UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Bronzing Highlighter Review & Swatches

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UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter

Barbados

UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter ($35.00 for 0.65 oz.) is a rich, deeper copper with strong, warm brown undertones and lighter, brighter gold shimmer throughout. It had a more metallic sheen that could be built up from a finer, more sheen-like finish to an intense, true metallic finish.

The texture was lightly creamy to the touch, dense and a thicker formula, so there was no powderiness or excess that got kicked up in the pan but did require a more moderately-dense brush and/or moderate hand (with respect to pressure) to pick up an even amount of product for higher coverage application. This also meant that it was easy to pick up less product to build up coverage. It applied evenly, blended out nicely, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$35.00/0.65 oz. - $53.85 Per Ounce

The formula is described as "intensely pigmented" highlighter that is "super-soft and creamy" that "melts" for a "luscious lit from within glow" paired with "coconut fragrance." The brand's description was quite accurate; the formula was denser, almost thick, more cream-like and worked better with moderately-dense brushes to pick up product.

It was the kind of texture that had extremely high coverage when applied with a fingertip but was dense and thick enough to be more controllable with a brush as it needed more moderate pressure to pick up an even layer of product. It was still opaque in a single layer, but I could use a lighter hand (very easily) to get more buildable coverage with a brush. The powder applied evenly and blended out nicely on my skin, while the glow left behind was moderate to intense but didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture.

Both shades lasted for almost nine hours on me before showing signs of fading. Worth noting, they are oversized and coconut-scented (slightly noticeable on for the first hour or so).

Browse all of our UOMA Beauty Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Fragrance, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Barbados

LELimited Edition. $35.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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98%

Average

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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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Looks great! I do have my eye more on the other one, though. Barbados reminds me of a bronzer I used incessantly during the 90’s when summer hit. Probably why I’m not so wowed!

This brand seems to produce well rated products over all. I plan to but the 2 lippies soon. While this bronzer is high quality, it is probably too dark for me.

I have this and it’s really pretty just a tad too dark for a highlighter on me. Still enjoy wearing it though. I see it’s a dupe for W&W’s Awesome Blossom Megaglow highlighter and that one of my favorites!

SUCH a beautiful color. there’s something about it that really reads as sexy and ethereal. it wouldn’t work on me but wow.

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