Rare Beauty Enlighten is a moderately warm-toned, very light gold with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
($22.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a pale, white gold with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was very brightening with more of a transparent base, so I could see it working well with a multitude of shades under it or even to the inner corners for an extra pop of shine (they are safe for the eyes).
The texture was very lightweight and fluid as it had good glide and slid easily across my skin but didn't feel as watery most liquid formulas tend to be. The coverage was more semi-sheer when applied with "one to two dots" of product, which was the recommended amount per the brand, but it could easily be opaque if applied with more product (like a heavy dab of one dot).
The liquid highlighter applied well to bare skin or over foundation, and I didn't find that one type of application method was better as both fingertip- and brush-application worked well. The product applied evenly, wasn't prone to lifting up base products, and diffused well along the edges. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Packed with light-reflecting pearl particles and a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily, this multidimensional formula lends skin a dewy glow in seconds. Mix this weightless liquid highlighter with foundation or layer it across the high points of the face for instant radiance.
Isododecane, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)].
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