Thursday, 30 June 2016

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter (Light Boost)

I la-la LOOOOVE this product. I've heard nothing but good things about it and I just couldn't resist buying it when I was browsing my local MAC store. I have got really into highlighting and contouring recently and have decided to slowly grow my collection of highlighting and contour products to try and find what works best for me. The MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters are in a click pen style applicator and it comes in three different shades. 

Light Boost is a yellow tone highlighter and is good for lightening dark areas and as I have yellow/olivey undertones I went for this one.There is also Radiant Rose, which is the pink tone and Bright Forecast is a peachy, orange tone. I love MAC packaging, I think it looks really sleek and classy but I particularly love the Prep + Prime packaging because it's sparkly!

You can use any of these highlighters over makeup for highlighting or under makeup to brighten and prime. The way I use it is to put it under my eyes and either side of my nose to brighten up these areas are a bit darker. Then I draw a T shape from the bottom of my forehead and down the bridge of my nose to highlight. I have been experimenting with using it before and after foundation and I'm not sure which I prefer yet.

Applied straight from the applicator (left) and blended in (right).
Have you tried the Prep + Prime highlighters? If not, do you want to?
 Have you tried any of the other MAC Prep + Prime products?

Let me know!


Saturday, 11 June 2016


I have had this highlighter for a while now and I can honestly say that I use it pretty much every single day. The photos aren't great because I didn't take photos before I started using it but they definitely show how well loved the product is! This is the best highlighter I have ever used and I use it at the top of my cheek bones, brow bones, down my nose and sometimes in my cupids bow to make lips look fuller. This product helps adds a bit more dimension to matte skin and looks great with a contoured cheek bone. This highlighter is so easy to blend in after you've applied foundation or on bare skin if you're having a good skin day. Topshop's Glow Highlighter in 'Gleam' can be bought online or in store and is £9. There is a more silvery one available too, which would be lovely on paler skin.

I previously did a post on Benefit's Watt's Up and I do still love it but I find this one blends in much better as its a thinner and creamier consistency. Watt's up is a champagne colour and Gleam is described as a rose gold highlighter so when I experiment with different eye makeup/lipstick I will happily reach for the one that looks the best with the rest of my makeup. 

I think at £9 it is a bargain and I definitely recommend trying the Topshop makeup if you haven't already. The lipsticks are lovely too and my favourite is Whimsical, which is a peachy nude colour.

Unblended (top) and blended out (bottom).
Have you tried the Topshop makeup range?
What do you think?