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£5 highligher | L.A. Girl

Highlight is becoming big business in the beauty industry. Apparently 2017 is the year for lavender ones, with every man and his dog due to release one. Personally I have been using the one from the Sleek highlighting kit for around a year now. You can read about that here if your interested, or if you’d like to see another updated post then let me know.

L.A. Girl is an American brand that is extremely affordable and made it’s way over here last year. I first spotted this release on Young Wild and Polished Snapchat and when I say it on Beauty bay for £5, I had to get it.

The packaging is rather bulky, feels a bit cheap and scratches easily. For me, paying £5 for a product means I concentrate less on what something looks like and more on how it performs. I got the shade 110 watt which is somewhere in-between a gold and white highlight. I though it wouldn’t look as harsh as their lightest shade. There are 12 shades available ranging from white and pink through to a more bronze shade.

I used the brush I always use for highlight which is a Morphe Brushes M501. The first thing I noticed is that the product is very powdery and the product did fly about when I picked it up on the brush. This could be because the first ingredient is talc. I didn’t find this to translate too much onto the cheekbones and it gave a nice glow to the skin. Personally I did find this shade to be a tad too gold for me and didn’t look exactly how I wanted it too. That isn’t a product issue – more user error. You can easily build this up, but I would describe it to be much more subtle that the name suggests.

The Strobe Lite from L.A. Girl is a nice product, but there are other products out there that preform the same or better than this. If you want something more subtle and don’t feel the need to glow to the gods. This is for you. For £5, you probably won’t regret it.

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