FOTD with Illamasqua Halcyon Illuminator

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 29 - 2010

So a few of you asked for some tips and to see a FOTD with the Illamasqua Halcyon Illuminator that I swatched in this here post so I made sure to dig it out this morning.

I hope you can make it out!  It’s more apparent in the right hand photo… a fairly neutral champagne shimmer.  My only issue with it (that I was reminded of when applying today) is how quickly it dries.  You gotta blend quick!

I usually squeeze a little onto my finger tip, tap 3 dots across my cheekbones and blend, blend, blend!  I tend to struggle a little with liquid highlighters as they settle in and accentuate my pores (I’m looking at you Eyeko cream thing) but this doesn’t.

Anyway, hope that helps!

9 Responses to “FOTD with Illamasqua Halcyon Illuminator”

  1. Louise says:

    You have such a warm friendly smile! x

  2. Rebecca says:

    Thanks, this was really useful…I may have to invest as it makes your complexion look really glowing.

  3. jojoba says:

    These are really lovely shots of you! You make me want to grab that product ASAP!

  4. gio says:

    It looks so pretty on you. I really need to buy this too.

  5. Rae says:

    Yep — definitely liquid gold! I love how it looks on your (definitely existent) cheekbones :)

  6. Awwh, pretty! :3 I just got Benefit High Beam and it’s my first time with a liquid highlighter, it’s taking some getting used to!

  7. I second Louise – and the highlighter looks marvellous on you 😀

  8. Tina says:

    Beautiful FOTD dear! Love the subtle sheen Halcyon adds to your cheeks, so pretty! :)


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