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This Pat McGrath Labs palette is the king of all highlighters


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Make-up artist Alice Dodds shares her love of the Skin Fetish Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio and explains why no other powder highlighter comes close

Alice Dodds is a make-up artist, creative director, self portrait artist, face and body painter. Specialising in snatched campy glamour and abstract colourful paint, Alice wants to be the next high fashion make-up king. Soaring from self-proclaimed TV addict to working with some of the most popular names in fashion in less than 18 months. Here, they share their choice for Product of the Week – a weekly round-up of the Dazed Beauty team and wider community must-have buys.

WHAT IS IT?

Brand: Pat McGrath Labs 
Product: Skin Fetish Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
Price: £45

WHY SHOULD I CARE?

I first came across this product on Pat’s Instagram where she showcases her products in those blurry, sparkly clips of the make-up application, on what I strongly believe to be a silicone doll.

I was instantly taken aback by how these highlighters performed. With a shifting toned pink, a green and yellow toned gold, and a multi-dimensional cool toned bronze, this pallet suits every skin tone and type. As a make-up artist I have found highlighters are difficult to get right – some can look very flat and actually void of colour if the light doesn’t catch it right, or even create a gristly texture on the skin surface. These exceptionally fine-milled creamy powder highlighters become one with the skin, giving it an unnatural, natural glow. 

After over a year of using this product I have decided no other pressed powder highlight formula equals this one. I like to use the green gold and bronze shades over the high points of the face, more like a conventional highlight – the tip of the nose and eyelids are areas in particular I love to accentuate. The pink shade with its iridescence is perfect to layer over matte shadows on the eye to create a multi dimensional light capturing glow, but really can and should be used anywhere and everywhere. I also love all the shades stamped over greasepaint colours if you want to take a block colour look into a shiny dream. I like to use a tapered synthetic fluffy brush but this product can be applied just as beautifully with your fingers.

Pat McGrath does not play around when it comes to quality and the brand's promise of “ethereal luminosity and metallic brilliance” will give your skin that high fashion barely-there-but-giving-everything look.

QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS

If it was a food it would be... Butter but with like, glitter

The fictional character who would use it is... Ashley O from Black Mirror

If this was an astrological sign it would be… Leo because it’s hot and attention grabbing

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