Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter
Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter

Liquid Starlight

Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight Liquid Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a fine, metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer to nearly opaque coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that felt thin and lightly emollient between my fingertips. The highlighter spread evenly across the skin without lifting up my base (and worked well over bare skin or mixed with foundation/primer) when I patted it onto my cheekbones with my fingertips. The consistency was thin enough to mix well with other products but had enough slip and density to slide well over bare skin or as a standalone product. It gave a strong, almost metallic sheen to my skin with a pale pink color. This shade stayed on well for nine hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.6 oz. - $15.00 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be a "buildable" liquid highlighter that is available in seven shades. They have a thin consistency that has a little more slip to it than water (almost an oiliness without being a true oil), which helped it spread more evenly on the skin without lifting base products or sheering out too readily. I had no trouble mixing the formula into liquid foundations, primers, or moisturizers or patting onto bare skin (or made-up skin) as a standalone highlighter. The effect of the highlighter was subtle to moderate, depending on application, amount applied, and whether it was layered. Most shades were buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque, though I noticed that they looked lighter and more similar applied than they did in the bottles. (Example: Liquid Lustre Gold appears as a darker copper when swatched but looked like a light pink on my cheeks.)

Browse all of our Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Styrene / Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Propylparaben, BHT, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Liquid Starlight

PPermanent. $9.00.
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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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91%

Average

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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).

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Amazing score and review!! So glad I’m seeing more affordable options for such a beautiful product, I love liquid highlighter but it seemed like Cover Fx was the only option, and now Wet n wild, sephora collection and makeup revolution are coming thru!!!

Wow I’ve been looking for an affordable pink liquid highlighter for months! Does this dry down to a powdery finish or does it stay tacky?

This one is fantastic, I’d say probably the best dupe of a product I’ve come across. It’s a better tone, IMO, than Celestial (less silvery)–it’s almost as if you added a few drops of Blossom, and more intense than the CFX. It blends a little better without picking up the underlying makeup–and works a little better OVER powder than the CFX does, possibly bec it’s thicker.

When I first tried it out I thought it was super oily and kinda meh, but I actually ended up liking it better because it’s much more hardy on the skin–it holds up better than the CFX. The CFX, on me anyway, doesn’t last all day, and is less intense without building, or without powder over it. This stuff is almost too intense for most applications and is WAY easy to overdo. And you just cannot beat the price.

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