Having oily skin my make-up is geared towards mattifying and banishing all shine. Sometimes my skin can look a little lack lustre so in order to add lacking radiance I use illuminating products of highlighters. Finding a highlighter that isn't chock full of glitter is a hard task on the high street so I turned to MAC - a company known for its colour cosmetics and effects. Instead of opting for a powder based highlighter this little bottle of gold caught my eye. It was somewhat of an impulse buy and somewhat of a novel product for a beauty junkie like me!
--The Product and First Impressions--
The product is available in two luminous shades:
Sun Rush - a golden glow
Pink Rebel - a pink pearl iridescence
Even though I am rather fair I decided to go for Sun rush even though Pink Rebel would have been probably more suited to my natural skin tone. It was Summer and I wanted to bring a touch of golden light to my face as I really do not tan that well!
The product comes in a squeezy bottle with a fine nozzle that lets you control how much product you dispense - which is great as this stuff isn't cheap! The product itself is neither a cream nor a gel, it appears to be water based and blends seamlessly into the skin. In the bottle it appears to be a deep bronze gold with streams of irridescence running through it. On the skin you cannot detect any bronze colour all you are left with is a beautiful golden wash.
In terms of application I like to apply it on the top of my cheekbones and just under the arch of my eyebrow - the places where natural light hits the face. You can also mix some of the product in to either your moisturiser or foundation for a healthy glow.
What I love about this product is that unlike other highlighters there are no chunks of glitter or identifiable glitter particles. This product is more of a wash of radiance and adds a subtle luminosity rather than full on glow. It looks really beautiful on the skin, it just shimmers and the skin looks gorgeous. It catches the light and adds an extra dimension to the face - especially if you have contoured as well! It lasts the whole day and truly has staying power.
I think this product certainly delivers a healthy radiance to the skin. In terms of repurchasing this product again this is a hard question to answer as I simply cannot envisage ever finishing this little bottle! This product retails at £17.50 for 18ml so it certainly isn't cheap however, I bought this last Summer I use it regularly and you just wouldn't know - the bottle still looks full! It is not a necessity but if you want to treat yourself or get a make-up lover a present which is sure to impress then this is certainly worth checking out!