Cream & Liquid Beauty: In Review

It is no secret that I love cream & liquid products in my makeup routine. I am often most drawn to these types of products so I thought it was about time I went through what is currently in my makeup drawer and reviewed them for you.

Highlighters & Illuminators

Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter $64

This is a product for you if you love either mixing your illuminator with your foundation or applying an illuminating primer. Normally my foundation is a luminous finish so I tend not to use this product all over or add it to my foundation. However if you have a satin to matte foundation this may be perfect to bring the life back into your base. I personally use it on the high points of my face either before or after my base is laid. It looks so beautiful on the skin and doesn’t just sit on top. This product comes in three shades with my favourite being Nova, a soft gold tone. My only wish for the product is the applicator didn’t pump out so much. Not a problem if you’re using it all over but I often waste product if I am just using it smaller areas.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Beauty Light Wand $60

The light wand definitely nails the colours for a range of skin tones. Being a lighter complexion I find that a lot of the colours run a little deep on me but again, I have so much in the market that I don’t think that is a bad thing. They have a sponge tip applicator which is super easy but I still prefer using my fingers or a light brush so I am not disturbing my base too much. Strong glow.

PERRICONE MD No Makeup Highlighter $54

The tone on this is perfect for me, it is a very light gold and almost appears as just sweat/glowy skin on me. With that being said, I don’t know if this will work for every skin tone. This is definitely a more natural highlighter but for me that works perfectly. It has a doe-foot applicator which makes it easy to apply to those little spots like the brow arch, cupids bow etc. Once applied I normally just tap it in with my finger. Being a liquid formula I also find that it doesn’t remain sticky.

Lilah B. Glisten & Glow Skin Illuminator $92

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The price. Is the product amazing? yes, no doubt about it. Are you paying a bit for the stunning packaging? I would say yes, no doubt about it. The packaging makes me want to whip this out at events and start putting highlighter all over my face. Now the product…It is a cream but it doesn’t feel wet at all. Once you pick it up with your fingers or a brush it applies almost like a powder without any chalkiness. The colour is definitely a very light gold but the shine is there that I think it would translate on deeper skin tones as well.

MECCA COSMETICA Lit From Within Balm $42

This product is one of my all time favourites, I have been using it so long that the smell brings with it the memory of summer for me. This is definitely a balm product, it feels like a balm and sits like a balm. It truly doesn’t bother me, once I put it down I rarely even notice it. The colour is so divine and it is easy to apply with either your finger or a small stippling brush. Perfect for in your bag for on the go highlighting to freshen up your look.




CLINIQUE, Curvy Contour Cream Stick $42

This product was one of the first ever cream products I tried and I still use it to this day. It is a stick so I wouldn’t recommend applying it directly to your skin if you already have foundation on as it will move things around a little. I recommend taking a synthetic brush (I use a stippling style of brush) and brush over the stick before applying to your face. Personally, I love the colour of this product. It isn’t too warm and almost tinges on the red/brown side which is great to mimic that “out in the sun” appearance without the sun damage. It also lasts forever.

PERRICONE MD No Makeup Bronzer $54

Unlike the Clinique Bronzer, this one is a liquid which you may be even more scared of but with this product you really can’t do too wrong. It is a stunning colour that isn’t too warm and blends so incredibly into your base. No patchiness here. The only down side is the applicator as it differs from their No Makeup Blush & Highlighter and doesn’t include the doe-foot. Either way, I put a little on the back of my hand and use a synthetic brush to apply. You could also use this product in the summer months to deepen your liquid foundation and match your tan.

Blush baby

PERRICONE MR No Makeup Blush $54

In regards to the consistency it it much like its highlighter & bronzer friends. Liquid & super easy to blend. Again it has a doe-foot applicator which I really like for blush but a little goes a long way so just one dot or two dots of it and you’re good to go. Add as you go if it is your first time! The colour is kind of like a terracotta colour. Not orgasm pink, a little peachy but deeper if that makes any sense. It is their only shade in the range but I do think it would work for a great range of skin tones.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Blush $60

Now this is the same product as mentioned in the highlighter section however in the shade Pinkgasm. I don’t think that the shine is as strong as the other shades so if you don’t mind some luminosity in your blush I think you will enjoy this. I would describe the shade a rosy pink shade with a slight pink shimmer. Normally I am not one for any shimmer to appear in my blush but I actually don’t mind it at all. I apply sparingly.

STILA Convertible Color $38

I have bought two shades in these if that is anything to go by. It is a cream set formula which is super easy to blend out. I am currently using Peony on my cheeks using a synthetic brush and once I finish applying to the cheeks I take my brush over my eyelids for the perfect flush. These creams are perfect not only for the cheeks but also for your lips to add a little colour.

Mecca Cosmetica Blush & Highlight Duo $45

This product is a duo cream set that has cream blush & the lit from within balm. I just had to mention this quickly even though it is new because it is great value. They have three different shade blushes to choose from, my favourite being Rose. Super easy to blend even with your fingers so if you are wanting to decrease the size of your make up bag I would recommend giving this product a go!

If you have any products in the cream / liquid category that are a must-try please let me know below.

With Love, Jasmine x