Rare Beauty Mesmerize is a very warm-toned, light pink with a pearl finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
Rare Beauty Mesmerize Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight ($22.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a light pink with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen. The finish could be intensified to more of an otherworldly-level, metallic glow that beamed and was very shiny when worn at full coverage or when layered.
It was quite pigmented where a little went a long way at delivering both some coverage and shine, and the brand's recommendation for "one to two dots" of product yielded a more forgiving, buildable application of coverage that was more medium to semi-opaque (two "dots" could get nearly opaque if those dots are more heavily pressed/applied!). Like I've said before, the formula is solid but can have a learning curve to figure out how much product yields that happy medium of coverage and shine based on one's preferences.
This shade had a more buildable glow compared to some in the range (which were more intense from the get-go), which was more in sync with the formula's description. The consistency was very lightweight, airy but had substance enough that it glided across my skin without being prone to lifting up foundation or emphasizing my pores. It applied evenly and blended out well with fingertips or a synthetic brush. There were signs of fading present after eight and a half hours of wear.
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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