Skin tone/type: NC/NW25, dry/combo, medium pores, sensitive and breakout prone.
I was forever on the quest for that perfect foundation or finishing powder to give me that perfect luminous "lit from within" look, but never could hit it right, or else the price of what I wanted to try was simply prohibitive.
I picked up this little gem at Target for approximately $12 USD after reading a suggestion here, and couldn't be more pleased. I apply it after my foundation, and it gives a perfect, subtle glowy finish that is just right. Not too little, not too much.
It comes in a lovely glass bottle with a pump, which is great. The packaging is quality packaging, not cheap.
So far, this product has not caused any breakouts or sensitivity reaction on my oh-so-sensitive skin. At this point in time, I highly recommend.
I decided to give this a try because of the great reviews on here. Unfortunately, this product was just not for me...it made my skin look oily, shiny in a bad way - didn't look right on my combo medium skin tone. I thought that the price and packaging was decent.
I really like this illuminating lotion! Most of the time after I put on foundation, I look a bit like a corpse (I'm pretty fair-skinned). This helps give me a more youthful, less dried out (i.e. old) look whether I wear it under or over my foundation. What a great product!
I have tried other highlighters before, but always in powder form. I love the glowy look of highlighters, but was never 100% satisfied with the ones I own. So when I read about this one, on MUA, I decided I had to give it a try, so picked it up at Target.
It's definitely fantastic, it gives a great dewy glow. The pump bottle is great, and dispenses just the right amount. It's especially great for cheekbones and divine on browbones. I've noticed that you really need to make sure you evenly distribute it or else it can look sort of patchy, but if done right it's really amazing. Super awesome over blush, dewy, as I said. I like to put it on my cupid's bow, as well, and sometimes on my nose. I used to put it on my chin, but noticed it just made my chin get oily quicker than usual, so I've pretty much stopped putting it there.
I prefer to apply this with my finger, as I felt I didn't have as much control as I'd like with the brush I was using. But I like the application more with my finger, anyway.
I'm so glad I discovered liquid highlighter, and that it was the Boots version, because I know I never would have bothered buying the Benefit one. Plus, I've seen videos on Youtube and read stuff on here where people compare this to the Benefit highlighter.
Finally, I have to say imo that this blows powder highlighters out of the water. Holy Grail worthy.
This is my everyday highlighter. LOVE it! I have Smashbox Artificial Light but much prefer Boots No. 7 Illuminating Lotion. It gives a subtle beautiful glow.
This is my second review of this product. I first reviewed in August. Two months later, I have to tell you that I'm just as pleased, if not moreso than at first. This No. 7 High Lights keeps delivering. I've used it every day for two months and I have over 3/4 of a bottle still left.
A word to the wise though--as I love this product, I thought I would purchase another bottle to keep on hand. Well, five Targets later, I FINALLY found another bottle (thanks to daughter who picked it up for me in her travels). It seems as though this is becoming hard to find.
So, if you see it--GRAB IT!!
Just thought I would give a "heads up" to those who already love this and to those who may be thinking of purchasing!
Great amount of product for the price, excellent, natural highlighter, smooth and blendable, can be used under or over foundation, inexpensive, nice packaging, adds subtle glow to the skin not OTT at all, also helps to brighten under eye area if used under good concealer, non-irritating, no detectable scent, has a pump which gives perfect amount of product and allows control for amount of product desired, fabulous product overall This is my favorite liquid highlighter, hands down.
My favorite liquid luminizer. The bottle looks pretty much like a foundation bottle with a nice pump (awesome), and you get so much product for the price, and it will last forever. No glitter, just a gorgeous, luminous sheen on your skin. Doesn't make my pores look like craters and doesn't settle in them. Great for ladies with dry skin who have problems with powder highlighters being ashy and too powdery.
A little goes a long way, and I squirt a little bit on the back of my hand and apply to my cheekbones with a skunk brush. I also mix 1 pump of this to foundations that have a matte, heavier finish (like Revlon CS or EL DW) to make it more luminous, sheer, and suitable for summer.
This is a review for No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid in peach. The 30mls of product is packaged in a plastic capped tube and has a built in brush applicator. You need to swivel the brush head round in order to release product.
The hole is massive which lets out globs of product rather than a controlled flow. Thus you get gobs of products not only on the brush but you (apply prior to wearing white clothing).
The liquid itself is a pleasing texture-not too runny and has a peachy gold sheen, in the tube you can streaks of colour. However it is near impossible to apply with the brush as it applies too much and gives a streaky finish.
The product is best for fairer skins and can look ashen on more tanned/ darker complexions. It is not a horrific product but in my opinion not the best. Imagine the centre white highlighting powder in a CD Quint. It gives that dewy yet noticeably glittery look. At a distance you get a satin sheen but in daylight and artificial light is an unmistakeably glittery effect.
The product works very well as a body highlighter and is very pleasing in that respect. I like my products to be weightless-this does not have that effect in so much I had to wipe it off.
I think the price was expensive but would implore cosmetic companies to make smaller tubes of highlighter. I would not buy this product again.
This is a great highlighting product, especially for the price ($12-14). I have tried many highlighting/illuminating products, and this is my favorite. I find it's most like Mac Strobe Cream (which is around $30). In the container, Strobe Cream has a slight blueish pink, whereas the Boots comes out as a very pearly pink. However once blended into skin, there's no difference, and it just leaves a very pretty sheen. No shimmer or glitter, just sheen. This is more milky and liquidy in texture than Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer (which is also more warm beige than pink) and Benefit High Beam. The pump container is nice for keeping the product sanitary. I haven't noticed any breakouts or sensitivity since I started using this (my skin is slightly dry and slightly sensitive, for reference). There's also no fragrance. You get a lot of product in the container, but you really only need a little bit, so I can see this lasting me a very long time. I recommend this and would re-buy.