Urban Decay • Urbanglow Cream Highlight • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product is one of those things that I look at and think, "Now why did I buy that?" Despite the fact that I am super duper pale, I purchased a bronzy brown color called Brown Sugar. But really, my gripe isn't with the color. That's my own fault. Rather, I find the formulation to be a majorly greasy. It's slippery to the point of feeling sort of gross. I have very dry skin, so I don't typically mind products that feel oily. But this one feels off even to me. I swatched it in the store on my hand, and the color really is beautiful--sheer and shimmery. But, it won't stay put because it's too dang slippery--even when I'm wearing setting spray. Maybe I'll figure out a better way to use this and edit this review. But for now, I wouldn't repurchase this.
EDIT: Ok, I did figure out how to use this with the help of the youtube gurus. What I now do is use a blush brush to pick up the product and lay it down on my cheekbones and 1/2 onto the apples of my cheeks as I would a blush. Then, I take a fluffy powder brush and buff as though my life depends on it. (Seriously, it requires a lot of buffing.) I finish with a bit of shimmeryish powder so I don't mattify it entirely. Goal! It looks lovely after that--not too muddy or glittery.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have this in the shade Moonshine. It's in a cute purple compact with a skull on the lid. It gives a soft glowy sheen and the texture of it is perfect. It glides right on. The color is a white base with a pink/coral/peachy sheen. It's not full of glitter or sparkles at all, just teeny tiny bits of shimmer. I would repurchase it, I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in Sin and I am medium skin tone. I really wanted to like this. It's so unfortunate that this product doesn't fit to my needs of a cream highlighter. When I placed it on my cheeks it comes on as a lovely shimmer but when you blend it, the glowiess disappears and you're left with speckles of glitter and sparkle. I barely try to blend it so it wouldn't be less pigmented but the color would fade nontheless. I even packed on more of it which turned out badly into a greasey mess ball. I might be asking for a little bit too much but I wanted to have that Kim Kardashian glow in every room I walk in but it would only show it in direct florescent light, and don't get me started on direct sunlight. 5 words: Edward-Cullens-The-Twinkle-Fairy.
This was a little above 30 bucks Canadian.
I rate two lippies for color and packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have Urbanglow in Wicked, which is a pale shimmering pink champagne color. I love the formula on this product and the compact-style packaging, which is very sturdy and has a mirror included. The formula is like a thin, slippery cream, but stops short of feeling oily. The color blends great with my super-pale skin, and I can use it all over my face and collarbone without breaking out. I have used it over bare skin and mineral foundation and it lasts for about 6-8 hours.
Although I love the compact because it is so easy to travel with, the designs on it wore off fairly easily. That is the only complaint about the product, but I do wish that UD would come out with more shades, because Wicked can get overly glittery/shimmery very quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I bought Sin because I was looking for a gold highlighter. It's greasy, and some of the glitter remains on your skin after the highlighter fades (which is usually in a few hours).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have tried this in both "sin" and "moonshine"
Moonshine: WORST highlighter I have ever tried. Ever. I gave this two lippies for the "sin" colour. Moonshine gets no lippies. It is pink and awful on the cheekbones. As the girl below said, it looks like pink eyeshadow on your cheekbones. I got this through a swap and would never re-purchase. Even with blending it looks glittery and pink
Sin: Better colour than moonshine, but has TONS of micro-glitter in it. You will have less of a 'glow' and more of a 'sparkle' if you use this. I was looking for something more like my Smash-box 2-in-1 primer and highlighter (because it is discontinued)...but this is just not it. NOT worth the money you pay for it...
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
I put this on in moonshine and my friend thought that i was wearing pink eye shadow on my cheekbones! the packaging is much smaller than i expected and i will not repurchase. For the same price, Benefit High Beam would be a much better option.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have this in Moonshine and overall Iím pleased but itís not the best highlighter I have used or anything like that. This shade has a kind of weird multicolor sheen to it at first but it does look pretty on my cheekbones. The compact is small enough and easy carry on the go but I do not like this style because it feels unhygienic wiping my fingers in it all of the time. Also, my skin runs a little dry so the formula feels nice on me but this might be too greasy for people with oilier complexions.
I got this for a crazy cheap price on Hautelook so I didn't expect too much but I'm enjoying it so far.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
My main issue with Urbanglow is that it feels too greasy on my face and the finish looks very unnatural and over the top, although I've tried two different shades. Overall, there are much better options available from other brands.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very pretty highlighter. It's not the best one I have, which is why I didn't give it a 5, but it's definitely gorgeous. I prefer a subtle (but not TOO subtle if that makes sense) highlighter that is not glittery, but is shimmery and iridescent.. .that being said, this does have some glitter in it, but not enough to make me hate it. It definitely can be toned down. If a little bit is used, it can subtly highlight your cheekbones, browbones, cupid's bow, etc.
I have the shade Sin, which is a pearly, champagne color, great for fair to medium skintones, warm or cool toned I'd imagine. I am neutral leaning towards warm, and it's a great color for me. The formula is very creamy, but once blended turns kind of powdery. I wouldn't necessarily call this a classic cream to powder texture tho, it's more creamy than anything else. You can use your fingers to blend this, or a synthetic brush. I like to use my highlighting/contour brush from Real Techniques, which is a small egg shaped brush, and is absolutely fantastic for highlighting! I must say as a side note, to anyone looking for affordable, quality brushes, Real Techniques are amazing!! (not affiliated lol)
Anyway, I think if you're looking for a pretty cream highlighter, you probably won't be disappointed with this. It comes in 4 shades I think, so you'll be able to find something to flatter your skintone. If you want something extremely subtle, this probably isn't for you, altho, like I said, you can totally tone it down or amp it up depending on the look you're going for. Definitely go into Sephora and try it out first! It's $24 for 5 grams, which actually isn't bad compared to a lot of other brands. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Must have highlighter! The formula is amazing, very creamy and smooth and light! It adds the most beautiful glow to your face and it lasts all day when set with a powder highlight. My favorite shade is "Sin" it's just so gorgeous!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I really like this highlighter! It gives a soft shimmer and it goes on smoothly. It is a very lightweight formula. The trick is to apply it on top of your foundation (I apply it as the last step to my makeup routine) and then to apply a powder highlighter on top of the cream highlighter. You should never use cream makeup without putting a powder over it. This will hold it in place and tone down the "sparkle" that some people complained about. It's not a perfect highlighter, but it's worth the money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the color WICKED, and I tried to make it work on me several times. It did not last so I returned it. :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
I puchased sin which was the perfect highlight colour for my fair skin. Loved the highlighting effect of this product and the packaging is super cute and practical. The only drawback I found was that after an hour or so it seems to dissolve my foundation. I have tried applying it so many different ways but it always seems to leave my cheekbones stripped of all makeup which is not a great look :(. Its a great product just unfortunate that I have to constantly keep an eye on it and re-apply.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I purchased this in Sin after reading some rave reviews about it. The things I liked about this product were the packaging and the consistency. It's amazing..very creamy and luxurious.
Unfortunately, the pros outweighed the cons for me. I was looking for a dewy glow for my cheeks but this product was a bit greasy for my liking. The deal breaker for me was how glittery it was. I don't mind a bit of shimmer, but this is total sparkle and glitter, and for someone my age (almost 43), it was too much.
I love Urban Decay but this product was not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I LOVE UD and so I naturally had to try this. I first tried Sin which I love. It gives such a nice subtle glow. Recently I went to Sephora and bought another (I couldn't remember which one and lucked out when I just chose one) and I chose Brown Sugar. It is a little dark for me but I am sure after a little tweaking I can get it right. I am sooo gonna get the other 2. Love it. I use it all over my face (not literally and not all at once LOL) LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this product after seeing some really good reviews and swatches, but as I suspected it was just like all the other cream based or liquid high lighters I've tried :-( I absolutely adore high lighters but have only had good luck with powders. Some reviewers said it wasn't like other cream based ones, that smudge or cake your make up, and this did just that. It gave a really pretty glow it would be best for someone who dosen't set their foundation with powder but for me its a no go. I gave it 2 lippies due to the pretty glow it did give when I applied no setting powder.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I love highlighters and I love Urban Decay, so I couldn't resist this! I bought this in the shade Sin, which is a warm champagne, similar to the eyeshadow of the same name, but less pink. For me, with fair neutral skin and red hair, this looked to be the most versatile of the shades, though I could see all of the shades working for me. (Maybe I'm just telling myself this so I can buy them all!!)
-Beautiful texture, which is easy to blend
-Long lasting, even on my oily skin. SERIOUSLY.
-Adorable, durable packaging that includes a mirror
-Some larger glitter particles (I think it's gorgeous and not too OTT, but some will hate it), but over all, just a gorgeous creamy frost
The factor that tipped the scale and convinced me to buy this was the texture of this product. I do have oily skin, so sometimes a cream highlighter does not work as well on my skin. I wanted to try something that was more long lasting and this definitely fit the bill for me. It survived beautifully through an 8 hour workday in a restaurant and still looked gorgeous without disappearing. Something to note: if you are looking for a subtle, soft highlight, then this is not it. This is currently my favorite h/l, but it does have some larger particles of glitter that may be off-putting to some. All in all, I love mine, and have been using it every day for the last two weeks. I will most likely buy one of the other shades as well. HTH!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised there are not yet any reviews for Urban Decay's new cream highlighters. I just bought one in Sin and plan to get "Moonshine" and perhaps "Wicked" next. I might try on Brown Sugar and see if it suits my very fair complexion for a summery bronze look. We'll see. But the main point is that there are great highlighters. I am not a fan of liquid highlighters and most creams are too creamy to put over liquid foundations without smearing it around. This behaves like a cream to powder however and that is just awesome! I actually will use a small fluffy brush or simply my fingers to apply. The benefit of using your hands is that is it easy to control different intensities in different areas. Same can be done with a brush but not as easily. (But it can be done for those of you that are mu artists and need to be sanitary as possible, or just prefer not to use your hands for personal sanitary reasons.) Usually, I am not a fan of using my fingers but for this, it works fine and it's because it's not in a deep pot or something (so nails don't scrape into it). Used with clean fingers it is fine. :) Sin is a warm, champagne color and works great on my fair, warm skin. Moonshine is white-ish in the pan, but iridescent so you'll see a pink/yellow/colorful shift. Wicked is pink and silvery. Brown Sugar is a warm, tan color with golden shine.
EDIT (7-Jan-2011): This highlighter in SIN is an EXACT copy of MAC Soft & Gentle, but in a cream to powder that can get more intensity.