Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Highlighting with Illamasqua's Gleam in Aurora


Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora
£18, available online and in store

I have a lot time for highlighters. I love the instant healthy glow they give you, and whether it is a liquid, cream or powder formulation, I rarely complete my look without a sweep or a dab of this light-reflecting beauty. Illamasqua's Gleam in Aurora is a champagne-tinted, lightweight cream highlighter that gives the skin a wonderful, warm golden iridescence. The pearlescent pigments within means that the highlighter catches the light at all different angles and kisses the skin with an almost unreal lustre and shimmer. Aurora doesn't contain any chunky glitter or sparkle which I like, it is uncomplicated and the perfect warm colour to suit most skin tones. It can be applied to all areas of the face and body, and even worn under your foundation. The consistency is soft and strongly-pigmented and I find it best to apply with my fingers along my cheekbones, down my nose and through my brow bones. It is one of my favourite highlighters at the moment and one that I am reaching for more and more for my fix of instant radiance.

Have you tried this product? What do you call upon to highlight your makeup look?


Rebeka said...

Your cheeks look amazing!


Happy Enigma said...

This stuff is amazing. I also like Benefit Sunbeam.

Katie Walker said...

I love the look of this product! Illamasqua always comes up trumps for me!



Katie x said...

I'm a definite sucker for highlighters.
Looks very similar to my beloved Amber diamonds which I wrote a post about not to long ago.
I shall have to check this one out as a potential
Christmas wish list! Xx

Savannah said...

This is gorgeous!

Tattooed Tealady said...

This is so flattering xo

Emily said...

This is stunning!


Liyana Marie said...

your cheeks look Amazing , seems to be such a great highlighter ! my favorite highlighter has to be MAC silver dusk , leaves your skin with an amazing glow. i just found your blog recently and i absolutely love it , love your reviews , OOTD and your picture quality is amazing ! i'm a new follower

xx Liyana

Amelia said...

This looks gorgeous, I've been on the lookout for a cream highlighter as I currently don't own any. I currently use Benefit's Moonbeam, and while it is a nice product, I'm just getting a little tired of it. Maybe it's time I branch out to Illamasqua! x

Gem said...

This is something I've been meaning to pick up for some time! It looks like the perfect beige gold highlighter and as someone who has at least 20 highlighters in her collection I need this desperately!

Gem x

Hannah Cagney Lace said...

This gives your skin a beautiful glow. I'm just starting to get into highlighters, currently using the Topshop Moonbeam one which is a powder so would love to try a cream formulation like this one.


Kelly said...

It gives such a lovely glow to the skin, I was going to go for the Topshop one I've seen but think I might splash out on this now.

Gillian said...

This looks amazing on you, so nice and glowy! My favourite highlighter is Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow.

Gillian x


Michelle said...

Oh this looks absolutely amazing on you Milly! Would you believe that I've hardly dabbled in the world of highlighting products? Aurora is certainly winging its way onto my wishlist this winter! Hope you're well m'lovely one <3

HeartsAndCrosses said...

I want to try this, looks amazing



Bright Town Girl said...

I adore this highlighter. x

Fergie's Fashion Fun said...

I've been looking for a highlighter for a while and this one looks perfect! Quite natural and looks great in the photos!

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