UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Bronzing Highlighter Review & Swatches

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UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter
UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter

Notting Hill

UOMA Beauty Notting Hill Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter ($35.00 for 0.65 oz.) is a light, golden copper with strong, warm undertones paired with an intense, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, so the denser, slightly firmer texture was very much welcome. It was easy to use a lighter hand to pick up less product for a more buildable application if desired, but on the flip side, if you want full coverage in one layer, you’ll need a moderately-dense brush.

The powder applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that diffused easily along the edges for a seamless glow that was intense but didn’t reach texture-emphasizing territory. There were signs of fading apparent after nine hours of wear.

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).

Notting Hill

LELimited Edition. $35.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
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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I’m in love! This reminds me of how my cheeks a looked after a day at the beach, that perfect bronzy copper with the glow from my suntan lotion. It’s been almost 16 years since I’ve been to the beach and I miss it so much!
I’m going to have to decide between us and the other one by Uoma to determine which one would look the most like a faux tan.

I have a feeling this wouldn’t look very good on me and if it doesn’t sell in Canada I wouldn’t be able to try it out before buying it so it is a no for me.

I’m with you. My skintone is neutral leaning cool and I’m thinking that yellow gold highlight to the shimmer would make me look off. If it were more red/orange copper, I would go for it.

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