Soft, Dewy skin is at the top of everyone Christmas list. But, with so many highlighters and illuminators on the market, how do you know which are best? Which are worth the investment and which are a waste of money.
Let me start by saying that we rarely get highlighter or illuminators which are tailored to different skin tones etc. Yes, you do get them, but rarely in the same range and from the same brand. You may have to go to the likes of Smash Box for Halo Lighting for Fair Skin, Benefit Cosmetics – Sun Beam for Golden skin or maybe Illamasqua – Super Natural Gleam Cream for Dark Skin. However, there is no need to run around collecting all different products from different brands for your kit, as Vita Liberata do the most amazing Highligter / Illuminators in a range of 5 different colours and finishes. I have been trying out the Translucent Gold and Opaque Light Latte for a while now. Both of which are some of the most gorgeous products I’ve tried.
They have a sort of air whipped consistency when they come out of the bottle. This product really packs a punch, you need such a small amount to go a long way. The product is intensely moisturising, it has extract of Aloe Leaf to soothe irritation, Shea Butter to repair and Hyaluronic Acid to help replenish lost moisture.
These products work beautifully under, over and mixed with your foundation. When used under your makeup as an illuminator, you can create a very subtle effect. Apply on the upper cheek bones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and on your brow bones to catch the light. When applied over your makeup as a highlighter, this product is stunning. If you are looking for a dewy flawless finish to you makeup you can even mix it in with your foundation.
When applying this product directly over or under your makeup, I recommend using a brush like the C404 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush by Crown for an even, flawless and blended finish.
Capture the Light is well on its way to becoming a cult product with its popularity growing after being featured on the runways of London Fashion Week.
This product does not just stop at your face! It can be used all over the body, on the face, arms, legs, neck and décolletage. It can be used on clean skin, over or under makeup, over your false tan. It is so versatile it can be used almost everywhere.
TIP: If you are like me and are plagued with blue/purple circles under the eyes, dab a little Translucent Gold around the inner darkest area of the under eye and then apply your makeup per usual and you will notice great improvements in the appearance of your circles, they automatically appear lighter, without looking shiny.
Below will tell you which product is best suited for you:
Use Latte Light for a flawless, light bronzing to legs, arms, décolletage and face. Can be used on its own or to finish and perfect already tanned skin following application of Vita Liberata self tan.
Use Gold for a luminescent skin finish and to enhance tanned skin. Perfect for sallow skin, this can be used on the legs, arms, décolletage and face.
Use Rose for a luminescent skin finish. Perfect for pale skin, this can be used on the legs, arms, décolletage and face.
Use Buttermilk on pale skin to neutralise flushing and soften freckles and blemishes without creating a tanned effect. Perfect for the legs, arms, décolletage and face.
Use Latte for a flawless, medium bronzing to legs, arms, décolletage and face. Can be used on its own or to deepen and perfect already tanned skin.
Capture the Light also helps protect your skin, with its SPF 25. It is non-toxic and almost completely organic. It is 100% free from Paraben, Perfume and Alcohol.
This product comes in a beautiful 30ml bottle and is priced at £29.95. When you take into account how versatile this product is and how such a small amount of product goes a very long way, I think it is priced well for an upmarket highlighter. Obviously you can go for a highlighter at £15, but you won’t get the same level of standard from the product. If you buy from their website now you even get Free Delivery and Free Mini Tanning Mitt AND a free travel size surprise! What is not to love about that!
So whether you are a makeup artist or just an enthusiast, if you want to invest in a GREAT highlighter / illuminator, I would definitely recommend this product. I love it, it is used every single day in my kit.