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Full face using only highlighters

A couple of videos popped up on Youtube recently for the ‘Full face using only highlighters’ challenge. Some of them are so hilarious I had to share them with you. Enjoy watching!

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Beauty Favourites 2015: Face

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During the summer I loved my Honeypie Minerals Foundation, which I purchased the full size of. In the colder months or for a night out I prefer my Rituals Gemstone Foundation. For liquid foundations I’ve been using Boots Botanics – All Bright Radiance Balm as a base for a couple of months now, it gives a nice glow to the skin.

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To set my makeup I almost exclusively used MUA’s Pro Base Prime & Conceal Powder, which I actually bought for a Halloween look if I remember correctly. It does a great job though. I mix all the colours and apply it lightly and my makeup stays matte for a while.

A purchase on a whim turned out to be my favourite everyday blush: MUA’s Lolly. A long time favourite of mine, and unfortunately not available anymore, is Catrice’s Multi Colour Blush in Gone With the Wind [Hollywood Fabolous Fourties Limited Edition]. Last year I mentioned my Everyday Minerals’ blushes and they are still products I use on a regular basis.

I think in the last two years, a lot more products have found their way into my makeup routine. Not necessarily on a daily basis, but certainly when I feel like putting on a full face of makeup. When I never seemed to bother with Contouring and Highlighting in the past, I know have a couple of favourites for both categories.

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I would say Beauty UK’s Baked Box Halo 3 is my No. 1 highlighter. I also really enjoy Topshop’s Glow Highlighter in Polish and Illamasqua’s Gleam in Mirage. For highlighters cream products work quite well for me. Not so much for contouring though. I have Illamasqua’s Cream Pigment in Hollow, but although the colour is great I just never really reach for it. Instead my current favourite is Makeup Revolution’s Mono Eyeshadow in Mocha Love, which I use as a contour shade. It is very pigmented and suitable for pale skin.

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New In: Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

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Barry M – Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49)

What BarryM says:

Barry M Chisel Cheeks provides the perfect tools to shape and define your natural bone structure. The travel-sized palette includes a light powder to highlight, a bronzer to warm, and a dark powder to sculpt for a perfectly enhanced appearance.

What I say:

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I think it is not easy to find a nice and matte contour or bronzer colour. Recently in Boots I came across this kit by Barry M and the swatches in store were promising.I do like the colours and I find the kit is very handy for traveling as well. Additionally the lid has some tips on how to apply the colours, which reminds me of Too Faced products and I think it is a really good idea. My first impression is that the colours can be applied easily and last a decent amount of time for the price. Overall, I am happy I picked up this kit.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

TALC, MICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, PETROLATUM, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN [+/- CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499]

Highlighter for pale skin

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From left to right:

(1) Catrice – Prime And Fine Highlighting Powder in 010 Fairy Dust (4,49 €)
(2) Topshop – Glow Highlighter in Polish (£9.00)
(3) Alverde –  Rose Tinted Highlighter (2,99 €)
(4) Beauty UK – Baked Box Halo 3 (£3.99)
(5) Sleek – Face Contour Kit in Light (£6.49)

As you can see my collection of highlighters is still rather limited and there is only one natural product in here, the liquid highlighter by Alverde, which I love by the way. I would be keen to try some mineral highlighters at some point, but for now, let’s have a look at the ones I have.

Most of these are powder highlighters, which I find a bit easier to handle and build up. Nevertheless, the Topshop cream highlighter and the Alverde liquid highlighter are great products too. All the highlighters you can see in the picture above have a more pinkish undertone that I think usually works better on pale skin than golden highlighters. The Catrice product has the least pigmentation of all the highlighters shown above. My favourite product in here must be the Beauty UK one, it gives a really nice reflection on the face and still looking very natural.

Catrice – Prime And Fine Highlighting Powder

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What Catrice says:

A wonderfully soft powder to create highlights on your face and décolleté. A silky shimmering perfect finish. To be applied on top of all CATRICE make-up types.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

TALC, MICA, CI 77891, BIS- DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRICTRIGLYCERIDE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 75470, CI 77492, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, CI 77491

Topshop – Glow Highlighter in Polish

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What Topshop says:

Cream highlighter. Blend cream onto highlights of face to highlight and boost radiance.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

Mineral Oil (Paraffinium Liquidium), Octyldodecanol, Mica, Cocoglycerides, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ozokerite, Nylon-12, Lanolin Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bht, Tin Oxide +/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Alverde –  Rose Tinted Highlighter

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

Aqua, Alcohol denat.*, Glycine Soja Oil*, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Mica, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Isoamyl Laurate, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil*, Ananas Sativus Fruit Extract*, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Parfum**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Coumarin**, Citral**, CI 77891, CI 75470, CI 77491

Beauty UK – Baked Box Halo 3

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What Beauty UK says:

The beautyuk baked-box collection brings healthy, holiday-glow skin to the high street. Capturing sun-baked summer bliss in 4 iridescent shades that highlight and define with a veil of subtle shimmer. Complete with flip lid box and large mirror for ease of application.

This product is vegetarian friendly.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Theylhexylglycerin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Benzyl Silicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool. [+/- Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891]

Sleek – Face Contour Kit in Light

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What Sleek says:

This iconic duo compact is an essential tool for achieving a beautifully sculpted and defined appearance. Includes a silky, matte, easy to blend contour powder and an illuminating highlighter for a natural glow.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

Talc, Aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Oil. +/- may contain Iron oxide yellow CI77492, Iron oxide red C177491, Iron oxide Black CI77499. Highlighter: Mica, Talc Zea mays (corn) starch, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Nylon-12, Silica, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Pigment.

Illamasqua – Pure pigments

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Illamasqua says: “Made to be played with. A metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. Mix with eye shadow, blusher or use it on its own to intense effect. Bring out your bold side.”

Ingredients:

MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS CI 77288, CARMINE CI 75470, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CI 77510] MAY CONTAIN CARMINE AS A COLOUR ADDITIVE. COLOURS: INCITE, MARVEL, TINGLE, FERVENT, LUST, BREATHE. INGREDIENTS: MICA AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS CI 77288]

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