Though I love the color and the pigmentation, I'm still not 100% sold on this as the perfect highlighter. My first reason is that when I apply the product it comes off very powdery and it does not adhere to the skin very well. Compared to my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish highlighters it does not give me a glow but instead a more shimmery/glittery look.
Not to say this product is not beautiful, I just have to do a little more work in order to achieve my desired look. According to the Urban Decay website the Naked Illuminated highlighter is baked to provide the color payoff of a loose powder, so I guess it makes sense as to why it comes off so powdery when applied with a brush. So here are some tips that have worked for me:
- Apply it with your finger and then gently blend it in with a brush
- Use a dense brush to apply it instead of a fluffy makeup brush to prevent losing pigmentation
- Use a setting spray like Fix + from MAC. This will keep the powder together making the application easier and more flawless
Have you used this product before? How was your experience?
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