Kryolan Illusion highlight/ shimmer swatches
21 Monday Jul 2014
New shimmer highlighters… simply yay!
Kryolan are one of my favourite pro make-up brands. Their new products come onto the market with little fanfare and spectacle. Why? They’re so darned good, that they don’t need pr-heavy launch events. The quality of the products speak for themselves.
Highlighting and contouring has seen a massive revival over the past 2-3 years. I don’t always contour, as many of my clients genuinely don’t need it. For bridal clients, even when I’m not contouring, I always add subtle highlight. I’ve played with various shimmer cubes and powders and not really liked any of them. I’ve finally found 2 brands with great cream highlighters that I do love, Illamasqua (Gleam – there will be another post on this soon) and Kryolan Illusion creams.
The Kryolan Illusion creams were launched in early 2014. They come in 8 shades and cost £12.95 each… I paid about £8 (or thereabouts) for each one at UMAE, as they were on special offer. I didn’t buy all the shades but bought the ones I know I will use most. They are also available in palette form, with all 8 shades in one sturdy palette.
These are very natural looking highlighters and can be built up from a sheer highlight to a more prominent highlight. The best thing for me is the compact packaging. It fits really nicely into my Zuca pouch along with a hundred other skinbase products.
In the flesh and indeed on the flesh they do look really beautiful and are perfect for bridal and fashion work alike.