A highlighter is one makeup product that would make you glow like a Goddess! Some people prefer powder over liquid highlighters while others vice versa. And then there are people like me who love a highlighter in every form – be it liquid, powder, stick or compact. Today’s review would be on a variety of highlighters from various brands in a mixed bag. The ‘Glow For It’ collection from Sephora is an assortment of highlighters consisting of a liquid, powder, and stick highlighter, and five deluxe-sized highlighters. They’re also packaged in a cute collectible and reusable bag.
What it does:
Shine a light on beautiful skin with these glow-getter powders and sticks—for a subtle radiance, intense glow, or anything in between.
This set contains:
- 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
- 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter
- 0.095 oz/ 2.8 mL Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight
- 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck
- 0.2 oz/ 5.7 g Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick
Price – $28.00
Packaging – The Glow For It kit comes in a cute, reusable makeup pouch-cum-bag. Although the bag didn’t look very long-lasting as against the Ipsy bags, nevertheless, it is super-adorable for packing in the products. The packaging for the individual product will be discussed under each heading below.
Now, a lot of people would argue that the products are of small sizes but I would differ on that opinion. Firstly, you are privileged to experience every product in every form. Secondly, most of the time we don’t end up finishing our makeup product before expiration or completely ignore it because another new (better) replacement has been launched. Thirdly, sometimes hyped or high-end makeup products turn out to be mediocre or may not work for you and you would regret shelling out a big amount on it. By purchasing a small assortment of value sets help you decided for yourself what works the best. Lastly, the deluxe sample size works the best for traveling.
Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
It is an all natural, finely milled loose powder highlighter safe to use on the face, eyes, lips, and body. The Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder comes in a small tub with the brand logo embellished on the black plastic lid. The rest of the body is transparent and enables you to identify the shade. There is also a shifter provided inside that allows you how much product you want to take out. And because it is a powdered product, the efficient packaging is surely a pleasant addition. There are around 12 shades available in this range.
The shade ‘Illuminati’ has a pearly champagne base with silver shimmering pearls. It is rightly suitable for light to medium complexion with slight warm to neutral undertones. Since it is a powdered product, you can easily mix with your favorite moisturizer, foundation, BB/CC Cream or even with your body lotion for a light glowing effect.
Coming to the texture of the product, they are finely milled powder and blends out on the skin like a dream. The formula reminds me to shimmer-meets-the-liquid illuminator that would provide you with an insanely highlighted effect. And needless to say, this product is not for faint of hearts. It truly gives you the ‘shine like a diamond’ look.
Despite being a shimmery powder, it doesn’t end up being shimmery or glittery. It can be easily used with a proper highlighting brush or even a damp sponge. The staying power of the product is also great.
Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter
This liquid highlighter comes in a see-through glass bottle with a screw cap which has the bristled brush attached—a packaging very similar to a nail enamel. The shade is of a pale pinkish highlighter with a silvery base. This particular one is more suitable light skin tones with cool or neutral undertones. For warm skin, the Sun Beam highlighter would be a better choice.
The texture of the product is a thick fluid one. It can be mixed with liquid or cream foundations or moisturizers. The product does blend well but nothing extraordinary. It sets quickly and hence you have to blend it really swiftly. Also, the glitter particles may not go down well with everyone. The product has a slight tendency to make the pores look larger or accentuate to dry skin if you haven’t hydrated the skin beforehand.
Coming to the highlighted effect, it is a moderate highlighter suitable for daytime. The luminous effect looks natural and gives a soft glow to the skin. The staying power is good as well. This is a good illuminator but it fails to make a lasting impression for a beauty junkie.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight
The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops comes in a cylindrical shaped bottle with a dropper-like cap. It is one of the most efficient packaging techniques for liquid highlighters and hence works really well. There are four highlighters in the range and two liquid bronzers. The shade ‘Moonlight’ is a soft champagne color with a shimmer base of mixed pale gold and bronze. This shade is best suitable for light to medium skin tones with a warm undertone.
The texture of the product is liquid-like metallic illuminator and hence can be applied under or over makeup products as well as mixing with other liquid products. It blends flawlessly on the skin, even when you apply on top of a foundation. The pigmentation is rich and intense at its best. The effect is medium to buildable and the intensity of the glow is incredible, which is why the product should be used sparingly.
It doesn’t emphasize pores or dry skin. It gives you enough time to blend the product before settling down and does not move or transfer. The staying power is around 9-10 hours without a touch-up and it doesn’t fade or melt away easily. If you are someone who is crazy about intense liquid highlighter, this would a good investment for a full sized product.
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck
The product is housed inside a nude hexagonal tube with the holographic embossed print of the brand name. It has twist-up functionality with a dome edge and the shade name is written on the bottom. There are 10 shades available in this range. The shade Starstruck is a pale pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Hence, the highlighter will suit most of the skin tones and won’t come across as a loud illuminated look.
The Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick is a versatile product that can be used as eyeshadow, blush or highlighter. The creamy smooth formula blends flawlessly and doesn’t feel oily. The product can be applied with fingertips as well as brushes. The texture is such that it won’t tend to remove the foundation underneath and gives a powder-like finish on the skin.
The effect is brilliant as a highlighter as it less sparkly and more illuminated. The pigmentation is medium to buildable and the sheen of the product can be controlled as per your choice. The product doesn’t highlight the pores at all. The staying power of the product is around 8-9 hours without any touch. The Fenty Beauty Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick is absolutely worth the hype.
Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick
This is a very interesting product that aims to illuminate the skin by blurring the pores and absorbing the excess oil. A claim of the matte finish and luminous glow is surely a paradox if you don’t understand the difference between glowing skin and oily skin. The product comes in a thick, cylindrical body with the twist up function and a transparent cap.
When you apply the stick directly on the skin, it adds a beautiful iridescent shine, giving you a faux glowing skin. It lives up to the expectation and blurs the pores and smoothen the fine lines, providing you with a youthful appearance. It will not clog the pores at all. The pearl-infused stick is great as a makeup base and can be used by all the complexions.
Be it normal, dry or oily skin—everyone can apply the product. The stick is easy to apply and has a silicone-free and oil-free formulation with no parabens. The Luminous Blur Stick is not only lasting but also increases the longevity of the makeup when used underneath as a base. But as a highlighter it won’t do much.
Pricing – The price point is very economical. The actual value of the set amounts to $55.00 while you are paying $28.00. If you judge the products for individual pricing, each full-sized product comes for around $26.00 to $50.00. Hence, this assortment is very, very reasonable for a makeup lover.
- Very cute and travel efficient packaging bag.
- The Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati is powder highlighter with blinding effect.
- Benefit Cosmetics High Beam is a Liquid Highlighter with subtle shimmer for pale skin.
- Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drop gives a high shine illuminated glow.
- Fenty Beauty Mini Match Stix has a cream to powder formula with medium to buildable iridescent effect.
- Every product is unique, usable and a treat to experience.
- The set is best suitable for fair to medium skin tones.
- The assortment is brilliantly curated and has various benefits.
- The price point is extremely economical.
- They can come out with a Glow Kit for dark to deeper skin tones.
- The option of customizing the products can be made available to pick and choose of one’s own choice to provide for better customer satisfaction.
OVERALL – The ‘Glow For It’ collection from Sephora is a makeup lover’s dream come true where one gets to experience best selling products from various high-end brands. The products that were included were nothing short of excellent and I would highly recommend this kit for fair to medium skin tones.