Third month in a row that I am doing a highlighter review and I am not ashamed to share with you that I have a couple more highlighters in my stash to talk about.
- Firstly I should say that Radiant Bronze Light is marketed as a bronzer, clearly on me however it is a highlighter and so I will be referring to it as such for the rest of this review.
- Secondly, I did not get the hype around the Radiant light before… but I do now.
- Thirdly – this might be my holy grail highlighter. Yes. Really.
So, I picked this up as one of many beauty birthday presents to myself. I used some accumulated loyalty points from Space NK. It is a hybrid of the very famous Radiant Light powder which is a golden beige tone finishing powder, with a bronze powder. This product is marketed for medium to deep skin tones as a bronzer but on me, it is most definitely a highlighter.
You get a hefty eleven grams of product. More than a Tom Ford blush. The packaging is a gorgeous golden bronze tone. One of my favourite things about the packaging is the way that it opens. The lip to open the packaging is at the side rather then the middle and somehow this makes it really easy to open.
The finishing powders from Hourglass are known for giving that lit from within appearance. A beautiful yet subtle way to give a glow to the skin. Generally when brands talk about subtle glow it does not register on my rich skin tone. I did play with Radiant Light when I was in Space NK and whilst it was pretty it was very beige and liable to leave me as a heavy handed person looking ashy. The blushers did not give as much pay off as the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush ‘hommage’ that I regularly swatch in my local Superdrug. In Space NK I then moved on to the bronzers to finish the handful of swatches I was working on. I was pleasantly surprised at the tone of Radiant Bronze Light. The bronze is not brassy – on my skin it is definitely golden. Not as yellow as NARS Albatross but there is no orange tone, no reflex and the shimmer is soooo fine – this is highly milled pearlescence at it’s best.
This product give the most subtle yet visible highlight I have yet to try. It does not accentuate my pores, it does not have a strange smell, it is finely milled, expensive, but I love it and would definitely recommend it (as a highlighter or a bronzer depending on your skin tone).
I have yet to try a highlighter like it and I wear it by itself and with more blingy highlighters over the top and I cant get enough of it. I have only had this product a short time so I think it is too soon to say holy grail… but…lets just say it might be.
It would be amazing if Hourglass could create a bronzer shade that worked for my skintone – fingers crossed it happens soon.