8 December 2016

{ Review + Swatches } Makeup Geek Highlighters

One of my favourite brands, Makeup Geek have finally released their line of highlighters a few months ago. I was super excited to try them out and ended up purchasing their "Porcelain" and "Fair" highlighter bundles, consisting of 3 shades per bundle, and then an extra duochrome highlighter in "Electrify".

The highlighters come in a square gunmetal compact and although very prone to fingerprints, they are nicely weighted and very durable. Each compact is also accompanied with a nicely sized mirror.

There are currently 13 shades, each retailing for $20USD. 7 of the them are available in their "signature" shades and the remaining 6 highlighters have a duochrome finish. Makeup Geek do offer their highlighters in bundles of 3 to purchase. Each bundle are categorized by skin tones, "Porcelain", "Fair', "Medium" and "Deep" and are priced at $48USD per bundle which is a fantastic deal.

The "Porcelain" highlighter bundle consists of the shades, Glitz (Icy pink with a reflective luminous finish), Celestial (Translucent base with icy violet duochrome reflects and luminous finish) and Moon Phase (Translucent base with icy blue and purple duochrome reflects and luminous finish).

"Porcelain" highlighter bundle - Celestial, Glitz, Moon Phase

 L-R: Moon Phase, Celestial, Glitz

The "Fair" bundle consists of the shades, Luster (Rosy tan with a reflective and luminous finish), Midnight Sun (Soft champagne with a reflective, luminous finish) and Lit (Translucent base with peachy-pink duochrome reflects and luminous finish). I also purchased an extra highlighter in the shade Electrify which is described as a butter yellow duochrome reflects and luminous finish.

"Fair" highlighter bundle - Lit, Midnight Sun, Luster

 Electrify highlighter

L-R: Lit, Midnight Sun, Luster, Electrify

Makeup Geek did not disappointed me with their highlighters. They are all extremely buttery and provide such as gorgeous lit from within look when applied. On first impression when looking at the pan, some shades look too dark to be highlighters but when swatched and applied they transform into such wearable shades. They can all be applied with a light hand for a natural glowy look or layered on for more of an intense highlight. I also love using them on my eyes, either as a lid shade or on the inner corners.

L-R: Electrify, Luster, Lit, Midnight Sun, Glitz, Celestial, Moon Phase

I really commend them for achieving a flawless formulation and it's amazing how they've considered a variety of skin tones. Looking forward to see them expand their highlighter collection!

xo Laura