Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore is a very warm-toned, light gold with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $39.00 and contains 1.01 oz.
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a shiny, pearl sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out with little effort. It was easier to get higher coverage when applied to larger surfaces, but it could be applied with a fluffy, synthetic brush (give it a couple of seconds to "dry" on the brush) and tapped on for better coverage on the face. I found fingertips were more prone to sheering out and diffusing the product too readily when I used this product as a standalone highlighter.
The texture was very fluid, almost like thin gel, that spread easily and evenly over my skin, and then it dried down to a more powder-like feel within ten seconds or less. While it didn't rub off immediately, it didn't take much--just a tap of my fingertip--to get visible product to transfer, so it could easily transfer onto clothes. The finish was shiny, almost wet-like, but the pearl itself more finely-milled, so it didn't emphasize my skin's texture. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
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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), MICA, DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, BEHENETH-30, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, 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, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499).
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