Luxury IlluminatorsWednesday, May 28, 2014
Let's be honest, although I wish I could have an extravagant lifestyle, my bank tells me otherwise. So this means that I have always been a bit of a drugstore girl rather than a high end make up counter girl. Okay that was a mouthful! But recently, I've been having an indulge in some high end products, and well I may of fallen for them, hook line and sinker. Damn it, I didn't want to be lured in with their luxurious ways. Becca and Dior are the culprits. Or in their full names; Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector and Dior's Glow Maximiser primer. Both are lovely, both give you a sheeny glow, and both will make your bank balance wince a little bit.
Becca's Shimmering skin perfector* has been on my wish list for some time after seeing Millie Mackintosh use it in a video tutorial. You all know my obsession with Millie and her glowy look. So I knew I had to get this at some point, I have the shade Opal *the same as Millie of course* and it's more of a bronzy colour. It's a warm toned highlighter, and I'd say its better suited for tanned skin tones, I tend to add this either under foundation, if my skin is looking dull and flat, or just on my cheekbones and down my nose. It just adds a sun kissed glow. Sadly I don't turn into Millie when I wear it *I demand a refund* but it's a lovely highlighter that doesn't break you out, or turn you in to a disco ball shimmery mess. I also find that if you put this on top of powder products, it won't turn cakey, so it passes the test for me. The price will make you wince, but I've never found a drugstore dupe like it, so if you're obsessed with Millie like I am, it might be worth the splurge? My advice is go to Space NK and try it out for yourself.
Next is Dior's Glow Maximiser primer, which when I first heard about it, I was like that has my name written all over it. Now lets just get this straight, this gives some serious glow. The name ain't kidding that's for sure. Now if you don't like serious glow/dewyness, you're not going to like this. I tend to add a tiny bit under foundation, and it just livens up my complexion, it gives me a glow (not too surprising.) I also use it as a highlighter for when I don't want to glow all over. It's more of a pearly sheeny colour, but delivers a natural finish, well a natural dewy look. Too much of this though and you may end up looking too dewy; like you've just ran a marathon in a fur coat in twenty seven degree heat with full make up on. So be careful with that. This though does have drugstore dupes, think L'oreal's Lumi Magique primer, or Topshop's Glow pot. You're welcome :)
So that's my luxury glow faves, sadly luxury items still doesn't mean I've been transformed into a Made in Chelsea member... WHAT IS LIFE.