Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Essence The Highlighter in the shade 10 Heroic.
This is a new release from them I think this the first time they are releasing a highlighter that is not baked or a weird shade. This looked legit to me.
They came out with two shades with this being the lightest. I wanted both but the other was sold out.
I have to say, I’m always a bit hesitant with affordable highlighters, they tend to look almost like dandruff and cheap.
Since it is so new here I wasn’t able to find it on Ulta but the site I linked ships worldwide. Get it here for about 2,99$ each.
This shade looks darker on the pan that it is on the skin, once it’s one it’s an icy white.
The packaging is very simple and minimal, I like that I can see the shade through the top.
The pan has some prints on it and the shade name is on the back.
PIGMENTATION & FORMULA
I don’t know what it is but I find that it tends to sit on top the skin instead of mashing with it. The effect on it’s a bit frosty instead of glowy, if you know what I mean.
It has medium pigmentation. It doesn’t have any fallout and it’s not too chalky but it does enhance pores a little bit.
The colour is pretty in the pan but it translates in an icy white that doesn’t look good on me.
It applies nicely with a brush.
On me, it lasts around 6 hours before starting to fade.
- Colour: 6/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 6/10
- Texture: 6/10
- Pigmentation: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
I don’t like this highlighter. I really wanted to but the formula, although it seems nice when swatched it looks bad on the skin. The colour too is not pretty and the lasting power is average. It’s not like I hate it but I won’t keep it either.
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