Uncommon Magnificence Outshine Optimistic Mild Liquid Luminizer Spotlight ($22.00 for zero.5 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium gold with average, heat yellow undertones paired with a luminous, evenly metallic sheen. It was very brightening, shiny, and extra pearlescent when utilized with simply the “one to 2 dots” advisable by the model, and when layered or utilized extra closely, was beaming, intense, and full-on metallic. There was slight emphasis of my pores and skin texture when worn at a extra intense stage of glow, although.
The feel was very light-weight, skinny, and extra serum-like with a whole lot of slip however didn’t really feel watery in any respect. It utilized nicely over naked pores and skin and base merchandise no matter whether or not I used fingertips or an artificial brush to use it, which made it one of many best shades to work with within the vary.
The protection was practically opaque in a single layer of product and extra medium/semi-opaque if utilized simply barely dabbing onto the pores and skin (and diffusing it outward). For extra opaque protection, two to 3 light dabs per cheek was just about there, so for sheerer protection, one light dab subtle out can be an excellent beginning place. It lasted properly for 9 hours earlier than fading barely on my pores and skin.
FURTHER READING: Formulation Overview for particulars on common efficiency and traits (like scent).
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$22.00/zero.5 oz. – $44.00 Per Ounce
It is presupposed to have “superfine, light-catching pearls” that may be constructed up from “tender sheen to pure pop.” Per the outline, it’s supposed for use as a standalone highlighter–applied over liquid, powder, or cream–or combined with basis. It labored nicely on naked pores and skin in addition to over basis, and it was mixable, although the fashion of applicator made it much less readily combined into basis in comparison with a dropper. I had slight lifting points with sure shades, but it surely was much less liable to doing so total.
The protection was extra controllable than with the liquid blush, however just a little went a reasonably good distance; the model advisable utilizing “1-2 dots,” which yielded a softer sheen with extra medium to semi-opaque protection that may very well be sheered out. It was buildable and straightforward sufficient to layer for increased protection, if desired, and it was simpler to construct up than it was to actually sheer out from over-application of product.
The model does not remark explicitly on the pigmentation however reasonably payments it as having a buildable glow (as within the shine/shimmer, which is end and never precise coloration!). They present opaque swatches within the promotional imagery and suggest the identical utility because the liquid blushes (which they do say are very pigmented).
The feel was light-weight, emollient, and extra serum-like and unfold nicely whether or not I used fingertips or a brush. I did not discover it was significantly liable to lifting up base merchandise or basis, but it surely was best to work with utilizing smaller quantities and increase or making use of to the again of my hand and swirling a brush into it, which appeared to assist it “dry out” a bit and be much less emollient.
It did not have a totally transfer-proof dry down, but it surely did softly set so it had shine and sheen however did not slide round whereas worn. The shades wore nicely for eight to 9 hours on me earlier than fading a bit. Normally, I feel it is an excellent system however just like the liquid blush by the model, there’s a little bit of a studying curve.
I am nonetheless on the hunt to a linkable video or supply, however I had some readers say they heard it in a livestream/stay that the model designed the packaging to be simpler to work with for many who have mobility points of their palms (like arthritis). The rounded, knob-shape was simpler to know, particularly because it was extra of a tender matte than shiny matte, than a typical highlighter. It will be nice to see ridges working across the knob/high, although, as it might make it even simpler to grip!
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Isododecane, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-Three Polyricinoleate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)].