Thursday, November 9, 2017

When Highlighting Is Life, You Need This Palette



If you are like me who thinks "highlighting" is a very important step for daily makeup look, brace yourself as I've found a palette that gives you all your highlighting needs! 

Subtle Highlight, A bit dramatic highlight and the super spotlight-type of highlight.  Name it!  You got it all in this palette.

I know some of you thinks highlighting is the least important step so feel free just to scroll down and check out photos as I hope to change your mind!  For someone with fair yet very sallow skin, this extra step I do to get the "Ang Fresh mo naman!"  compliment.  I'm a girl, I crave for compliments every now and then! *winks*

But seriously, highlighting gives me the instant high especially when I feel tired and sleepy from my gazillion tasks!  It's just me giving my skin an "uplifting mood" on a blah day!  Just like coffee for my system, highlight for my skin!  (I hope you get my comparison :P)


a photo of Nikki Tiu Askmewhats wearing Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice


Smashbox co-created this palette with highlighting guru and YouTube star Casey Holmes to create such palette inspired by Casey's ideal lighting to create that glowing look.  This palette includes 3 shades of highlighting to work for all skin tones!

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice


The Spotlight Palette features three highlight finishes—from subtle glow to super sparkle—so you can build and control your glow. These shades deliver ultra-blendable, velvety smooth formula. They instantly add dimension and definition, and the included, expert tips show you how to get three, get-the-looks from YouTube star Casey Holmes. Just use the Pearl shade on fair-to-light skin tones and the Gold hue for medium-to-dark skin tones. 

The palette is housed in a super pretty!  It is a holographic palette which makes me smile whenever I use it.

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

3 complementary highlighting shades that can be used alone or mixed together.

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

Swatch:
L-R 3 powder highlighters with golden hue.
Subtle Glow, Moderate Glow and Super Sparkle Glow
First 2 are shimmer-finish while the 3rd contains crazy sparkles that I find extremely unique out of the 3!

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

For daily use, I like to pick the first highlight shade which works for fair to medium skin.  This looks very subtle and gives a nice healthy glow.  The powder is smooth and velvety and blends pretty well.

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

See that instant glow?

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

The second shade is perfect for medium to dark complexion.  As for me, I like to top it on the first highlight powder to create more drama if I have heavier makeup on!  This gives a more crazy spotlight effect even without the presence of sunlight.



a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

I also like to add this color at the bridge of my nose!  

a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice

The third color sparkles and so far, I have no use to it on a daily basis but I'm holding on to it for special events!  I like to use the 3rd highlight powder to apply on my arms and legs because it adds a sexy sparkle!  Out of the three, the 3rd sparkle shade has different texture, it is drier in texture but not much fallouts on all powders!

Before and After


a photo of Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice on askmewhats


Have you found an all-in-one highlight powder?
Any other palette you would like to recommend to me?

The Smashbox Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette Pearl Illuminatrice is available locally at Beauty Bar Stores nationwide priced at Php1,800.00. 


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

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