I love this! It is an amazing highlighter for the cheek bones and eyes, as a substitute for blush and to generally add a nice glow to the face. It may be suited for warmer skin tones as it is truly very golden with a hint of bronze.
Only con for me is the glitter. Way too much. It is an over the top product so I wouldnt suggest for conservative daytime look unless used with the very lightest of hands. A little goes a long way. Go all out with this for the beach, poolside or a barbecue though! You will turn heads with the glow. It is particularly lovely on medium deep to dark skin tomes in my opinion.
I'm an NC25, and I originally bought this as a bronzer. Maybe it works as a bronzer on darker skin tones, but if you are fair don't even attempt it.
It took me a while to figure out how to use this correctly - There were times where I over-applied it and looked like an Oompa Loompa, and times where I under applied it and couldn't see a thing, except for a few specks of glitter.
Now, I only apply it on my cheeks and it looks amazing. Sometimes if I'm going all-out in the evenings, I put a verrry thin layer on my nose and forehead, just for the extra sparkle, although I must admit - I find the glitter quite limiting. There have been times during the day or when I'm trying to look casual, this product is too VA VA VOOM.
I also steer away from this product on hot days, because if my skin gets even a little oily, the glitter and shine make me look a mess. But I enjoy using it at night and in cooler weather.
The only reason I wouldn't buy this product again is because I'm not quite sure it's right for my skintone, so it takes tenfold effort to get it to the right place where its not too much and not too little, so in future I'd rather buy a product that looks perfect off the bat and I don't have to faff about getting it just right.
One of my favorite skin finishes ever! The consistency is fantastic and the texture is so rich and buttery. It's not really that sparkly, more sheeny, and gives a nice highlight to your cheekbones. I like to use a little bit of this on top of blush so that it gives a sun-tanned look and I love the satin shine on my cheeks! The packaging is also fantastic - I dropped this down my makeup table and it hit the window and slid across the floor and hit the wall and everything was intact. Great product.
love this product blends flawlessly on my skin nw45. would definitely purchase again if I ever run out lol
looks wonderful on my nw45 skin! i apply it (lightly) right above my cheekbones for a nice highlight & receive compliments whenever i'm wearing this. gives a nice little glow!
One of my favorites! I use this product a lot. I am NC40 and it gives me the prettiest highlight above my cheekbones. I also use this lightly over MAC Dollymix blush and the colors mixed are amazing. I do not use this as a bronzer all over my face. Just as a highlight or in place of blush to give me that dewy cheek. A bit expensive but product quality is awesome and will last a long time!
I really like this product after giving it a second try. I am NC45 and I think it is perfect on me. I use it as highlighter to define where the light hits my face. It makes a healthy and shimmery glow that illumates my yellow undertones. I wear it daily and have been asked what kind of bronzer I am wearing. It's a lot of fun to pack on her a night out as well. My sister is darker-not sure of her shade but her skin has red undertones and is a silky dark chocolate. This did NOT look good on her. Looked like she was wearing orange glitter on her face. I probably wont buy it again as it was a gift and entirely too expensive considering there are many other things out there that can do the same.
Gold Deposit is one of my top favorites. Perfect for matte blushes like Melba. I wore this out to dinner and was complimented on how pretty it looked on my skin. It's gives high a golden sheen, makes your shin look wet. I apply this to high points on my face, this looks so pretty on me during summer, looks nice when I wear browns and nutural colors. I know I will have this for along time because you only need a little, besides Golden Deposit stays in competition with Golden Larait. This one is a winner and a keeper.
This is a lovely warm, glowy orange bronze shade and looks beautiful when applied LIGHTLY on the cheeks over a warm blush or when it is used as a highlighter. But the worst thing you can do with Gold Deposit is to use a moderate to heavy hand because you will end up looking like a gold disco ball! I made that mistake because I hadn't seen much of a bronzer effect, i.e., the brown tones were very subtle so I didn't think I had applied enough to my NC35 skin. Whoops! I got a glimpse of myself and saw that my cheeks looked like they had been rolled in a glitter factory! I guess that is fine if you want to look like a bronzed statue, but not if you want to look like a normal person.
Even so, I love the glowy effect that GD imparts. I just have to remember to use a light hand.
i love this product!! ive been looking for a great highlighter, i own a few from sephora or bare minerals but non did it for me. this is now my go to everyday wear. it looks great on my skin! i use this over my blush and i glow! best mac product i own! i recomend this on darker tone girls :)