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Highlighters - Revlon - Age Defying Spa Illuminator Pink Light

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rated 4.5(35 reviews)

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  • 88% would buy again
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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/27/2011 10:09:00 AM More reviews by beautifuldreamer324

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I've been on the search for this for awhile, and I couldn't find it anywhere. I went to Rite Aid last night, not expecting to find this, and it was there! There was only 1 left in Pink Light, but they had several in Gold and Nude Light. I grabbed the last pink one. I had heard that this was a dupe for Benefit High Beam, which I didn't want to invest money in. I really like this on my medium-tan warm skintone. Surprisingly, this works really well. The consistency is thinner and easier to blend than NAR'S new illuminators. The consistency is similar to a lotion. This isn't over the top or glittery like other illuminators. It gives a nice, natural glowy shimmer. Great drugstore find. I got this 20% with my wellness card. Check this out when the drugstores have the bogo sales, especially if you want to try various colors. The only thing I don't like is the packaging. I don't care for the attached brush. Too much product came out the first time I used this. They should redo the packaging.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/23/2011 7:57:00 PM More reviews by fadexscape

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I've never tried highlighting before because my face can get so oily that I wasn't sure it would look good.

I saw pink light and decided to give it a try....Gooooooorgeous! I love it. I changed up my morning routine so I don't as oily (of course its still pretty bad) and this makes my makeup look a bit more natural and dewy. I add this on my cheekbones and a creme blush to the apples of my cheeks and I look....well...I don't want to say glowing, but it's a lot better than the complete matte look I always used to go for.

I'm have yellowish/neutral...ish.. undertones but this still worked for me. I think I'm going to go and get the gold light next.

I'm a fan from now on.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 5/4/2011 3:45:00 AM More reviews by tricyclesinskirts

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I managed a benefit counter, so yes, this is a dupe for high beam. Exactly. A bit thinner, but this should not deter you from purchasing it, since high beam can get a bit thick anyway. Both of these products are complete garbage when it comes to the packaging, if you ask me. Revlon has a stupid brush attached that wastes product, and high beam is packaged like nail polish (really, benefit? The point of this is what?). At least Revlon can be found much cheaper, and it's relatively easy to take pliers to the neck and remove the brush, as other reviewers mention. I recommend doing so, immediately upon purchase.

I am pale, cool, NW20 for ref, and this is a perfect highlighter for me. I prefer to use a beauty blender or skunk brush like the 187 to blend it. It's a great buy, and one of the very few Revlon products I really like.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/27/2011 1:20:00 AM More reviews by Untitledusername

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green

I really love this product - I just use it on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose and I find it really makes my cheekbones 'pop' and makes my cheeks a nicer shape. I find highlighting my cheeks with this just makes my whole face dewier, but not oily looking. I have slightly oily skin but it never looks greasy with this.
I have very pale skin with a strong pink undertone and the colour suits me really well. Anyone with darker skin or a more prominent yellow tone probably wouldn't suit the pink colour (but the highlighter does come in other colours). The only annoying thing is the damn packaging which is annoying and unhygienic in my opinion. I squeeze the product onto my finger then onto my face because the brush they give you is near impossible to clean and feels sticky even when it's freshly washed. Seen as you have to rub the product in anyway a squeeze tube would be better packaging.
Anyway this is still one of my favourite make-up products.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 4/22/2011 7:55:00 PM More reviews by dsbirnbaum

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

This is a really nice highlighter that gives a healthy, dewy, glowing look without excessive color, glitter, or shimmer. I purchased this product on a whim in the drugstore and was pleasantly surprised. It is a bargain considering that it compares in quality to other highlighters that cost double the price. I use several other highlighters in various warmer shades, including Lorac, Nars, and Benefit High Beam. My hand reaches for this Revlon product more than the others in my makeup bag because it gives me a more natural look than the other products. My skin is medium, warm toned, and yet the pink light somehow works with my complexion. I wear it over moisturizer and under my foundation. This process likely tones down any pink or silver tones and makes it suitable for my coloring. I like that the product contains a SPF, but wish they could make it higher than 15.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 4/6/2011 3:50:00 PM More reviews by angelixia07

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I found my HG highlight finally after searching for so long! This is a beautiful pink/peach tinted highlighter with a shimmer that is very very fine and natural looking. After reading the reviews, I was afraid that it would be so natural that it wouldn't make a difference on me but it is not the case. I apply this on the tops of my cheekbones and under the browbone with a small synthetic highlighter brush. I sort of lay it on with the brush, started on the very top of the check ones and dragging it down slightly to blend it in and the result is a visible glow in that area. It looks so beautiful when the light hits. I'm talking not chunky glitter at all this stuff is so fine and by far the closes approximation to a glow that I have found in highlighting products.

It comes with an applicator brush, which I wasn't going to use so I just ripped it out, which was easy to do and the product just squeezes out easily-no mess. I have NC30 skin, so very strong yellow undertones and the pink/peach in this does not clash at all, it looks beautiful. Because it has a that tint to it, its a lot more natural than other hightlighters. Highbeam looks too glittery/frosty on me compared to this and so does the Nars Copacabana illuminator. I have very oily skin but I blot it down so its matte but I still like to have a pretty glow on the cheekbones. Mac Pearl creambase doesn't even have an effect on me at all even if I layer it on. Btw this stuff is very buildable. One/two layers-natural but you can definitely build it up for night time.

For about ten bucks I got 1oz of this stuff compared to $30 for 1oz of Copacabana illuminator and .45 oz of high beam for $24. And to me it is the best out of the 3. If you are looking for a good highlighter I would def recommend trying this.

UPDATE: I still maintain my previous review but I have found that although this is the most natural looking liquid type highlighter I have found, it is at the end of the day still detectable, especially on days that are very cloudy and gray if you look very very close you can see the very very fine silvery particles shot though the product that contributes to the highlighting effect. I also found that this cool pink base shade does clash a bit w/ my yellow undertones. I plan on trying the bare light just to see if it works better but I still think would be great for neutral/cool undertones.

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rated 4 of 5 on 3/7/2011 8:07:00 PM More reviews by MzSiStarr

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I give it a 4 overall even though it doesn't necessarily work for me because I have to tweak it for my skin tone. Since I'm an NC this is a little to pink unless I do an eyeshadow with a pink/blue/silver base. Sounds weird but I have strong yellow undertones So I hope that makes sense. This product is pink iridescent with tiny silver glitters. It blends into the skin nicely. It doesn't collect in my fine lines and for that reason I love it underneath my eyes. Overall I really like Revlon's Age Defying Illuminators. They are all wearable and subtle. Very natural looking. I've been wearing them everyday and I swear I've been getting compliments on how nice my skin looks. It gives you a "glowing from within" radiance. I've yet to try Bronze Light but I think it will be fantastic for the summer. So far I like Gold Light the best and Bare Light second. I gave the packaging a 5 because once u rip the brush off it's perfect. It comes off so easily so it doesn't really inconvenience me. I think the on/off switch is genius! You only need the teeniest bit so this will last forever unless they spoil. I can't rant enough about the formula. It's so Moisturizing. If you have oily skin, be careful. I have dry skin so I love it. Price wise, well i paid $13 ea but my Gold Light came with a free lipgloss which was nice. For a drugstore brand yes these are expensive unless you catch a bogo or half off but they are still way cheaper than moon bean or Smashbox's illuminator. These are HG for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 2/11/2011 2:19:00 PM More reviews by Syrie

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue

I loved this when it was Skinlights too. In fact, I think I may have some old skinlights lurking around under the bathroom sink--better throw that away!!! I wore the Pink Light in my engagement photo and my skin just GLOWED. I do not know why these companies insist on changing--in this case, just the name--of these products. If it aint broke, don't fix it. (See: Nivea creme, Pond's cold cream, Revlon raven red, etc.)

I have pink/ blue skin, so the Pink Light really looks the best on me. Bare light is ok, but the pink really makes me glow. I have pretty sensitive skin, and if I'm having an "itchy" day, the sunscreens in this do make me itch a little, but no redness or bumps. And no clogged pores either--and that's an achievement, because although I have very dry skin, it clogs at the drop of a hat.

I am not sure this would be suitable for oily skin. It seems like it might "smother" a skin that already has moisture, since it's very emollient.

Here's my recent profile picture of me in Pink Light:


The brush, which initially seemed like a nice touch to me, really strikes me as dirty and gross now, like a bacteria farm. I don't use it. I'd like to remove it like another poster said. That I had to take off for.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/20/2011 9:34:00 PM More reviews by nwodtke

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Well, I have to join in the chorus of people who like this highlighter. It's great. After reading the reviews I decided to get the pink light. Very nice! Looks very natural but really lifts the skin. I don't like the smell. I am a migraine sufferer so I'm very careful about anything scented but this does not cause me any problem. I've kind of gotten to like the smell even. I did pull the brush out with pliers like people suggested. worked perfectly & boy do you save product by doing that. A lot was just sticking & drying in the brush. I even compared this to benefit high beam and thought this was nicer. great stuff! now I want to try the gold light!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/3/2011 11:38:00 PM More reviews by scopingforyou

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

*******I believe this is discontined.**********

PROS: A lot cheaper than most highlighters. Soft, very subtle, but still sufficient highlight. Does not make me more oily. Doesn't make my big pores look bigger.

CONS: Still not cheap. Wish they had more range of colors because the lightest one they have, pink light, is too pink for my N15 (leaning to NC) skin. The next lightest one, bare light, is fine, but I wish it were just a bit lighter. Gold light was too dark on me.

USAGE TIPS: The brush, as others have mentioned, just traps and wastes product. (I did as others suggested and pulled out the bristles with pliers....make sure you turn the cap to "off" first!! Then the packaging works fine.)

APPLICATION TIPS: I just apply lightly with fingers and blend quickly.

ALTERNATES: Some say this is a great cheaper dupe for High Beam by Benefit. I personally think High Beam is a bit frostier. The "Bare Light" color is a great dupe for Moon Beam because it is more natural (Moon Beam has a little more iridescence.)

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