Sunday, December 9, 2012

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Shimmer Powder - Bella's secret

 Highlighters and illuminators are areas in which I am somewhat lacking in my makeup collection. This is partly because until I started blogging I had no idea such things existed, but also because they're not as abundant as say blushes or other face products. Despite this, having discovered the magic of a good highlighter (and good application) I decided that I needed to pick one up.

When the Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection came out (I cannot explain how much I hate the name of that collection) there were a couple of stand out products, but this was certainly one of them. From that collection, this was the only product I personally found myself wanting, and I am really glad that I picked it up.

This highlighter (or 'shimmer powder') is a golden toned, finely milled powder that contains bucketloads of shimmer (not glitter). On the skin it gives a glowing yellow sheen, that applied with a light hand looks absolutely gorgeous.

Having only used pink based highlighters/illuminators in the past, this was quite exciting as I really feel that golden based shimmer is a lot more versatile and easy to work with. I apply this powder on the tops of my cheekbones, on the brow bone and sometimes on the inner corners of my eye for a subtle 'glowy' look. I also really like using it as an all over the lid eyeshadow, because it is lovely and golden but not too 'in-your-face.'

I would like to emphasise the finish that it gives - it is not at all dramatic. If you are looking for a heavy, glittery product then this really isn't for you because when I use it, I get results that are so subtle they are almost non existent - and that is how I like it.

I like the simplistic, practical packing on this product. It does look cheap and tacky, but it does the job. I like the size of the product too, I think you get an ample amount of powder.

This lasts the majority of the day and sits comfortably on the skin. It has no fallout and is easy to apply. This isn't the most amazing product that is worth raving about over and over again, but it is a simple, likable powder that I will continue to use regularly.

This was a very cheap ($5) product that unfortunately isn't being sold any longer (though I have seen leftovers from the collection stuffed randomly in crevices of the Essence stand in my local Target and Priceline stores) that I am glad I picked up. I give this 7 out of 10.



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