Thursday, 18 November 2010

Contour, Blush, Highlight HG

I've always been incredibly picky about my bronzer, blush and highlight combo..

The bronzer has to be matte with no orange or red undertones, pigmented and the perfect shade - dark enough to create the desired effect but not too intense otherwise it'll be unflattering.
The blush has to be a light flushed pink which doesn't resemble that of a clowns cheeks when applied, no shimmer, pigmented and not powdery..
And finally the highlight has to be finely milled with shimmer not glitter.

So after my long term hunt I think I have finally found my HG's.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
Illamasqua Blush in 'Katie'.
Accessorize Baked Blush in 'Pretty Pink'.

Some may be a bit sceptic but when layered these look beautiful. Hoola contours pefectly and adds dimension to the blusher which gives you a pretty girly flushed look and 'pretty pink' enhances the colour while adding a gorgeous sheen to the skin.

My all time favourite highlight was without a doubt Bourjois Highlighting Powder in 53, in the chocolate style packaging but like all good things it was discontinued and it's pretty hard to track down!

What's your favourite bronzer, blush and highlight?


11 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. My favorite bronzer is Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess - it's a gorgeous color and it suits my skintone perfectly!
    I've actually never used blush or higlighters (though once I used MAC Ricepaper as a substitute, it worked well), but I definitely want to try some out someday.

  2. ahaha i read your specifics at the start, i'm exactly the same! i really need to get my mitts on one of those blushers, it's killing merrrhh!(L)

  3. hoola's my HG contour/bronzer too I'm on like my 6th one!xo

  4. all of these products are on my wishlist
    and this post just makes me want to get them more!
    they look fab :)

  5. I bought some Accessorize goodies yesterday from what was left! There wasn't any of the pretty blushes left, so must get my mits on that blush.

    I'd love to see pictures of you wearing these products together? xx

  6. They all look gorgeous. I would really like to get an illamasqua blush.

  7. I haven't really tried using a bronzer or highlight, I love the Rock and Republic blushes though. :]

  8. Wow, they all look lovely!
    My fave blush is Hard Candy's duo cream blusher in Pillow Talk, fave highlighter is Hard Candy's Glow all the Way, and fave bronzer is Hard Candy's baked bronzer in Tropics. I love Hard Candy!! lol. Neutrogena's bronzer is also really good.

  9. OMGOSH! im so surprised that i havent come across your blog before! i love your posts and have been reading them for at least an hour now haha! :) i would love for you to follow me :) louisa xxx

  10. I love Hoola too. The Accessorize blush looks so pretty :) xx

  11. Another vote for Hoola here! The Illamasqua blush looks amazing, definitely adding that to my wislist. To highlight I love Laura Mercier's Shimmer Bloc layered over Benefit High Beam, yummy :) xx


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