I think we speak for almost all of us when we say highlighter is pretty much – waitttt for it – the highlight of our lives (OK, well, makeup bags). This little beauty diamond transforms our faces from dull and drab into dewy, glowy gorgeousness in seconds *sigh*. If you haven’t dabbled in the shimmery stuff yet, let us tell you, it’s the makeup equivalent of a good lie-in.
So as soon as we heard about the launch of Revolution’s two seriously ace highlighter palettes for £6 a pop – from its new Pro range – we were legging it to the high street to snap them up and put those bad boys to the test. The trio sets of soft buttery waves promise to create an incredible glow and give skin a dimensional sheen. So, who better to dish the dirt than our resident DARE makeup junkies? Over to you, Alex and Mollie…
The palette: Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter in Ice
The hour: Daytime vibes
The look: Subtle rainbow highlight, with shimmery lips to boot
The girl: Alex, DARE’s intern
Unicorns, clouds and icy complexions… I’m getting it all with this look. Using the Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter in Ice, a palette of cool blue, shimmery gold and baby pink shades, I created this dreamy day look by lightly brushing a mix of the gold and pink over my eyes and on the tip of my nose and Cupid’s bow, to define my facial features, before adding the cool blue tone to my cheekbones to create a radiant rainbow hue. The secret to my super-glossy pout? I layered on a liquid nude lippy and then used the soft gold shade to highlight the middle section of the upper and lower lips. I love it!
The palette: Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter in Metals
The hour: Post-work pub
The look: Sultry strobe and shadow in sunset shades
The girl: Mollie, DARE’s junior beauty writer
I’m feeling this! The deep colours really help bring out my (fake) tan, which is always a bonus! I used the darkest of the three shades to contour my cheek hollows before highlighting with the golden shade. Next up, I used a damp brush to sweep a little shimmer onto my lids, which helps to bring out the pigment for the perfect night-time look – not even sorry!
We knew Revolution products have always packed a punch, but we’re obsessed with the intense pigment in these must-have palettes. Form an orderly queue… you’re going to want to get your hands on these.