Monday, 11 August 2014

Makeup Academy - Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold - (NEW)

When looking through the Makeup Academy stand at Superdrug, I stumbled across a new product that I have never heard of before, the Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. Now I have never seen this on the MUA website, nor have I seen any reviews on this product so I assume this is a brand new product release. The highlighter retails for £3 and can be found at your local Superdrug or online at the MUA Website.

Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighter - Iridescent Gold
Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighter - Iridescent Gold

Now I previously owned the original Undress Your Skin Highlighter which is a pink iridescent shade. This highlighter is one of my all-time favourites and I wear it on an everyday basis. The only problem I have with the original pink shade is that it is slightly too ‘pink’ for my pale skin tone. The highlighter almost comes off as a blush so I do need to be careful on where I apply it on my cheek bones.

Iridescent Gold vs Original
 When I saw the new Iridescent Gold shade on the MUA stand I was overly joyed because I knew this shade would better fit with my pale skin tone. The pigmentation of both of these highlighters is amazing and only requires a swipe of your finger to get good pigmentation. The highlighter is indeed glittery/shimmery but if you use a light hand, it does look less harsh than if you were to apply it with a heavy hand. It can be very easy to over apply so make sure to tap off the excess on your brush or wipe some product off of your finger before applying to your cheekbones, inner eyelid, or your brow bone.


The size of these highlighters is great especially for the affordable price tag. I have used the original pink shade since it has been released on a daily basis and I have only put a small dent into it, without hitting pan.  The only other negative other than being very easy to over-apply, is that the packaging does feel a little cheap. My original highlighter lid has actually broken off and no longer fits onto the packaging. To store the highlighter I just set the lid on the top and store it within my makeup drawers, but obviously when travelling this would come as an inconvenience. Apart from the packaging this highlighter is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy I stumbled across it!

 You can apply this highlighter using your fingers, or using a brush (one of my favourites is an angled blush brush) and swipe it on the tops of your cheekbones. You can also apply the golden shade to the inner corners of your eyes to instantly make your eyes look more open and awake. The golden shade can also be used under the brow bone for a highlight, so as you can see the golden shade is very versatile compared to the original pink shade.

Overall this highlighter is absolutely beautiful and in my opinion much more versatile than the original pink Undress Your Skin highlighter. The pigmentation is fantastic and with such an affordable price tag it is one that you should not miss out on. I can definitely see this highlighter being my new favourite and for long to come. Head out to your local Superdrug and find this ‘new’ highlighter before it is sold out on the shelves because you definitely won’t regret it!

8 comments:

  1. Ahh I recently blogged about the original highlighter. That one looks even nicer!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. It is very strange because it doesn't even show up on the MUA website yet, so it must be extremely new. I love the original highlighter but I must say I think the new shade is more my shade. I can definitely see this being one of my all time favourite highlighters.

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  2. I NEED to try these highlighters, I;m so late to the party! xx

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    1. Honestly for something so affordable at £3 they are definitely much better than the price would make you think. I love these highlighters and both of them are extremely pigmented and easy to work with.

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  3. They look very pretty but isn't the glitter to big? It looks like that. I am always looking for good highlighters and the original one looks... well, original :D it has a very pretty color.

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    1. These are pretty heavy swatches, I basically run my finger through the product and swipe it on my arm similar to how you would an eye shadow so more colour will come off than if you apply it with a brush lightly for example. I wouldn't say this is extremely 'natural' so it is a little obvious that you are wearing a highlighter, but if you use a light hand it isn't too 'glittery' at all, but if you accidentally go a little heavy handed it can turn out quite shimmery/glittery.

      If you are looking for a more natural highlighter that doesn't have too much shimmer or glitter but just gives you a subtle 'glow' the ELF Healthy Bronzing Powder in Luminance is great! I do have a review for it here if you would like to see swatches of that one also.

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  4. I'm always intimidated by powder highlighters. I feel like I'm either using the wrong brush or have too heavy hand but I have trouble making them work on me.

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    1. Have you ever tried using a stippling brush? ELF sells one for £3 I think and it is very small, but the purpose of a stippling brush is to grab less powder than a normal brush. This may help you out, if you use the MUA highlighter you literally only need to touch the brush to the product and you have more than enough product to apply on your cheeks. Tapping off the brush before you apply the highlighter can also help!

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