Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter
Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter

Glitz

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light lavender with a hint of pink paired with a frosted sheen. It’s a very light highlighter, so it seems like it will suit fairer complexions rather well without adding a lot of color. I think it can be layered over blushes to add shimmer and shine, though.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, which made it really easy to work with. There’s no doubt that this is a formula designed for someone who likes a fair amount of sheen and highlight on their skin, but thus far, I’ve been impressed by how well the texture sits on my skin–like others I’ve tested, this shade did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I noticed fading after wearing the highlighter for eight hours.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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)

Glitz

PPermanent. $20.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Highlighter
Makeup Geek
$20.00/0.25 oz.

93%

Average

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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 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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Just a quick comment on the new layout – I read blogs on an ipad using feedly, and really don’t like this layout. Having to click to load the website for a single swatch is too much… I won’t be clicking and will likely get annoyed and unsub from your updates (being perfectly honest, not much gets me to click through to a website – I expect to read the whole thing in the reader and get really pissed off when blogs insist on it… many at least give a good overview before the jump/click but most don’t think that a reader may be on a feed reader I suspect).

Hi Charlotte,

We are working on it, but unfortunately, trying to modify our code to suit Feedly is a challenge as they interpret code differently, and Feedly provides no publisher support or documentation. The entire review is available on Feedly, so it’s already rather inclusive, and we are not trying to limit what you can or can’t see on Feedly. It’s not a matter of switching on a yes/no button. I would ask for your patience, but it is clear that we have already used up all of it, so all I can say at this point is I’m very sorry to cause you any aggravation – we are aware of issues with Feedly but are limited by what we are able to do. Thank you for your readership, and I hope you are able to find other blogs who better suit your reading style!

I don’t have similar issues on iPad, but if you click over, it goes back to the top of the page, rather than where you were. I think it’s a tablet issue, not your issue. iPad does some weird stuff. I go direct and do not subscribe. As to this, quite great, but if I really want a highlighter in this family, will probably go with Catrice, and not just for price. I’ve had remarkably good luck with them. Must be my Plattdeutsch skin!

Also, even prior to the revamp, you cannot like or leave a product. That is def iPad: it happened with one iOS operating system upgrade. Tried again today, no dice. Think some of the iPad quirks will remain, and are not worth trying to code you way out of them.

I also use feedly and it’s true that now just one of the pictures of each slideshow appears, but as you said, we are still able to read complete review on the app. And to be honest, I like the new design of the web page and the slideshows, so in my opinion, it was an improvement.

We are still trying to work on it, but it’s just not going well at the moment – it looks like it’s going to be a really big time sink, so we have to put it on the backburner for now and focus on cleaning up some other style tweaks/functionality on the site itself (because that is about 99% of our users). I wish Feedly was more publisher-friendly (I’ve reached out to their support for years and never get a response).

Very pretty shade! But definitely geared towards lighter and fairer complexions than my own. About the palest pink highlight I can use and not look too bizarre, is MAC Pearl Blossom or Colourpop Monster.

This surprised me (as did a lot of the lighter ones) that it didn’t look really white on the skin for me – I’d be curious to see more of the lighter shades on medium-dark and darker skin tones to see how they work.

[P.S. — Can you let me know whether you prefer photos/swatches at the end of all the eyeshadows or do you prefer slideshows for each shade? I’ve turned on slideshows for the first three shades. I’d love to hear your feedback, and then I’ll make sure to adjust the post (and future palette posts) to […]

I really LOVE the way you are presenting the products now!!!!

At first I was going to skip this based on the pan color but still having post election insomnia. I think this would make a very nice highlighter if lightly applied to cheeks, nose and cupids bow for holidays. A nice cool frost for winter.

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