I have been on a complete highlighter obsession for the past couple of months, and as someone who has combination skin it's rare to hear those words come from me. However, I feel like the more blowy your skin is, the healthier it looks! I must admit though, there is a clear distinction between looking glowy and looking sweaty and greasy.

When searching for highlighters I always felt that the best ones were available in the US only, and we were left with the glitter on your cheek drugstore versions, or the overly priced high end ones - neither of these options I was desperately wanting to part with money for.

That's when I came across this amazing highlighter by Essence. Whilst browsing the Wilko website for Essence makeup, there this little beauty was. This is the Essence Soo Glow Cream To Powder Highlighter.

As the name suggests, this product is more of a cream product that I find best to apply with my fingers, I love to place it on the top of my cheeks, on my brow bone and above my brows, occasionally I will place some of this on the tip of my nose and on my chin when I'm after that extra glow. You can definitely see this immediately, it isn't a subtle highlight but if you worked with it and blended it completely you could definitely make it subtle.

My favourite way to wear this product is to pair a powder highlighter over the top, as this really makes it intense and sets it in place. When you do this, it will. not. budge. 

This highlighter costs £2.80 which is an absolute bargain, and you can find it here I have the shade No. 10 and can't recommend it highly enough.

What's your favourite highlighter? And your favourite Essence product?


Powder for Dry Skin | Bourjois Silk Edition

Whilst I was strolling the aisles in Boots & Superdrug on the hunt for new products, I came across this new powder from Bourjois.

My skin has recently been leaning towards a little dry in particular areas, I think it's something to do with the treatment I use for spots, and I have noticed that some products like to cling to that area (I now understand the dry skin struggle!). 

The way I like to apply this powder, is with a brush. The little sponge it comes with is handy, but I find that they harbour bacteria, and if you kept putting that back into the product then the powder would basically become bacteria - ew!

Taking a big fluffy brush, I pick up powder onto it and then buff the powder into my skin. I find this powder works really well as a powder foundation. I tend to use this product after I have got home from work, and I want to refresh my makeup without having to do all of my makeup, or having to add layer upon layer. 

The product comes with a great sized mirror inside the sleek packaging. The packaging is a little confusing, I'm not entirely sure why the mirror can twist & turn in so many directions, however, that has no impact on the effectiveness of the product or the ability to carry it around in your bag without a worry.

Overall I'm really impressed with this powder, and I would highly recommend it to all skin types. It doesn't cling to dry patches at all, but it does mattify the skin without looking cakey. My oil doesn't slip through this product, which I know people with oily skin will love!

What are your thoughts on this product? Do you have a powder you love?

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