Becca • Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
An absolutely beautiful product, with a multitude of uses. You can apply it to your skin under your foundation for a subtle glow, mix it in to your foundation for added luminosity (a favorite thing of mine to do when my skin is dull and dry), or pat it right on top of your makeup for maximum glow. It's easy to use with fingers, brushes, and sponges, and it doesn't disturb the makeup underneath it.
Opal is a gorgeous champagne shimmer, leaning neither too golden nor too pink. It's a color that is flattering across many skin tones. It isn't glittery, even in bright sunlight it glows instead of sparkles. And a little goes a very long way. I keep getting deluxe samples of this from various Sephora promotions and I have yet to make a serious dent in one tube, despite my very frequent use of it. The full size will last you a lifetime!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous! It is an absolutely stunning product! NC 30... Great highlight for my skintone. Almost every time I wear this I get so many compliments... Def repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
For reference I am NC20-25, oily, combination in winter. Acne-prone.
'Opal' is a sheer, warm champagne-toned highlighter. It imparts an iridescent sheen, and while not completely detectable from a distance, it does have very very fine shimmers. The consistency is like a thin lotion that spreads easily. It has a slight perfumey smell that does not linger. It comes in a standing cylindrical tube with a pump.
This highlighter is kind of expensive, at USD$41.00 for 1.7 fl oz. but I managed to find [an authentic] one on Amazon for around $28.00 with Prime membership. So it may be worth it to shop around.
I think the packaging is attractive. Very sleek, and it does look like a lot of product, for something that I only intend to use very sparingly in small areas. However I do not like the pump that it comes with. It's very easy to pump more than you want to use and end up wasting product. A shame for something as expensive as it is.
I really like the effect/finish. It makes my skin look so healthy and smooth. It blends well and imparts a nice iridescent shine on the skin without looking like you have glitter sitting on your face. The warmth of the color makes it easy to blend into my skin tone and I think looks pretty natural compared to other white-ish/silvery highlighters I've tried. It is buildable. However I find that the effect is not as long-lasting as I would have liked (but to be fair I do have oily cheeks). It seems to lose that pretty, fresh luster in a matter of a few hours if I don't layer a sheer translucent powder over it. I think it may last longer on those with dry/normal skin.
It lists some skin-benefitting ingredients like vitamins A, B, D, and E, aloe, witch hazel and avocado oil. That said, it does feel moisturizing without feeling greasy. I think those with dry, dull skin would really love this. It also has SPF 25, however unless you plan on applying this generously all over your entire face, I wouldn't rely on this for adequate sun protection.
Note that this product is not oil-free. YMMV, but it does contain mineral oil and avocado oil. I only apply it to the "outer C" along my cheekbones/temples, bridge of the nose, brow bone, and cupid's bow. It has never caused me to break out.
Even though I'm a little unhappy with the iffy pump, I do love the product. I don't often splurge on expensive makeup, but I would repurchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've never been much into illuminators. I usually only use them for special nights out. Lately, I find myself using them a little more. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, but I'm finding that liquid illuminators seem to work a better for me. I actually have a deluxe sample of this from Sephora. A little goes a long way. I've been using it in strategic areas like the cheekbones, cupid's bow, etc. I patted it into my skin over my foundation using the beauty blender. I could see this also working if you mixed it with foundation to create a luminous foundation (again use sparingly). Overall I like it. I am planning to buy a full sized one when I run out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I received a luxury sample of this highlighter....LOVE IT!!!! I am so getting the regular size of this!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Other
Wonderful luminizer. You can dab it on directly or you can mix a little bit with your moisturizer or foundation to get that glory/dewy look. I have tried several aluminizes but this is definitely one of the best.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is really, really beautiful. Go get a sample from sephora it will sell itself to you.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not much of a highlighter girl, but I like Opal for mixing with foundations or applying directly on certain areas of my face (cheekbones, ridge of nose, inner corners of eyes). The first time I used this I applied way too much, so use sparingly and add more as needed. Opal is a warm peach that imparts a dewy glow without looking frosty. I find that the liquid formula is much easier to work with and creates better results than say, a powder highlighter (for example, NARS Albatross, which looked like nothing on me).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best colour for my skin out of the four. I sometimes mix topaz to bronze & pearl to illuminate but generally this works for my yellow nc42 skin.
When i bought it moonstone wasnt available but im glad that it wasnt. Ive realised that illuminators that habe a strong gold running through it enhance my yellowness & look obvious. Whereas those with peach undertones brighten.
I use the large MAC stippling brush to add a fine layer all over after my primer then foundation. If i mx it into my foundation i find it lessens the coverage unless thats what im going for which i do with studio sculpt by mac.
It is expensive but works out cheaper than my HG GA FS #10 which for the same price you get 20ml less.
My other h/l faves are MAC Hush, Jemma Kidd Dewy Radiance in Rose Gold & Revlon Skinlights in Peach (i stocked up!).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like other highlighters better than this one. It only lasts about an hour on my skin so it's a no go for me all the way around. Even if it did last longer than an hour I don't think I would purchase this again due to the fact it just didn't grab my attention enough or enhance my looks. It really didn't show up very much maybe because it is supposed to be more natural or it's meant to mix with foundation...or even possibly the wrong color. It just disappears on my skin all together and the teeny tiny amount of shine it gives fades quickly. I haven't found an hg highlighter yet but I've come close. I really like hush by mac and high beam by benefit so far the most.