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Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

01/07

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Dandelion Twinkle

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light peach with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. The shimmer used in the powder was rather fine, so it did not look shimmery nor did the powder emphasize my skin’s natural texture when blended out.

The highlighter is supposed to “impart a sheer, ultra-lightweight texture and delicate radiance” and has a “dandy daydream fragrance” (code for floral scented, though it was subtle to my nose). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and was prone to kicking up some excess powder within the box, though the way the packaging was set up meant that it would be hard to lose that excess (so there was no real product loss). It blended out easily on the skin and gave my skin a luminous sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, buildable or easily sheered out for a less intense sheen, which made it more versatile to me. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. I did notice that there was not much product in the box–only 0.10 oz. whereas other products in the same type of box-style packaging contain anywhere from 0.17 oz. to 0.28 oz.

Benefit Powder Highlighter Dandelion Twinkle
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Shortcake Highlighter Trio

01/03

Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio

Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio

Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio

Shortcake

ColourPop Shortcake Highlighter Trio ($22.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes three highlighters–two are totally new, one is a repromote–housed in a paper sleeve but each is individually packaged (just like any of the standalone highlighters). You can also purchase any of the included shades individually for $8 a pop. I’m a big fan of ColourPop’s highlighters, as they are particularly long-wearing and very blendable on the skin. All three shades performed well in this set, and I’ve always loved the undertone of Candyman for something that’s warming without being orange or yellow-based.

Colour Pop Highlighter Trio Shortcake
Shortcake
Shortcake
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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A

Soft Serve

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A+

Iced

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A+

Candyman

Permanent
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NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Liquid Prism

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pale, whitish beige with iridescent pink to violet pearl. This shade was more like a duochrome, though the shift was subtle. The texture was lightweight, watery and thin but spreadable across the skin. It had sheer to medium coverage, which was buildable by applying a second layer after the first one had dried. Another way to build up coverage was to pat the color on, wait until almost dry, and then blend out the edges to maintain that initial opacity. It wore 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 Liquid Prism
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop Waffle Highlighter Trio

01/03

Colour Pop Waffle Highlighter Trio

Colour Pop Waffle Highlighter Trio

Colour Pop Waffle Highlighter Trio

Waffle

ColourPop Waffle Highlighter Trio ($22.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes three highlighters–two are totally new, one is a repromote–housed in a paper sleeve but each is individually packaged (just like any of the standalone highlighters). You can also purchase any of the included shades individually for $8 a pop. I’m a big fan of ColourPop’s highlighters, as they are particularly long-wearing and very blendable on the skin.

Colour Pop Highlighter Trio Waffle
Waffle
Waffle
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Scrumptious

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A

Glazed

Limited Edition
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A

Flexitarian

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NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Gold Rush

NYX Gold Rush Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and flecks of gold pearl and sparkle. This shade was one of the most shimmery (and deepest in visible color) within the range. It worked more as a highlighting bronzer on my skin tone, and I suspect it would be a beautiful highlighter on medium and darker complexions. It had semi-sheer to opaque, buildable pigmentation. The texture was thin, watery, and cool to the touch, but it spread evenly across the skin and blended well. It dried down and yielded a soft, glowing finish with a few bits of sparkle. It wore nicely 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 Gold Rush
Gold Rush
Gold Rush
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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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