My name is Anoushka, and I am addicted to highlighters. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but I just cannot get enough of the sparkly powders that are launching at every opportunity. I had a preview of the new Illamasqua Beyond Powders prior to their launch and although I had just purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, I was so tempted. I didn’t need another highlighter, and I was a bit put off by the price of £32 compared to the $40 Glow Kit for four pans so I took a back step. For about two weeks. I blame HQHair, again, for my splurge as I had a cheeky 20% off which took it down to £26. Bargain.
As with all Illamasqua products, the signature black glossy unusual shaped compact was ever present which keeps it uniform with the rest of the my Illamasqua products. I could barely hide my excitement when it arrived, so much so that I didn’t want to open it just in case it didn’t live up to my expectations. When I opened it, I was hit with this bright warm bronze that looked like a block of gold in the compact. It was everything I thought it would be.
The baked highlighting powder gives a subtle glow, which can be layered for maximum impact. Unlike some other highlighters, it doesn’t leave skin with a wet look finish, but more of an ethereal, lit from within glow. I actually really like just how subtle it is, because the effect it gives is really luminous rather than a full on metallic sheen. The Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora, which is a cream highlighter, in comparison is a more iridescent, pearlescent highlighter, whereas Epic is more radiant and perfect for bronzing as well as highlighting.
I’m totally in love with the Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic and even though I didn’t need yet another highlighter, I definitely made the right choice when selecting Epic. I have also convinced myself to pull Gleam in Aurora back out of hibernation. It’s a never ending highlighter cycle. Happy glowing everyone.