Hello beauties, this is the first time reviewing a Illamasqua product, they have always been a luxury brand that i’d lust over but never have the budget to splurge. So when I found a discount code for Beauty Bay I jumped at the chance. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to get the Beyond Powder highlighter and I’ve fallen in love with it.
Part of Illamasqua’s May Queen range, Beyond Powder Deity is a lightweight highlighting powder. Leaving a subtle, warm and healthy glow, apply onto the high points of the face for an iridescent shine and seamless, silky finish.
I have always found Illamasqua packing so beautiful, it has a ‘gothy’ aesthetic but with a sleek, luxurious edge to it. This highlighter is housed in a thick sturdy warped square box, inside you will find a good quality mirror.
The product looks so gorgeous in the pan, I picked up the shade ‘Deity’ which is a gorgeous gold with green dimensions in. There’s are four more shades to choose from ‘Daze, Dynasty, Epic and Omg’
The first thing that springs to mind when describing the texture is silky smooth, this is a very finely milled powder and so soft to the touch. It has tiny specks of glitter which are also finely milled and in no way look chunky. It’s super easy to apply with either a fan brush or a small highlighting brush and you simply have to dab the brush in the pan to get a intense shine. As you can see from the swatch below this gives off such a glow. You turn one way and it shows up gold and turn the other and you can see the hint of green. Don’t let the green part scare you however, it looks super pretty one the skin and goes so well with warmer makeup.
I’m so pleased it doesn’t accentuate any of my texture as that’s something I hate in a highlighter if it looks dry and shows up my pores.
If you’re on a budget nows the time to click off this blog post. This highlighter is definitely pricey at a whopping £34 for 7g. This is more than I would usually spend on just one highlight, usually I’ll buy a palette with several shades. It was the shade that convinced me that it was a good buy, I have nothing like this in my collection so had to have it. If you want to get your hands on this then you can buy it here.
I’m so glad I took the plunge as it’s truly beautiful and as the pan is quite large I can see this lasting me a good while.
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