This is an interesting product, because I like it, but I'm not really sure exactly what to call it. On my pale skin, it's too dark to use as a highlighter, but too light to really consider it a "bronzer". Whatever it is, though, I find it to be high quality and flattering. It really just gives a bit of dimension to pale skin. You get a ton of product for the cheap price, and it blends naturally - I have dry skin, and it doesn't cake or enhance dryness like a lot of powders do. I initially became curious about this because it seemed like an almost-dupe for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder at $4 vs $40, and though I haven't used the latter, it does seem to give a very similar effect.
I have been using this as a setting powder over my Cover Girl Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation. The Stay Fabulous is a wonderful foundation but is very matte and can leave me looking dry. Reserve Your Cabana brings a glow back to the face after using a very mattifying foundation. I apply it very lightly all over my face with a big fluffy brush. I am loving it.
I was drawn to this higlighter because I always walked passed it at the drugstore I also wanted a highlighter I could use instead of my Laura Mercier highlighter which I love! When I got this I was excited but I was sort of let down because this is not shimmery at all it's kinda like a matte highlighter which is wierd. Also you have to becareful how you apply it because on me it can get really ashy and dull if I apply too much which is never pretty on me. Other than that I like that you get so much product for about three dollars. As for the packaging I'm not a fan mine dosnt close anymore but thats ok with me!
I love this product, it's the perfect 'bronzer' for me. A lot of people say that they use it as a highlight which I understand, but my skin is that of Casper the Friendly Ghost and the slightest darker bronzer on me doesn't look the complete best. I like the smell of it, reminds me of Benefits boxed powders that have a rose smell or something of that nature. Goes on very smooth, it's extremely light and reacts well with my skin. Very impressed with this. Found this as a recommendation on youtube.
I use this as foundation. Looks like mineral makeup. When I wear this, it is the only time people tell me I have beautiful skin.
First of all love their packaging, very convenient large round pan with clear lid. Love the price. Also like the cool names they assign to the shades but this highlighter does absolutely nothing for me. Doesn't show up and doesn't really stay. Looks great in a pan so maybe it's just a wrong product for my skin. The only effect I get from it is that it emphasizes my pores. So definitely not a good product for me. I started using hard candy in tiki(thanks to good reviews on this site) and I love it, so I guess everyone has to find the product that works for them. Just hate buying things that end up useless. This is why I always read reviews on this website first but not all products work the same for everyone, so there is still trial and error process.
I know everyone uses this as a highlighter so I bought it specifically for that, but just don't get it. It's far too matte to be a highlighter for me; it just ends up looking like chalk dusted on the tops of my cheekbones. I do have very dry skin, though, so that may be why.
I disagree for the fact that this is just for light skin girls im an NC40-NC42 and this just adds the most perfect glow to my skin without making me look cakey. I have to say, this beats my drugstore favourite Tiki by Hard Candy. Plus its 4.95$! You honestly can't beat the price. The only thing is, this is so hard to find in stores. I got the last one at my walmart...i think it was a sign. LOVE this product
Yup- great, easy, every day highlighter! (I'm an nc 20-25)
I didn't need this product but after seeing such positive reviews I picked it up at Walgreens. I am pretty fair and would be considered NW/NC 20 or Nars Deauville most of the year. It intrigued me because I thought, yeah, I want a glowy look without sparkle and a little tint wouldn't hurt either. Well what I got was kind of a superfluous slightly cakey, lighter than my tone look. Granted this could work for the uber pale so I'm glad the NC10 ladies are rockin it! I'm returning it even though it was only 4 bucks.