When it comes to makeup, this time of year always feels a bit ‘meh’. I’m over the dramatic deep berries of winter, and long for the subtle pinks of spring, but since I live in Edinburgh, the temperatures are still hovering right around the zero mark, and it feels like we get about three full hours of sunlight each day.
But despite feeling like I’m living in the tundra at the moment, Rodial has brought a jolt of summer glamour to my beauty table with the arrival of their Instagram Compact Deluxe Highlighting Gold Powder 07. Why summer? Because this highlighter was made for tan skin! On my current Casper-esque complexion it shows up as golden beams, on deeper tones it absolutely comes alive!
Thanks to the buttery formula, the powder melts into skin, leaving behind a subtle glow, which can be built up to create a mega-watt shine. When light hits the powder it glistens and glisters rather than sparkles, faking the much sought after ‘green juice’ glow. It’s absolutely stunning for night – dusted along the clavicles and shoulders, it makes skin look like it’s lit from within, and the powder is incredibly long wearing. It never turns chalky or dry looking.
Instead, it just melts into skin, giving a sheen which lasts all day long. The formula is incredibly luxurious – it contains crushed pearls for luminosity, and I’m just obsessed with the glamorous compact, which snaps shut with a satisfying click. Since I’m paper-white at the moment, it’s a touch too warm to use everyday as a highlighter, so I’ve been buffing it into lids for a beautifully subtle shadow whilst I wait for a summer tan.
Rodial Instglam Compact Deluxe Highlighting Gold Powder 07 is priced at £52 and is available here.