Highlighting cheeks and winning hearts all across the land!
When I finally enter Valhalla after my Viking funeral, I wanna be wearing rose gold Lucent Strobe Light from the Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette ($ 62 and available meow) on my cheeks. My plan is to roll up to the afterlife lookin’ like Pat McGrath herself glowed my @ss up.
From the pan on the left: shimmery pink Absolute Strobe Light, shimmery gold Pure Strobe Light and shimmery rose gold Lucent Strobe Light
I could pat-pat-pat and blend-blend-blend these highlighting powders on my face-face-face all day-day-day, and I know that’s weird to say because, as you know, I’m not the biggest fan of metallic highlighter that wolf whistles and catcalls as you’re strutting down the street, but the metallics in this palette are magical. Yeah, they’re shiny, and yes, they’re bright, but the powder grains are almost imperceptible. They’re even finer than the particles in the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder Highlighters, and that results in a high beam glow that looks creamy and expensive. And that’s a rare find, my friend!
The lip is MAC Lipglass in N-U-D-E, and the eyes are courtesy of the Kevyn Aucoin making Faces Beauty Book.
So, even when you apply them on skin that has fine lines (like — *ahem* — mine), instead of looking like you’ve just unceremoniously dumped a bucket of frosty highlighting powder on your starter wrinkles, which is what usually happens when I wear metallics on my cheekbones, your skin glimmers and glows without calling attention to those areas that aren’t porcelain smooth.
I’m wearing Lucent Strobe Light on my upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.
Picture MAC Hush or Pearl, but as a powder instead of the classic Cream Colour Base formula. That’s what these look like. It’s a delicate shine, but still a visible shine, and once your eye finds it, you can’t look away. They’re like a Tiffany crystal vase — expensive ($ 62!) and beautiful — and they catch light from every angle.
What if highlighted forearms became a thing?
I use my fingers to apply these highlighters, just like in this video.
Ambient Metallic Strobe has three shades — a rose, a gold and a rose gold — all which are new and exclusive to the palette. You can find it now at Hourglass counters for $ 62, which, yes, is totally bananas, but let me say it one more time: HIGHLIGHTS WORTHY OF A VIKING FUNERAL.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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