Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

Monday, 17 December 2012
Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter

 

Believe it or not, until I started reading blogs I wasn't aware that highlighters existed.  I always saw photos of people with gorgeous glowing skin and really envied them, thinking it was just natural or achieved through good foundation.  I now know that the majority of the time that natural "glow" comes from stratigically placed highlighters!  

Once I discovered this (after reading a few reviews of products like Nars Albatross) I became obsessed with trying to find a highlighter and I remember scouring Boots trying to find one and eventually settling on Benefit 10 (reviewed in my summer faves) after chatting to a lovely Benefit lady.  As it was the first highlighter I had ever used I was really impressed with the irridescent glow it gave my cheeks and I pretty much used it every day.  Once I ran out though I wasn't that keen on repurchasing as at £24 it was pretty expensive, especially considering I hadn't used any of the bronzer side of the product so it felt like a bit of a waste.  

After reading a few great reviews of the Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter (like on Kayleighs blog) I thought I'd give it a try, and popped into Topshop last week to pick one up.  The first thing that impressed me was the packaging - I've never bought Topshop makeup before I love the white and stars packaging, it's so pretty!  Also it's a really good size - I'm pretty sure it will last ages, even if I'm using it almost daily - and at £10 it's great value.  

Onto the product itself, in the pot it doesn't look like much - in fact it looks a bit like a pressed powder (in that it looks quite matte) however once swatched you can see the shimmery goodness right away.  It's a lovely champagne colour, so is perfect for pale Marys like me but would still compliment a more tanned skin tone too.  Although it's a powder it's got a really nice silky/creamy texture too - it feels expensive, if that makes sense!

I use my Real Techniques Contouring Brush to apply this on top of foundation and powder.  I normally sweep it across my cheekbones and curve round onto my temples, and then sweep lightly down the bridge of my nose and occasionally dot above my eyebrows.  I totally notice a difference in my face when I use it - it gives a lovely healthy glow and freshens up my look. 

I'd definitely recommend giving this a go if you're looking for a highlighter - it's my new favourite makeup item!

5 comments:

  1. this looks nice, iv yet to try topshop make up! x

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  2. Ooooh lovely! I have the Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam & I really like it - might have to give this a go too x

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  3. This is lovely xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  4. It looks really pretty :) I need to try this because it looks gorgeous and it's such a good price!

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  5. i'm such a sucker for buying high end cosmetics because i have been talked into it by some lovely sales lady with flawless makeup. I really need to start trying high street brands like Topshop!

    I looked at the Accesorise range at the weekend and was really impressed with their eyeshadow pallets. Have you tried them ?

    http://www.calibell.blogspot.co.uk/

    @DamielleReed117

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