LORAC Daylight Illuminating Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS RΓͺve SalΓ© I (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wayne Goss Rosy (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop You're a Trip (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). OFRA Moondance (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Vieve Bijou (P, $37.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy African Light Gold (LE, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Freeze (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kaja Gold Drip (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Affection (LE, $45.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Burst (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double-Gleam (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

New for summer, LORAC has released their Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in four shades (reviews to come for all shades). The formula is supposed to be buildable for both a “soft, natural sheen” or “layered for a high-shine, dramatic effect.” Daylight was one of the more shimmery shades in the range, though it never became so metallic or frosted that it emphasized pores. The color payoff was medium and buildable, so true-to-pan color payoff was achievable in two to three layers, but it was just as easy to apply and diffuse for a sheer sheen. It had a smooth, moderately dense, and silky feel that was easy to work with. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours.

Daylight

PPermanent. $23.00.
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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Daylight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honey Bear Lipstick

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Mariella Avatar

It’s painful to see these lovely highlighters that AREN’T available in Canada. A friend and I are planning a short trip to NYC and if we can actually get it off the ground (literally AND figuratively), I’ll definitely be searching out the nearest ULTA so I can check out these highlights (and the UD Vice Reloaded XX palette as well – if it’s still available, THAT will be a definite purchase!)

Mariella Avatar

Years ago, it was available at Sephora exclusively and when Sephora stopped carrying it, that was the end of that! I do wish the line were more widely available. When hubs and I go to the US, I always hit ULTA so I can get LORAC and also Alpha Hydrox (now called Alpha H, I think).

Katherine T. Avatar

I got Daylight in the mail yesterday, and swatched it next to Becca Moonstone and CP Lunch Money. They are all pretty close, except Daylight has a slightly more yellow/gold tint. All are beautiful though, so I’m good on highlighters for a while!

Renee' Avatar

I have daylight and starlight! And daylight is my fave;) it’s Absolutley perfection. I always tend to gravitate towards all the gold high lighters;) lol I love and trust all of ur reviews! Thank you;)

RedHedd Avatar

OK -I know I’m hitting up Ulta very soon! I wanted Becca Moonstone, but my closest Ulta doesn’t carry Becca and I happen to really like LORAC stuff. Thank you!

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