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I've been trying to update my make-up bag lately (with money I don't have!), and decided to invest in some highlighter. As I mention in almost every review, I have quite dry skin, so it can look very dull and 'tired' sometimes. Anyway, when I saw this highlighter on the MAC website, I thought it might be a good investment. I did wince a little at the price (21.50), but I often end up trying to save money by trying cheaper products which don't work very well - so I just decided to go for it.
The highlighter claims to use iridescent pigments to produce a radiant, natural-looking glow, whilst reducing the appearance of imperfections on the skin. It's a lighter-weight version of MAC's Strobe Cream, which I believe has a richer consistency.
The design is fairly simple. The bottle comes packaged in a white box, and the bottle holds 50ml, which I think is quite a lot. The bottle has a black cap on top, which you can twist round to either 'open' or 'close' the nozzle. When open, you can push down on the nozzle which dispense a small drop of the liquid. The bottle is clear plastic, which is great, as you can see how much of the liquid you have left.
The liquid is also a great colour, so it makes the bottle look prettier. It looks almost pure white in the bottle, with shimmery, iridescent tones when it catches the light. Once you apply it though, it looks much more natural and translucent. As I mentioned, one push of the nozzle dispenses just a small amount. This is good because a little bit goes a long way here, and it means there is no wastage of the product.
The liquid is lightweight and not too thick - very 'fluid', and soft. I like to apply it to my cheekbones, brow bone and nose, but I guess you could apply it anywhere on your body really, as it's very versatile. I think the shade is what I like most - it's not too pink, as with some other highlighters. If you do want it pinker, you could probably mix it in with your blush. As it claims, it did give me a radiant, healthy glow and it also helped me to contour my face more.
I only tend to use this sparingly, for example, on nights out. Also, as I said, a little bit does go a long way, so I can see this lasting me for a good while. Even so, I'm not sure that it's quite worth the £21.50 price tag. I haven't tried many other highlighters, so it is difficult for me to compare, but this does seem good quality to me and it is quite long-lasting. If you have the money, I would recommend it. If not, I wouldn't say it's the end of the world to be honest. It's always worth checking eBay for cheaper prices, though - I think I'll be doing this once the current bottle runs out!
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