Rainbow highlighter probably isn't the first thing we'd be reaching for on a day-to-day basis, but when the new beauty product started going viral across social media at the beginning of this year, we were obsessed with the hued highlight.
Beauty junkies hailed the rainbow highlighter as the best way to get closer to your inner unicorn, as tonnes of Etsy shops and boutique beauties started creating their own versions.
PS… Rainbow Highlighter, €4.00
Now, Penneys has stepped up to the plate with their own offering in the form of the PS…Rainbow Highlighter.
We spotted this little number while browsing around Penneys in Dundrum (see what else we found over on Snapchat at shemazingie) and we just had to have it.
First things first, the highlight comes in at a very reasonable €4.00, so experimenting with this festival look definitely won't break the bank.
However, you better get into Penneys ASAP, because when we went, there were only a couple of pans of rainbow fairy dust left.
When swatched, the highlight proved that it was shimmery and pigmented, which left us thinking that the six rainbow shades might be more suited as eye shadows than anything else.
Our main prerogative was to test whether this highlighter is actually wearable, and to see what it looks like on top of our usual face of makeup.
We were seriously hoping that the dazzle dust would look cool rather than gimmicky, but at the same time we wanted to see exactly how rainbow-esque the highlight applied.
So, we used a PS… fan brush from Penneys to apply the highlight in one swoop, creating a rainbow line of highlight across the cheekbone.
While definitely not for everyday wear (or maybe it is, you do you boo) the look was pretty, colourful and shimmery, and an excellent pared back alternative to glittery festival make up (we're still finding glitter particles in our makeup bags from Forbidden Fruit).
We had seen some YouTube tutorials about the original rainbow highlighter, which suggested blending all the shades together on a fluffy brush to create a seamless single shade.
Using a Morphe Tapered Duo brush, we gave the pan a swirl and buffed it along the cheekbone, creating a dewy, golden highlight when all the shades were blended together.
The effect was subtle and glowy, the complete opposite to the rainbow-striped look we created using a fan brush.
Our verdict? Whether you want a muted, golden highlight or a dramatic rainbow festival look, this €4.00 bargain could see you through summer.
Plus, think of all the potential eye makeup looks.