Hi guys! So it's been a little over a month and I've got a couple of new products this month, I thought I'd talk you through my highlighting and contouring favourites.

So these products are the best products I've found that work best on me. If you're a cool-toned, fair skinned gal like me, you might like these too!

MAC Powder Blush in 'Harmony'

This looks quite red-toned, it's quite the opposite and I'm not sure if it's a problem with the lighting or what. But this blush is a gorgeous mid-tone brown, leaning more towards the cool side. If you're fair/light skinned, you're going to really love this. It applies evenly but if used with a heavy hand, it can become hard to blend. I wouldn't use this a bronzer to warm up the face, as it does give the illusion of natural shadows and not a sunkissed glow. I find it is quite powdery as it is a blush and isn't specifically designed for contouring, there is minimal fall out when applying though. I would recommend this to someone who's maybe an NW15-NW20. I looked everywhere for this and it was sold out for about 2 weeks! I'd recommend buying from Debenhams as they seem to get this in stock more regularly than MAC, I feel.

This retails for £18 and can be bought here.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Lightscapade'

Lightscapade is a gorgeous shimmery champagne highlight powder with pale pink and blue bits running through it. Compared to some highlighters I've tried, this isn't overpowering and isn't overly shimmery, so you won't end up looking like a disco ball. It gives a subtle highlight to the cheekbones and it just looks gorgeous in the pan, let's be honest. It's a baked powder, and I think it looks like a rather cute, girly little planet, haha. 

I did buy this around the time the Lightness of Being collection was released and I was debating on getting the rather cute looking limited edition version of this, but after reading reviews that were saying the formula was chalky and not very pigmented, I decided against it.

This retails for £23 and can be bought here.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection - Flat Contour Brush

Excuse how dirty my brush is, I couldn't be bothered to wash it for the purpose of this post, sorry not sorry. ;o
I can't quite express my love for this brush. This was the only brush from the whole collection that really appealed to me. I'm not sure if it's because of the gorgeous rose gold handle or the cute pink ombre bristles, but this brush just spoke to me.
The bristles are synthetic, meaning this brush is great with powder and cream products. The bristles are so soft and yes, I sat and stroked my face with this brush as soon as I received it in the post. The bristles are very dense, meaning you can pack a lot of product on but it also makes blending the easiest thing on the planet. This may be my favourite purchase of the year so far.

This retails for £22 and can be bought here.

Let me know what your highlighting and contouring must haves are!

That's all for now,
Rachel. xo

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  1. Lightscapade looks stunning! It's been on my wishlist for the longest time. The RT Contour brush looks gorgeous too!
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  2. Ahh the bronzer and RT brush are on my 'to buy' list. I'm so so so desperate for that brush. They look so beautiful! Jay || PuzzlePieceLife xxx

  3. I was so tempted to pick up Harmony the other day, I wish I had now, it looks stunning! I also really need the contour brush, it looks like it would make life so much easier.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'