26 April 2013

Product Review: Australis Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter

I have only just recently discovered the difference a good highlighter can make to your look. Previously I’ve always thought that they would make my combination skin look even shinier and greasier, but for a good highlighter that is far from the case. Here are my thoughts on the *Australis Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter;

 What They Say:
"Australis Cosmetics Mineral Highlights contain skin illuminators to reflect light, leaving the complexion looking fresh, radiant and glowing. Moisturising properties act as antioxidants to prevent premature ageing, while botanical extracts accelerate cell renewal for smoother, younger looking skin. The highlighter accentuates the cheekbones, brow bones and décolletage to help enhance the complexion's radiance. Available in two shades: Pearl and Gold".

RRP: $14.95 (15g) – Available from Priceline, Big W, Kmart, Target and selected pharmacies

What I Say:
I have been using the Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter on top of my usual foundation on the high points of my cheeks, and underneath my brows, and it instantly gives my skin a nice but still subtle sheen and glow – great way of faking a good night’s sleep!

Some highlighters are too glittery making you look like an 80s disco queen, but with the Australis Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter, that is far from the case, as it is more shimmery than glittery. Just the way it should be.

Unlike other highlighters, the Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter also doesn’t highlight beginning lines and wrinkles, nor does it settle into the lines during the day exaggerating the lines, making me look and feel even older.

Rather it gives my skin a nice sheen and glow – something is much needed at the moment where a bad night’s sleep is a rare occurrence. As the name suggests, the Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter is mineral based, as well as it contains vitamin E and botanical extracts making it light reflecting.

This illuminiser is a lightweight cream, and it is easy to spread and blend across the skin, and the sheen can easily be up slightly by adding more of the highlighter.

I have also tried to blend a tiny bit of the highlighter into both a foundation as well as a tinted day cream, and it works perfectly to brighten dull and tired skin.

The Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter comes in an easy to use black pump bottle with a bright pink glossy lid. And I really like that it comes in a pump bottle, as it makes it so easy to use and dispense just the amount of product needed.

It has a strange chemical floral scent, which is a bit difficult to describe, however as it is so subtle and it quickly fades once blended into the skin, it doesn’t bother me at all.

The Highlights Mineral Face Highlighter is available in two colours, Pearl and Gold, and I have been using the colour pearl, which perfectly matches my medium skin tone. I could imagine that the colour Gold is a little ‘warmer’ in the colour, and hence it would be more suitable for those with darker skin tones.

The highlighter is very concentrated, so a little goes a very long way, so the 15g bottle will last you quite a while, so at $14.95 it is a great bargain!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you use a highlighter? Which one is your favourite?


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  2. I haven't seen this brand in ages! Takes me back to my teen years LOL. Seriously thought they had discontinued or something. I pretty much use NARS for everything myself though I'd be interested to see how it would fair with my skin. Great review!


    1. Thanks a lot! Strange you have not seen the Australis around - I always see it when I shop at Priceline. Their products are always good value for money, and on trend too!!
      NARS make some very nice products too, but sadly also a bit more expensive!

  3. I have this product and love it please follow me back and check out my blog www.corynleebeauty.blogspot.com.au

    1. It is a great product, isnt it - and such great value for money.
      I'll make sure to check out your blog too!

  4. Aloha hun!! I use a highlighting powder or a stick. I appreciate the importance of a good highlighter, because it draws the spectator's attention away from flaws and blemishes! xoxo
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    1. You're right, as long as used correctly, it does draw the attention away from flaws - and dont we all need that!!!

  5. Ps. Following you via Gfc and Bloglovin.

    1. Thanks heaps, I'll make sure to check out your blog too!

  6. Following you back, dear :)!


  7. What sounds really good is that the highlighter doesen´t highlight beginning lines and wrinkles ;) This is not usual if I apply othter highlighters - but maybe this doesn´t cause on the highlighter but on my lines and wrinkles ...

    Wish you a wonderful weekend and hope that everything is okay :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena


    1. Sadly my lines and wrinkles dont seem to go anywhere either, so it is great when you find a product that doesnt highlight them, or settle into the lines!!

      Hope you'll have a great weekend too!


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