Mai Couture Highlighter Papier
Highlighters and bronzers. They can create really lovely, luminescent looks when applied properly. But when overdone, a look can quickly become almost comical. Unless you’re on stage and need the makeup, or you’re going to spend your evening under very dim lights, bronzers and highlighters should be kept to a minimum for maximum effect.
I received a packet of Mai Couture’s Highlighter Papier (that would be French for paper) in my latest Glam Bag from Ipsy. Hmm, can’t you just get highlighting powder in a compact or little container and apply it with a brush or sponge? Well yes, you can, but here is Mai Couture’s reasoning behind the papers; brushes, overtime, build up with bacteria. These highlighter papers are a one time use deal. You tear out a sheet, blot and blend, and then toss it, so it’s more hygienic.
If this product was a little less expensive I would be more on board. But at $28 for 25 sheets, this isn’t feasible as an everyday use product for most women. Mai Couture does market this as a luxury beauty brand though. And I must admit, these papers are pretty handy. I love the way the highlighter is applied too. It doesn’t go on heavy, but creates a very lovely, light look. The application process can get a few of your fingers covered in the powder, but it washes off easily. The book of papers also contains a guide at the back that shows you where to concentrate more highlighter. If you’re looking for a heavy highlighter look, these papers aren’t for you. But if you prefer a light shimmer, these are perfect. They work for all skin tones, and I think the darker your skin, the prettier the highlighter might look, especially if you have warm undertones to your skin.
At $28 a pop (that’s $1.12 per sheet), I won’t be adding this to my daily repertoire, but I can foresee keeping these on hand for days when I know I’m going out after work and won’t have time to head home and freshen up first. These are also perfect for vacation. As any of you that have ever traveled with loose powder knows, it can get pretty messy pretty quickly when packed away. These papers are a compact, clean way to bring a little glamour along with you on trips. If you’re curious, try them, I don’t think you’ll regret it.