When I first bought this product, I didn't like it. However, as of recently, I love it! When I had used it previously, I had been exfoliating too much and thus drying out my skin. Now that I've learned not to, my skin has regained it's natural texture. I like how it makes my face glow rather than shimmer. :)
So warning to those with dry skin, this stuff makes flakes very obvious.
Edit (8/5): I recently noticed how on my cheeks, this product highlights my pores :/ still a good product but maybe not for me.
What more can I say that others haven't said already? This shade is very light-champagne gold, almost. For me, it's not quite shimmery enough to use as a highlight because I like a little drama. Instead, I use this all over the top of my powder foundation or anytime I think my skin is looking a little flat, dry, or powdery. It gives the skin a beautiful luminosity. Would definitely purchase again if I ever run out. I own all three bronzer shades. All beautiful colors and formulas for an outstanding price. I'm in love!
I got mine for about 3 dollars. 3 dollars! I have to say, this is a WONDERFUL product. Really, it's super pigmented, and a gorgeous beige-champagne color. It's the perfect highlight because it isn't too much, but just the perfect amount of glow on your cheeks. There's nothing to lose, you need to try this!
I really like this powder. It definitely doesn't work as a bronzer on me, even though I'm very fair. It has quite a bit of "glow" without being really shimmery, which is great. I actually use it quite often as an all over face powder, and it really wakes up my dry skin. It also works great as an under eye setting powder. I do occasionally wear it as a highlighter, but I generally use something a little more shimmery/lighter.
Overall, it's a really nice powder. It comes with a TON of product for very cheap, but I hit pan pretty quickly. I think it's because my brushes tend to kick up a lot of powder. It's still a great value, considering it's under $4.
I'll buy again.
I got the last one in my local Rite Aid so I guess it was meant to be and I'm glad. I really like this powder for me, it is a pale girls dream! I love to use this over my foundation or I like to use concealer where needed then this and blush over it. It makes my skin look so much better. I love that it is super light in colour! I have never owned a bronzer this light and at 1st I thought it might be to light. Not so because it totally gives my skin life! It's like the PF Nude Wear Powder but you get so much more.
This to me isn't shimmery but that all depends on your definition. To me this is luminous not shimmery at all. I also like the smell I hope they change the packaging because we all know this isn't travel friendly. I hope they make this in an easier to carry compact. I'm really glad I purchased this because it's a great powder that totally warms up my skin. I would buy this again because it is good year round. Also as a pale girl NW15-20 this is great to make any foundation look better or on its own to liven up my skin. Definitely Recommended!
I saw this in the store and wondered why on earth a product so light would be marketed as a bronzer. Once I got back home I did some research, and found that W'n'W had intended this to be a highlighter. In fact Reserve Your Cabana is a match for their now discontinued Acapulco Glow. As I'm a MAC NW23 and where most highlighters are concerned they do not complement my skin tone and undertones, I figured I'd give this a go. Well, I love this product. It is very soft and smooth, no chalkiness. There is a beautiful luminosity to it without the pixy dust/ arts-and-crafts glitter most highlighters and illuminators can have. My first few uses I was very light with my application, gradually I've learned that this is a build-able product and I need not fear the "melting fairy face." I used my E.L.F. Studio Blush Brush to apply above my eyebrows, sweeping up my cheekbones, down my nose, above my lip, and upon my chin then gently blending. The bonus SPF made me feel better about putting it on in the morning. The staying power has been impressive, at 14+ hours. I tend to have sensitive skin and had no issues with breakouts or irritation. I must say at $3.89 at a Nt Wt of 0.46 oz the pan is quite impressive when compared to some of my other fave products. I went back today and got Bikini Contest, I'll review on it after I've had a few days to experiment with it. It's well worth the $$ and really leaves you with a glowing complexion. After two weeks of daily use I'm loving it, and will definitely purchase it again!!
Not quite sure if I am using this right. I am applying it after I am finished my regular foundation/setting powder but right before I apply my blush. I concentrate on my cheeks and undereye but do apply everywhere. It's very light, I am quite pale and it doesn't really add too much colour it just adds a very suble glow to my skin without shimmer or glitter and blurs out my imperfections just a bit more. I really like it, the slight glow really makes my skin look more healthy. Even though I have oily skin and do use a mattifier I like this product so my skin doesn't end up looking too flat. The packaging is nice, very big surface so it's easy to pick a lot of product up on the brush quickly and it smells nice too. Picked this up at Walmart Canada for about $4.99. I took off one lippie because it's not a massive difference, enough that I really like it but not something dramatic. Would repurchase.
I bought this as kind of an inexpensive test run before shelling out the $$$ for the Ambient light pallete. After reading a ton of comparisons, reviews and pics this is supposed to be comparable to Dim light albeit more glowy and missing a bit of the subtle light diffusing properties that make Ambient Light so coveted. With combo skin I usually don't aim for glowy when shopping for makeup however my skin went bananas this past winter and could use a boost. I was seriously surprised how well a $4 Walgreens dupe looks on. I love this as a highlighter. Since I tend to get oily in the t-zone the fact that this provides glow and not glitter is great. Most highlighting products are too much for places like the bridge of my nose or forehead.This doesn't make my T-zone look disgusting after an hour and lasts all day. In fact I like it better the longer I have it on. With a light hand this also works well as an all over finishing powder but has limited oil control and requires some blotting in t he t-zone throughout the day. Great product for the money but predictably the packaging is friggin horrible. The compact is huge therefore not very portable and both the compact and the powder are beyond fragile. I've gone through two of these in a week. If you drop it on your vanity or toss it in your makeup bag too hard it's a goner. The catch on the compact breaks and the powder becomes dust. I deducted a lippie for that. Otherwise this is a great drugstore find.
I initially bought this to use as a highlighter, but it doesn't show well on my skin tone for that purpose. However, it does make a wonderful finishing powder! I have oily/combo skin and use matte products to help my face mu stay on longer. I love the products I use, but sometimes I get a flatter look than I intend. I use this powder with a big fluffy brush (RT Powder Brush, it's huge!) so the product doesn't concentrate in one area. I just tap it on the powder and dust lightly on my face. With this, I can get a glowy look without sacrificing the long wear/oil control I love with my other products. For reference, I did try the Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim and I didn't love it as much as I love this one (regardless of price) so I ended up returning it. I've used this every day for several months and have barely made a dent in it. The amount of product for the price is outstanding. I will always have this on hand. Also, the compact holds up great! I toss it in my purse, my travel mu bag, or whatever (I move my mu a lot due to life haha) and it's withstood all the abuse. I highly recommend this powder!
Really good highlighter, good price, great quality. I have high end, I mean really high end as well as $1 highlighters. This one for the price looks stunning, not too shimmery, and applies really easy. Every time I look at the mirror, I see a nice glow. The dome like packaging is a little too big, but you know a little goes a long way and this will last you forever and ever. Lol!!! Heck yes I will repurchase this. Ok and I love Ticket to Brazil for contouring. 2 HG products that are a bargain.