OFRA x NikkieTutorials Cloud 9 Highlighter Review & Swatches

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OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter
OFRA Cloud 9 Highlighter

Cloud 9

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).

Formula Overview

$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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Ingredients

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.

Cloud 9

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Highlighter
OFRA
$29.00/0.35 oz.

95%

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I don’t see the white base at all on Christine’s face demo, but I get what you mean. If you’re a few shades deeper than her it might be a good idea search for more swatches online and/or swatch it (if it’s possible with ofra…haha) 🙂

This looks lovely! I’m always attracted to shades like this that are more of a warm pink and don’t pull more lavender. And I love that it’s not super metallic. I may have to check this one out. I wonder how similar it is to Becca Vanilla Quartz?

I wondered the same thing, and I’d say Vanilla Quartz has a slightly warmer yellower base, which gives it kind of a bronzy sheen on the skin, as opposed to true pink. I own it already, and I think I’ll stick to it ^^

What a gorgeous highlight! I thought the white base would be more prevalent on skintones that are deeper than fair(lol) , but it looks gorgeous on your skin!

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