Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter
Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter

Be My Spacelight

Essence Be My Spacelight Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.49 for 0.23 oz.) is a pale white base with pink-to-lavender shifting pearl. It had medium, buildable coverage with a more translucent base and very fine pearl; I was surprised that it didn’t appear chalkier when applied as it had some coverage, yet it wasn’t that shimmery either. Frankly, it was a little mystifying with how it translated onto my cheekbones! It had a natural sheen that seemed a bit more noticeable in person than it reads in the photos. The texture was smooth without being too firmly or too softly pressed in the pan, so highlighting and blush brushes picked up product well, distributed them onto my skin easily, and blended the edges beautifully. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Be My Spacelight

PPermanent. $4.49.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Lit Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • ColourPop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Love it. Although I generally prefer pale warm tones (white-gold, whitened peach, etc.), I’ve recently been looking for a powder highlighter in a cooler pale pink and sorta dithering about my options. I actually clocked it in one of your earlier reviews, clicking on the “Look details.”

And at this price…? Sold!

JCat’s You Glow Girl in Bella Rose is a beautiful icy pale pink that blends beautifully, doesn’t emphasize texture and is a high shine, almost metallic glow. It can be applied with a light or heavy hand and reminds me of the pink shade in Hourglass’s Metallic Strobe palette from last yr. It’s only $7 at Ulta or on Amazon. I very fair and love it!

This shade is not for me, but looking at the others, “Be My Cosmolight” might be just the Anastasia-Helia-with-a-more-natural-finish shade I’ve been looking for!

“Be My Cosmolight” is more of a mint green, closer to ABH “Lucky Clover”, or KvD “Emerald” (Alchemist palette). It looks nothing like ABH “Helia”.

Not exactly a blind you from space kind of highlighter! I do notice that overall, you summer tan has faded, LOL. You look really pale in this shot but don’t know if that is the product, lights or no discernible blush.

I’m actually the same color as I don’t stay outside for long – it may be just a matter of whatever foundation(s) I’m wearing as sometimes the shade or mix of shades is darker/lighter.

I would have never opted for this had I not seen this in on YT. I was still skeptical but I’m a convert! In fact, I wear this every day! The best part is that it does not have a base color or at least the base color does not show up on my medium skin…highlighters this light will always look like a chalky pale streak but this blends beautifully and leaves a very subtle pink/lavender shift that looks different in different lights! very impressed! great way to wear the more iridescent unusual highlighters on medium to darker skin tones without looking unnatural. Best paired with a pink blush imo!

P.S. Christine I’m just very curious as to what kept this from getting an A or higher rating as you seemed to have similar thoughts to mine about this product and I don’t necessarily read anything negative in the review?

It wasn’t opaque – the brand is silent on coverage, and the majority of highlighters are marketed as pigmented – usually I will defer to the industry “standard” when specific claims are absent and/or hold to the higher standard (e.g. pigment vs. lack of pigment). (It is also less pigmented than other shades in the range.)

So I guess I should be using Cassiopeia as a highligter in addition to eyeshadow! Actually I have a lot of eyeshadows that could double as highlighters too. 🙂

I happened to see this in Ulta and picked it up a couple of months ago. It’s become my go-to highlighter, replacing far more expensive ones in my collection. Not saying it’s the best ever, but it sure hits that sweet spot for me, especially at the price.

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