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Lancome Amber Lights & Pink Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/04

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Amber Lights

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dirty, medium gold with brownish undertones and a luminous finish. It seemed a little like an antique gold, though it seemed warmer and brighter than a true antique gold to my eye. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, a little mousse-y but still more like a liquid than anything else. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage that blended decently but had a tendency to look patchy (I tried using a few different blushes as well as fingertips and always saw the same, slightly uneven results). It lasted for eight hours on me.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Ingredients

Water, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tin Oxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, Myristyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylamide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- May Contain: Ci 75470 / Carmine Ci 77491, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide Mica].

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Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Soleil Afterglow

Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer housed in a white compact, which contains a ton of product (as it should, I suppose, at this price point!). Per the brand, all three are supposed to provide “sheer to medium coverage.” The only one that was true to the idea of “sheer to medium” was the bronzer, whereas the highlighter and blush were rather pigmented.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Pearl

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three highlighters: a pale yellow, peachy brown, and golden peach. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two highlighters were better performing than the third, which had a drier, stiffer texture that made it harder to apply and much less pigmented compared to the other two shades.

Pearl
Pearl
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Gold

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three powder highlighters that are golden in tone/hue. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two shades are better in quality, while the last shade had a firmer, drier texture and was more sparkle than powder. Whether one prefers or steers clear of sparkle is one matter, but this type of sparkle did not apply well to the skin, as it was looser and did not spread evenly.

Gold
Gold
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid, Poured Creme, Pressed)

01/08

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Prosecco Pop

Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The consistency was slightly looser and drier compared to other shades in the range, though on the skin, I did not notice any dryness nor did I have any problems blending out the highlighter. It emphasized my skin’s natural texture if I wore it at semi-opaque coverage or greater. It had good color coverage that applied evenly to the skin and diffused nicely. The highlighter started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.28 oz. - $135.71 Per Ounce

The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is described as having an "ultra-reflective shine" with a "creamy" texture that "applies seamlessly." In general, the texture of the highlighters is incredibly smooth, silky, and finely-milled with frosted to metallic finishes and the occasional more sparkly finish. They tend to have a high-shine, more metallic finish and are a stronger highlighter, so they are going to be best suited to someone who likes an obvious highlight over a very subtle one. That being said, with a fan brush and a deft hand, one could certainly achieve a subtler, all-over luminosity as well, but if one takes a typical, tapered highlighting brush, there will be quite a bit of pigment and highlight on the skin. I find that some shades can emphasize the look of pores slightly to moderately, depending on application. They tend to last between eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Prosecco Pop
Prosecco Pop
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters

01/08

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Blinded by the Light

Too Faced Blinded By the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a very light beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly finish. I could just barely detect a subtle sheen on the skin when I applied this, as it was quite sheer and did not build as I tried to layer it–it just seemed to add bits of sparkle that did not stay well on the skin (lots of migration over time). The texture was smooth, firm but did not seem like it was going to be problematic, and it definitely didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture! What I could see of the highlighter seemed to last for seven hours no me.

The formula was described as having “gorgeous color payoff” that will yield a “mesmerizing metallic shine.” The powder was smooth, firmer (you’ll want to use a denser brush for picking up color), and it was quite blendable on the skin, but a lot of the product didn’t seem to actually adhere that well to the skin, because despite seeing product on my brush, the formula translated to something much sheerer and more subdued. The powder did seem to get softer and easier to use (with more traditional highlighting brushes) after a few uses. In reality, the formula was less “metallic shine” and more moderate sheen. This is the type of texture that can often be used with a dampened brush, which helps with improving coverage and increasing the reflectiveness of the finish–though I did not see Too Faced mention it specifically about theirs.

I think this product is going to work best for someone who wants a subtle to moderate sheen, doesn’t mind fine sparkle, and likes sheerer products.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polysorbate 20, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

5
Product
4
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
60%
Total

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