Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Four Fabulous Highlighters To Try This Spring

A quick roundup of my current favorite highlighters/glow enhancers that have been on rotation since the start of spring.

Four Fabulous Highlighters To Try This Spring Review, photos, swatches

Benefit’s Watt's Up! ($30; sephora.com) is a classic champagne pearl that is quite flattering on a variety of skin tones. It's Benefit’s best seller for a reason and I absolutely love the natural sheen on this one sans any chunky shimmer or glitter. It blends beautifully and has a natural looking dewy finish without emphasizing pores and imperfections, perfect for dry skin. Easily blendable with fingers or the sponge applicator it comes with.

Benefit’s Watt's Up! Review, Photos, Swatches

The Valentino V-Lighter Face Primer and Highlighter in Ambra ($58; sephora.com) is another favorite of mine when it comes to liquid highlighters. The glow on this one is super flattering on medium-dark skin tones and can be mixed with foundations, used as a primer or over makeup as a liquid highlighter. It blends beautifully and the formula doesn’t have any visible chunky glitter.


Valentino V-Lighter Face Primer and Highlighter in Ambra Review, photos, swatches

The Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in Glitz ($45; sephora.com) has shades that I can use for my eyes and face. The formula is super creamy, almost like a cream to powder finish and the shimmer is fine, although it is easy to go overboard with this one. I use a fluffy brush to apply this highlighter and I can see how this would flatter a variety of skin tones and can be mixed and matched as well.

Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in Glitz Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer Highlighter in Champagne Gold ($28; sephora.com) is a sheer liquid highlighter that can also be used alone or mixed in with base products. This shade is flattering on most skin tones and I found the formula to be a bit more sheer compared to other liquid highlighters I have tried. I have dry skin and prefer using this mixed in with foundations than as a highlighter on top of makeup. The texture is easier to work with this way and the shimmer looks more subtle. It can also be mixed with cream blushes to create a soft sheen.

Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer Highlighter in Champagne Gold Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil In Slate

Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil In Slate Review, Photos, Swatches

The Bonne Brow Defining Pencil ($38; sephora.com) is new from Westman Atelier, an ultra natural looking brow definer that helps add fullness, fill in sparse spots and delivers a clean and polished look. It comes in four shades and Slate, which is the darkest is my perfect match. I have pretty dark brows, and like this cool toned brown black for a natural look. The formula has just the right amount of waxiness and stays on through a very hot and humid day even without sealing it with a brow gel. The packaging is minimalistic and clean, and comes with a detachable spoolie on the other end to comb through. The pigments in the formula are 100% naturally derived and the slanted tip is perfect for the brow arches. It's a very forgiving formula that is easy even for beginners to use and very difficult to go wrong with. Overall, fantastic product and my go to eyebrow product currently. The Westman Atelier website also has some helpful application videos that show application of different shades on various skin tones!

Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil In Slate Review, Photos, Swatches

Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil In Slate Review, Photos, Swatches


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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Dolce Lily Eau de Toilette By Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce Lily Eau de Toilette By Dolce&Gabbana Review, Photos

Dolce Lily Eau de Toilette ($108; ulta.com) is a new launch from Dolce&Gabbana, a fresh, youthful fruity floral with notes of Italian Bergamot, Passion Fruit, Sparkling Pink Lily, Roses, Musk, Sandalwood and Vanilla. It has some of my favorite fragrance notes for spring-summer and is a lovely year round fragrance too. The opening is feminie, slightly zesty and exotic. I get most of the Bergamot, Rose and Lily at the opening, while the floral notes linger though dry down. The Vanilla and Musk soften the fragrance a little bit without making it too strong and keep it from becoming too sweet. I love how fresh and vibrant this one is and how it would make for a beautiful fragrance throughout the year, not just in the spring and summer. I have been using this on rotation with other florals this time of the year and would definitely recommend it if you like sophisticated florals. The longevity is average, as with any EDT and the bottle is gorgeous in pink. It also makes for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift!


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