Isn't it amazing? Just a few short years ago, highlighters were barely on our makeup radar. Now, a makeup look is simply not complete without a hint of that gorgeous sheen. During my recent makeup shopping haul, there were a couple of new highlights that managed to catch my eye. The first was the Butter Highlighter from Physician's Formula in the shade Pink/Rose. The second is a blue holographic highlighter from Annabelle Cosmetics in the shade Luna.
Physician's Formula + Annabelle Cosmetics Highlight Reviews
While the claims about its effects on the skin are debatable (and even if this product does soften the skin...it would only soften areas where you normally place highlighter), the product itself is wonderful. There is a beautiful wavy pattern on top which really showcases how shimmery the highlight is. The texture is silky smooth and definitely has that buttery kind of feeling to it. It offers lots of shimmer, shine, and has a luxurious feeling to it all around. This is a product that I have really been enjoying lately and hope to use more in the future.
Annabelle Cosmetics Holo Lighter. Though I am a fan of a lot of products from Annabelle (which is a Canadian makeup brand, for those of you wondering), this was my first time trying out one of their highlights. Seeing as this was a holographic highlight, I was even more excited by the premise. There were a few different colours to choose from but I instantly locked eyes with Luna, a soft shimmery blue, and had to find out how it performed.
Unlike the Physician's Formula highlight, there were no claims on the packaging whatsoever. So I just decided to dive in headfirst! The texture of this product is pretty standard for a powder but the colour is absolutely breathtaking. It has a light blue base with holographic shine that gives it an iridescent hint of purple as well. Striking, bold, and totally over the top, this is a fabulous highlight for a night out or a colourful makeup look. I love it!
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Bonus Review: Vichy Samples
Every now and then, stores will give you some free samples to try out. I love this! It is a great way to try out different products that maybe you wouldn't have considered otherwise. When I cashed out during my makeup haul, I was given a sample of a Vichy Rehydrating Cream and a Rehydrating Serum. There was a fair amount of product in each sample and it took me about a week of continued use to finish. The cream worked well for my dry skin but I think it would be a bit too much if you have normal to oily skin. The serum was also a stellar product for me and I noticed that my skin felt a lot smoother and more nourished. My only criticism with these Vichy products is the scent. I find it has that perfume sort of smell that many other skin care products have. While it doesn't bother a lot of people, it isn't something that I enjoy.
Phew! Can you believe it? Review week is over already. I hope that you enjoyed finding out about some newer products from the drugstore. Be sure to let me know if you have tried any of them and what you thought. Also, if you have any suggestions for future theme weeks, leave them in the comment section below.