Persona Laguna Cali Glow Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a pale, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle that yielded a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, though I’d describe it as a denser formula with moderate slip (and there was silicone in it). The powder applied easily onto my skin, blended out well, and stayed on nicely for eight hours.
- Milani Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
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- MAC Double-Gleam (P, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
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- Tarte Daylight (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
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$24.00/0.26 oz. - $92.31 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to give a "warm, sun kissed reflective glow" that will "build up to a high-impact shine" with an "ultra smooth and creamy" texture. Two of three shades were fairly pigmented with smooth, creamy textures, but one was drier and stiffer in the pan (definitely different than the other two!). The finish they yield is shiny and metallic, so the formula would be ideal for someone who likes a strong highlighter, and I would not consider them a buildable formula (they can be applied with a lighter hand, of course, but they're pigmented overall). I didn't find that it emphasized my skin's texture. They wore around eight hours on me before I noticed fading.
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Mica, Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Theobromo Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter, Methicone, Tin Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, May contain +/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).