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Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter
Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter

Firework

Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is muted, dark coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. The finish was highly reflective, mostly metallic, but it didn’t emphasize pores, which was surprising. It also appeared lighter and gave more of a golden sheen when applied with semi-sheer to medium coverage (I used a fan brush), while applied with a denser blush brush made it appear darker overall.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was intensely pigmented, true to description, with a soft, light-medium dense texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. The powder applied well to the skin, blended out with minimal effort, and had a luminous sheen. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before starting to fade.

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)

Firework
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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I’m your skintone Christine, (NC25) And I can see this being a beautiful bronzery shade on me! The only form of bronzer I wear is shimmery.

I wonder if this would be a good shade to add to my collection as a highlighting bronzer hmmm!!!

It should be lovely! The reddish tone makes it perfect on the skin, I think. It adds warmth without getting too yellow or orange, IMO!

Very nice. Love coppery. Guess I need some red in there; gold not so hot. This would make a lovely highlighter blush, as long as you are not too light, and would be a super highlighter on darker skin tones. This one’s a winner. They did a good job on these, the price-for-container notwithstanding. If these are really fragile, guess they belong as solos

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