Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review

I have been using Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator for a few months now. It is a lovely cream highlighter that comes in this white twist-up tube with a cap. It comes in a very handy packaging and something you’d just slip in your purse and use it on the go. It is quite a unique highlight with both gold and silver highlight particles that can suit both cool and warm skin tones.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review

USD 42/INR 2700 approximately.

I have tried this highlighter a lot many times before I have come to write a review about it. It’s a cream highlighter and rather a sheer one. We are a generation of people who love their highlighters to POP. Well, this is not the one. It’s a very soft and sheer champagne coloured highlight and pretty much just gives that little glow to the skin.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator

I would say that I have grown to like this highlight stick but my first impressions of this one were not “wow!” With different tests and trials, I have come to start liking it. The first time I had used it directly on top of the foundation and it literally wiped out my foundation. Plus, I did not find it hygienic to use that way because the foundation literally rubs on the stick and it starts looking dirty.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator open

With brush, there wasn’t enough oomph. But if you just dab it with your finger tip, it would give the prettiest glow to your skin without being over the top. Also, the shimmers are quite fine and blend in beautifully with the skin. I love using it on body directly with the stick.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator swatch on hand

Here’s a list of quick pros and cons:

  • A gorgeous handy packaging, easy to carry around and use, to add a little glow any time of the day.
  • Looks gorgeous on the body.
  • I find that it looks best on the face when applied with a finger tip.
  • Is not over the top and looks very natural. If you like your highlighters to be strong, this may not be your pick.
  • Not overly shimmery. The color is such that would suit all skin tones.
  • Smooth texture and can be layered underneath your powder highlighter.
  • Does not make skin shiny or oily.
  • Does not last long either, which is quite a bummer. After a few hours, you are left with specks of shimmer here and there.
  • It does exaggerate the pores a bit, but I don’t even have very big pores to start with.
  • Never broke me out.

Overall, I am not sold out on this one. I really expected more out of it considering how stunning it looks. I mostly find myself using it on my decollete and neck. It’s not very often I reach for it for my face. I find it better as a layering product than using it on its own. I would definitely give Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator a pass.

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I have used this Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator in these looks:

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Burgundy Eye Makeup with Burgundy Lips

Burgundy eye makeup with Marc Jacobs highlighter

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