Those of you who read regularly will know how much I love SOSU by Suzanne Jackson products, and I was lucky enough to receive her new Highlighter Kit as a present this Christmas!
I am a huge fan of SOSU nail polishes and I love the contour palette so I was sure this kit would be no different from the usual high standard and strong pigment. I only hesitated buying it for myself because I wanted to see how it was received by other makeup lovers first, as I did with the contour palette. I’m always nervous of new products only being reviewed by professional makeup artists since I know my makeup skills are far more limited and since this palette isn’t exactly cheap at €29.95 I wanted to be sure but I’m blessed to have gotten it as a present and can honestly say I would buy it for myself!
The 6 shades are stunning in person, I haven’t actually seen a picture that does it justice, it’s just always so hard to capture sparkle and shimmer in a photo. Another slight concern I had with this palette was the different colours which might not complement my skin tone but I soon realised that the darker shades could double as eyeshadows for an extra shimmer to finish a smoky eye!
For me, highlighting is a recent love. I don’t overdo the sparkle but I like it to shimmer when it catches the light so less has always been more, and with my pale skin tone I’ve found that pink shimmers look the most natural and flattering so it’s a little easier to keep those shades toned down.
Again, it was so hard to capture the true shimmer in a photo but the above is the best I could do. As you can see, the majority of shades are completely wearable but trust me they are so shimmery in the flesh so could be built up for some dazzling highlight. That’s my favourite thing about this palette, the colours look very out there but when applied they actually look so natural that anybody new to highlighting doesn’t have to be put off. I have seen some reviews by professional muas and the highlight is absolutely blinding so no doubt these shades are highly buildable for those who want a more dramatic finish.