The Bobbi Brown highlighters have been a favourite of mine for a while now. If you’re a beauty fanatic like myself, you’ll know that highlighters have (over)saturated the beauty market in the last few years. I’ll admit it, I was very obsessed with buying almost every new highlighter on the market at one point. In more recent times I feel like I’ve started to take a more realistic approach to my beauty purchases. I’ve found what I like and now I tend to stick to it.
I thought I’d show you a roundup of my Bobbi Brown highlighter collection and give a review of the new highlighter Opal Glow.
Bobbi Brown Highlighters
If you’re familiar with the Bobbi Brown highlighters then you’ll know that they have their shimmer bricks, their glow highlighters, their brightening bricks, the brightening finishing powders and their highlighting sticks. In this post I focus solely on the glow highlighters, simply because the others have never really appealed to me. Whenever I’ve been in store, I’ve always swatched the other highlighter types and found the shimmer bricks to be too glittery for me. The highlighter sticks, although lovely, are just not the type of product I tend to reach for. Also the brightening bricks are more of a highlighter, bronzer and blusher in one, whilst the finishing powders are very subtle illuminators for the whole face.
Bobbi Brown Glow Highlighter formula
The Bobbi Brown glow highlighters are great as they are formulated with a clear base and then infused with a pearly pigment, which gives that subtle colour but a glow that can be intensified and is very flattering. As the powders are finely-milled, I find that they can be easily applied and blended into the skin, so they don’t just appear to sit on top of the skin.
Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Opal Glow Highlighter
In the past couple of weeks Bobbi Brown released their limited edition Opal Glow highlighter. This comes packaged in a pearly white compact with a mirror, making the powder great for travelling. I was particularly drawn to this highlighter, as I typically tend to go for pink, gold or bronze toned highlighters.
After trying Opal Glow on my skin, I quickly noticed that it was quite different to other ‘glow’ highlighters. Opal Glow is a light / sheer pink tone and definitely has more of an evident shimmer finish, as I see small pink particles of shimmer on my face when using it. It’s not as intense as the other highlighters too, which makes the shimmer particles standout even more.
I was also a bit concerned that Opal Glow was the same colour as Sunset Glow. Sunset Glow was part of the Sunset Pink Collection of Summer ’16 (no longer available!), alongside Afternoon Glow and Telluride. Sunset Glow has a pink with a slight gold tone to it and is more opaque than Opal Glow. It’s also the more traditional ‘glow’ formula and doesn’t have the noticeable shimmer particles.
Pricing and buying Bobbi Brown Highlighters
I highly recommend going to a Bobbi Brown counter and testing the powders out for yourself. It all comes down to your own preference when it comes to highlighting. As I mentioned before, Bobbi Brown has a wide range of highlighter finishes (one of the biggest range of finishes I’ve personally seen), and it can get a bit confusing. I’d also say going in store would be beneficial as Bobbi Brown highlighters are not necessarily the cheapest on the market. They can retail from £26 (for a highlighting stick) to £60 (for a highlighting palette). The ‘glow’ highlighters typically retail for £35.50, unless Bobbi Brown have a discount sale.
Have you tried any of the Bobbi Brown highlighters? Let me know below what you think of them! For more highlighter reviews check out this post.
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