Seeing as we've had a bit of a non-summer so far, I'm about two shades lighter than during a 'normal' July. This means my skin can look a bit flat and I like to use a bit of extra highlighter, but I don't necessarily want a full whack of sparkle incase the sun does show its face and it all gets a bit Glam Rock.
I've been trying out some of the Soap & Glory makeup line, and their 'Glow All Out' luminizing radiance powder in 'Shimmer Switch'* is perfect for the job. The powder is silky soft and definitely sits on the side of luminizing rather than glittery, giving a soft focus glow wherever it is applied. I ran this along the top of my cheekbones with a small, fluffy brush and dotted a little in the inner corners of my eyes using my ring finger. The pink tones are something I usually shy away from in highlighters, but this particular shade gives a very subtle 'rolled in the hay' (ooh err) flush that I quite like. I didn't even bother with blush.
Unfortunately I think this might look a little chalky on deeper skin tones, so this is definitely a shade for paler girls (or those bereft of sunlight), but hopefully Soap & Glory will consider bringing out a warmer alternative.
The highlighter contains 7.5g of product and comes in Soap & Glory's typical retro style packaging. In this case a magnetic-fastening, cardboard compact with a decent sized mirror. Thankfully it feels a bit sturdier than Benefit's box powders (which have been known to disintegrate in makeup bags) and also comes with a lighter price tag at £11.
Available from Boots.
**Incase you're wondering, I'm also wearing their Fabu-Lipstick in 'The Missing Pink' but more on that later.