Ever pass on a Limited Edition item only to regret it, then find it impossible to find one later?
I had this kind of regret with this pretty Shu Uemura blusher/highlighter called STEAM a while ago.
Steam was from the Autumn/Fall 2008 collection. I spotted it and passed up on it…then saw it on eBay for just a little more than the retail price. Hurrah!
Steam is a pale light white-peach with micro sparkles. The pretty gold swish won’t last very long that’s for sure…
Ey up – the texture of this highlighter is hard and sort of scratchy. Eek! Make that very hard and quite shimmery – can that really be that flattering on the face? I dunno…So I was really disappointed with the texture of this product.
Anyway I applied to the top of the cheekbone and around the outer ‘v’ near my eyes.
I have to say – for a scratchy little thing it did indeed add a beautifully soft glow to my skin. It’s actually, in practise, one of the nicest highlighter I have when used on the face.
Maybe there is an advantage to this product being hard – you apply less. You apply just enough.
Also amazingly enough, it didn’t accentuate pores – weird, as it’s shimmery to the point of being a little glittery.
Well there you go, someone at Shu knows what they’re doing!
Have you ever missed out on a LE item only to scour the web for it later?