Tag Archives: Highlighter

To Glow or Not To Glow

There seems to be massive hype for Laura Geller’s highlight in ‘Gilded Honey’. I decided to try it for myself and see just how amazing this highlight was! Will it blind onlookers, or just match up to any other highlighter on the market? When I bought this product, I was very surprised by the size of it. I did expect it to be bigger for some reason. It contains 0.16 oz or 4.5 grams of products, and is sold for $26 (USD). There is no mirror included and the packaging is not extravagant or really worth mentioning. I first heard about this product through a few of my favourite YouTubers, including, Desi Perkins and Amanda Ensing and just had to have it like a lot of other makeup products.

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I was rather disappointed when I first applied it because it didn’t give me that OMG blinding highlight that other products offer. I found myself having to apply a lot more of the product to get a good glow. In comparison to my favourite highlighter at the moment, ‘Champagne Pop’ by Becca, it wasn’t all that amazing. I would definitely not label this as a bad product or never use again, but personally it wasn’t worth the hype it was receiving. I would stick to my trusted ‘Champagne Pop’ and if I wanted that extra highlight add a bit of NYX Illuminator as a base. ‘Gilded Honey’ has a very smooth texture and goes on very evenly, it’s not patchy whatsoever. It has pigmentation, even when swatched, but not has strong as ‘Champagne Pop’. There are much better highlighters on the market, whether they cost more or even less. For a drugstore comparison, ‘Gilded Honey’ is much better than L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Illuminator (pressed powder) in ‘Rose’ and Wet n Wild’s Illuminating Palette in ‘Catwalk Pink’.

Prices, without tax, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • ‘Gilded Honey’ by Laura Geller: $33
  • ‘Champagne Pop’ by Becca: $46
  • ‘Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam’ by NYX: $10
  • ‘Rose’ by L’Oreal True Match Lumi: $15
  • ‘Catwalk Pink’ by Wet n Wild: $7

Until next time!


-Suman

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Wish I Had a Time Machine!

The world of fashion has taken a step back into an earlier decade! The 90’s have snuck their way back into our lives once again. Who didn’t love the 90s? Life seemed much simpler back then. Let’s be real, who didn’t want to live in the world of Friends? It would be great to live in an era where technology wasn’t everything, and one would meet their friends at a nice coffee shop to hang out and catch up. Alas, that is not the world we live in today. But traveling back in time is not difficult through FASHION!

This look was inspired a bit by the 90s, more specifically, high waisted ripped mom jeans. Mouthful, am I RIGHT?! Nonetheless, I paired these jeans with a retro-esk red striped sweater and accessorized accordingly.

Outfit

  • Jeans: TopShop (“Mom High Waisted”)
  • Sweater: H&M
  • Hat: H&M
  • Sunglasses: Aldo

I did not list all of the makeup I used, just a few products I thought were worth mentioning.

Makeup

  • Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte (“105-Natural Beige”)
  • Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (“Vintage”)
  • Contour: Sleek  Face Contour Kit (“Medium 885”)
  • Highlight: Becca (“Champagne Pop”) & MAC (Soft & Gentle)
  • Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt (“Black”)

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Until next time!


-Suman