LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Limelight

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($23.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light, minty green with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to appear cooler in the pan, but the shimmer itself seemed warmer (like a pale gold) so that it appeared warmer as I blended out the color. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a touch thin, but it applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. It had a high-shine finish–definitely not a subtle highlighter–but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This was a fun highlight to work with, as the aqua hue transformed anything I paired it with. On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polylactic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Limelight

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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90%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC I Love Brunch Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • LORAC Brunch Queen Lipgloss
About Reviewer
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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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It’s pretty unusual that I find a highlighter I don’t like, but this one just doesn’t do anything for me. Glad it performs well, though!

How PRETTY!!! Funny that I can easily pull off a green or blue highlighter ala KVD Alchemist, or even this, but oddly not purple? Weird, I know. This reminds me of the minty highlight that JS put out last year. Never bought it because: JS is not someone I could or would ever support. So here’s a another, and less morally ambivalent shot at this shade.

Amethyst seems to have a “cool” white base in it? So it looks very flat on my cheeks (I paired it up with UD Bittersweet), but on my lids over a pale lavender eyeshadow, or other purples, it looks utterly stunning and ethereal!

Actually it is quite wearable! It is similar to a very old release from Estee Lauder, a stick illuminator named Minute Makeup in 13 Oyster Shell.

Surprisingly wearable! I can imagine it would be really fun to wear it on top of different blushes for a unique effect.

I love the idea of a minty green highlighter, but don’t think it will play well with my yellow undertones, will need to swatch in store, hope I don’t look like Kermit!

I’m loving this!! Just as I suspected lol

I’m trying to justify buying this since I only use my Moonchild palette every couple of weeks. Hmmm…I don’t need it, but it might be unique enough to say “the heck with it!” and buy it ;D

Love this! Pity LORAC is unavailable, but I guess money saved. It’s fun when a product looks prety much unwearable and turn out to be just gorgeous. Well done LORAC!

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