I don't normally wear highlighter as I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts. After reading the reviews on here I decided to take a chance on this. First I picked softlights up in prism, which looked horrible on me; I immediately took it back and got shimmer. I love this product. It is expensive, but a little goes a long way and they give you so much it will last forever. It makes you look glowy and healthy, but somehow doesn't highlight any skin problems or exacerbate oiliness. I love it!
The best highlighter/shimmer I've ever bought. I normally don't wear highlighters because they are too glittery, especially during the day. This powder is so subtle and finely milled, I can even use it during the day or lightly brush it all over my face at night for a glowy look. Very expensive, but you only need a tiny amount and you get a good amount of product. HG.
Works, works, works. Can't say enough about this product - I have turned several other people on to it. It is good as a finishing powder to hide flaws, or as a highlighter.
This was one of those 'love at first sight' items at Sephora...why haven't I noticed SB softlight highlighting pressed powder before? Anyhoo, this is the perfect beigey-nude pink glow, no glitter like with MSFs and no disco-ball effect like with BB Shimmerbricks. Closer to a Becca Pressed Shimmer Powder, but the color is wonderfully subtle on my NC35 skintone, just a barely-there glow.
If I was on an island and could have three items, this would be one!
Use it on your eye lids, makes them pop! Use it on your cheeks, have that healthy J-Lo glow.(Lastly after blush or bronzer)
Sweep it on your nose, and temples and bring out and highlight the definition of your face. Use it sparingly, and it is awesome. A HG for me!
I received this in a swap and it is one of my most loved items so far. It looks gorgeous as a highlighter, on top of blush, on the collar bone and anywhere else where I want to glow. The first time I used this I received a compliment that I looked like I was glowing. It looks bland in the pan but looks gorgeous on almost all skin tones. Mine happens to be light-medium.
I absolutely love this product. I apply it over my cheeks, on my brow bones, and even my collar bone when i'm wearing a low cut shirt. It feels very silky, not powdery. I like the fact that it makes you GLOW - not huge chunks of sparkle. Looks amazing on my pale skin.
i am really enjoying this highlighter. i am generally not a fan powder highlighters or blushes, but this product is a great texture/ consistency. very important if you have slightly large pores. i apply whith a fan brush; which applies product very lightly. after applying a cream blush to the apples, i apply soft lights below the hollow of my eyes, but above the apples of my cheeks. i also go upwards towrds my outer eye area, near temples. might do a smidge across the forehead and down bridge of nose. i love the lit from within look this product gives. i also use this as a brow highlighter. cute. i am a fairly dark brown AA. and this color looks amazing on my complexion. i bought this as part of the smashbox glam box, which was a great deal - two brushes and like 6 full size products for like $60. really good value
With this fawn/nude/pinkish mauve toned pressed powder you can get that light-from-a-window soft glow to your face - romantic and youthful. Softlights is such a lovely product - finely milled shimmer, smooth textured, unscented, and doesn't cause irritation or clog pores. I use a skunk brush and gently tap the Softlights pan several times. With this small amount of product on my brush, I lightly tap the top of my cheekbones, browbones, apples of cheeks and chin. If I have a low neckline, I'll tap some on my collarbones. At this point, I put down my brush and step away from the pan. A second application is just a little too much. My first Softlights purchase was Luminance, a buttery toned powder which gives a golden candlelit glow. I deeply love it but I also wanted a cooler toned glow and found Shimmer. I often alternate taps on the two pans to create a coolish gold highlight. Very versatile, Softlights is beautiful swirled with your powder bronzer or blush before applying. I originally bought Softlights as a special occasion highlighter, but now it is part of my daily routine. This is the product that will give you that on-camera celebrity glow.
This product is amazing! Every time I put it on I get compliments, it just gives my face a beautiful glow. The SA at the YSL counter even asked me what I was wearing and couldn't believe how gorgeous the powder is. It gives my light skin just the right amount of color and glow without being too sparkly or making me look like I'm trying too hard to look tan. I dust it all over my face and then put a little more on my cheeks. It always goes on silky and never feels dry. I can't say enough good things about this one!