review: artist couture diamond glow powder

Hello loves! Today we are taking a look at one of instagram’s hottest products. A lot of you have probably seen videos of tons of beauty gurus raving over these highlighters. The clips of bloggers swatching the loose highlight have gone completely viral on every social media site. So I decided to order one and put it to the test!

prices range:

$26.99 at artistcouture.com

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I ordered the shade coco bling which is one of the lighter shades in the range. The collection does offer a wide range of shades for all highlight needs which I greatly appreciate. The product is a loose powder which can be kind of messy if you aren’t entirely careful. This highlight is meant to be super finely milled and pack a serious highlight punch. I’ll admit from all of the hype I had seriously high hopes for this product that weren’t entirely met.

I love a super intense highlight but I expect it to be smooth, creamy and not have any chunks of glitter. The diamond powder is not as smooth as I hoped. I feel like once its on my cheeks it is super glittery and doesn’t give that JLo glow more like a 9 year old girl playing with costume makeup glow. I much prefer my becca or anastasia highlighters to this one. Those may not be as immediately intense but build up beautifully and don’t have any glitter.

If you want a poppin’ highlight to give you glow and not glitter I would skip out on this one. As always leave me any suggestions for new posts you’d like to see. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Also follow my instagram @institutionbeauty to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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review: jeffree star skin frost

Happy Monday, loves! As you know I stalked Jeffree Star Cosmetics over the past few months for every new relaunch so I could get my hands on a bunch of his products. Now that they have resolved their stock issues I feel comfortable giving you my thoughts on his majorly hyped up highlighters.

prices range:

$29.00 on jeffreestarcosmetics.com

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Now this may be one of my shorter reviews because there is not much to say about this besides how much I love it. This is one of the most beautiful highlighters I own (and I own an extremely excessive amount). I purchased the shade ice cold because it is the fairest shade he sells. It really is a stark white shade when you look in the pan but on the skin it is a little more cream toned. It is a super intense highlight and is not for the faint of heart. If you are new to the highlighting game I would not start with this one but if you want to be beaming and seen from space then you need to look into the skin frosts.

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The powder is perfectly creamy and glides on the skin easily. Ice cold is smooth and glowy without looking glittery which I greatly appreciate. Some people may think its a hefty price tag but the pan is the size of my face so you are definitely getting your moneys worth! I also adore the fact that Jeffree has been sure to cater to beauty lovers of all skin tones. There are eight shades in the range so you are sure to find one that will suit you. I can’t say enough good things about this highlight!

If you follow me on instagram (@institutionbeauty ) you know that October 1 I am starting a month long halloween feature. I will be posting a new halloween look every single day of October. I have put together some super easy last minute costumes, some gory, some glam, and some classic looks for you all. I will be giving a post with step by step instructions and product listings to help you achieve the looks too! So check back Saturday to see my first look of the month long series!!

As always please recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Also follow my instagram to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Saturday, loves.

love & lipstick kisses💋