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?

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  1. 4th December 2012 / 9:53 pm

    This stuff is amazing. I also like Benefit Sunbeam.

  2. 4th December 2012 / 10:59 pm

    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

  3. 4th December 2012 / 11:23 pm

    This is gorgeous!

  4. 5th December 2012 / 12:02 am

    This is stunning!


  5. 5th December 2012 / 12:24 am

    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

  6. 5th December 2012 / 2:48 am

    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

  7. 5th December 2012 / 2:49 am

    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

  8. 5th December 2012 / 9:47 am

    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.


  9. 5th December 2012 / 11:34 am

    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.

  10. 5th December 2012 / 6:18 pm

    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