Melt Cosmetics Afterglow is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium peach with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $39.00 and contains 1.01 oz.
Melt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a more pearlized sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, which was as marketed, that worked well as a standalone highlighter or mixed in with foundation.
For face application, the pump dispensed far too much product, so it was necessary to pump the smallest amount I was able to achieve to the back of my hand first, then gently swirl a brush in that and then apply to my face. This allowed the product to air-dry a bit, which allowed me to tap it on and diffuse the edges without having to spread it over too-large of an area. For body application, the pump mechanism was fine, as one pump (or several) was easily used for all-over glow.
It had a very fluid, more gel-like consistency that was easy to spread over a larger surface area, and then it dried down to a more powder-like finish. I did not find it transfer-resistant enough to avoid getting it onto clothes, though. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Use as a highlight by applying to the high points of the face, collar bones and shoulders. Create a custom luminous foundation by mixing your favorite Sexfoil Digital Liquid Highlight into your favorite foundation! Give your body a sunless, glowing tan by applying a bronze toned shade, that is deeper than your skin tone, all over the body. For a “your skin but better” radiance, wear it alone! Apply to the face and body using your fingers, a brush, or a beauty sponge.
WATER (AQUA), DIMETHICONE, MICA, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, BEHENETH-30, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CARBOMER, ISOHEXADECANE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYSORBATE 80, SORBITAN OLEATE, SODIUM STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).
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