The Highlighter Everyone’s Talking About

The Highlighter Everyone’s Talking About

Adding youthful radiance to the most lacklustre of complexions and defining facial features, a highlighter is a make-up bag essential. But with so many formulas out there – from liquids to powder iterations – where to start?

Dubbed the Holy Grail of highlighters, we highly recommend you keep Illamasqua’s Beyond Powder on your radar – loved by make-up artists and beauty editors alike, read on to discover why this glow-giver is the definition of a cult product...

What is it?

One of the industry’s most heralded formulas, Illamasqua’s Beyond Powder highlighter is one of the beauty world’s bestselling products. A sure-fire way to add instant radiance to the skin for a lit-from-within glow, it’s no wonder it’s found in the kits of make-up artists worldwide.

The best bit? The beauty experts at Illamasqua have launched a brand new shade – Daze – a pink-toned powder designed for all skin tones. Alongside four other shades in the line-up, you’re guaranteed to find a hue for endless beauty looks, from high-shine drama to daytime styles.

How do you use it?

Along your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, beneath the brow bone or at the inner corners of your eyes – this genius powder highlighter is the perfect way to add radiance to your complexion and enhance the natural structure of your face with a little added light.

The lightweight texture glides effortlessly onto the skin – use a powder brush for a more defined look or try applying with a damp finger across your eyelids for a concentrated flash of light; for further detail on how to use the powders, check out the handy face chart below.

Who’s it for?

We defy anyone not to fall for the beautifying powers of these highlighters – fellow beauty junkies will love the pinky-toned hue of the new shade, Daze, while those preferring a less is more approach will be impressed by their ability to naturally contour facial features without using harsh formulas. The rose-gold tones of Epic will make olive complexions pop while OMG is ideal for darker and lighter skin tones alike. It's also worth noting the entire Beyond Powder line-up is vegan – Illamasqua is proud to have accreditation as a ‘cruelty free’ brand from PETA, the largest animal rights group in the world.

What are people saying?

From “the Holy Grail of highlighters” to “best highlighter on the market”, comments from Illamasqua fans make it clear these powders come with serious backing. If that wasn’t enough, the likes of Pixiwoo and Really Ree as well as the Vogue beauty team, also rave about the product.

The Holy Grail of highlighters.

Want in? SheerLuxe readers can get a FREE highlighting brush (worth £26) with every Beyond Powder purchase with code SHEERLUXE.


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