One thing that I find with hightlighters is that there are very few drugstore alternatives and for that reason (with exception of my MAC eyeshadows and a few Urban Decay palettes ) I find that my most expensive make up items are highlighters.
I have had Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter on my wish list for months and with rumours of it becoming discontinued I finally caved in and bought it.
Priced at £32.00 on the Debenhams website it's very much a luxury buy BUT you do get 5 colours ranging from a light champagne to a shimmery golden bronze, So if you include swirling your brush and mixing the powder you actually get 6 highlighters for your money working out at £6.00 per shade! Which if you compare this to my YSL Blanc Terriblement priced at £35.00 (which came out in the last Christmas collection) and contains three highlighting colours - making Dior's Poudre Shimmer slightly more purse friendly.
I had such high hopes for this highlighter and I'm pleased to report that it does live up to my expectations, my favourite way of using it is buy sweeping my brush over the three lightest shades on the left hand side.
I've also tested out these shades as eye shadows and the darker shades on the right hand side of the compact are perfect for a shimmery neutral eye.
The packaging is GORGEOUS. The compact case itself is everything it should be; its practical with a big mirror which is perfect for on-the-go touch ups, its also sturdy and luxurious - I have such a happy feeling even taking out this compact.
I've had mine since the start of this month and still keep it in its velvet casing when I need to take it in my make-up bag and even go as far as keeping the outer cardboard packaging for storage in my drawers at home. It's just too pretty to throw away.
I absolutely adore this powder not only because of its packaging but its the subtlety and staying power that makes it great. Each shade has just the right amount of shimmer, it's not overdone but has just enough to catch the glow from certain angles. I literally put the tiniest amount on my cheeks, nose, cupids bow and chin and this will last me all day without slowly shifting and ending up all over my face by the time I get home.
Yes its expensive, but it's the closest thing i've found so far that mirrors "Kim Kardashian's" famous highlighting glow.
Have you tried it yet?