What’s that? A new highlighter? Yeah…sometimes when it comes to highlighters, I feel like I’ve seen and worn ’em all, from your subtle sheens to your full-blown glitter-fests, so when a new one comes along (you must whip it!) that successfully combines some of my favorite things about highlighters, I sit up, tie my hair into a high pony and get down to business.
Ms. Bobbi Brown, friend to women who like to wear makeup while still looking like themselves, recently revealed two of the snazziest highlighters I’ve seen in a while, her High Light Powders in Pink Glow and Bronze Glow ($45 each), which combine some of my favorite things about MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finishes and Chanel’s Highlighting Powders.
Almost creamy, like a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish powder (which makes them a breeze to blend), Bobbi’s High Light Powders do not, however, have the same glazed high-shine finish. Instead, they exude an ethereal, dreamy luster with a finespun finish that totally reminds me of Chanel.
Bobbi wanted to recreate the look of skin illuminated by a cozy fire (ahh…), with the same warm, buttery colors, and that’s what I see when I wear these highlighters.
I use a tapered eyeshadow brush to apply these because when I use a different brush, I end up with a little too much product (and a finish that looks more oily than gorgeous glow). With the brush, I buff one of them on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, in the inner corners of my eyes and on my Cupid’s bow.
I like both shades, but Pink Glow is my favorite one. It leaves a warm, peachy, pinkish glow that looks like baby angels have left silvery kisses on your cheekbones.
PRICE: $45 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition and available now at Bobbi Brown counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Veteran’s Day!