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NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Golden Hour

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, sunshine yellow with fine pearl. This was one of the less shimmery shades within the range, though it still offered a noticeable–but subtle–glow on the skin. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque) and was best applied in layers for greater coverage. The highlighter had a watery, thin texture that spread well across the skin, felt cool initially, but dried down after a minute or so. It was easy to work, blend out, and lasted for almost eight hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Golden Hour
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

01/09

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It appeared more metallic when I swatched it than when I applied to my cheek bones, though when I applied it more heavily or with a damp brush, it started to take on a more noticeable sheen. I did not feel like it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, though, even when applied heavily.

The formula is described as a “super-luxurious bronzer” with a buildable finish “to a luminous pearl highlight.” It’s more like a gold-hued highlighter than your typical bronzer. The consistency was soft, smooth, and dense without being stiff or difficult to blend out. It was easy to apply and diffuse along the edges, and it layered well with blushes or could be worn on its own, if desired. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before fading. While this may have been more innovative when it originally launched years ago, the reality is that this type of gold highlighter is rather common these days, so there are a lot more dupes for those who aren’t interested in tracking this product down.

Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee Heat Wave
Heat Wave

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Daytime Halo

NYX Daytime Halo Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pop of gold with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the skin. The texture was thin, watery but not difficult to apply or blend out. The yellowness of the color seemed to get lost on me when I tried it, but it may be more prominent on cooler and/or lighter complexions. The highlighter stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Daytime Halo
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

01/08

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

California Dreaming

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains four cheek colors to add “highlight, color, and glow” to your skin. The texture of the four shades was very similar to their permanent Colour Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Highlighter formulas. They felt smooth, soft without being too dusty or dry on the skin, and had pigmentation that ranged from medium to opaque (the “downside” to both formulas has always been they’re often more pigmented than buildable, which you may prefer or may be a deal breaker). This is a rather warm-toned palette, so it will work best for someone who likes warmer, brown and peach shades along with a fair amount of shimmer.

LORAC Cheek Palette California Dreaming
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Rose Quartz

NYX Rose Quartz Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark reddish copper with warm undertones and gold and copper pearl. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage–it looked a bit like a cheek stain on me, as it was translucent but provided some visible color (when layered). The texture was watery, thin, and spreadable across the skin, but it dried down and lasted for eight hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Rose Quartz
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Moon Glow

NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a very fine pearl. This was one of the least “shimmery’” shades, though it still gave the skin a subtle sheen. It seemed to be more watery than most shades, which may have accounted for its sheerer coverage that was only buildable to medium coverage. It dried down quickly but still gave me enough time to work with the product and blend it out evenly. The highlighter lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Moon Glow
Moon Glow
Moon Glow
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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