BEAUTY: Introducing Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illumating sticks

Monday, 5 September 2016

*PR Sample*

You know me, I love a good highlight. Powder, liquid, cream. I'm not picky, as long as it gives me that glow I am a happy bunny! My collection is always growing as more and more brands bring out new products, and this month, Mary Kay have launched their Glowing finish illuminating sticks which come in three different shades; Gold, Silver or Bronze - Getting full on Olympics vibes right now!

These illuminating sticks were created for you to either use alone - perfect to add a bit of glow to your tan while on holiday. (Because lets be honest, going mainly makeup free on holiday is the done thing) Or you can use them with your normal makeup to give your skin that added bit of glowiness. The cream formula means they are very easy to apply and can blend well. I alternate between creams and powders all the time. I tend to reach for my cream products in the summer months, so these have landed on my doorstep at the right time!

The gold shade is very gold,with quite chunky gold glitter particles in it. which whilst looks pretty, doesnt suit my skin tone too well. However I like to think of other ways I could use it & i feel it could work well as a cream shadow if I wanted to go for a really gold based eye look.

The Silver shade, isn't as silver as I was expecting, however it is still really nice as it has pink undertones. Therefore its  slightly more on the verge of rose gold than a true silver toned highlight, which isn't a bad thing. I feel it would be a good shade for those with paler skin. Unlike the gold shade there arent any large glitter particles, just pure illumination!

The bronze shade, is a true bronzey/slightly copper shade, which I know would look lovely when I have a tan from my holiday. Again unlike the gold shade, you cannot see any large glitter particles which I like. This one will probably be coming away with me when I go to the Canaries!

These glowing finish illuminators retail at £11 each, which if I am honest, I think is a little steep for the size that they are, However because they are small, it means they don't take up much room in your makeup bag so are perfect for traveling, or throwing into your handbag! Anyone else end up with various products floating around their bag? Just me? These are a nice addition to my highlight collection that I know I will get a fair bit of use out of going forward!

Have you tried anything by Mary Kay? What are your favourite kinds of highlight?

Much love,


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