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LORAC Twilight Illuminating Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Tarte Whimsical (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Hour (LE, $50.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Physicians Formula Champagne (P, $10.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (PiP, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Light of the Party (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby (PiP, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). OFRA SoHo (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Royal Glow (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Guilded Glow (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC TheBlonds (LE, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty 24Kray (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fuego (LE, $28.00) is 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.” Twilight had semi-opaque to fully opaque coverage–it was the most pigmented of the four–with a fair amount of shimmer. This shade was the most shimmery/metallic of the four as well. The texture was very soft and a little loose in the pan, so it tended to sheer out a bit more readily on the skin (which I think works for a highlighter formulation) but is easily diffused beyond where one might have intended so use smaller, more precise movements/strokes when applying and blending. It emphasized pores just slightly, but it tended to be so metallic and glow-y that it was hard to notice. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before breaking down.

Twilight
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight 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 Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Twilight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

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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

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Out of all 4 , this one is my favorite. No surprise there, I guess. So this one may join what has begun to be my highlighter excess of late! Although my pans of LM Matte Highlight 01, MAC OtherEarthly, Shaft Of Gold and Pearl Blossom, CP Butterfly Beach and Highly Waisted are still my go-tos on a daily basis.

It’s too dark to work as a highlighter on me I think but this looks gorgeous on you! It really works well with your skin tone. ?

The last thing I need is another gold highlighter but this looks so pretty on you! Makes me want it even though I know I don’t really need it smh lol

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