August 03, 2020
NEW Luminous Highlighters with Alex Ouston
We are beyond excited to introduce you to the NEW Luminous Highlighters from our latest collection, Movements of The Sun.
Joining us to discuss all things highlighters, is professional Makeup Artist, Alex Ouston.
Alex shares everything from application techniques to tips on how to use each shade as well as the inspiration behind the look she created for the Moments of The Sun campaign.
MORE THAN JUST A HIGHLIGHTER
Chemical-free | Vegan-friendly | Ethically Sourced | Cruelty-free | 98.8% Natural | 36% Organic
We spent over 12 months designing, trialling and perfecting these premium, ethically sourced formulations to ensure the colour payoff, product performance and packaging were all of the highest calibre and delivered the ultimate goddess glow.
These nourishing formulations are infused with skin-benefiting bio-available plant collagen (GA), Orange Fruit Extract and a high concentration of natural pigment to support skin renewal and health. Your skin will also enjoy the added benefits of anti-oxidants which not only work to tone your skin but act as skin defenders, protecting against damage from environmental pollutants.
We designed three luminous shades which are, suitable for all skin types and complexions.
Solar Quartz / A soft glistening shade, inspired by the warmth of the sun
Sunset Rose / A subtle Rose gold hue, reminiscent of a magical sunset
Dusk Bronze / An earthy Bronze, inspired by the golden hour
Galactoarabinan (GA) is a bio-available form of plant collagen offers many skin benefits AND it is 100% biodegradable.
Research shows that GA assists with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles through faster skin cell turnover and enhanced exfoliation, bringing younger skin to the surface more rapidly. It is also shown that this natural form of plant collagen improves water retention, leaving the skin nourished and hydrated.
GA also provides film-forming, skin tightening actions and an increased cell metabolic rate. It also increases the dispersion of UV filters, supporting a natural UV barrier.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcus Fruit Extract
(Orange Fruit Extract)
This superstar ingredient has been found to stimulate collagen production, which assists in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while delivering anti-inflammatory and skin-nourishing benefits, producing an awakened, radiant glow.
View the full ingredient list on each product page.
Q&A WITH PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST ALEX OUSTON
Tell us about the inspiration behind the Movements of The Sun campaign makeup look
“Movements of the sun inspired me to create looks that gave the skin an incredible glow. Creating a look using the Luminous Highlighters can capture a glow from any time of the day. A soft reflect from Dusk Bronze to emulate that sun-kissed look. Create a high luminosity look using Solar Quartz to really give the skin that midday sun glow. For a soft flush to the skin and an afternoon glow, use the Sunset Rose."
What do you love most about the Luminous Highlighters?
“ These highlighters are amazing. They have a great colour payoff and are easy to blend and work into the skin.”
Your favourite shade of Luminous Highlighter
“Solar Quartz... love the intensity.”
Application tips and techniques
“Prep the skin with your fave products and then add the luminous highlighter in your shade to the high points of your face including the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow and the inner corner of the eye.
I love using the applicators that come with the highlighter to dot around the high points of the face and then work into the skin with either my fingers or a soft small to medium fluffy brush. Work quickly as these highlighters have an amazing staying power so they set quite quickly.”
Other ways you can use the Luminous Highlighters
“I love mixing them in with my foundations and skincare to give that all-over glow. I would generally use either Dusk Bronze or Solar Quartz for this. These shades are incredible for highlighting the collarbones and shoulders - I recommend buffing in with a Kabuki brush.
You can also add the Luminous Highlighter to your favourite body moisturiser or oil to give your body that extra glow. If you’ve got a spray tan I would suggest mixing Dusk Bronze.”
How this vegan-friendly, natural formula measures up (performance) to regular highlighters
“I have to say the only issue I had in the past when vegan and mineral products came out on the market is that they wouldn’t give that professional, long-lasting finish. This Luminous Highlighter range really performs well and has an amazing pigment and colour payoff to it, it also has the staying power, so it’s not only great for everyday wear, Makeup Artists can use this for shoots and know that it will stand the test of time.”
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Have a question or want to learn more about the Luminous Highlighters? Send us an email or get in touch with our team on Live Chat or Instagram.
Learn more about Alex and discover more of her incredible work by visiting her website or follow her on Instagram @alexoustonbeauty.