Soft & Gentle

8 August 2013


I was in two minds about writing this post. It's one of those products that most people seem to own or have tried, but I'd managed to put off buying it for so long that I figured there might be others out there who hadn't tried this either. When my sister commented on the facts that my cheekbones looked like Kim Kardashian's I was sold, and on to the blog it crept.

I probably didn't need another highlighter, but after losing my beloved Lightscapade by MAC, the urge to replace it took over whilst browsing the Harrods counter. I decided to go for something new, and Soft and Gentle made its way home with me. I was slightly concerned when I first swatched it, as it seemed to be heavily on the bronze side, but blended out on at the top of my cheeks this looks very natural.

This highlighter catches the light perfectly and really gives a beautiful glow. You don't need to be generous with it - apply with a light hand as it's super pigmented, and nobody likes the disco ball look. This looks particularly nice with a tan, although I'm not sure how it'd fare on paler, pinker skin tones than mine. In terms of texture, I was initially a little disappointed as it felt kind of powdery, but I've been using this with a Real Techniques duo fibre brush which is super soft, and I have no complaints.

If you're after a gorgeous every day highlighter, I'd definitely recommend Soft and Gentle. It's worth giving a swatch just to see what all the hype is about!

16 comments

  1. This is definitely high on my wish list :) it looks really pretty.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  2. I really want to try soft and gentle it looks so nice!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This is so beautfiul! I wish MAC wasn't so expensive on my country.. and I wish I could justify indulging in one more highlighter..

    Fusels

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  4. Ohh Josie, this looks amazing! I still don't own a MAC face product (probably the only woman on earth) but I love your swatches of this. I might have to succumb at some point.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

    xx

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  5. The swatch looks amazing! I honestly didn't think it could look any better than in the pan but it does! Great post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  6. I always hear louise from sprinkle of glitter talk about this but I've never tried it, I think i'll be putting it on my mac wishlist now though!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. i decided to go to for lightscapade but now im regretting it. might have to add soft and gentle to my collection...
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  8. I absolutely love this and I want to try Lightscapade too.
    Soft and Gentle is really worth the hype although I have heard people dislike it before.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  9. I have heard so many rave about this, it sounds fantastic !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  10. Ah this looks lovely! Definitely on my Mac wishlist x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

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  11. i need this one!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  12. this looks incredible! i've always heard of soft and gentle but i've never bought anything at MAC so i obviously have yet to try it... it's on the top of my wishlist though! one day when i have a job... ahaha

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  13. I really like this highlighter & i reach for it all the time. Its so pretty.
    Im sad for you that you lost your Lightscapade :o( I hope you find it again (fingers crossed)
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  14. I can't believe I still don't have this! It's so gorgeous

    angieleila xx

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  15. That's such an amazing colour, need this in my collection :) xo

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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  16. I love your writing style! you really have a talent for it :)

    xoxo
    Anine

    firstinspirationpoint.blogspot.com

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