A while back I took part in the Essence's £10 make-up challenge which you can see here, and since being generously sent quite an amount of products,I was able to get familiar with the brand. One of the products that really caught my eye was this highlighter.
Now I never really used to use or own any highlighters until I saw the beautiful Hannah Maggs, she is so stunning and since she incorporates the Nars Copacabana highlighter into her make-up routine, I knew I had to a) try it out because it makes her look so dewy and fresh b) highlighters can really be your best friend by helping you achieve that 'outer glow' also perfect to use for ill/tired days.
Glamour glow! The Essence Soo Glow highlighter gives your complexion a beautiful shimmer. Its creamy texture turns into a velvety, powdery formula upon application. easy to apply with your fingers, it sets gorgeous accents on your cheekbones, underneath the brows or in the inner corners of your eyes.
This Essence highlighter has not left my make-up bag ever since, this is my new not-so secret weapon because I am now sharing my to-go to product with you all!
For £2.80 you are getting 4g of product which actually sounds like a really small amount but seeing as I have been using this daily I have not yet hit pan and this stuff is really pigmented so you only really need a small amount. The highlighter comes housed in a surprisingly sturdy plastic compact. There is no mirror/brush just the actual product.
The shade that I was sent - 20 Bright up your life* is a beautiful icy light pink with shimmers and tiny glitters. This shade is actually so similar to Nars Copacabana! Now this makes me a very happy girl, since I did want to purchase the Nars one but costing at £22.50 it is not exactly a purse friendly option.
The formulation is oh so creamy! This literally blends like a dream and it allows you to use as little/more as you please since the product is not in bottle or tube, there is no wastage.
This highlighter has the right amount of colour and shimmers to make you look dewy. I can reassure you that using this will not make you look like a disco ball. Adding this into my make-up routine has been the best decision yet! I honestly don't know why I didn't use a highlighter before! This can really transform your look and add dimension to your make-up.
I have to say this is one of really good highlighters from Essence. I love the fact that the shimmer is pretty subtle and I love the very easy to use formula. It's a fool proof. You just dip your finger in, dab it onto the skin and blend away. The lasting power is better than average too, lasts a good 4+ hours or even more! Well done Essence, you have done it again! I truly recommend this for all you highlighter newbies or even for those who use highlighters religiously.
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Have you tried this highlighter from Essence?