Fave Highlights!

Fave Highlights!

I had every intention of today’s post being a Valentine’s Day look. . . until I realized I would’ve had to pick up my daughter from school in a full face of holiday makeup. Now normally I don’t care for stuff like that but I also didn’t want to do my hair. And a Valentine’s Day look requires a nice do!

So instead I bring you my favorite part of makeup, HIGHLIGHT! For a long time I was a devoted Mary Louminizer addict until it broke and I haven’t gotten around to buying a new one. This tragedy forced me to venture out and try new products. Today I bring you variation.

I’ve included affordable and liquid highlights!

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My die-hard favorite and OG is Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. For an olive warm/neutral complexion like mine this highlight pairs so well. When it says it’s an illuminator it definitely is. It melts right on the skin to look so natural and radiant. It wears so well throughout the day and doesn’t fade. It retails for $26 but it’s so worth every penny!

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Up next is Maybelline’s FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold. Molten Gold  in my opinion reminds me so much of Gilded Honey. Except Molten Gold has a more peach undertone where Gilded Honey is a true gold. (I will include swatches)

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Molten Gold is a beautiful affordable highlight except it doesn’t last all day like my Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I’ve noticed that after a while it starts to fade. Which isn’t bad and its so subtle it can definitely be worn every single day to add a touch of glow to your look. This retails for $9.99.

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When you hear “drug store products” people often think cheap worthless makeup. Wet n Wild is from far that. While it is VERY affordable its products are all that and more! It has easily become my favorite brand for highlights since it only retails for $4.99 its a steal. While I own some of the other shades this MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Botanic Dream is my favorite because its pink! Naturally I only wear it on Wednesday 😜 JK

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This is another highlight that provides a beautiful sheen of glow without being powdery or over bearing. Highlights can sometimes be too much and I opt for more of a natural glow formula. . . as if we glowed in pink. LOL! When I want an intense look I will pair this with my  Colourpop Highlight 

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Last in my Faves collection is NYX’s Born to Glow Illuminator in Gleam. This is another shade that goes very well with my complexion. I often opt to wear this alone when I only do mascara and eyebrow gel.

I mentioned in another post how dry my skin has been and how I mixed a liquid highlight with my primer and this is it! It’s so versatile in the sense it can be worn alone, layered with another highlight for a brighter look, and over makeup as just a highlight on its own. NYX is another brand that’s very affordable with great products.

It retails for $7.49!! STEAL!!

Fave Highlights Swatch

From left to right: Maybelline’s Molten Gold, Wet nWild’s Botanic Dream, Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey, and NYX’s Gleam.

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I had so much fun with this post because I absolutely love these products. They’re so beautiful, affordable, and FUN!

What are some of your favorite highlighters? Do you like high-end or drugstore better?

Mini Haul

Mini Haul

I got  a little gift for Mother’s day just some essentials I had run out of. These are favorites I keep repurchasing. Ok, maybe not. I got a few new things.

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To start off this mini haul is the much wanted Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I noticed that for me some highlighters don’t work because they make me look chalky. I’ve wanted a gold highlight for such a long time but there’s so many out there it’s hard to pick one! I’ve seen this around so much and the packaging is adorable. It’s very soft and goes on so buttery. This baked highlight comes in 3 more shades: Ballerina, Charming Pink, and Peach Glow. 

Illuminate your natural beauty! This innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of our favorite Italian dessert, and lasts until the very last application.

Ballerina – a candlelit, rose gold shade
Charming Pink – a soft pink pearl
Gilded Honey – an effervescent caramel honey shade
Peach Glow – a peachy champagne shimmer – Laura Geller Website

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Something else new I purchased is this essence Say no to Redness. I have never purchased anything from this brand and just kind of went out on a whim with it. I have been getting these red patches around my nose lately and some pretty inflamed acne that I wanted to give something new a shot to help color correct. With the weather getting so hot I don’t like piling on products so I’m hoping this will eliminate the need of spot correcting with concealer before/after foundation.

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Another new product I bought is this Mario Badescu facial spray. I’ve used this brand thanks to a lot of recommendation from my little sis and so far its never failed me. As you can tell this facial spray has aloe, herbs, and rosewater. It smells so good like roses which eventually goes away. The small bottle was only $5 at Ulta, yay!

A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating. –Mario Badescu Website

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Lastly is the Urban Decay de-slick makeup setting spray for oil control. I love this setting spray because it’s by Skindanavia which I LOVE! There’s also the eyeshadow primer potion in original. I told you guys this is my go to primer and I had recently ran out so I HAD TO pick some up. This does so good with the hot Florida weather it’s definitely a must have.

To the moms out there I hope you had a wonderful day full of makeup and love!

I will be doing a follow-up with all the new items I purchased so stay tune for that!

What’s your favorite Highlight? Anyone else try this Mario Badescu facial spray, thoughts??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)