MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow was my first ever venture into the world of MAC, and to this day it remains one of my favourite eyeshadows. However, I recently discovered that I had a pretty amazing MAC Woodwinked dupe in my makeup bag all along – surprisingly, this was in the form of a Topshop highlighter!
I was sent the Topshop Highlighter in the shade ‘Horizon’ as part of a PR package a while ago, and at first I thought it looked a bit too dark to work as a highlighter on my skin. But as I experimented with the product and applied it to my eyes I discovered that not only did it work really well as an eyeshadow (just blended out quickly using my ring finger!) but it also looked spookily similar to my beloved MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow! Can you tell that I’m wearing MAC Woodwinked on one eye and the Topshop highlighter on my other eye in all these photos!?
The Topshop Highlighter in ‘Horizon’ is incredibly pigmented for a highlighter and funnily enough, it’s my go-to eyeshadow on those days when I haven’t got enough time to apply actual eyeshadow! I just swipe some of the product across my eyes using my ring finger, blend it out and I’m good to go! It stays put on my eyes just as long as any eyeshadow and it’s golden bronze shade looks super pretty too!
Apart from being an incredible eyeshadow, it also works well as a bronzing highlighter – even on my fair skintone. Using a very light hand, I apply this to my cheeks when I want a bronze sunkissed glow.
And in case you couldn’t tell… I’m wearing MAC Woodwinked on my left eye (closest to the door handle in the photo above) and Topshop’s Highlighter in ‘Horizon’ on my right eye! Which one is your favourite!?