I love this product. I'm not a fan of the packaging, but I don't use the brush that comes with the package. After I'm done with putting on makeup, I dab a small amount on the top of my cheeks and under my brow bone and gently blend it in with a sponge. It brightens up my skin, making me look awake for the morning. It also smells nice.
I have been looking for a highlighter for so long and got this in a swap. This is a great highlighter for under the brow but I prefer to use a powder highlighter (MUFE Compact Shine On) for everywhere else. This product is very cost effective and will last a long time hence why I said will not repurchase as I do not think I will ever run out of this!
ooooh my. best shit ever. makes my skin look extraordinarly glowy and bright, when its actually the opposite. just a teeny bit along the top of my cheekbones is all thats need. its perfect to highlight my eyes as well. it doesn't look shimmery, just dewy. love it so much.
I mix this in with my foundation. It gives my face a "glow".
I really love this high-lighter. It gives my face such a pretty glow...and It makes me look more awake. This Basically IS High-beam, but you get more, it's a little more rosy looking (but when you blend it the rosy-ness of it goes away) and it's way cheaper! What a steal! I love high-beam, and now I found a way cheaper alternative, that does the same thing. I'm really happy with this. I also like how the brush has an off switch... and the packaging doesn't bother me, so I'm going to give it a full 5! ^_^
Although this highlighter is an opaque pink, its brightening effect comes more so from the liquid component of the product, and the glitter particles incorporated within that. This causes a very sparkly and "wet", dewy look. I was hoping that the pink pigment would help give a more color-associated glow (e.g. whiter cheekbones as opposed to wetter cheekbones...)
This doesn't make my face "brighter" or glowy; it just looks "wetter", like a sweating or an oily look
And it highlights pores, laugh lines, capillaries etc....Definitely not a keeper. This is basically a more expensive way of achieving a sweaty look.
I'm really impressed and happy with this product. It's my first time using a illuminator and I feel like it makes my face look young and healthy. It didnt settle into fine lines and was easy to apply with fingers. I wish the packaging is a pump instead of a brush head. Thats the only downfall.
This stuff is definitely an HG item for me! I'm both anemic and hypothyroid, so I pretty much ALWAYS look tired (because I usually am!) and always have dark circles under my eyes. This product is the only thing I've found that really perks up my face, without doing a full evening-type makeup. I don't usually wear makeup to work, and using concealer under my eyes with no other makeup just looks strange, so I just forgo everything during the day. Now, I just swipe a little of this under my eyes, along my cheekbones, and under my brows, and I'm good to go. It makes me look so much more awake and healthy, but still natural and fresh-faced. And although some folks dislike the brush, it works fine for me, and I like not having to get product all over my fingers. Smells great, feels great, not too expensive. I love it!
This is a great highlighter! Blends easily, brightens well, and does not make me greasy or shiny looking. I definitly look more awake and fresh when I wear this. I will say, though, that if I know I am going to use this I go with a powder foundation over a liquid foundation - so that may be what keeps it from looking greasy.
The only downfall is the packaging - no matter how lightly I squeeze too much always seems to come out and a little of this goes a long way. I usually squeeze, dot it onto my skin, and then blend - the brush is pretty useless. Its the only reason I didnt give it a 5.
Overall, I would buy this again as I love how lit-up I look when I wear it.
The shade is pretty and could be a good dupe for Benetint's Highbeam. Best for fair skin. Consistency is good. I like the brush that comes with it.
Caution: use with a light hand to avoid that "shiny" look. Naturally, this tends to emphasizes the skin (duh, right?) so AVOID using it in areas with large pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines or other flaws you don't want to emphasize, especially if you have oily skin.
I've heard highlighters/illuminators used all over the face can give you a "ghost" effect under fluorescent lights. Unfortunately, most indoor public building use fluorescent lighting, so you may want to restrict use of this product to key areas like cheekbones, lids, the cupid's bow on your mouth, decolletage, that kind of thing.
A little goes a long way, so much so that you might want to keep it in the fridge so it doesn't go bad...if you keep it cool, it also feels nice during the summer.