Melt Cosmetics Nova is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $39.00 and contains 1.01 oz.
Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with warm undertones and warmer, lighter golden shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation; it was slightly more pigmented than other shades in the range, but it was really about how much was applied and how long one let it sit to dry. In practice, this resulted in semi-sheer, buildable coverage when I used the product on my face and more medium coverage, that could be sheered out or built up, on my body.
The consistency was lightweight, thin, and more like a very fluid gel, which helped it work as a body product as it could be spread over larger surface areas. On the flip side, it was overly spreadable when trying to use it on a smaller area, so I applied some to the back of my hand--using as little as I could dispense--and then swirled my brush in that before tapping it on.
This helped let the product "dry" a little and kept the coverage more concentrated where I applied it to my face without having to spread it out too much to get an even layer of product. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading visibly but wasn't transfer-resistant enough to not get onto clothes.
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), 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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