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Skin type: oily, sensitive & acne prone
Skin tone: medium tanned
Today’s review is going to be on Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter in the shade 20 Bright Up Your Life. I am crazy about highlighters and this is one of the most affordable and gorgeous highlighters ever. Let’s get into the review.
INR 349 for 4g
My Experience with Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter 20 Bright Up Your Life:
Starting with the packaging, it comes in a normal clear plastic round container with a clear lid. The packaging makes it easy-to-spot. Also, it is light enough to be carried around. Since it’s a pan container, I need to dip my fingers into the product. So, I find it a bit unhygienic. Otherwise, I really like this cute stuff.
This highlighter comes in 2 different shades: ‘10 Look on the Bright Side‘ and ’20 Bright Up Your Life’. This one is a beautiful light pearly pink shade with lots of multicolored shimmers. It has a gorgeous pearly finish which looks best on fair to medium skin tones. It has pink undertones, so I am not sure how it will look on darker skin tones.
The multicolored shimmers make is very pretty. It looks so shiny and luminous on my tanned skin. It just gives a soft and natural glow to my skin, that too instantly. I can build the color up according to my needs. It gives a naturally highlighted to a well strobed look easily. Pigmentation is superb of this shade; only one swipe and the product shows its true color intensity.
Texture and quality:
It is a cream highlighter which has a soft, smooth and buttery texture that glides on my face like a dream. It just quickly blends on my skin without any efforts. It is best to apply this highlighter with fingers, but I can also use a sponge or a brush to blend the product and to spread it evenly.
Its non-drying texture keeps my skin soft and it has a nice creamy-powdery finish. It never clogs my pores like a powder highlighter would. But since I have super oily skin and I sweat a lot, it has a tendency to transfer; it transfers a lot to my cellphone’s screen. Hence, it needs to be set with a good fixing spray.
The glow stays nicely on my oily skin but definitely only with a nice primer. With a primer, it stays for around 6 hours. But, without a primer, it starts to fade after 3-4 hours from my oily skin. It will definitely stay better on dry skin. I never really apply my highlighters without a primer, so this property is fine with me. This highlighter makes my T-zone a little oily and messy in this hot weather though.
I can’t explain how much I love this shade! It’s a nice shade for me and it gives the perfectly illuminated and glowing look to my skin. I have become obsessed with the non-touring technique and this highlighter works best for me to achieve that look. Creamy, shimmery highlighters (like this one) are a little tricky to apply on oily skin but you can use a powder highlighter on top to solve this issue.
Pros of Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter 20 Bright Up Your Life:
• Nice, see-through packaging
• Beautiful pearly pink shade with multicolored shimmers
• Shimmers make the skin look glowy
• Super pigmented and flattering shade for fair to medium skin tones
• Gives a perfectly illuminated look
• Super soft and creamy
• Keeps skin soft
• Does not clog my pores
• Blends like a dream
• Has a powdery finish
• Good staying power (with a primer)
• A perfect option for non-touring and strobing techniques
Cons of Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter 20 Bright Up Your Life:
• Pan container is not hygienic
• Transfers a little
• Makes T-zone look a little messy
• Usage of a primer is mandatory
• Bit tricky for oily and sweaty skin
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter 20 Bright Up Your Life?
Oh, definitely! I want to try out the other shade also. If you love highlighting, then you must try this highlighter.
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