Thursday, 7 April 2016

MUA Strobe & glow highlight kit

Hello everyone,

I have a review on a highlighter I have been using recently, which is the MUA Luxe Strobe and glow highlight kit in pearl gold. I have recently been loving highlighters even more, and thought considering the drugstore don't do too many I would review some good ones for you.

This highlighter compact comes in a pink metallic packaging which isn't too bulky considering the price and product, but I am not the biggest fan of metallic and it can look cheap. MUA are also selling a Bronze and Sculpt contour kit which is in similar packaging to this. This is a new product from MUA Luxe, which is their higher end range form the brand, this is available from Superdrug for only £5, but currently £4 (link here).

This strobe and glow kit comes with a decent sized mirror in the first section, and then you have the powder. This powder looks matte but has slight shimmers in the powder but I would class this as a satin powder, this is perfect on it's own or layered. 

Under the powder is the cream highlighter, this is the sam texture as the Nars copacabana highlighter stick, as it's very smooth and silky. This is a champagne highlighter, this is a sheer highlighter but it's very build able. This highlighter can definitely be used quite sheer but it's definitely build able, this is lovely underneath the powder highlighter.

On the left if the swatch of the power and next to it is the cream highlighter. As you can se both of these products are sheer but build able. The way I use this is by starting off with the cream highlighter, using the Elf small stipple brush and stippling this onto my cheekbones, then I follow up with the powder using the Real Techniques duo fibre contour brush to pat on the powder on top, to set everything in place. 

This highlighter gives you the most beautiful highlighter that is noticeable, without looking like a disco ball. This looks so natural but is defiantly build able, less is definitely more with this product because this can sit on top of the skin if you use too much. I have had multiple complements on my highlighter, to the point where people can't believe that is only costs £4, I would defiantly give this a try I think this is more suitable for people with normal to combination/oily skin, but if you ahem dry patches stay away form this product or only apply this where your not dry, as this can look very noticeable and patchy. 

Product - MUA Luxe Strobe and glow highlighter in Pearl gold
Price - Brought for £4, was £5
Where from? - Superdrug 
Pros - Affordable, easy to use, convenient and good packaging
Cons - Can look over the top, packaging looks 'cheap'
Best used - Over foundation, before powder
Brushes used - Elf Small stipple brush, RT duo fibre contour brush
Dupe - Cream formula reminds me of Nars Copacabana multiple, shades are similar not a match
Overall rating - 8/10, would definetley recommend this to a friend I have already 

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