Some people prefer a subtle, natural highlight, and I wish them success in all their understated beauty endeavours. I, however, follow a more-is-more approach when it comes to my luminiser. If Elon Musk is going to put a Tesla in space, well, I want my highlight to shine so brightly it reflects off of the car's metal.
Luckily, the beauty developers at Bobbi Brown heard my silent plea of "let it be light" all over my face, because the brand has released a liquid highlighter called All Over Glow (£29). Makeup artist Amy Conway was kind enough to swatch the product out, and after looking at the glistening formula, it's a yes from me, dog.
All Over Glow is made with squalane, a naturally-derived ingredient that mimics our own bodies' moisture. That means this stuff is super hydrating. Amy took to her Instagram stories to explain how it works wonders on your skin.
"All skin types can wear this," Amy said. "It doesn't matter if you're oily or dry." If you do tend to land on the more dewy side, Amy suggests only swiping All Over Glow on the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, forehead, and chin. "If you're dry, you can add a little more to give a really intense, gorgeous glow," she said.
Amy went on to say that there's only a single shade of this highlighter, because it "will blend right out" to add a flush of rose gold to every skin tone. As a pro tip, Amy applies it to her brow bone for a little extra sparkle.
Her final assessment? "It's basically like a ring light in a bottle." We'll take ten.