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Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Nova Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with warm undertones and warmer, lighter golden shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation; it was slightly more pigmented than other shades in the range, but it was really about how much was applied and how long one let it sit to dry. In practice, this resulted ...
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Dior Pink Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Pink Glow (02) Dior Pink Glow (02) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light pink with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was slightly more intense than other shades in the formula, though it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The consistency was smooth, firmer, and felt almost stiff to the touch, but it picked up particularly well with a brush that I didn’t notice any texture firmne...
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Melt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Afterglow Melt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a more pearlized sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, which was as marketed, that worked well as a standalone highlighter or mixed in with foundation. For face application, the pump dispensed far too much product, so it ...
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Dior Nude Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Nude Glow (01) Dior Nude Glow (01) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy gold with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to adjust to sheerer, more buildable coverage if desired by using a lighter hand. The texture was smooth to the touch, never powdery but very seamless and flattering on my skin. It was firmer as a powder, which I e...
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Lethal Cosmetics Gamma Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Gamma Lethal Cosmetics Gamma Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warmer undertones and a luminous finish that gave a glow but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth texture that was moderately dense but not too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up with both feathery and denser brushes. The powder applied eve...
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Dior Coral Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Coral Glow (06) Dior Coral Glow (06) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warmer, contrasting peachy-gold shimmer throughout that gave it a soft, luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up if desired or used with a lighter-hand to get more buildable coverage to begin with. The consistency was moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, and picke...
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Milani Bronze Splendore Baked Highlighter Review & Swatches

Bronze Splendore Milani Bronze Splendore Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a darker gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which wasn’t true to the “buildable” claim the brand made about this formula. The texture was smooth enough, but it was thin and firmer in the pan, so it required a heavier hand or a denser brush to pick up product evenly. The ...
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Clionadh Seer Highlighter Review & Swatches

Seer Clionadh Seer Powder Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.21 oz.) has a soft, sky blue base with a strong, duochrome finish that shifted between green and gold. It had a smooth, soft consistency in the pan that picked up well with dry, feathery brushes, so it was easy to adjust coverage for a sheerer effect, though the product had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The duochrome shift was intense–it was very noticeable in person ...
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Clionadh Aether Highlighter Review & Swatches

Aether Clionadh Aether Powder Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.21 oz.) has a slightly translucent base with more medium, warmer pink shimmer and flecks of larger, cooler pink and fuchsia sparkle. It was a very shiny, sparkly shade, which became more and more noticeable when buffed and blended out. The translucent base came through more noticeably as it was diffused as it was more sparkle than it was base color. It had semi-opaque, buildable ...
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ILIA Fame Daylite Highlighter Review & Swatches

Fame ILIA Fame DayLite Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium copper with warmer, more orange undertones and lighter, golden shimmer throughout. The texture was soft, silky, and lightly powdery, and I found using a lighter hand or less-dense brush ideal to avoid over-applying product. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The more I blended it o...
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Milani Champagne d'Oro Baked Highlighter Review & Swatches

Champagne d'Oro Milani Champagne d’Oro Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was slightly drier and the shimmer particles seemed more prone to separating from the base color, so the finish was harder to even out and some of the shimmer seemed more prone to catching on dryness/flakiness on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that ...
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AURIC Morganite 2.0 Glow Lust Review & Swatches

Morganite 2.0 Auric Morganite 2.0 Glow Lust Radiant Luminizer ($45.00 for 1.13 oz.) is a light beige with soft, warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had a low-level sheen on skin, applied on its own, as a standalone highlighter, so it never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. When mixed in with moisturizer or foundation, it added noticeable luminosity without drastically altering the finish. The consistency was smooth, li...
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ILIA Showdown Daylite Highlighter Review & Swatches

Showdown ILIA Showdown DayLite Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a lighter, more contrasting golden shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It appeared more metallic when swatched, but slight powderiness of the product seemed to tamp down some of that shine in practice. Once I applied and buffed the powder into my skin, it was more luminous and sheen-like than overtly...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Gabrielle, Ilia, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Summer 2021


Makeup by Mario Pearl Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Pearl Makeup by Mario Pearl Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Pearl Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a very pale, golden peach with moderate, warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl woven throughout a high-shine, metallic finish. It was less overtly shimmery as it was intensely shiny to the point where it looked almost glossy on my skin. The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer in the pan, but to the ...
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Makeup by Mario Honey Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Honey Makeup by Mario Honey Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Honey Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowy gold with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with two to three layers, and the formula was marketed as buildable. The texture was moderately dense, more firmly-pressed into the compact so there ...
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Makeup by Mario Bronze Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Bronze Makeup by Mario Bronze Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Bronze Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium copper with warm undertones and warmer, lighter golden copper shimmer throughout that gave it an intense, metallic finish. This shade didn’t have high sparkle content, but it seemed to have slightly larger shimmer throughout, which gave it a more visible shimmer when applied and blended out to my skin–thi...
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Becca Hi, Angel Highlighter Review & Swatches

Hi Angel Becca Hi Angel Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) has a soft, warmer peachy-copper base with iridescent, blue-to-violet shifting pearl. It has a smooth, silky consistency that wasn’t powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, which helped it pick up readily with a brush while blending out beautifully. The product had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though I found easy to apply less or buff the...
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Lethal Cosmetics Ionic Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Ionic Lethal Cosmetics Ionic Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, almost pinkish-sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, moderately-dense consistency that wasn’t too firmly-pressed or too thick, so it picked up well with a brush and blended out beautifully on bare skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore nicely for eight ho...
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Lethal Cosmetics Chromosphere Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Chromosphere Lethal Cosmetics Chromosphere Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a very light peach with a pinker undertone and warmer, golden pearl that gave it a luminous glow. The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy without being too firmly-pressed into the pan, so I had no trouble picking up product with a feathery brush and blending it out on my skin. The finish was glowing and softly shimmery but d...
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Lisa Eldridge Solar Light Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Solar Light Lisa Eldridge Solar Light Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The texture was fluid, lightweight, and thin with a bit of a watery slip to it, though it wasn’t watery to the point that it was hard to work with. It had a longer dry down time–three minutes–but it was more transfer-resistant afterward and never tacky. When applied to ...
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Makeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Golden Makeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen with faint sparkle throughout. The texture felt lightly emollient to the touch–very smooth, more firmly-pressed into the pan (so no powderiness), and dense–but never stiff, so I had no trouble picking up product with a typical, tapered h...
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Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Scatter Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light lavender with cool undertones and a luminous finish. It applied evenly and blended out with ease on my skin as the powder was smooth without being powdery, yet it wasn’t overly-dense or too thick. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easy to apply with a lighter hand or build up to get full coverage. There were signs...
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Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid Review & Swatches

Sunkissed Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid ($48.00 for 1 oz.) is a light-medium, champagne gold with warmer undertones and ultra-fine pearl that gave it a barely-there, luminous sheen when applied to skin. It had a more watery consistency, and it was marketed to work all-over, mixed in with other products, or patted on the high points of the face/body to highlight, which made it an intentionally sheerer formula...
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Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Opal Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale white with subtle warmth coming through paired with a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had larger, more visible sparkle compared to most shades in the highlighter range, so for those who prefer a smoother, shinier finish, it may be too sparkly. The texture felt almost wet to the touch, but the powder itself was more...
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Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Crystal Nebula Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with fine, lighter pearl and a soft, luminous sheen. It imparted a glowing, almost wet-like shine to my skin that wasn’t overtly shimmery but was more intense than a lot of other liquid highlighters on the market (which are often very sheer and lower in pearl). It had a sheerer base, but the intensity of the glow was ...
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Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Celestial Fire Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warmer, fine gold pearl and a dewy sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, as marketed, that was somewhat buildable to more medium coverage if layered up, though I’d say that the finish became more shimmery and intense when layered overall. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin without being too watery or too d...
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Lethal Cosmetics Flare Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Flare Lethal Cosmetics Flare Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a luminous sheen. It appeared more metallic when initially swatched, but applied and blended out on my cheeks, it was a softer glow that never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer but could be applied with a lighter hand or diffused more heavil...
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Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Cosmic Rose Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, golden peach with ultra-fine pearl that gave it a soft, luminous sheen when left to set and dry down on skin. It wasn’t transfer-proof but fairly transfer-resistant, and it was key to let it set as this was how one achieved the “smoothing” effect that helped the product meld better with skin and appear reflective and glowing without bei...
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Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Gravity Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It was one of the more metallic shades in the brand’s range, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with a second. The consistency was soft, smooth, and not too...
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Urban Decay x Prince Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Universal Urban Decay Universal Liquid HighlighterUrban Decay Universal Liquid Highlighter ($32.00 for 1.35 oz.) is a soft, peachy beige with barely-there pearl that gave it more of a glass-like sheen on skin. It’s supposed to be a universal shade, and it was rather translucent in practice as it stretched and blended out very readily, though I couldn’t say whether it would look lighter or have an ashy cast on deep skin. The texture ...
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