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Une have quickly become possibly my favourite make-up brand. Their beauty products are made from natural ingredients, are eco-friendly, not tested on animals and of a very high quality. Everything I've tried from Une has worked wonders and impressed me and, whilst their prices are a little higher than most high street make-up brands, I do feel the better quality is completely worth that extra couple of quid.
Une cater for people who want natural looking make-up, you won't find any bright purple eyeliners or glittery eye shadows in this range of make-up and will instead find more fleshy toned and neutral coloured items. This is perfect for me. Whilst I don't mind putting on a bit of sparkle and bright red lippy on nights out, for everyday wear I much prefer my make-up to look as natural as possible. Make-up which doesn't look like I'm wearing any make-up are my favourites!
I decided to pick up this healthy glow enhancer on a recent trip to Superdrug where I took advantage of their three for two offer across all cosmetic items. My skin is very pale, sensitive and quite dry when it gets to this time of year and, because I'm working daft hours to give myself a little extra money for Christmas, quite tired looking too! A 'healthy glow' in a bottle sounded absolutely perfect to me and I was desperate to give it a try. I didn't really hesitate to pay the £9.99 asking price as I'd had such positive experiences with Une make-up before I was sure this wouldn't be a waste of money.
The healthy glow enhancer comes in a white plastic rectangular bottle. 'UNE' is written across the bottom whilst the name of the product is written above this. The white lid shows the shade of the product held within. There are seven shades H01-H08 (there is no H03 for some strange reason) and these contain fresh, glowing and bronzing shades. H01, H02 and H04 appear to be the 'fresh' shades. These shades are clearly for pale complexions and have a pink tinge to them H01 being the lightest pink and H04 being the darkest, which adds a little bit of colour to a pale face. H05 and H06 would be the 'glowing' shades which are for 'medium' toned, olive skin and are a medium brown shade whilst H07 and H08 are the 'bronzing' shades and are a dark brown colour, obviously made from dark skin tones. Personally I think there is a shade here for everybody and the decent range of shades on offer is obviously a positive point to this product.
I have shade H04, this is the pinkest shade and I thought this would suit me most. I am very pale but at the same time I have clear pinky undertones to my skin and I thought this shade would enhance those and add a nice flush of colour to my pasty white skin! On first glance this shade does look a little scary. The picture supplied by Dooyoo is of the shade I have and as you can see it is very pink, don't let this put you off though, it blends in perfectly.
It is important to remember that this product is to enhance the glow of the skin and make you look fresh faced, awake and healthy. It isn't a foundation and as such you shouldn't expect to see a great deal of coverage when applying this, you will be disappointed if you do! The product squeezes out of the bottle with great ease and is controllable so you don't waste loads of product. I find an olive size blob is enough to do my entire my face however I also sometimes just use a small amount to highlight the cheek area or to splash under my tired looking eyes rather than do a full face application so I do imagine this bottle will last a good three or four months of regular application.
I dab this on with a make-up sponge as I find this method works best for me. The product is very lightweight and really does allow the skin to breathe; it's very easy to forget you're wearing it all. It's extremely easy to blend and does so almost instantly, applying this really is a very quick task. The healthy glow enhancer really does brighten the skin. It doesn't feel like I've just put this on top of my skin but more like it's been mixed in with my skin if that makes sense? It doesn't change the colour of my skin tone; it just brightens it and gives it, as the name suggests, a healthy glow. The results really are just lovely.
If you get up really close to a mirror after applying this you can see tiny specks of shimmer which is what gives this glowing effect. The shimmer is really very subtle and you do have to get up very close to see this so you don't have people asking if you've got glitter on your face all day! I just love this product. On days where my skin is quite clear I'll just wear this without any foundation. I'll often just pop a little concealer under my eyes to hide those dark circle then put this on and I've instantly got a fresh faced, wide awake, healthy looking skin tone which really doesn't need any foundation! On days where I do clearly need some foundation though this stuff works just as well over the top of that. Put it under foundation is a little counterproductive because the foundation tends to just cover this, the other way round though works perfectly. The healthy glow enhancer still gives that healthy glow without interfering with the foundation and its coverage.
As I said earlier, this also makes a great highlighter. Sometimes I just pop a little onto my cheeks instead of blusher and, when I've had to balance late work finishes, early work starts and a uni assignments inbetween, the only person who knows I've only had a couple of hours sleep all night is me when I've splashed this under my eyes! It isn't greasy or oily, doesn't make my skin look shiny instead of glowy and hasn't caused any irritation or breakouts to my sensitive skin. The results are purely positive and the best part is that these positive results stay with you all day long. It's a very long lasting product and I've never felt the need to top up, at the same time it's also easy to remove using just a make-up wipe (not that you ever would want to remove it)!
In short, I would completely recommend this. I couldn't imagine being without it now and it looks very natural, you just look like you have really good skin rather than a really good make-up product! I absolutely adore this and would strongly recommend everybody gave it try.