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8 January 2016 8 comments


A natural highlight is my favourite finishing touch to a no-makeup makeup. My favourite so far is this guy by Kevyn Aucoin but I recently got my mitts on the Josie Maran Illuminzing Trio, a powder, liquid and cream kit, begging the question, will this knock Kevyn off top spot?! They come in rose gold packaging so it's a good start..

The Argan Enlighten Illuminzer is a peachy-champagne liquid highlighter with a warm undertone (Akin to Becca Opal and Benefit's Watts Up). It's lightweight texture is thin but not watery and blends out with ease, probably due to the Argan oil. You can mix this puppy into your base or moisturiser and it gives the most delicate indetectable sheen or use it neat, dabbed onto your highpoints, for a ever so slightly frosty gleam without emphasising pores or fine lines. 

The Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand is pretty identical in colour and pay off as the liquid. A creamy texture, I find the combination of argan and shea butter really moisturising and it sits on my cheekbones beautifully, looking emoilient and glowy. I would say there's a little less shimmer in this one as there is in the liquid form. The twist up stick is super convenient so this one's great on the go.

The Argan Illuminizing Veil is a creamy powder good for dry or oily skins, that, although is in the same colour tone (perhaps a little more yellow based), comes out softer and more subtle than the above. It's really hard to overdo this one as it's not so much shimmery but beautifully luminous, the perfect lit-from-within powder. 

All three products wear really well on the skin, a good 6+ hours and the wand I find great for touch ups. The nitty gritty? The liquid is a great dupe for Becca's Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector but in all honesty, I still prefer the Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Cream (review) as it's a bit more subtle used neat. (If you like the shimmeryness of Opal/Mary Lou-Manizer, you'll like these.)

The star of the show is the powder Veil. It's texture is divine, creating the most subtle, natural sheen. I'll be popping this on top of Candlelight to set my highlight and make it last all day. Maybe my favourite powder highlight yet!

Have you tried any of these highlighters?? And if you're finding them hard to get hold of, check out my Drugstore Highlighting Favourites.

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  1. Ooooh I love the sound of these - I'm all for natural highlighters too! I have the Josie Maran lip and cheek tint and I really like the argan oil in their products. It's so hard to get hold of it here though????? grrr

    Cherie x
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  2. I have never heard of this blog but their packaging is stunning! I really bought a £3 highlighter from a Superdrug brand called MakeUp Revolution and it is the best product of this year (so far). I've struggled to find one which I really like and you only need one swirl of the powder on your brush and it looks fantastic.

    EL xx

  3. Oh my god!! These look absolutely stunning I need these in my life asap. I discovered Josie Maran in Australia last year and pretty much love anything by her. The packaging looks stunning. Where did you buy them?
    Photos are gorgeous by the way
    Lisa xx

  4. These are so pretty, I don't know why I never purchased one of these highlighters before.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  5. Never tried any of those, but I'd like to! Should I plan a splurge very soon?
    Sara x

  6. Your photography is beautiful!

  7. These look really pretty like the look of the powder!

  8. These all look so gorgeous! I tend to just use the Burberry Fluid Base in Nude Radiance as a highlighter but I could do with a nice creamy highlight.


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