For about the past year I have read numerous blog posts about MUA's "Undress Your Skin Highlighter" but have been unable to get my hands on one until recently, and it was completely worth the wait!
Part of me has always been a little bit scared of highlighter; I always fear that I'll end up looking like Edward Cullen, however I have finally been converted and decided to start with baby steps and purchase MUA Undress your Skin as it is only £3 (so it wouldn't be a huge loss if I hated it!) from Superdrug Stores, Website and directly from MUA's website.
The first thing that drew me to this product was simply how beautiful it looks in the pan, and actually really reminds me of the MAC Extra Dimension MSF with the raised, swirled, shell-like pattern (this looked a lot better when I first purchased it - mine is in a bit of a state now after having been shown some love for the past couple of months!). Secondly the colour is just soo pretty - it is a gorgeous pinky champagne base with pink, gold and silver shimmer running through it. What I really love about this product is the glitter parictles are very fine so when on the face it doesn't look like harsh chunky glitter and just gives a really natural healthy "glowiness" to the face.
I think that this product has a good level of level of pigmentation - it is good enough that you don't have to use loads to get any kind of payoff, but is not soo strong that it is difficult to get a more natural look or risk over applying it to the face, so I think it would be perfect for beginners to makeup or newbies to highlighter much like my self. Having said that through this product is very buildable and so if you personally prefer stronger highlighter, I think it would work great for that also.
I usually apply it to my cheek bones, bridge of the nose, brow bone, cupids bow and if my skin is having a particularly dull day anywhere else I feel needs a little "pick me up". I will either use the Real Techniques Setting Brush and sweep the product across the areas on the face if I want minimal highlighter or if I want slightly stronger highlighting I will use the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and stipple the highlighter across the top of the cheek bones.
Overall I would say that this is a really great product and am extremely impressed especially considering it's so cheap! - the only down side is it's so bloody difficult to get your hands on, so I suggest if you see one "you snap that!"
What's your favourite highlighters? Let me know - it'll be a good excuse for me to buy some more! ;)