Thursday, 9 June 2016

The highlighting bronzer you need this summer...

I have to admit I have been loving the whole highlighting trend that's been going on these past few years. I do think Instagram can go a bit overboard but in general I like the effect it gives. Trying to find a complimentary shade for tanned Indian skin has been a struggle - the famous Jaclyn Hill x BECCA Champagne Pop was still too 'white' for my skin-tone. Luckily for me, my birthday rolled around and my amazing psychology friends were kind enough to gift me the Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder (£39.00/10g) in the shade Amber. I totally freaked out with excitement and here is why they hit the nail on the head by finding me my perfect match. 

The Diorskin Nude Shimmer is a two in one product. You can swirl all of the sections together to get a healthy bronzed glow or just highlight with the 'Nude' letters. This means that you can choose the intensity that you like and build it up. Currently I like highlighting with just the letters with a thin fan brush just because I have been using it for special occasions! As you can see the 'Nude' letters also have two shades, one being a more white-gold shimmer and the other more of a peach-orange. The peach-orange shade suits me better, but I do like to mix both shades together as they both compliment warm under-toned skin! The reason I fawn so much over this product is because it's so versatile, you can choose what shades you want, how you want to apply it or just be lazy and just stick it all on without any consequences. 

The effect is a subtle shimmer that highlights to brighten the skin and add a healthy glow, while helping to shape the face and add colour. If you love your daily shimmer, this would be a nice addition because it is very flattering and not as intense as traditional highlights. If you have large pores like me, then this product is also one that you will enjoy as my pores were not emphasised by this product, nor did this product clog them either. It also lasts nicely too and I didn't see my skin break up the product which is always a good thing! Being oily is a chore and so having products that work with the oil gets a big thumbs up from me!

The packaging is also something to fawn over. The compact came with a velvet pouch that I do store it in and also a small insanely soft kabuki brush so that you can really get all the different aspects of the product onto your face with one easy swipe. The packaging of the compact is so pretty too, it is a mirrored Cannage pattern that makes it easily identifiable as Dior's. It is extremely travel friendly as it has a magnetic lid so you are protected if you ever chuck this into a handbag and also a mirror for on-the-go touch ups.

I would recommend this product to everyone, whether the person is 12 to 80. I think the concept of this product was made to be complimentary to anyone who wears it no matter the season. I think my friends did a fantastic job finding me this because I will forever tie this product to my 21st birthday and receiving my first Dior product! 
I would love to hear your thoughts on this, do you like subtle shimmer or that all out glow? 
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  1. Your friends are actually amazing, Dior is so fancy! I'm very jealous and it looks like such a beautiful product! I always think if you're going to splurge on an item it should be something that you can wear everyday and it makes you feel amazing and this looks like it'll do exactly that :)
    Also, Happy Late Birthday! How on earth did I miss saying that to you, I'm so sorry! I'm all over the place lately haha! :)

    Becki, xo

    1. Haha they were amazing! To be honest it's not that hard to by for me since I ramble about makeup so much! I totally agree with you, this product is so wearable that it justifies the price tag :) Haha thanks for the birthday wish :) x


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