I’ve been enjoying this unusual face highlighter of late, thanks to its ability to quickly illuminate the facial planes.
I like how it allows me to sculpt my cheekbones in an instant and how a quick dusting of it along the nose bridge nicely defines the nose area.
Although it’s not a typical skin-toned or golden-hued illuminator, this soft white with refined rosy reflects (alliteration ftw) has a colour affinity to many blushes, making it a good highlighting complement.
Though it seems almost chalky at first swatch, the powder actually blends effortlessly into a shimmery translucent veil, offering a lovely glow. I’m fond of its dominant red-pink shimmer which catches the light prettily. Look closely and you will see multi-coloured sparkles too.
It pairs beautifully with my blushes, gradating almost seamlessly on my skin. Above is a photo of it with Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in Misty. Do note that a light hand is best with this, as its fair base does show up with medium-to-heavy application.
If you’d like a face highlighter with unusual shimmer but one that gives you a flattering radiance, you must take a look at this special piece. According to the brand, many makeup artists love this little gem too. :)
Although it’s part of last year’s well-received Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Northern Lights Holiday 2012 collection, a quick check revealed that stock is still surprisingly available. As with the beauteous Arctic Night eyeshadow palette, Polar Night is also limited edition. In Singapore, it retails at S$70.
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