Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a white gold with strong, yellow-gold shimmer. Coloured Raine No Flash Needed (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Extra (LE, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Winter Bloom (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Santorini (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Becca Pearl Flashes Gold (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Helia (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Citrine (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Worth the Wait (LE, $49.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Morphe Lit (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Vanilla Quartz (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Velvet Gold (P, $9.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It has a stronger, more dramatic golden sheen compared to some versions of this shade (probably the most well-known is NARS’ Albatross) that pulls yellower on me rather than white, which should make it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. However, the white base is visible and almost appears grayish against my warmer skin tone, which may or may not be something that you’re looking for. The shimmer gives a noticeable sheen and glow to the skin, not quite metallic or frosted, but it is a medium-level highlighter overall. The texture was blendable but felt a little soft, powdery, and a smidgen dry in the pan, but I didn’t find it looked that way on the skin. On me, the highlighter lasted just over six and a half hours.

Golden Lights

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Sun's Out
  • Buns Out Eyeshadow
  • MAC Chartreuse Pigment
  • MAC Atlantic Blue Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Bubble Butt Lipglass

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 like it! Then again, I tend to go for some pretty shimmery highlighters, so no surprise there. Do already have the e.l.f. dupe for Nars Albatross, Gotta Glow, and Colourpop Lunch Money, so Idk that I should get something this similar.

Oh wow, I was expecting this to swatch white, like Becca Pearl, but that yellow shimmer is pretty, but yes, I can see that white base and it worries me

I’m quite pale and I adore Golden Lights as a bold, night time highlighter – plus the design in the pan is so pretty!

I want this even though I already have 14 different highlighters! I tried to do a decluttering of them but couldn’t let anything go. I use them all and they are all different. Its so beautiful and $6 isn’t much so I may pick it up. I think the yellow would look good on my light skin with yellow undertones.

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