Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter Review & Swatches

Glow Up

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan HighlighterPretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense, almost cream-like consistency that was easy to apply and blend out on my skin. The product did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it was a stronger highlighter so it wouldn’t be for someone looking for something subtle. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Talc, Zinc Stearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Hexylene Glycol, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate.

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Glow Up

PPermanent. $32.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glow Up Shimmering Swan Highlighter

97%

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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My very first thought upon seeing the swatches was that this looks like a warmer version of Too Faced (Silk?) Satin Sheets. And most thankfully, without any sodium saccharin! Although, I do not believe that ingredient would affect my cheeks.

I’m so glad you brought that up because Satin Sheets is the only shade I like from the new Too Faced palette but I don’t want to buy it just for the one shade. With side by side comparison, I like Glow Up a lot more so thank you πŸ™‚

This highlighter looks gorgeous on you and it swatches so beautifully! I love the shade but I don’t know if it’s too dark for me. I have Opal Flashes Jade but when I swatch it on my hand I definitely see more of the green shift so I’m hoping that Glow Up will be different enough because I’m planning to pick this up in the VIB sale.

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