*Contains gifted products in exchange for a review*
Jolie Beauty are a new favourite brand of mine. After trying out their stunning Bomb Dot Com Glitter Eyeshadow palette, I’m delighted to be working with them again and reviewing the gorgeous Second Skin Highlighters. Besides eyeshadow, highlighters are one of my favourite makeup products. I love how they can completely transform the skin simply by adding a pop of shimmer and glowiness to the high points of the face.
The Second Skin collection contains four highlighters in the shades Dreaming, Saintly, Euphoria and Paradise. Jolie Beauty claim that their highlighters give a “lit from within look”, which is exactly what I search for in a highlight. Each highlighter retails for £16.99 and comes with a sizeable mirror within the compact, perfect for those touch-ups on the go. The packaging is very sleek, simple and stunning. Each highlighter arrives encased in a gorgeous rose gold plastic, making the product look a lot more expensive than it is. and Not only are the Second Skin highlighters beautiful to look at, they are also Vegan and Cruelty Free!!
I’ve been trialing the Second Skin Highlighters for a couple of weeks now, I was kindly gifted Dreaming and Saintly. Both highlighters are absolutely beautiful, however I feel Dreaming is a little too dark for me, Saintly, on the other hand, is my perfect shade. Saintly is a stunning champagne shade suited to paler skin, whereas Dreaming has more of a bronze undertone. Personally, I think Dreaming would work best on medium skin tones, and could even be applied as a shimmery bronzer topper. Dreaming is advertised as being suited to light to medium skin tones, but I think it would be better for medium skin. The shade looks a lot lighter on the website than it is in the pan. I’ve actually incorporated Dreaming into my eye makeup, by adding to the centre of my eyelid to create a gorgeous bronzed festive look. There are absolutely no ‘rules’ when it comes to makeup products, I would even use Dreaming on my body in the summer (shoulders, collarbone, legs) to make the skin appear sunkissed and glowy.
The highlighters are very finely milled, giving the product a natural appearance once applied. They can definitely be built up to create a blinding highlight, if that is your preferred go-to look. We all love a bit of glitter and sparkle in our lives, however the Second Skin collection is by no means a ‘glittery’ highlighter, meaning it melts beautifully into the skin and makeup underneath. Jolie Beauty claim that this formula does not emphasise textured skin. I cannot comment on its smoothing effects as I don’t suffer with texture problems where I apply the highlighter, but it does appear very soft on the skin.
Overall, I am obsessed with the highlighters in the collection that I have tried, especially Saintly. I can definitely see myself wearing it all of the time. I’ve already been reaching for it over the other highlighters I own, they are already a new staple in my collection. Jolie Beauty also have a range of blushes in their Second Skin collection, which look just as stunning as their highlighters.
Until Another Day x