You’d think as a beauty editor that highlighter would be a staple product in my makeup routine – but believe it or not, I rarely use it. That’s not to say I haven’t tried a lot of them, I’ve just never been obsessed by highlighter like everyone else.
I’m a minimalist when it comes to my own makeup, and I rely on the dewy glow of my YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation to give me natural radiance, instead of that frosted chunky shimmer you get from some highlighters.
It wasn’t until last week that I actually met a highlighter I could welcome into my makeup kit with open arms. I’m calling it: Giorgio Armani’s Neo Nude A-Highlight is my favourite, and she’s worth her price tag.
Why I Love It:
Because it actually looks natural! For someone who wears light coverage and just wants to add a touch of glow, A-Highlight allows you to do that, but it also gives you the option to build it up for more intensity.
– It’s a water-based liquid that instantly & seamlessly blends into the skin
– Gives the appearance of a healthy glow with an understated pearly finish
– The formula is sheer yet buildable & application is basically foolproof
– The velvety doe-foot applicator makes it on-the-go & travel friendly
– It’s available in two shades, a soft pink or pale champagne
But Wait, There’s More:
As many of us move into a less is more mantra for makeup, Giorgio Armani is leading the way. Not only do we have the Neo Nude A-Highlight, but this is part of the wider Neo Nude range which also features the A-Blush, A-Contour, Ecstasy Balm and Fusion Powder. It’s basically a collection of products that help you to nail the ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
“My favourite of the whole Neo Nude launch is the highlighter. It’s like a liquid version of the beloved all-natural obsession RMS Living Luminizer, but, of course, not all-natural and, in my case, longer-lasting. It does, however, give that same glow that appears merely dewy when
“The pink-champagne shade is perfectly neutral. It doesn’t lean too cool or too warm and makes your skin look very naturally glowy. It gives the effect of healthy and naturally glowing
“Liquid or cream highlight is my choice when it comes to my glow and I love how I can layer A-Highlight without fear of texture or dryness as with some products. My favourite shade is number 10 patted on my cheekbones and cupids bow with just my fingers to reflect the sunshine.” – Victoria Magrath, In the Frow