Skin type: combination and acne-prone
skin tone: fair to medium
I have always been a big-time fan of highlighters since my skin never glows naturally. I love a highlighter on my face because it actually gives that celebrity-like glow. While Faces already had their liquid highlighters, a powder one was missing. So, they finally launched a powder highlighter. See how this one worked for me.
Price: Rs 650
Add a touch of glamour and natural glow to your makeup look with the ultra-shimmery Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder. A lightweight texture formulation illuminating powder, this one blends easily and enhances the complexion as it sculpts the face adding radiance to your skin. So get your hands on the stunning Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder that unifies the complexion with a translucent veil of light and adds a long lasting radiance to your face.
⦁ Ideal to add a touch of glamour to the make-up
⦁ Light weight.
⦁ Mineral oil free
⦁ Blends effortlessly
⦁ Excellent shading
⦁ Silicon and paraben free
My Experience with Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder:
Packaging: The faces illuminator comes in a basic black box like the other Faces products. They have launched just one shade which seems like a universal shade because women with Indian skin-tone would prefer this shade. The illuminator comes in a compact pan which has a see-through lid and its name written over it. The pan is handy and closes with a click, so this illuminator will not open on its own at any cost. The illuminator is priced at rupees 650, which is really good since most of the highlighters or illuminators cost more than this.
Shade: The shade is a gorgeous subtle gold one. It is warm yet not very bright and showy. It has small illuminating particles in gold. So it is basically a beige shade with warm gold particles that create this beautiful shade. The gold colour does not look OTT at any point. In fact, it looks very natural on my face. It is a perfect shade for the Indian skin-tone.
Texture and look on the skin: The texture is fine and powdery which is why it blends with the skin very nicely. It is not chalky or gritty on the skin at all. But it looks really bad and powdery if you apply it on a dull face. So make sure you prep the face with scrubbing and apply the base and then only apply this. It does not cause a lot of fall-out in the pan. But the pigmentation could have been better because I have to swipe it 5-6 times to make it visible on my face.
It gives a really nice glow to my face which makes my skin look healthy. It works the best when used with other makeup. It gives my cheeks and face a nice definition, making everything look perfectly shaped. It gives that glow with a celebrity style which makes me look very trendy. This illuminator totally does all that it says.
Staying power: It stays for around 4 hours on its own and an hour more with a base beneath. It starts fading in the 3rd hour itself. The staying power could have been better since most of the highlighters last long.
Pros of Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder:
⦁ Compact packaging
⦁ Handy and affordable
⦁ One universal shade
⦁ Gorgeous subtle gold shade which looks very natural
⦁ Not very chalky or powdery
⦁ Blends easily
⦁ Makes my face glow amazingly
⦁ My features get highlighted really well
⦁ Stays for 4 hours on its own and an hour more over a foundation
Cons of Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder:
⦁ Pigmentation could have been better
⦁ Has to be swiped a lot of times on the face for visibility
⦁ May look really bad if skin is not prepped well
⦁ Staying power could have been better
⦁ Alternatives are available
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder?
I will use this without any regrets, but I wouldn’t recommend this or buy it again since I have surely used better highlighters.
Their liquid highlighters work a lot better than these. Those are excellent.
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