Indoors with no flash
Natural sunlight outdoors, no flash
This won't be a review per se because I've only recently purchased this highlight powder and I've used it a handful of times. I normally like to test out products for a longer period so I can really feel confident I'm giving my best opinion possible, but this product is so damn beautiful that I just had to chat with you about it.
It's the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Limelight in Ibiza, and it's described as an irridescent glow. I've really changed my perception of highlighters in general. I used to go for golden shades, but after discovering M.A.C. extra dimension skin finish in Soft Frost, I now prefer more of an incandescent gleam that changes colors as you move in different lighting. It's much more modern, and I'm noticing these types of other-worldly beauty products everywhere! You would think that they give off too much shimmer or look unnatural but I find that the very opposite is true. With this palette in particular, you can use the various shades on their own, ranging from soft gold to purple. Or you can swirl your brush into the whole thing which is what I do. The result is a beautiful lavender sheen with hints of pink and gold. I dab the powder onto my cheekbones, down my nose, and even above my cupid's bow. I attempted to swatch them on my arm, but the colors are so subtle that you couldn't tell. I recommend looking at it in store (I got mine at Sephora).
Would you try these new modern highlighters, or are you hesitant? If so, don't be! Start with the M.A.C. Soft Frost first, and then get back to me.