[THROWBACK] New-ish Luxury Makeup

Categories Beauty, Review

This is a major throwback to the summer, but I wanted to talk about a couple of high-end makeup picks I’ve been loving over the past few months!

Marc Jacobs Beauty is a relatively new discovery for me. This bronzer was part of the summer collection, and I just fell in love with the packaging. The product itself had great reviews too, so I thought I’d give it a go. Whilst I was there, I of course had to pick up the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. This is just too pretty!

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The bronzer is truly my ideal bronzer, offering a bit of sculpt and a bit of warmth, it doesn’t make me orange, and it’s not *too* pigmented (so I don’t end up looking too stripy!). The packaging is indeed gorgeous, and this whole product is simply a luxury – of course I didn’t need it, but I’ve really enjoyed having this in my collection.

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The gel highlighter is INSANELY pigmented. It’s very shimmery and very obvious. I had planned to use this as a glowy base for underneath foundation, but unless you’re into full coverage foundations, this is a bit too OTT. It’s an amazing liquid highlighter, and I really enjoy putting it on before foundation, but only in places where I would naturally highlight (tops of cheekbones, tip of nose). It gives a subtle glow without being too obvious, and really makes any powder highlighter pop when brushed over the top.

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Finally, I managed to pick up the Nars Bord de Plage bronzing and highlighting palette from ASOS, with student discount and a £5 voucher (I was very pleased with myself…). Another luxury splurge, this nevertheless comes with a really decent amount of product, including 4 highlighters and 2 bronzers. Again, a feature of this palette is that the product isn’t too pigmented, making it super easy to use. The tones are great, and only one of the highlighters is a tad too bronzey for my skintone. I’ll be honest, I didn’t reach for this much straight away, as whilst I still had a tan I was making the most of super glowy bronzers and golden highlights. However, since then I’ve really been reaching for this, and the only criticism I have is that I’ve already ruined the design on most of the pans!

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Although I probably spend way too much money on high-end makeup, these are three products that I’m glad I picked up. Definitely check them out if you’re a bronzer or highlighter lover as I am!

L x

Hey, This Is Lilli! Welcome to my musings on beauty, books, and politics. You can follow me around on my travels, check out my latest reviews, and of course there's going to be a shopping haul or three here and there. Enjoy! ♥

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