This Highlight isn't just a highlighter it's also a concealer! I love this stuff!!! I use it under my eyes and on my cheek bones. I sometiems use it alone as a concealer under my eyes sometimes I add concealer then this on top. Depending on my mood and how tired I feel I look.. But it's really good all on it's own. It's doesn't shimmer or sparkle like most highlighters but what it's does is just so much more amazing than the others I've tried. It literally brightens the areas you use in on.
I've only had this 2-3 wks so will hopefully update once I get to play w/ it some more Lol, but for now, it's overall just OK. Was hoping to use this as an inner eye brightener as well as highlighter but doesn't show up well on my fair skin :( Currently using over my under eye concealer kind of like a setting powder, & it brightens my overall appearance. But is this a HG highlighter? NO. It's certainly not meant for fair skin (i'm nc15-20) Another issue is the awful applicator stick thingy it came with - ick! It's laying in a box of old m/u brushes, tried applying 2-3x w/it w/ no success so am now using a small concealer brush :)
well here's my update & unfortunately it's not a great one.. I have taken this from 3 lippies down to 2. I feel like no matter how many times I tried this it never looked natural on me. I have fair, warm skin (NC10-15ish in MAC, Buff in Revlon CS) I'd imagine if you're NC20-25 or higher (darker skin in general) this would probably work for you. I love the cute compact packaging & pleased that it included a little mirror (most little highlighters don't) The product itself even actually cracked when I dropped it (I dropped it on CARPETING & NOT from very high up in the air Lol) so I was QUITE surprised to see that it broke.. I actually swapped it away approx. 1 month ago after concluding it just wouldn't work for me & I truely hope the fine lady I swapped it to is able to make it work on her skin :) -Just not for me (probably not for anyone w/very fair skin IMO)
I purchased this as the supersize duo with both the french vanilla and the portofino in the pan.
When I first opened it, the lid kinda left an indent, like the makeup was filled up too high so when they closed it, it got crushed a little. No biggie.
I too was wowed at the QVC presentation, I was like oh man these girls look gorgeous! I want to look like that!! Lol. Well did I end up looking like them?? Not quite, but close.
The french vanilla is definately a bright light creamy color, no sparkley or shimmery just bright and has light reflecting properties. Used over the brow, on the nose and in the corners of the eyes, you look brighter and more awake. The thing I don't like, is that when i do my cheekbones, it makes my dark circles look more pronounced, totally weird, but this happens to me with all highlighters.
I have to be careful too, because it can escentuate fine lines and dry skin :/ but as long as you have nice plump and moisturized skin, you should be fine.
I ordered this after seeing Laura Geller demonstrate it on a model during a presentation on QVC. I was amazed at how this just made the model glow and look so much more "alive". I ordered it, first chance I had to do so. When it arrives & you open it, I will admit you look at it and say to yourself, "THIS is what I paid $26.50 for?"
It comes in small fliptop pot, similar to most Laura Geller products, and is accompanied by a double ended sponge tip applicator. One end of the applicator is similar to a sponge tip eyeshadow applicator and the other end is a broader sponge meant for face application. The product looks exactly as it sounds, like someone scooped a bit of french vanilla ice cream and plopped it into a makeup pot. But that is where all similarity ends. Once you begin to use this product you will be amazed at all the uses it has.
You can highlight your browbone, put it in the inner and outer corners of your eyes to make them appear more open and "awake". It can highlight cheekbones, be used to slim the nose, and even patted in the middle of the bottom lip for more "pout". This is NOT shimmery or frosty and anything, it just makes you glow like someone focused the softest of candlelight on you. I am 48 years old and just love the effect it gives me. I have not experienced any irritation with this product. The sponge applicator really does a nice job of placing the product where you want it. It is a bit pricey @ $26.50, however I know there are much high priced highlighters (ballz) out there. The final total, if purchased from QVC, is $32.83 with tax and shipping.
I do think this product will last quite some time, but if something better doesn't come along, I think I would re-purchase it.