The main thing that has put me off using this product is the packaging, it's got one of those horrid brushes on top which dispenses out an uncontrollable amount of powder. Why it's got this brush I have no idea because I hope to god people don't use this all over their face!
The product I am going to talk about is Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Illuminating Veil in the shade Nude Glow.
With a lot of highlighting products I find that they have a heavy gold shimmer, NARS Albatross for example, which is really pretty, but it can be rather obvious if you are heavy handed and go over the top with it. What I like about this one is that is has more sort of pinky/peachy coloured shimmer in it. I feel that Nude Glow is quite an appropriate name for it, it just makes your skin look very naturally glowy!
|Natural lighting, no flash|
Instead of using the brush which comes with it I use a small tapered powder brush, specifically Sigma F35, I also have the Real Techniques Contour Brush which is a similar shape and would be good too. However this can be quite messy as you need to unscrew the top and just dip it in! It does have a filter but the holes are quite big and mine has a lot of powder sitting on it at the moment. Then I apply it to the tops of my cheekbones and sometimes just under and above the arch of my eyebrows.
As a comparison I have applied it beside (from left to right) Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether and NARS Albatross, with Nude Glow at the end. You can definitely see the difference in colour, although it does still have a slight gold element to it is more pinker than the other two. It is also quite buildable which is good for if you were going out at night and wanted a heavier highlight!
|I adjusted the highlights in this photo to bring out the colours in each powder|
Unfortunately this was bought in America so it's not available in the UK, I think there is some Physicians Formula on Amazon but it is just silly prices! Here is a link to the item on their website anyway, where it costs $12.95. However, I think I will have enough to keep me going for a while, it's so huge!
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