Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer

  Smashbox's line of highlighters are called "Soft Lights" and the shade "Shimmer" is one of my all time favourite highlighters.  After being disappointed by MAC's beige highlighter, Soft and Gentle I was on the market for a highlighter that was subtle and neutral enough to go with most blushes.  While in Shoppers sometime last year this highlighter caught my eye and upon swatching it I discovered it was perfect beigy-pink colour and I bought it right away.

  Soft Lights are housed in sleek black rubber packaging with a twist off lid.  Shimmer is very finley miled and easy to blend so you can easily use it all over your face to get glowy skin.  My prefered use for this product is to highlight my cheekbones and as an eyeshadow.  The colour of this product is very similar to Urban Decay's eyeshadow in Sin so it makes the perfect highlighter for the inner corners of your eyes.

  This product is very subtle on the first swipe but it can be easily built up for an intense glow.  "Shimmer" is just dark enough to suit a variety of skintones but it isn't dark enough to be used alone as a blush.  I find this goes well with every single blush in my collection from pinks, purples, corals, and peaches.  I highly recommend this highlighter and I think it's worth the admittedly steep pirce.


  1. That looks like such a nice, subtle highlighter! Highlighters are one thing I don't often use - and its not like I don't have some! I need to break my rut this spring!

    1. They're something I never saw the point in but once I tried them I couldn't get enough.

  2. This looks very similar to the highlighter in the Sleek Contour Kit and it's gorgeous! Love it!
    Megan xxx

    1. I can't wait to try that to compare it!

  3. I agree - this one is gorgeous. I've been using it for years and I find that they are quite under-rated in the blog world.

    1. I never hear enough about Smashbox. I love all the Smashbox products I've tried.

  4. Gosh, this is stunning! Love the beige tones to it. Would be a perfect highlighter for summertime! Thanks for the review :)


    1. I haven't tried it yet with a tan but I imagine it'd look great. Thanks Jen :)

  5. I have serious brow envy, they look perfect! Sounds like a good versatile product and looks lovely in the photo :) xx

    1. Awww thanks Vicky, my brows drive me nuts so that's a great compliment to receive :)

  6. Wow this is stunning!! I need a new highlighter this one is just so stunning! Xxx

  7. This looks so pretty. I know we are suppose to be talking about the highlighter, but i have to mention your liner! You do a very good job with your eyeliner! I wish I could do mine like that!

  8. pretty! I don't use highlighter enough to invest in something pricey, but I do use champagne eyeshadows instead! :P

  9. i love this highlighter! i've played around with it before and it's so lovely! very smooth looking on the skin as well!

    -ariel* xoxo

  10. Look absolutely gorgeous! You're feeding in my high-lighter obsession!

    Thanks for the review

  11. This looks super pretty and natural, definitely need to pick one up! <3

  12. Can I just have your eyebrows please Christine? They are really great! This highlighter looks good too. Very subtle.

    E x

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