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February 12, 2013

My Make Up Collection | Highlighters and Bronzers

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because but I'll be sure to link reviews if they've been written. 

I'm sure this goes without saying, but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That it not my intention at all. 
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder #51 | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit | NARS Laguna Bronzer | Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol | MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut | Bellapierre Mineral Bronzer in Starshine*
Ever since I introduced myself to blush for contouring purposes, I've been in love with it. I rarely use bronzer to warm up face but love to contour. My favourite bronzers for contouring are NARS' Laguna Bronzer and MAC's Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut. If I want to warm up the perimeter of my face, I love Bellapierre's Mineral Bronzer in Starshine. 
Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Sunbaked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Pure Shimmer | Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Gleamer | Essence The Twilight Saga  Breaking Dawn - Part Two Shimmer Powder in #01 Bella's Secret* | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle 
Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Sunbaked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Pure Shimmer | Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Gleamer | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle | Essence The Twilight Saga  Breaking Dawn - Part Two Shimmer Powder in #01 Bella's Secret 
Anyone that follows me on Instagram or Facebook knows that I only recently added the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle to my collection. I'm really loving that, obviously, but I use all of these highlighters, depending on the look I'm after. I find myself using the Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Sunbaked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Pure Shimmer, however I don't often find myself using powder highlighter often. 
Red Earth Secret Potion Illuminating Skin Fluid in #01 Pearl* | Entourage Cosmetics Body Gloss Lotion in #01 Shooting Star | Benefit High Beam 
Liquid highlighters really appeal to me. They're more difficult to blend, yes, but I think they provide such a natural luminosity to the skin. The Red Earth Secret Potion Illuminating Skin Fluid in #01 Pearl was only added to my collection last week but I'm totally in love with it already. Expect to see it in a favourites. 

If you want to see a post about how I contour and highlight, please let me know. I honestly don't do anything worth writing about but I'd be happy to do so if you want!

I know I haven't reviewed all of the products featured above but, as I said, I've added links to those I have. If you would like to see a review of a product that hasn't been linked, please comment below. I'd be happy to add it to my list of products to review!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? Not that I need to buy any more primers or foundations, but do you use any you'd recommend? 

* Indicates products that were provided for review. These products have remained in my collection, meaning that I have not yet posted about them or I genuinely like them or both.
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  1. I love mac's soft and gentle, it's such a beautiful product :)

    1. I'm still working out the best way to apply it, Mishelle. I can't decide if I really like it all that much or not but it's early days. I want to pick up the Sigma Highlighting Brush for it. :) x

  2. I would use the Bellapierre Mineral Bronzer in Starshine as a highlighter.

    1. It's such a versatile product, Natasha, so sometimes I use it for that. It's quite shimmering though, so I need to be careful when doing so. x

  3. You've got some gorgeous products there. I'm obsessed with highlighters. I have way too many considering I only have 1 face ;)

    1. I do! I'm so lucky. I definitely have too many given that I don't highlight religiously, but I can't part with any of them. It's amazing how we accumulate for much for, as you said, 1 face! ahah xx

  4. You have a very pretty bronzer collection!


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