I’ve been meaning to write about Mac’s Prep + Prime Highlighter for a while now, but I kept giving it little mentions in other blog posts so I thought I’d give it a rest for a bit or you might get sick of hearing about it haha. I’ve repurchased a fair few tubes of this little gem so it’s definitely deserved its own blog post.
The shade I have here is called ‘Light Boost’ which is a pale, yellow based colour. I obviously use it to highlight certain areas of my face and I’ve found it works particularly well to brighten up my undereye area! First of all I use a more peach toned concealer to mask dark circles, like Maybelline’s Eraser Eye, and then I’ll add Light Boost over the top for a much brighter, more dimensional look. I simply apply it underneath my eyes in a v-shape and blend it in by gently patting it with my ring finger, and it diminishes any signs that you spent the majority of the night before hooked on Netflix (hey, it’s not my fault the next episode plays automatically). It’s basically beauty sleep in a tube.
Not only is this great for undereyes, but it works really well if you want to go all out contouring and highlighting the rest of the face. If I’m feeling extra fancy I’ll pop this down the bridge of my nose, the centre of my chin, underneath my cheek contour, my brow bone and in between my brows blending out onto the middle of the forehead. There are loads of handy diagrams about where to contour and highlight all over Pinterest! As it’s yellow based it’s great for counteracting redness too, so I like to apply a little bit around the corners of my nose as well.
This little product is an absolute saviour and I wouldn’t be without it!
Have you tried Mac Prep + Prime? Which highlighting products would you recommend?