OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, pale vanilla with a pink-to-peach shifting pearl. It had opaque pigmentation with a luminous sheen–it was far more subtle than I expected compared to past experiences with the brand’s highlighters. If I applied another layer, it did intensify the shine/shimmer, but I could easily see this working for those who prefer a light-to-moderate finish in their highlighters. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and picked up well with a brush and diffused easily across my cheek bones. It 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).
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$29.00/0.35 oz. - $82.86 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have a "liquid to baked technology" that has "unparalleled pigment payoff" that can be used as a highlighter as well as an eyeshadow or as a blush topper." It's a very pigmented formula with a high-shine, metallic finish that will be most suitable for someone who wants an intense highlighter.
The texture was denser but not dry or difficult to work with, so it seemed to melt onto the skin the more I buffed and blended the highlighter on. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before fading noticeably.
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MICA, ZINC STEARATE, NYLON-12, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLENE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891, CI 77492,CI 77491, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES.