Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe | Applied as a "rainbow"
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe | Applied as a "rainbow"
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter

Rainbow Strobe

Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect HighlighterToo Faced Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling finish. I found that the pigmentation of the yellow and gold were strong, but the aqua and lavender were very weak with the coral somewhere in-between, which I expect is why it was dominated by a light gold color overall. Swirled together, it had good pigmentation with a sparkling, drier consistency that had a tendency to sheer out on the skin. It wore well for seven hours but had noticeable sparkle migration during the day.

While there were multiple stripes of color, I really could not get them to appear individually on my cheek bones, even when using a dense, flat brush (not Too Faced’s but ones similar in shape). They just… ran together… and sheered out quite a bit due to the drier, chunkier texture. I tried using my fingertip just to try and get a swatch of the shades as a rainbow, and again, it just looked like glittering gold with a few cooler flecks of shimmer toward the bottom.

Ingredients

Golden Peach: Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Quartz, Silica, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Amesthyst Pearl: Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Squalane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Quartz, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Sunshine Yellow: Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer; Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Quartz, Silica, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Ice Blue: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer; Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Quartz, Silica, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Candy Pink: Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer; Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance, Quartz, Silica, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Life's a Festival Eyesahdow Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Too Faced Angel Tears Lip Topper
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Not like I’m into rainbow highlighters or anything, but this one falls FLAT. WnW did it far better, as did a few other brands. If one is for that striped cheek effect. As for this one being used swirled together, it’s not terrible, not great, either. My conclusion: Meh.

Yikes.. why does Too Faced do this. They keep releasing really kitsch products that really seem like it could be children’s play makeup. I wouldn’t mind the playfulness of it if the product was actually well performing because I’m sure I would probably buy it. I hope their next releases will be better!

I hadn’t planned on getting this. I feel the unicorn/rainbow theme just needs to end – and really, how many of these rainbow highighters are there already on the market?! Still, I was curious. Thanks for the swatches. Makes for an even easier pass!

I was done with the unicorn/mermaid craze about a week after it first took off (am I officially getting old? Is that it? Oh dear), but if you’re going to go colourful and bold, at least make your product perform well. At some point it just feels like exploiting a gimmick and perhaps a younger audience who will soon move on to the next trend and forget all about the misses in these collections.

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