I looooove this.. ive been using it on a daily basis and love the results. I like to add a little bit of creme base pearl on the top of my cheekbones and then slightly dusting this on top with elf blush brush from their studio line and it just looks amazing together. Will definitely purchase again if i ever hit the pan which wont be in a while.
Have been looking for a highlighter for ages. MAC's bronzer is great but a bit over the top for daytime and most skin tone.
This is great to wear to work. I haven't tried layering it with bronzer but have with blush (didn't really add anything to the look).
By itself it is the best product to give you a healthy glow that you see on all the celebs
Holy Grail type of highlighter product here...very, very shimmery and gorgeous. I put it on my cheeks mostly, a little bit on my t-zone. I always, always get compliments on my make-up when I wear this, and I swear it's really one of those ingredients that make your face look flawless when applying make-up. I put it over my foundation and contouring and underneath my highlighter and blush.
I understand how some people say it accentuates flaws/lines, and I could see that. It really is shimmery and bright, so if you have a lot of fine lines, you may want to skip on this. Give it a try first. I'm 26 with really light skin and it looks amazing on me. Another amazing highlighter is theBalm Mary Lou-manizer.
I am NC20, asian girl with yellow undertones, and get oily throughout the day. You might think oily folks should stay away from highlights, but this powder highlighter "Soft and Gentle" is amazing. Highlighters always make me look like I've had work done (Without any surgery yay!)
I model and when this is used it makes my face glow. I loved it when the makeup artist used this on me so much that I decided to get one my own.
I did the ultimate test: I slept in this, and after I woke up it was still on, no fading, nothing. This product lasted me at least 10 hours!
Really versatile product--- I like using this as an eyeshadow more than anything else. brings a beautiful glowy, warm golden type look to my face when used on my cheekbones, cupids bow and the bridge of my nose.
kind of hard to explain, all you need to know is that its a great multipurpose MSF.
I use it sparingly though, because whenever I get too heavy handed it ends up accentuating dry flakes, fine lines and etc.
if I ever do run out (seriously, I've been using this religiously for the past year and haven't even made a dent) I'll be sure to repurchase.
This product is my holy grail. I have fallen absolutely in love with this product. I adore MAC. I use Soft and Gentle everyday as a highlighter and itís just so beautiful. It was so hyped and raved about and now I know why! It gives a beautiful natural glow to your face and I get compliments all the time when I use it. You can use this as an eye shadow as well. Definitely recommend to everyone and I have been repurchasing over and over again. Donít walk to purchase this product, RUN! Get this product now you wonít regret it!
It is quite glittery, so I prefer to use it sparingly during the day because it can get very noticeable and obvious in the sunlight. Because I am so pale I feel that it gives me a tanned look when using this during the summer because it is not a translucent highlighter. Other than that, it accentuates my cheekbones, gives my makeup a nice finish, goes well with any colors etc. The price is a bit on the expensive side considering that there are many other highlighters in the drugstore that give the similar effect.
HOLY GLITTER!! Accentuates pores and fine lines. You can't put it on the center of your forehead, bridge of your nose, cupid's bow, etc. etc. ONLY on your cheek, because anywhere else and it settles into imperfections. I prefer highlighters that don't scream "HEY LOOK AT ME, I'M A HIGHLIGHTER" I prefer ones that are subtle, natural, and give a "lit from within", glowing effect. This is just a fake glittery mess. Will be returning it.
Color Reference - NC35 , Blonde Hair, Warm & Yellow Undertones.
MAC has to be one of my favorite high end brands, I just love their amazing range of products and their variety. Not to mention, they are the only foundation on the face of the planet that perfectly matches my skin! I have heard countless things about this highlighter and I am the queen of highlighters lol. I recently have discovered how to use them and I am absolutely in love with it because I have super high cheek bones as I am part native. I normally use Hard Candy's 'bronzer' in "Tiki" and it is still one of my favorite highlighters. It is gorgeous, but I was on the hunt for something new. I also had this crappy Physician's Formula Compact with a bunch of bead looking things that's a pinky/champagne color, it was complete crap - not pigmented at all and looked pretty horrible all together. ANYWAYS, lol, I went to MAC for my usual Prolong Wear Foundation and I saw this glistening under the lights. I swatched it, and immediately fell in love. It was such a gorgeous champagne shimmer, nothing like a glitter bomb that you can sometimes get with highlighters (although this highlighter does have glitter, it is not chunky whatsoever and I can hardly tell). This stuff is SUPER pigmented. I mean, ridiculously. Which means a little will go a long way. I've had this for about 3 months with frequent use alternating between this and my Hard Candy highlighter, and there isn't even a dent in my pan. I can see this lasting me a very very long time. This looks stunning on my tan skin, it's not too white or ghostly looking and not too silver or gold or pink. It's juuuust right. It looks amazing in pictures and it lasts a decent amount of time, but sometimes I do have to reapply throughout the day. One of my Holy Grail products. continued >>
This has become my go to high lighter I pair with all my coral and peach blushes as it harmoniously works with them. Departs a lovely peachy golden glow that it's not glittery nor obnoxious. I normally apply all my cheek bone high lighter with a 188, but lately have been using a 168 with great results too.