I don’t seem to talk about Highlighters on my blog much. I do enjoy them but they don’t tend to feature in my repertoire as much as, say, blushes. That’s through no fault of theirs. It’s just me, I’m the one who just needs to try more of them out.
THE BACKSTORY: My issue with most Highlighters that I’ve tried in the past was that they were either too chunky, too glittery or both. I tend to prefer Cream or Liquid Highlighters over Powders mostly because they look more natural and more seamless. I like the healthy, natural, lit-from-within glow and powders tend to be too over-the-top for my taste. I’m really not the kind of person who walks around with a discernable stripe of highlighter across my cheekbones. For me, it has to be seamless and look natural.
THE PRODUCT: This is a fairly popular highlighter, which, perhaps, is the reason why I didn’t hesitate much before buying it.
It comes packaged in a plastic compact with a transparent lid. The pan is rather large, so, you can use a variety of brushes to pick up the product and you needn’t be particularly mindful about it. There’s also a pretty little flower design embossed on the highlighter itself.
It’s extremely silky and creamy despite being a conventional powder highlighter. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t look splotchy. It can and does emphasize pores and imperfections, if that’s something you’re curious about. Most highlighters do. There’s not much you can do about that except be smarter in your application. Just apply it more sparingly and on places that you’re more confident about.
Anyway, not only is this highlighter extremely pigmented but it’s also very opaque. If, like me, you prefer sporting more natural-looking highlighters, you need to use a very light hand. Use smaller brushes and be sure to tap off the excess. If you want a more saturated highlighter, you can skip all that and go wild.
As far as its longevity goes, I don’t find it all too long-wearing. It wears off easily, rather. Especially on warmer days. If you don’t use a lot of it, it will, most definitely, wear off overtime. And with utmost ease.
I will admit this: I really, really, really like this highlighter even if it has its fair share of shortcomings. It’s just a decent formula and the shade is very pretty and wearable. It also makes a lovely eyeshadow, if you’re wondering.
SWATCHES AND SHADES AVAILABLE: There are 7 shades for you to choose from, if you shop on their official website. However, locally, there are only 3.
- E321B Precious Petals – A stunning peachy-gold shade that also has flecks of golden shimmer. You do see the golden shimmer pearls if you look closely but, honestly, they don’t stand out much. You see more of the peachy-gold sheen.
INGREDIENTS: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Nylon-12, Ethyl Macadamiate, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, o-Cymen-5-ol, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine/CI 75470].
PRICE AND QUANTITY: 499 INR for 5.4 grams of product (4.99 USD on the official website).
♥ OVERALL: I don’t think it’ll get any better than this. It’s a bargain, honestly. If you’re looking for a Highlighter that’s everyday-appropriate, look no further.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in 'Precious Petals'.
- It's silky and smooth.
- There are some interesting shades for you to choose from.
- You can use it for a barely-there, lit-from-within glow.
- Or you can go ham and use it to achieve that stripe of highlighter you always see on social media.
- It's affordable.
- The full shade range isn't available locally.
- It's not particularly long-wearing.