Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Product Review -- Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter

I don't think it's possible for me to ever have enough highlighters.

Nearly every time a new one hits the market, I've got to grab it because being glowy is pretty much my top priority where makeup is concerned.

I hadn't heard much when they first launched but lately, I'd been seeing a lot of good things about the Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighters and as usual when makeup is involved, my curiosity got the better of me and I had to pick one up.

The highlighters come in three shades, and while I see most people talking about it in Kitten, Stila's ubiquitous nude pink with golden undertones, I decided to go for Transcendence, an opalescent pink, because Kitten just seemed too similar to other highlighters I have.

(The third shade is a bronze-y tone that I bet would look gorgeous on darker skin tones or anyone who wants a sun-kissed glow.)

The Heaven's Hue Highlighters come in a gold plastic compact that's square in shape. There is a nice mirror on the inside, which works well for touch ups.

Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter
The highlighter itself has an interesting texture -- it's not quite a cream and not quite a powder. When you touch it, it has an almost bouncy feel.

With its unique texture, I find that it really melts into the skin instead of sitting on top of it so it has a very natural look.

Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Transcendence
However, your application method definitely matters.

I originally tried to apply it with a natural bristle brush as I do with most of my highlighters, and I found that hardly any product was deposited on the skin. For the most noticeable, pretty glow, I find that using a finger works best -- I just tap my finger over the highlighter and then tap it onto my skin and voila! I am glowing like a freaking star.

A synthetic brush can also work well for application, but the fingers are definitely my favorite method.

In terms of the color, Transcendence really does a lovely ethereal glow with a pinky tone. It leans to the cooler end of the spectrum too, and I've had trouble finding highlighters that aren't super warm so it's a great addition to my collection.

Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Transcendence
I definitely recommend this highlighter, but I think that it might be a good idea to test it out in person -- that way, you'll get a feel for the texture and see if it's something you'd like.

It retails for $32 on the Stila website, Sephora, Ulta, and anywhere else you can purchase Stila products.

Have you tried the Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter? What's your favorite highlighter these days?

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