Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Luminizer Review & Swatches

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer ($32.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen that had a smidgen of dewiness. There was a very faint glow on my skin, but it didn’t really read dewy to me–it lacked some of that inherent glow and sheen, though there was a subtle, pearlescence on my skin from the product.

The formula is supposed to yield a “lustrous, glass-skin,” or a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” It reminded me of a more watery, less intense take on the brand’s larger, Dew Drops, which is an infinitely better value and achieves a similar purpose (I think it’s more versatile, too). This product was more prone to lifting up foundation as it was so watery and thin, so it was hard to keep in place and have any visible coverage, but then it dried down a fair amount, so it didn’t retain a lot of dewiness. The shimmer was quite fine, so it did not layer well under a foundation and had to be applied over (or on bare skin).

It’s unclear what the pigmentation-level was intended to be, though based on “glass-skin,” it seems like it would suggest something sheerer (I can’t even find brand swatches!). It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Isododecane, Mica, Alcohol Denat., Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Linalool.

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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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$32 for 0.16oz?! That’s a staggering price jump for a subpar performing liquid highlighter considering you can get nearly a full ounce for $45 for the MJB coconut gel highlighters. 0.16 oz is a great size for travel but it would be annoying for regular use.

underperforming highlighter aside, I LOVE your look in these photos, Christine! so saucy and colorful!

Yes, I definitely agree with you about the OG Dew Drops being far superior in results, plus it being far more versatile. I’ll stick with that instead.

It’s a gorgeous colour, but the formula is very off. Not many illuminators lift your foundation. A big disappointment from MJ – usually their products are pretty good. And a pricey fail too!

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