I have been loving the whole highlighting trend recently! And, honestly, who wouldn’t be sucked into sporting light shimmery arches shaping their upper cheekbones when their Instagram feed is over flowing with mini highlight and contouring tutorials!
I have not yet had the audacity – If I may- to contour my face because I have extremely oily skin and don’t want the brown of the bronzer to smudge with the pink of the blush and then with the shimmer of the highlighter to make my face look like a children’s colouring book gone wrong! I haven’t mastered the art of contouring, highlighting and then setting it all in place as yet. People who do it flawlessly have all my respect because I know how difficult it is.
So, going round and about and coming to the point 😛 I have tried some highlighters in the past and here I am, doing a review for one of the best affordable highlighters available in India. *So much praise* 😀
The Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter comes in a dome shaped container which I really like for some satisfying psychological reason (no, seriously). When I first received the package and was all excited to try it out, my heart sank a little looking at the colour. The highlighter looked more cool toned and silver which would clash with my warmer tones. I instantly regretted not reading up its reviews before placing the order. However, I went ahead and swatched it with my finger and it came out to be a beautiful soft gold that was more sheen-y than it was shimmery. It does have shimmer but most of it is finely milled and you see only a lovely golden sheen on your face when applied. It looks very sophisticated as opposed to glittery or garish.
This highlighter is quite finely milled. It never piles up in one place like shimmery products normally would because once shimmer sticks to the skin, oh boy does it STICK! This highlighter glides smoothly using the fingers or a fan or foundation brush and you can control the amount of product you use, even dab off the excess with a tissue if necessary. Though it does stay for very long without fading even a bit when it is given some time to set.
Al in all, this is a fantastic product and a real must have for the holiday season! Makeup Revolution makes some great quality products that are also affordable. Some of their products are misses, I agree; But most of them are spot on!
The Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden lights is available in online stores and retails currently for INR 450 on Flipkart (Prices may vary on different websites)
It also comes in two other colours called Peach lights and Pink Lights but I personally love this one for how well it agrees with my yellow undertones.
If by any chance this one is unvailable, MUA also makes a very similar highlighter called MUA Undress your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in Iridescent Gold which retails for INR 486. It is a very close dupe of the Makeup Revolution highlighter, if not exact!
I hope you liked this review and get on the bandwagon of highlighting because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good glow?
Until next time, lovelies, stay beautiful! :*