for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.
- Melt Cosmetics Afterglow (P, $39.00).
- OFRA Blissful (P, $29.00).
- MAC Superb (P, $44.00).
- ColourPop Andalasia (LE, $8.00).
- Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00).
- Sydney Grace Allegro (P, $9.00).
- Rare Beauty Transcend (P, $22.00).
- Morphe Boom (P, $14.00).
- Dior Pink Riviera (LE, $48.00).
- Sydney Grace Morning Glory (P, $9.00).
$25.00/0.098 oz. – $255.10 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have an “ultra glass-like glow” that looks like a liquid highlighter but is, in fact, a powder. It features a “semi-sheer base” that is “packed with ultra smooth, prismatic microshimmers.” The magic of the formula was when blended out, as the powder applied evenly, diffused, and looked “melted” and less metallic than initially swatched.
The texture was smooth, almost like a cream-to-powder, as it was quite finely-milled and had no powderiness at all. It picked up well with a dry brush, but I noticed it applied even better with fingertips (for a really smooth, ultra-fine sheen). The shades were more pigmented but had that “semi-sheer base” as marketed as it seemed like the coverage came from the pearl rather than an underlying base color.
The highlighters lasted eight and a half hours on my skin before showing signs of fading.
Browse all of our Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter swatches.
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tapioca Starch, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).
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