One product type I’ve come to love and use daily this year, is liquid highlighters. I’ve been as much a fan of highlighting as the next girl, but I was late to the party with liquid highlighters. However one of the first brands I tried for this was Iconic London, and they’re still the one I come back to time after time.
The Iconic London Illuminators are, pardon-the-pun – iconic. They’ve become almost a cult highlighter in the past year or so, and everyone from celebs to bloggers have raved about them. In fact, the amount of beauty journalists and celebrities who have recommend and loved these highlighters means that you’re unlikely to have escaped hearing about them.
The Illuminators themselves come in three shades:
Original – a golden tint highlighter
Shine – a pearly white/pink highlighter
Glow – a tanned bronze highlighter
Each shade comes in a 13.5ml bottle with a dabber for easy application. I apply a few dots to the cheeks or to the back of my hand and then blend with either a beauty blender or a brush. If I want a more intense glow then I use my beauty sponges, but for my favourite coverage which is perfect for everyday, then I apply with a brush. It gives the highlighters an even application that can be built up to be show-stopping, or left at one application for everyday wear that just catches the light.
I like to apply mine on top of my foundation, that’s how I get the best results for me. I don’t like a glow all over my face, but prefer my make-up to be matte, with some fierce but subtle highlight across the cheeks. However my best friend likes a dewy finish and she mixes the drops with her foundation for a really good glow all over the face. Another way you can use them is by adding the Glow shade to moisturiser for a night out or when you’ve got a tan. It gives you the perfect body glow! It’s really lovely, and you only need a few drops to achieve the desired highlight all over.
Because of how concentrated the highlighter is, you need very little per application. It means that each bottle lasts ages, even when, like me, you wear it every day! The concentration is so intense, and the highlight is therefore absolutely stunning. As you can see from the swatches…
The Iconic London Illuminator Drops really are stunning. The second you try them and see how pigmented they are, you’ll fall in love with them. Other products try to capture this concentration but not many come close. Iconic London Illuminators really are a cult product for a reason!
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