I don’t know about you, but I think that when we look back at the “teens” (2010-2019), we’re going to remember this era as an era with some very distinct makeup trends, like contouring (duh), strong brows, probably lip plumping and, of course, lots and LOTS of highlighter.
I’m talkin’ more highlighter than J. Lo wore in the early 2000s.
What was once a product that I didn’t think much about has now become one of my favorite products. I have many of them, but I never seem to have enough.
“Why yes, I do need seven champagne-toned highlighters. Thank you for asking.”
Nothing excites me more blingy “in your face” glow products like LORAC’s Summer 2016 Light Source Illuminating Highlighters.
Like the Hourglass Ambient Powders, they’re highly shiny, finely milled powders based around various lighting conditions to give you a gorgeous, radiant glow, and they come in four $22 shades — Starlight, a white opal; Daylight, a soft gold; Twilight, a light bronze; and Moonlight, a pinky pearl.
LORAC also infused the silky powders with anti-aging antioxidants!
These are all about light, and that’s the exciting part. When it hits them just right, that’s when their differences really stand out.
Twilight is the light golden bronze one, and Starlight is the reflective white opal, but if you angle them toward a light source? My goodness, these beauties are so reflective and illuminating that they catch all the light, and you can hardly tell the difference between them in the pan!
These highlighters are not for the faint of heart, too, when it comes to glow. If you favor more subtle illumination, I would even go so far as to gently hint that these are perhaps not for you.
But, surprisingly, all of this reflective power has perks. I’ve been wearing Starlight quite a bit lately, and the intense shine actually seems to minimize my pores in a an counterintuitive light-diffusing way.
Have a look for yourself. The picture of me below is unretouched (save a few stray hairs, because a girl’s gotta look out for her brows).
If you’re like me and can’t get enough glow, then pile these puppies on, and be sure to copy my “wow, highlighter!” pose. Just be careful not to bring them too close to your under-eye area to avoid enhancing any fine lines.
And these aren’t just fabulous highlighters. They’re also lovely eye shadows. Starlight, for instance, creates a beautiful halo shadow effect when popped on the center of the lids with deeper matte browns on either side.
I’m quite impressed with these Light Source Illuminating Highlighters. I also checked out the other two shades at the LORAC counter, and they’re just as smooth, illuminating and light-diffusing. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
So ladies, what’s your favorite glow-rious product?