Sleek Contouring kits


Face Contouring Kit
I love Sleek. My Boyfriend bought me a huge bundle of Sleek products for Christmas this year and these two beauties were included among them. I use these Sleek highlighters frequently-above cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose, collar bones and my cupid's bow above my lips. As with most highlighters a little goes a long way so always start off with a tiny amount on your brush- you can always build it up if necessary!
Sleek contouring kit

High Beam

High Beam
High Beam was my first ever highlighter. I think it is great for adding a subtle amount of brightness too your look. I generally use this on my brow bone to open up my eyes a bit more. It is also useful to put on or above the cheek bones. The applicator is a little brush which is great for adding precise amounts of High Beam to certain areas of your face.






As always thank you so much for reading! You are all stars!

Lots of Love 

Bobby x

7 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any of these products - high beam looks gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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      Bobby xx

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  2. I really want to try High Beam it has so many great reviews. Lovely post!
    Alex // www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

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      Bobby xx

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  3. try the "Soft anf Gentle" by MAC it's the best highlighter I've used by far and trust me - I've used a lot.

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    1. Oooo Thank you! I will have to put that on my wishlist and pick it up soon! Thanks so much for your comment!
      Bobby x

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