(HAA): Highlighter Addicts Anonymous

Monsy

Well-known member
I forgot to add 5 meteorites perles but I use them as all over powders that's why I do not consider them HL

also two MAC beauty powders



did anyone get BB sandstone shimmer brick?
 

Medgal07

New member
Hearing about the cracked and shattered BECCA powders made me check on my babies! They are fine and resting in their drawer.
Oh that's good Dilli---I never dropped mine or anything, so when I saw the minor crack I assumed they were just fragile.
 

Medgal07

New member
I forgot to add 5 meteorites perles but I use them as all over powders that's why I do not consider them HL

also two MAC beauty powders



did anyone get BB sandstone shimmer brick?
I use them that way as well Monsy and I could have put them in my 'Beauty Powder' category I suppose. As you know, I just ordered the Guerlain Météorites
Perles d'Etoiles from Sephora - and then I slapped my own hand!

​ Someone mentioned the BB shimmer bricks---they loved them. I've heard other good reviews as well. I think I need to steer clear of those for obvious reasons!!!
 

Monsy

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I only have one shimmer brick and I almost never use it. I am not too impressed. I love shimmer i really do but i think it is too much in shimmer bricks . It's almost like metallic sheen. I don't know maybe I put too much.
and packaging is bulky and feels and looks cheap
 

mango13

Active member
So far I have....

Bobbi Brown
-Beige Shimmer Brick
-Apricot Shimmer Brick (used as a Highlighter Blush)
-Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick (used as a Highlighter Blush)
-Sandstone Shimmer Brick (Just ordered)

Guerlain
-Meteorites Pearls Teint Rose

Chanel
- Camelia de Plumes Platine 20 (Just ordered)

I really like all of them, but it seems like I use BB Apricot the most.
Currently using BB Apricot...for today... yesterday it was Pink Quartz.
I could probably live without the meteorites because I don't use them everyday...but that's because I'm usually in a hurry, but I do really like them.

@xfarrax Thanks for starting the thread! This is such a great idea!
 

mango13

Active member
Oh that must have been you I was referring to Mango!!!
Yep, it was me!


Your collection is amazing! I've been looking at EL highlighters for a while, but never took the initiative to get one... hopefully they re-release them soonish. I assume they usually come out with the summer collections?
 

Medgal07

New member
So far I have....

Bobbi Brown
-Beige Shimmer Brick
-Apricot Shimmer Brick (used as a Highlighter Blush)
-Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick (used as a Highlighter Blush)
-Sandstone Shimmer Brick (Just ordered)

Guerlain
-Meteorites Pearls Teint Rose

Chanel
- Camelia de Plumes Platine 20 (Just ordered)

I really like all of them, but it seems like I use BB Apricot the most.
Currently using BB Apricot...for today... yesterday it was Pink Quartz.
I could probably live without the meteorites because I don't use them everyday...but that's because I'm usually in a hurry, but I do really like them.

@xfarrax Thanks for starting the thread! This is such a great idea!
Good for you Mango! I'm glad that like many others you're enjoying the BB, Bs.
 

mango13

Active member
I only have one shimmer brick and I almost never use it. I am not too impressed. I love shimmer i really do but i think it is too much in shimmer bricks . It's almost like metallic sheen. I don't know maybe I put too much.
and packaging is bulky and feels and looks cheap
When I got my first one it took a little practice to get the application right (I was horrified a few times after I applied way too much). I'm not a huge fan of the packaging, but I think it could be worse. The packaging for the Sandstone SB looks really pretty... at least in the product pic.
 

Medgal07

New member
Yep, it was me!


Your collection is amazing! I've been looking at EL highlighters for a while, but never took the initiative to get one... hopefully they re-release them soonish. I assume they usually come out with the summer collections?
Thanks Mango. By far--and this is only my opinion which holds no weight outside of my household BUT EL's gelee formula surpasses all others---and as you can see, I have a few. It is better than All of the other highlighters in my collection. I'm partial to Modern Mercury. As far as I know they have never repromoted them but several months ago they released another one, Crystal Baby, which is nice but it should have been stark pink instead of pale white-pink. It didn't impress me as much as Modern Mercury & Heat Wave. You might be able to find them at a CCO.
 

Monsy

Well-known member
When I got my first one it took a little practice to get the application right (I was horrified a few times after I applied way too much). I'm not a huge fan of the packaging, but I think it could be worse. The packaging for the Sandstone SB looks really pretty... at least in the product pic.
I swatched Sandstone at bloomies and really liked it. But I am not sure that it's different enough from MAC soft and gentle and Dior amber diamond - both are my HG
I do not know if I can justify buying it
 

Medgal07

New member
I swatched Sandstone at bloomies and really liked it. But I am not sure that it's different enough from MAC soft and gentle and Dior amber diamond - both are my HG
I do not know if I can justify buying it
Monsy I LOVE Amber Diamond too---I got that one because of you!!!
 

Icecaramellatte

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I only have one shimmer brick and I almost never use it. I am not too impressed. I love shimmer i really do but i think it is too much in shimmer bricks . It's almost like metallic sheen. I don't know maybe I put too much. and packaging is bulky and feels and looks cheap 
When I first tried a highlighter, I went with a Bobbi brown shimmer brick and brought the recommended brush. I just could not get the hang of it and ended up getting rid of it. I was around for many of the Mac MSF releases but didn't get many of them because I just didn't understand the product and skipped them. Now I'm getting the hang of them and many are so different (subtle all over glow, slight sheen, high metallic sheen, shimmery, glitter fest). Love them all. I recently tried a shimmer brick again. I think it was Apricot. Very nice sheen but not for everyone. I'm curious about this new Sandstone one but I'll probably skip it as there are still so many I like. The only thing is it is really hard to find swatches of shimmer bricks or any Bobbi Brown products in general. Funny as BB is in almost every department store. The other good thing about waiting with BB is that it is in abundance at the CCO.
 

Monsy

Well-known member
I am so glad to hear that. It was my first ever high end makeup product looong time ago. It's still my all time favorite overall. Not just HL but overall makeup item I have. I think that tells a lot.
Monsy I LOVE Amber Diamond too---I got that one because of you!!!
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
@Medgal I took your highlighter list and took away some and added others that I had off the top of my head. I did not go into my highlighter drawer yet. I'm afraid I have a bit more than you listed. This may be a good exercise for me. It may help me use some old ones more or see if there are any dupes with ones I'm contemplating.
 

Monsy

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My main thing with BB are the prices. Product quality is not on the level of her prices. 45$ for shimmer brick I can get 30$ mac product equally good or even better. Or for 45$ I would go with dior, lancome etc.. (even if i need to add couple of dollars)
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
My main thing with BB are the prices. Product quality is not on the level of her prices. 45$ for shimmer brick I can get 30$ mac product equally good or even better. Or for 45$ I would go with dior, lancome etc.. (even if i need to add couple of dollars)
I agree! I have few palettes that I don't use because they aren't pigmented or all the colors in it look the same on me.
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
   :haha: :frenz: [COLOR=0000FF]Thanks Mango. [/COLOR] [COLOR=0000FF]By far--and this is only my opinion which holds no weight outside of my household BUT  EL's gelee formula surpasses all others---and as you can see, I have a few.  It is better than [/COLOR][COLOR=0000FF]All of the other highlighters in my collection.  I'm partial to Modern Mercury.  As far as I know they have never repromoted them but several months ago they released another one, Crystal Baby, [/COLOR][COLOR=0000FF]which is nice but it should have been stark pink instead of pale white-pink.  It didn't impress me as much as Modern Mercury & Heat Wave.  You might be able to find them at a CCO.[/COLOR]
Modern Mercury is highly sought after. I don't know why they haven't rereleased it. I missed out on that one.
 

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