Another makeup review today, I haven’t quite cracked into my Christmas posts yet as I’m not one of those that starts celebrating early like almost everyone else but they’re on their way in-between some other fabulous make-up, food and fun posts, I promise!
So, the MUR highlighting palette! Admittedly, I originally really wanted the highlight palette from the Soph collaboration with MUR and I kept signing up to receive emails when it was back in stock and managed to miss the restock about 4 times in a row… which is pretty annoying as looking on Superdrugs website as I write this, of course it’s in stock! I was desperate to buy the two Rimmel products I recently reviewed here and they were on a 3 for 2 so eventually I gave up with the Soph palette and just got this one instead.
Although looking at this I think a lot of people will be a bit horrified or confused as to why I bought it because of the “out there” colours, I am pretty pale and coloured highlighters tend to be more iridescent than anything so I thought this could actually work out quite funky once applied to the face. Even if they do end up looking a bit stupid, there’s always the trusty ‘try it as an a shadow’ method, which I do quite often with products that don’t work out as well as I thought.
Honestly, I was slightly disappointed. I personally haven’t been a fan of MUR products in the past as I feel their eyeshadows aren’t blendable at all so I’ve steered clear but I thought this might be different. I had to properly force my brush hard onto the product to get any sort of show on my cheeks of the white highlight on first use and even after about 3 layers, I still didn’t feel like I could see much there, whilst also making a noticeable dent in the product. Saying that, the blendability wasn’t actually bad at all, if only the product showed up more.
The more “out there” colours like the green and peach are slightly more pigmented and I do actually quite like wearing them I just wouldn’t say they’re every day colours of course, you don’t want to be showing up at the office looking like a mermaid realistically. They’d definitely be good metallic/iridescent toppers for other eyeshadows or even as subtle shimmery bases and also on the lips too to add a pop of shimmer to a normal look!
I mean I would but probably more as a bit of a novelty product to play around with, not as a make-up bag staple. I kind of regret buying it and wish I had just waited for the Soph palette as I really don’t think I’m going to get a lot of use out of it but hey, who says I can’t get the Soph one too?! I think I’d get on a lot better and a lot more use out of the gold tones but I’ll still get funky with this one from time to time!
Have you tried this palette or any unusual coloured highlighters?