I love makeup, but there are two products in particular that I can never resist and they are; eyeshadow palettes and highlighters. I own a ridiculous amount of both, but I just can’t resist adding new ones to my collection. I am a massive fan of the Makeup Revolution I ♥ Makeup Blushing Hearts Baked Highlighters, so I was excited when I saw Freedom had a range of Freedom Pro Highlight Powders although I was a little worried that they might be identical to the Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts or Vivid Baked Highlighters but I decided to order them anyway as they’re only £3 each.
There are two shades available of the Freedom Pro Highlight Powders; Brighten and Glow and each powder contains an impressive 7.5 grams. The packaging is quite sleek, and is a little similar to the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters except these powders have flat lids, whereas the Vivid Baked Highlighters have domed lids which makes them difficult to store so I much prefer the flat lids of these Freedom Pro Highlight Powders.
Each compact feels really solid and robust, and I love the design of the powder itself as it has a wave like design with Freedom engraved into the powder. The design of the powder is very similar to the MAC Extra Dimension Powders which I’m pretty sure was intentional.
The texture of the powders is a little rough when you touch it with your fingertips, which made me think they’d be pretty chunky once applied to the skin but I needn’t have worried as they’re the complete opposite. I couldn’t believe how smooth, and silky they were to apply.. there is absolutely no chunkiness to them whatsoever, and they’re so pigmented which I hope you can see from the swatches above – these are from circling my finger around the pan just twice (amazing I know).
Shade wise, Brighten is a peachy pink shade in the pan but on the skin, it’s more of a pretty pale champagne which I absolutely love and I think it would suit any skintone whatsoever. Glow is an incredible yellow gold.. I’ve never seen an highlighter with such a strong yellow tone to it, it’s just stunning.
Not only are Brighten and Glow beautiful highlighters, they’re also amazing as eyeshadows as they’re so shimmery and I particularly like using them as toppers for my eyeshadow for a metallic finish.
There’s no doubt that these are very intense highlighters, but I love to use a fan brush to apply them to the high points of my face and they just give the most gorgeous luminosity to my skin – I can’t quite believe that they’re only £3 each.
I really love that Freedom have got a shade for cool toned skin as well as warm toned skin, but honestly both of them suit my cool toned skin so don’t be put off by either of them as I’m sure they’ll work for you too.
Now are they identical to the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters or the Makeup Revolution I ♥ Makeup Blushing Hearts Highlighters? I’m very happy to say that they really aren’t identical. I am planning on doing a post with swatches of all of them soon so you can see them all side by side, but I assure you both Brighten and Glow are unique shades, and aren’t just repeats.
I absolutely love them both and cannot recommend them enough if you love highlighters as they’re just amazing and quite possibly my favourite Freedom Makeup product…