I have this in Flash (metallic gold shade). Great product- very lightweight. I like to use it on top of foundation to contour checks, brow bone, Cupid's bow. I have very high cheekbones and I love what this product does for my face. As others said, the pump needs work. The value, however, is outstanding! You only need a few drops to create a perfect face!
The pump is very touchy resulting in wasted product if not careful. Even if you are careful, it happens. Hopefully Smashbox will fix this.
I use this under my makeup for highlighting.
I like that it is thin for blending.
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I ended up finding this in the long run tacky. It made my foundation shift and sort of clump around the area? I don't know how to explain. I guess splotchy would be the word. I swapped it away... No thank you. I like powders better.
This is by far the most luminescent, without being too shimmery. I use this mixed with my tinted mosturizer, and around my eyes. My eyes have a natural dark circle around them, more orangey around the eyelids and this luminizing lotion is good for covering those up (with a touch of foundation). The product can get messy, and the pump can get clogged. Also, I wish it pumped out more fluidly. Other than that, I am sold!
Did nothing to illuminate my nc45/nc50 skin. however, when my Caucasian friends tried it, they got nice results, so i decided to give it away.
Got this in 'flash' which is a pinky goldy highlighter. It's a little bit too 'liquidy' so I sometimes get in a mess with it. I only bought a small sized sample on ebay to try it out but I'm still only a quarter of the way through that so it'll be a while before I need to get the full size.
It's a nicer, more natural sheen than Benefit's High Beam but still not quite HG - I want to try MAC's silver dusk shimmer powder or Nars' pigment in furore as these look brilliant on other people. Best get saving, this is gonna get expensive :-)
I find nothing special about this highlighter in comparison to others. I bought it in the lightest shade. Its the same color as moon beam, but with less of the blue/purple tint. I like it best mixed in with foundation. This is not a bad product, but there are others out there that are better and do the same thing. I like the hard candy luminizer. It's about $8 at walmart, with a lot more product, and the same results. Also, the pump tends to dispense too much product. Half of a pump is usually enough for me.
This product is an overall great highlighter, and I use it around my brows,cheeks and nose areas to add definition. The colour is nice, but it isn't all that natural because there seems to be this metallic-purple pigment in it. The packaging really isn't the best either, the pump pours way too much out and it only ends up clumping around the opening. It does look very great in the light however, and I've been complimented many times on how tall my nose looks (I don't actually have a very tall nose). The product seems to never run out too, so I think I will definitely keep buying this unless I find something better (preferably more natural!) :)
This is a really good and pretty natural-looking luminzing product. Didn't give it four stars because it doesn't have zero shimmer, which is is my definition of an HG luminizer. But, this is the best I have found to date, and if used with a light hand it looks quite natural.
I mixed it in with my foundation the first time I used it and thought it looked so natural and pretty while in my bathroom mirror, but then I caught a glipse of myself while out and about and, whoa...shiny! So, now I use it only on my cheekbones, browbones and cupids bow. A very, very little bit goes a long, long way.
As other reviewers have noted, way too much product comes out in one pump. So, I just unscrew the top and get a little bit out that way. I think the bottle will last forever!
This product is fantastic for giving your skin a luminous glow. Just a tiny bit goes a long way in highlighing your brow and cheekbones. I also like to put a dab on my cupid's bow. I have decided I like this a bit better than Benefit high beam because the color is a bit more natural and less pink. Well worth the money!
Update: I bought the regular sized bottle since I used the sample. I HATE the dispenser. I only need a small amount and half a pump releases too much and I end up wasting it. I wish they'd come up with a better way to dispense it.