The beauty world has been having a moment with highlighters. My hunch is that Jaclyn Hill started it. I confess that the disco ball/highlight on fleek/light my face from space trend is not for me. In addition to looking unnaturally strange (I'm not a robot), I find over-highlighting emphasizes the texture on my skin, which I really don't need. So because I'm not 22 years old with skin like a baby's bum, I tend to reach for highlighters on the more natural end of the spectrum. Being as fair as I am, I also prefer highlighters on the pale side.
Make Up For Ever's new Pro Light Fusion Undetectable Luminizer comes in two shades, 01 Golden Pink and 02 Golden. Golden Pink is the shade I have. It definitely has some cooler tones and emits almost an icy purple sheen, yet it still manages to look like rose gold on the skin. I like! Golden is a darker, more golden shade for darker skin tones.
If you're a fan of the Jaclyn Hill or NikkieTutorials look, this will work for you, but you'll need to use a denser brush and build. If you prefer to go more natural, choose a fan brush, use a light hand, and blend, blend, blend. It's still not as natural or delicate-looking as my Laura Mercier Matte Radiance, but the effect is still very pretty—and it's unlike any of the other highlighters I own, most of which lean gold or champagne. This one most definitely looks pinker on the skin, which is great for my fair, cool-toned skin, and works wonderfully when I want a cooler-toned look.
In many ways, it's similar to Make Up For Ever's Pro Bronze Fusion—the compacts and the pattern stamped on the product are identical. It's considerably less subtle than the bronzer, however. While the bronzer melts into the skin and nearly disappears, Pro Light Fusion definitely looks like makeup. If there's one place where this highlighter fails, it's that the name is misleading—I wouldn't call it undetectable. That's either a good or a bad thing depending on what you like, right?
Here's a closer look.
Highlighters are notoriously difficult to photograph—at least for me—because of the way they're meant to interact with the light. These photos mute the colour and shimmer a tad, but I hope they at least give you a sense of how this product makes the skin glisten—it's not quite metallic or wet-looking, and it's definitely not glittery. It's a shimmering glisten that can be either more or less delicate depending on how much you apply.
Have you tried these highlighters? Do they fit your highlighter game? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for my consideration.