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on 6/4/2015 11:24:00 AM
More reviews by aenflex
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
L'Oreal actually have an interesting product here. I picked it up at Walmart for just over $10, mainly to test it out and compare to some of my other highlighters. It applies very smoothly and you can tell it has a good amount of silicone in it. Actually, it's Dimethicone, same thing. It's definitely more of a liquid than cream. The finish it leaves is shimmery and white, there are no other colors to it. In direct sunlight I could not see any particles! It dries down to a powder finish. I found when used over bare skin it can seep into lines and wrinkles if I over apply. Building it up very heavily makes it appear chalky. I really like using this as a highlighting product, I've used it all over, and just to accentuate. I actually think it beats out my other two powder highlighters, finish-wise. I love not seeing any particles! Again though it offers no color, only white, so it doesn't have the same versatility as others. The highlighting effect does last for a few hours which is more than I can say for my Strobe cream. I have not tried it as a primer as I do not use primer. Compared to MAC Strobe Cream - I've seen a lot of comparisons between these two products. Guess it really depends on how you use each product. I think there are stark differences between the two: Strobe is thicker, more emollient and offers some moisturization. It has an obvious pinky, pearlescent hue. The finish it leaves is dewy, almost oily and colorless. The glow as a highlighter is short lived and very subtle. Very natural too. I know Strobe isn't meant to be highlighter, but in my opinion this is the most natural looking highlight I have ever used. It would be my HG if it lasted longer than 30 minutes. Whereas the L'Oreal Lumi leaves a discernible highlight in a powder-like finish, is not moisturizing, and shows up white-hued. The Lumi lasts a few hours. I actually am finding the L'Oreal as a nice alternative to my MAC Lightscapade. I don't know if I will repurchase, I need to use up all of my highlighting products before I buy anything else. But I do like it and I would recommend anyone to give it a try especially when you can get it for 10 bucks.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/28/2015 10:03:00 PM
More reviews by SnapDragonStyle
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I wanted to use this multiple times over the course of a few weeks before reviewing it. Verdict: I really like this stuff! The effect it gives is subtle but it does impart that "naturally luminous glow" so many of us are after! I have used it successfully as a primer before applying foundation, mixed in with my foundation, as a highlighter on cheeks and under eyebrows, and on its own over clean skin to brighten my complexion when I need a pick me up but don't feel like wearing much makeup. I am a fan of the "impeccably glowing skin" look, and this helps achieve that. I don't personally find it drying nor does it make me oily. The consistency is liquidy, without silicone, which I personally like. Also, while it has a pearlescent quality, I don't see glitter, which is a relief as I'm not going for the disco ball look most days. I actually came across this product when I was looking for a drugstore dupe for Benefit That Gal - the brightening face primer. While this is not a dead ringer for that product, I think I like it even better, especially for the price! Will repurchase!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/10/2015 8:13:00 PM
More reviews by Shemagic87
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is to die for!!!! Arggh, I cannot get over how glowy it is, even once you apply your foundation it still shows :)! I wear Double Wear and sometimes I find it abit cakey or dry - this changed all of that. I applied a pump on my face, then also apply just a small pump mixed with the double wear- HG! It just makes the whole look so different. Best $$ I've spent. :)
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 4/22/2015 9:47:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
This is positively glowy! Such a small bottle for what I considered kind of expensive. I think $10 for this is a little extravagant. I could not afford to use this every day w such a tiny bottle lol!! You have to shake it up b4 using coz it can separate. I like the pump, it doesn't dispense too much once I got the hang of it, but that has disadvantages like if you pump out too much product you have to waste it (it's a learning curve how much to use too which can be a costly mistake at the beginning) & I'm not sure how to get out all of the last of the product (can the top be removed maybe somehow, I will have to check!). I use this w Loreal Lumi liquid foundation, Lumi concealer, & True Match powder. It is not necessary to use a highlight/illuminator for me coz I'm naturally oily. I don't think this prolongs the wear of the foundation/doesn't make it last any longer. I would reserve this for times when I won't be needing my foundation to last all day nor hot humid 95 degree summer days. The effect is beautiful but isn't long lasting. I need my makeup to last longer than 3-4 hours. :/ but the freshly applied look is gawjus like it would be gr8 for a candlelight dinner date or special occasions.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 4/15/2015 8:51:00 PM
More reviews by CaliforniaEnglish
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I purchased this because I heard it was a dupe for MAC's strobe cream which I once had a long term relationship with. I used it at first, by itself under my foundation. It looked nice but not really what I expected. The next day, I applied moisturizer before the magic lump and then applied my foundation. I do believe it gives a nice glow but, I really wasn't impressed with this product. I think it is a bit drying, even after using it on top of a moisturizer.While I wouldn't repurchase this, I do believe it has a nice shimmer to it and I plan on using it as a luminizer on my high points after applying my foundation and powder.
on 4/11/2015 5:40:00 PM
More reviews by cassb14
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
This primer makes my skin look so awake and glowing, i love it! Its not suppose to be a long lasting primer but i found it does last a good time on my skin.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/3/2015 5:29:00 PM
More reviews by princessmeowmeow
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
When used alone under foundation, this makes my skin GLOW! I honestly look like an angel with softly lit skin! When mixed with a primer (MUA Mauve) the glow diminishes.I need to use a primer in conjunction with my foundation because my skin will get all oily and the makeup will transfer :/ I wish this primer had MORE of a priming effect along with the glowy effect. Then it would be perfect.
on 3/31/2015 8:17:00 PM
More reviews by SophiaSopapilla
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
The consistency is runnier than I expected, but it applies evenly. Doesn't help your makeup last much longer, but does give a nice glow. Having oily skin I can only wear this on days when it's not too hot and I won't be wearing makeup for more than 6-8 hours before it starts to breakdown in lines.
on 3/31/2015 7:36:00 PM
More reviews by kitt3nish
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
a wonderful drugstore version of my favorite primer ever, the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. the magic lumi has more of a silvery sheen to it while the laura mercier one is golden, but they're still very similar. i really like this primer, honestly! it doesn't seem to do much for wear time but it definitely gives your skin a nice dewy glow that makes any foundation look awesome on top of it. i heard on youtube reviews that it was very runny for a primer but when i used it, it didn't seem any runnier than any other primer i've used before. personally, i think this is a great option for a primer if you're a fan of a glowing look.
on 3/30/2015 9:14:00 AM
More reviews by vanhoppum
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
I don't really care for dewy skin as an every day look, and this is all it does for me. I just feel kind of greasy and weird when I wear this, but I guess if I just use translucent powder on my t-zone I can use this with a light bb cream in the summer
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