Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth, blendable texture that was firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the formula but was still soft enough that it was blendable in practice. It yielded a soft sheen on my skin that was less overtly shimmery compared to the other shades in the formula as well, so for those who like less shimmer and more shine, this might be a better option. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Kaja Luna (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- ColourPop Taffy (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
- Dior Nude Glow (001) (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
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- Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Smashbox Gilded Rose (LE, $39.00) is cooler (90% similar).
- ColourPop On the Cusp (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Chanel Le Lion de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Kosas Velvet Melon (High Intensity) (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
$14.00/0.28 oz. - $50.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have a "creamy" finish that is "weightless" that have an "explosive, prismatic effect." A few shades (like Extra, Spark, and Stardust) had a softer sheen--more shine than shimmer--that I think might appeal to some, while other shades are intensely metallic and much more shimmery on the skin (like Mirage and Boom). The texture of the ones that weren't quite as shimmery felt smooth, firmer and denser, but not stiff to work with, and I didn't have any trouble applying or blending them out. The more shimmery shades felt creamier and denser but less firmly pressed in the pan, so it was even easier to pickup product with a typical, tapered highlighter brush. They wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading. One thing to note, I don't think the term "prismatic" is a good descriptor of these, a only one shade had true shift (Stardust was a duochrome), and I'm wondering if the brand understood the term before using it (as it's not a case where I can see an attempt at a duochrome--the range includes very standard highlighting shades).
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Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Polypropylene, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).