The Highlighter Series #4 – M&S Daly Illuminating Face Balm

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 14 - 2010

Tell me this isn’t the most forced smile you’ve seen all week:

I’m not her biggest fan… I don’t have any reasoning behind this other than an overwhelming urge to put my foot through the screen when I see her on the telly.  How does she and that grinning text-pest husband of hers get so much work anyway?  One of life’s mysteries…

Talking of work…

La Daly is doing rather nicely for herself with her beauty range at M&S though no?

M&S Daly Illuminating Face Balm is a cream highlighter that some people seem to use in a truly scary way… I quote from the M&S website…

An amazing product. I use this all over my face and simply add blusher.  It makes the face dewy, not shiny.  Absolutely beautiful over a suntan…..this and a bit of mascara and lip gloss…..the business!! PLEASE do NOT discontunue M&S!

Holy shit disco features! Do not use this ALL OVER YOUR FACE.

This stuff is kinda greasy… I wouldn’t describe it as a creme-to-powder formula, but it is totally effective at adding shimmer…

See it’s silvery-grey?  Not the most flattering cheek highlight shade in my opinion… perhaps if it were slightly more opalescent…  I will say though that it’s a dream to blend because it is that bit more slippy than my other cream highlighters.

I use this on my cupids bow, the tip of my chin and browbone.  I literally pat my finger once onto the surface of the pan to pick up enough product.  Staying power isn’t great… probably because of the greasiness but it’s so easy to apply that I need to give it extra kudos for that alone.

M&S Daly Illuminating Face Balm is priced at £9.50 and available instore or online.


15 Responses to “The Highlighter Series #4 – M&S Daly Illuminating Face Balm”

  1. Jenni says:

    I like blingy compacts but you’re right. Silvery-grey? Death-not-even-warmed-up?
    Most forced smile? Now come ON! Whatever your political persuasion it just has to be a certain G Brown.

  2. Sarah says:

    she sounds like a bloke and resembles a giant. i’ve seen her browsing on Bond Street last summer.

    it diddnt have time to comment on your video yesterday, ive simply been waiting for your video venture (not sounding creeping or anything) : ) your dead brave young lady and def keep us updated. even in your little video i lol’d out loud at some of your little sayings.

    lots of blogging love x

  3. beautyh2t says:

    you crack me right up, disco features, you ar eos right, all over your face- I dont think so love! I have been intrigues by the daly face tan moisturiser thingy though despite my dislike for her mega watt face.

    perhaps I will go and peruse the range.

    much love

    Bx

    beautyh2t.blogpspot.com

  4. Ms Wedgie says:

    LOL Can’t stand Vernon Kay!! Met him before he was famous when he was just a run of the mill model…was a t**t then and is still a t**t!!

    Face balm??? I almost want to get this and rub it all over my mug for a Vince Noir/Mighty Boosh look! :)
    xxx

  5. Eden Blue says:

    …all over…. face…. wha?!

  6. Laura says:

    lol holy shit disco features, love it!!

    I’ve not seen this in person but frm your swatch alone you can clearly see this is soooo not meant for all over the face lol. Looks like a nice highlight though xx

  7. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness. Some people should NOT be allowed near make up! Not all over your face.. Oh dear. I’m not keen on greasy stuff on my face… Will be avoiding I think! xx

  8. Anitacska says:

    I know, this is bloody awful. I was attracted to its shininess (I’m a magpie, lol), but when I tried it on my hand, yuck! I don’t really like creamy highlighters anyway, but this one is particularly awful.

  9. I knew a chick once who liked her slap, liked her slap so much she used to mix shedloads of Moon Beam with her foundation and slop it on…. It just looked WRONG. She looked like she’d had a run in with Midas….

  10. sarah says:

    “Holy shit disco features! Do not use this ALL OVER YOUR FACE.”

    hahaha so funny! x

  11. muamontreal says:

    I don’t know the smiling so naturally lady and seeing the comment I don’t miss a interesting part of english culture ….Highlighter scares me a lot (disco ball trauma, indeed !) but cream form ….(running out of the room). may be you could use it as a cream base for e/s ?

    Caro xxx

  12. Abbie says:

    i really love the highlighter series you are doing :)
    x

  13. DISCO DISCO FEATURES! *breaks into dance* ohhhh hahahah! Amazing how some people just slap it all on 😀 hahaha, i wouldn’t go near a silvery one like this – just wouldn’t suit my skintone either! Looks so obvious, wait.. was that reviewer Katie Price? 😉 xx

  14. Sophie says:

    Read this post yesterday and tried it out when I was in Marks and Sparks today. Would be nice if it was more golden and agreed about the staying power. Wasn’t overly impressed. x

  15. Oh god I cant imagine seeing someone with this all over their face LOL. I would only use it as a base for a matte blush

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