I'm all about the highlighter: the shinier the better! If you've seen my post all about my highlighters then you'll know that all but one of my highlighters is a powder. To be honest, I'm kind of afraid of liquid highlighters. I'm not really sure the best way to use them without turning my makeup streaky. Thus, I challenged myself to find a way! My poor Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights was getting neglected at the back of my drawer.
My lonely liquid highlighter is the Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights in the shade Pink Lights. The colour is lovely, quite a light neutral toned baby pink shade. Highlighters with a slight pink iridescence are by far my favourite. The texture of this is very lightweight, not too thick and balmy. It can feel quite moisturising when applied to the face. It gives the effect of having a super dewy effect. However, I find that it emphasises the texture of my cheeks more than any of my powder highlighters ever have.
I tried a number of ways of applying this specific highlighter before I was happy with the way it looked. Using my fingers was okay, but I felt that it was just a bit too messy. I also have used a BeautyBlender, which was my least favourite way. I found that it left my cheeks looking streaky, like the cream had grabbed ahold of my foundation and lifted it in places. My favourite way to apply it has to be with my MAC 130SE brush. As the bristles are less dense and more diffused than some brushes, it blends the liquid ever so lightly over the tops of my cheeks without disturbing my foundation. It is also super quick, easy and mess-free!
I'm still on the fence with liquid highlighters. I think that, in this case, I like the Revlon PhotoReady Skinlight in Pink Light, but I don't love it. Like, it's not one of those products that I could live without. I think that perhaps I've just not found the liquid highlighter for me. It's a good product, but it doesn't wow me. I now feel like I've left this on such a down note.
What is your experience with liquid highlighters? Are they a yay, or a big no-no?
Louise x x