Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter

Ablaze

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. This shade looked pinker and redder buffed and blended out with a warmer, more golden/copper sheen. When it was applied more heavily, it appeared a bit darker and less rosy.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Ablaze was intensely pigmented with a soft, smooth, almost cream-like texture. The finish was nearly metallic, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores. I can imagine this will be particularly stunning on deeper skin tones (which it was designed for), while other lighter skin tones could easily wear it as a highlighting blush. The highlighter was easy to apply, spread across the skin, and diffuse for subtle edges. It lasted just over eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.25 oz. - $80.00 Per Ounce

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The majority of the range is beautifully done with smooth, slightly denser textures that are blendable and easy to work with. They have good pigmentation, though some shades are more buildable than "incredibly pigmented." Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470)

Ablaze
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Natasha Denona Polaris (116K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Cosmo (109K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Phoenix (113CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Spectrum (101K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Galaxi (112K) Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honeybear La Crème
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

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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Ablaze is amazingly beautiful! I just love this one! On me, it would also definitely be a highlighting blush. Might want this even more than that MAC mixup blush I’ve been waiting for…hmmm.

Oooh purty! I keep hoping MUG will come out with a kit with multiple shades, since I can’t decide which color(s) to get, and I can’t finish a full size one either

Just when I think that MUG has nailed it, there’s a new colour / formula / product to take my money away! I’m a huge fan of the NYX Bronzed so I’m glad to hear that this is a pretty similar colour. I think I’ll be sticking with Nyx’s offering for now as it’s available in Canada already!

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