NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

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NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder
NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder

Independence

NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, though the smoother, firmer consistency made it easier to work with a lighter hand as there was no powderiness–much easier to control the pickup with this type of a formula.

The powder was soft and smooth to the touch but firm, moderately dense with enough give to pick up with a moderately-dense blush brush. It applied evenly to my skin and blended out readily to a soft sheen that didn’t read overtly shimmery. There were signs of wear after nine hours.

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

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.23 oz. - $113.04 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have a "mirror effect" and "unexpected brilliance." They have more of a gel-powder base, where it has a slightly drier, firmer feel but not in a bad way, so the product will pick up best with a moderately dense brush (as opposed to something like a fan brush) but have no powderiness.

The range was very pigmented but easy to pick up less product for a sheerer, more buildable effect. They were easy to apply, blended out nicely, and yielded a moderate glow that was smooth and not prone to emphasizing skin texture.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder swatches.

Ingredients

mica, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, squalane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, glycerin, polysorbate 20, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, carrageenan, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, silica, dicalcium phosphate, synthetic fluorphlogopite. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77492 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 73360 (red 30 lake).

Independence

PPermanent. $26.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
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95%

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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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A+ and my kind of glowy cinnamon shade, I’m so getting this next month! It makes me think of a more intense, deeper version of Essence Satin Love. With a bit more warmth, too.

These are so pretty but like the one you showed a few days ago, it didn’t even register with me that these are highlighters. I just assumed they were blushes and in spite of what they’re called, I still think of them as blushes – I don’t care what they say! To me, they’re in the same category as the MAC Extra Dimension blushes – glow-y and lovely but still “blushes”.

It’s not like highlighters and blushes can’t be used together or interchangeably to some degree, so if it works as a blush, enjoy! 😀

Can anyone recommend me a similar shade in a more natural finish, please? (Bonus if it’s in a cream or cream-to-powder formula)

Have you tried the MAC Glow Play blushes? I only have one (in a plummier shade) but they have some that are close to this colour and they’re really very nice.

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