Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

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.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Epic

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.

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