Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood Illuminator


When I feel that my stock of a particular beauty item is low, I buy one, then another, then another one and that’s how the story goes. So once the highlighter bug bit me, I first bought the Mac Oh, Darling Extra Dimension Skinfinish and obviously it only made sense to buy the oh-so popular Anastasia Beverly Hills illuminator in So Hollywood. I’m getting another highlighter soon because I have to keep this addiction going obviously, but let’s talk about the So Hollywood illuminator for a minute.


I love the design of the highlighter; it makes for something interesting to look at. The tone of the is absolutely beautiful, a silvery gold. I find this colour super flattering and you glow rather than shine (my biggest pet peeve is looking like an oily disco ball).


I do wish there was a little less shimmer, don’t get me wrong, the highlighter is ah-maze-balls, but a little less shimmer and it would have been perfect.

Here are the swatches:


So I obviously need more highlighters, comment below which other I need to add to my stash!



Blushes aren’t my thing, they just aren’t. I can appreciate a pretty blush colour, but when it comes to applying blush on my face, it’s basically a non-existent routine. So in order for me to apply a hell of a lot of blush colour, the blush needs to be absolutely beautiful. I’ve had these two MAC Mineralize Blushes for some time now, but when I was (once again) organizing my makeup stash, there these beauties were.


I only have two of MAC’s Mineralize Blushes: Love Joy (left) and Love Thing (right). They’re mineralized so there’s a bit of shimmer, but it’s not glittery. I find that mineralize blushes glide on the skin better due to their texture and they deposit colour so well.

The MAC blushes in general are long-lasting and the mineralize blushes are just as long wearing. The pigment is what got me (look at the swatches below). You need to dab your brush in lightly and tap off the excess because a little goes a long way.


MAC Mineralize Blushes L to R: Love Joy & Love Thing 

Do you have any of the MAC Mineralize Blushes? Are there other MAC blush colours you’d recommend?