We road test Illamasqua's cult highlighter, now available in liquid form, making it easier than ever to apply.

Illamasqua is a British beauty brand that has made its name drawing inspiration from the 1920s style Berlin club scene to the rich heritage of make-up for film and theatre. Working with leading chemists and manufacturers of stage and screen make-up and make-up artistis, this innovative company is proud to bring these professional products to the high street.

Bestselling Highlighter

The cult highlighter is now available in liquid form, making it easier than ever to apply.

The Beyond Liquid Highlighter is available in three super-pigmented shades, that help reflect light, adding a luminous look to your face, taking you from subtle to strobe, day to night.

How to use the cult highlighter

There are no limits to what you can achieve, whether you're after radiant highlights or wish to add it to other products in your make-up bag for an all over glow. The good news is that a little goes a long way so at £24 each, you'll get value for money too.

- Accentuate high points of your face, creating a radiant glow or go for an all over dewy look.

- You can mix this lightweight formula with foundation or blusher to add a brightening multi-dimensional shimmer.

- Shade OMG is suitable for all skin tones and gives a reflecting golden glow to your complexion, with its famous champagne pearl shimmer.

As Mel Barrese, Illamasqua Head Of Education, says, "This iridescent liquid highlighter is a great multi-tasking product that adds a radiance boost to your skin and make-up routine. For a healthy glow from within skin look, apply Beyond Liquid to moisturised skin before layering on your foundation and concealer."

How to apply

First off, you'll be pleased to know that this product is easy to apply. Jojoba oil allows for seamless application and evenly blends over base make-up. It also stays in place, keeping its shimmer.

- We recommend that you use a very small brush when applying over your foundation to the high points of the face, such as cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow. This gives you better control as the highlighter is quite runny.

- Set with Translucent Powder to ensure your make-up lasts.

- To take your look from subtle to strobe, apply Beyond Powder over the top of your Beyond Liquid application for that extra glow and shimmer.

- Beyond Liquid Highlighter blends well with other products, whether you add to a moisturiser for a subtle SPA like glow, add extra dimension to your cream blusher or to your foundation for that dewy glow. Simply mix Beyond Liquid Highlighter onto the back of your hand with equal parts of foundation, cream blusher or moisturiser and then apply directly to your skin. If you choose to blend with moisturiser, you need to make sure it's compatible first.

Three shades

The bestselling Beyond range features three super-pigmented shades, that suit all skin types.


This is our favourite, the most versatile shade of the three, giving a radiant reflecting golden glow to your complexion.


If you've got a sun tan, Epic adds an illuminating finish to your complexion. It complements medium to dark complexions for a warm shimmer.


Add an iridescent strobe-like finish to your complextion with Daze. Suitable for paler skin tones with its frosty pearl pink finish.

May 2020


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