Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
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Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter
Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Midnight Sun

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had the type of finish that was very reflective, but it was so smooth that it did not seem to emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Midnight Sun had intense, opaque color payoff that was still easy to blend, diffuse, and sheer out, if desired, on the skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too soft or too firm in the pan, and I felt like I could control how much product I got on the brush easily. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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)

Midnight Sun

PPermanent. $20.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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 do believe I am all golded out with MAC Whisper Of Gilt and Shaft Of Gold! But this is a beautiful option for those who may have missed out and love gold shimmer highlighter, too!

I want this, too, although I have Laura Geller Gilded Honey–stick and pressed powder, NARS Goldfinger which works as a highlighter and eyeshadow, NARS Foreplay which has the tiniest square of the most perfect gold, MUFE Gold metal powder, and did have a Becca split with Prosecco Pop which I returned in spite of it’s beauty, because it was reduntant, and things I’m probably forgetting! They just all look so good on me (NW15-20, NC20 ,38, green eyes, brunette)! And I love the way I can keep the brush going from upper cheekbone to the eye highlight and even lay this in my eyebrows. Have you tried any of the Wet n Wild gold bars? Also, love your eye look. Makes me think of Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance and MAC Flamingo Park. Good Lord, I want this highlighter!

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