Friday, 30 January 2015

The Body Shop Brush On Radiance Pearls






The Body Shop Brush On Radiance Pearls* - £14

Not a day goes by where I don't use a highlighter on my face. Highlighting is such an essential part of doing my makeup. It instantly lifts the complexion & adds a beautiful sheen to the skin. Having discovered theBalm's truly stunning Mary-Lou Manizer a few years ago, it's been quite a while since I've tried a new one. I normally go for pressed powder or cream highlighters but I'd never tried highlighting pearls before. I wanted to see how they measured up to the rest of my highlighter collection. The Guerlain Météorites pearls are well known for their complexion perfecting glow but they are pretty expensive. Luckily The Body Shop do their own version in the form of these Brush On Radiance Pearls & they cost less than half the price of the Guerlain Météorites. Plus check out that gorgeous gold packaging! They look far more expensive than they really are & will probably last forever. These pretty little balls offer a high frost pink-toned shimmer. Although they look quite colourful in the pot they would definitely only work as a highlighter & not as a blush. The iridescent shimmer imparted from the pastel coloured pearls really makes my cheeks pop as it catches the light. It's such a lovely product & it does a great job at perking up my skin when I'm looking a bit tired.

There are loads of different way to use the Brush On Radiance Pearls. I really love how versatile they are. You could sweep over the pearls with a large fluffy powder brush as a finishing touch to the skin or you can use a smaller brush & concentrate the shimmer on the high points of your face. Used all over the face they give my complexion a wonderful healthy looking glow but I really like to make my highlighter pop by packing it onto the tops of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose & over my cupid's bow. Then I lightly dust any excess powder onto my forehead & chin. These pearls would even work well as a body highlighter to create the illusion of leaner, longer limbs or to accentuate your décolletage. One downside is that I find the balls keep getting stuck inside the bristles of my brush & subsequently fall on the floor when I go to apply the product. If you're after something portable then look elsewhere. They're not quite as pigmented as I would like either. I am fussy about highlighters though as I like them to look almost metallic on my skin. This product would be ideal if you just want something to give you a subtle luminescent glow. Although they're neutral enough to suit everyone I think they would look especially nice on anyone with a cool skin tone. Have you tried any highlighting pearls before?


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11 comments:

  1. Wow this gives such a lovely glow!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  2. These highlighter pearls look stunning on you! I've never tried anything like this before but I'm quite tempted after reading your review xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  3. Ahhh, it's beautiful! I don't know if we have this Canada, but I really hope we do. It's just gorgeous!
    Ivory Avenue

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  4. These look gorgeous, they give you such a pretty glow!

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  5. This will last you ages! Definitely reminiscent of the Guerlain pearls.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  6. These are the prettiest little pearls in such gorgeous packaging, I'm tempted to get them just to admire them! They look so lovely and natural on your skin

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Such a classic product- I like how subtle the glow is. Very nice with your complexion :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. These were the first bronzers that I used. I just love to love the ball concept, and now I have no idea why I stopped using them!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. This looks like such a lovely product! I'm all about the radiance in these colder months, looks like a great way to combat dull winter skin!

    www.inspirationormadness.com

    xx

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  10. Hi, what shade are you using? Pink or apricot? And would you recommend this for a natural everyday look? I'm not really a heavy makeup kind of girl so natural makeup is crucial to me. Thanks!

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