I was gutted that I missed the launch of Illamasqua's new Beyond Powders last Thusday night at their stand alone store in the Met Quarter, Liverpool. I was doing a bridal hair and makeup trial, so did not attend the demo. However, looking at the swatches on their website, I knew I had to have these in my kit! I am a sucker for a good highighter!
I ordered them online on Thursday night, and they arrived this morning. I have opened and photographed them and have swatched them on my arm. This is not a full review, as I have not had the chance to use on any faces yet. I will do a proper review once I have explored the product a bit more.
There are two shades available. OMG is a white gold, and Epic is a warm bronze.
Initial thoughts... The powders have that 'baked' feel to them similar to the MAC Mineralize highlighters. Not the buttery soft feel of The Balm luminizers. They have a definite metallic sheen to them. They buff in a lovely way to create a glow. They are in the standard Illamasqua large powder packaging, which is very bulky. I really wish they would streamline their packaging for us professionals as every bit of space in crucial in our kits! My first thought is that these remind me very much of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders and the Revolution Radiant Light powders.
Can't wait to test these out over the next few days! I have also ordered the precious Pat McGrath Labs #skinfetish003 highlighters. As my 5 year old would say, I am super duper excited! This Summer will be the Summer of glowing skin!!!
What would you like to know about highlighting? Pop your questions in the comments and I will answer in an upcoming post xxx