I honestly cannot praise these two products enough, I do find budget highlighters can very often emphasise texture on the face and in my case that is definitely something I need to avoid. I've seen these products being mentioned a lot since the release and I have to say curiosity got the better of me and I had to give them a go. I hadn't actually given in to the cushion product hype before I picked this up however my general attitudes with crazy hype is to let it die down a little and see if people are still talking about things. However people are still going on about them and I finally gave in and I have to say I do like the concept. It's clean and easy and it means that you get the exact amount of product that you want.
The cushion highlight is a darker gold shade than the powder however it blends into even my incredibly pale skin like an absolute dream. It is a gorgeous warm gold with a slight luminescence which just gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow. This is something that is perfect to wear alone on minimal makeup up days but it is also perfect for using under a powder highlight. I really love this product now but I feel like I'm going to love it even more in the summer.
Moving onto the powder, which is honestly one of the strangest packaged highlighters I have ever seen. You twist the lid and it shaves off a little bit of the product leaving you with a very fine dusting of powder. As it is shaved off like this it means it is basically impossible to overdo it as it is a beautiful fine powder. This is a beautiful pale gold which when paired with the cushion highlight gives the perfect mix of paleness and bronziness. What I love about this is that it isn't glittery like a lot of drugstore highlights it is just so beautiful and again like the cream gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow. One thing I will say however is that the lid on this isn't the most secure so I would definitely recommend avoiding taking it on any bumpy journeys.
I really love these two products and at £5 each I really can't complain I think these are both incredible products and I would happily pay more for them! I'm just hoping they are going to expand the shade range and bring out a pink!