i love this highlighter! i actually feel like i don't use it often enough. lol. for reference, i wear desert beige in estee lauder double wear.
at first i was worried about this because this has a really bronze color in the pan and i thought it would be too dark for me, but it turns out to be perfect as a highlighter. it pulls some pinkish tones but doesn't pose an issue.
this luminizer is so creamy and blendable. it's adds just the right amount of shimmer and gives you a gorgeous glow. i feel like it really lights up your face, in general. it also has such a great staying power.
unfortunately they don't have the full compact anymore, but they do have it available as a blush/highlighter duo. i highly recommend this.
Another highlighter that I have had no luck with. This one just makes my skin look weird, I don't even know how else to put it. I especially can't use it anywhere near my nose. I have a small nose, and not half-bad pores, but this still give my nose weird shadows and makes my pores look huge. I tried using it to just highlight my browbones and cheekbones, but even on a fresh face, it looks bad. Greasy or something. I was extremely disappointed because this stuff is not cheap. It might work as a shimmery eyeshadow, but not being designed as such, it might not have any staying power. All in all, I would not repurchase.
Product only available online now, but just to add another point of view in case anyone is thinking of ordering. NC 25/30. I recently bought online bc of all the glowing reviews, even though I'm quite happy w my highlighter and don't even use it all that often (Mac Whisper of Gilt). I have very good skin and small pores, and even with just a light tough, this looks caked on and makes my pores look huge. Yuck. Maybe my skin just doesn't agree w/the mineralized formula, or maybe you need to have pretty young skin to use this? Who knows but I honestly think that there are plenty of good highlighters out there at all price point, and this isn't all that, even if doesn't emphasize your pores like it does mine.
I have incredibly pale skin, and without a little color in my face, I look like I'm ill. I've been using just blush for ages, with an occasional swipe of bronzer, but have never tried a highlighter.
This has been a great experience with a first highlighter. The color is a light pink hue with shimmer, and it matches well with my pale skin. Over my brush, or even some bronzer, it adds a hint of warmth and balances out some of the brown/orange in the bronzer to make it look more natural
However, I don't find it's quite enough on it's own, as I think I would have to build it to about 10 layers to get enough color to my liking. It can also be a bit messy when you tap/swirl your brush into it, as it tends to move around some of the fine powder. Overall, however, I am quite happy with it!
Gorgeous highlighter - very warm and glowing effect without looking like a Christmas tree! Will work well with a tan or can warm up a winter complexion - a great all rounder!