Project Swatch #6: Highlight & Contour

Probably the two prettiest makeup products I own . . .

I still have one lipstick post to go – the fun colors – but I’m waiting for my Illamasqua Kontrol to arrive in the mail before I put that one together. So, next up we have highlight and contour!

Luckily I haven’t gone TOO overboard (. . . yet) with the highlight & contour products, so I can put them together in one post – I have two of each.  However, for face products, I tend to go high-end, so these are a little more pricy (for things like lipsticks or eyeshadows, I tend to have a mix of high end and drugstore products).

It’s really hard to photograph highlighters! This is the best shot I got.

MAC Lightscapade: ABSOLUTE FAVORITE HIGHLIGHT EVER. It looks like light hitting my skin, it’s just perfect.

Guerlain Parure de Nuit: I wanted this for months before I gave in and bought it, and it’s the most expensive makeup product I own.  I actually don’t like it as much as Lightscapade, but it feels so luxurious to use – it’s scented, it’s beautiful – so I’m glad I bought it.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep: Nice product to contour. I also really like the texture of this, and if I ever need another powder (just you wait until you see how many powders I have!), I’ll probably buy an MSF in my skintone, which is a couple shades lighter. However, when swatching, I realized that this has a little bit of red in it – so I probably won’t repurchase this one as a contour product.

Benefit Hoola: I just have a mini one – this is a really nice contour product. After comparing the swatches, I think I prefer this as a contour product to the MSF – so I will eventually buy the full size. It’ll probably take me a very long time to use up the mini, though!


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  • PARURE DE NUIT! I was sorely tempted for that one, I tell you. It’s a miracle I managed to resist. (Luckily? Guerlain is expensive.)

    Last year I had about this many bronzers/highlighters but this year? My own inventory is coming up.

    Tracy at My Best Beauty Buys actually finished a full-size Hoola and put it up on her newest post. You guys should talk, lol.

    • Oh, yay – I love your inventory posts! Looking forward to it!

      I’ll check out Tracy’s blog – I love discovering new blogs 🙂