This phenomenal highlighter is available at Sephora for $55 for 24ml/0.8oz. This works out to $2.29 per ml. The bottle is beautiful and weighty, the liquid inside is magic. This gel highlighter has a wonderful consistency and will stay exactly where you apply it. I purchased the color DEW YOU. It is a lovely satin-gold.
I applied with my fingers and dabbed the product gently into the skin. I did not find that this worked well with a brush or sponge. Rubbing motion would cause the product to remove the foundation. However, this gel stays put. No transfer. If any of you have ever looked at your shirt and thought you had become a glitter ball you know what I am talking about. This doesn’t move. The color is subtle and yet striking.
This highlighter boasts coconut water, oil, and vitamin B5. Because I wasn’t mixing this in with my foundation, I didn’t notice any difference in my skin’s nourishment levels. I did find that I went through this product way too quickly. A little bit of glow can easily become a glowgasm of too much product.
In terms of being striking, this product definitely is. I did not, however, like the claims made on the Sephora website that this product is cruelty-free. It is not cruelty-free as it contains Carmine which is produced from the ground up beetles. Marc Jacobs brand is sold in China which has mandatory animal testing.
I liked that it was free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates yet I have trouble justifying the high cost for such a small quantity of product.
The description on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A lightweight, coconut-infused gel highlighter that can be applied to skin directly or added into foundation or primer for a universally flattering glow.
What it is formulated to do:
Give your highlight a dose of skincare. Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ love of coconut water and the glow of youthful-looking, radiant, well-hydrated skin, this gel-cream instantly lights up the complexion. Directly highlight skin or blend this concentrated luminizer with foundation and primer to transform them into illuminating elixirs. A little goes a long way: This gel highlighter builds for the ultimate sheen, and the sensual, golden-peach hue flatters all skin tones with warm radiance. It’s formulated with five forms of coconut and provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s love of coconut water and a radiant complexion, this product features five forms of coconut to hydrate and nourish:
-Coconut alkanes: Help with longer wear
-Coconut milk: Deeply hydrates
-Coconut water: Provides refreshing electrolytes
-Coconut polysaccharides: Help condition
-Coconut fragrance: Lightly scented
Water, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Tromethamine, Parfum/Fragrance, Lecithin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol, Simethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Butylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Panthenol, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Coumarin, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).
You may wish to give this product a pass if:
- You are allergic to Mica
- You are allergic to Dimethicone
- You are looking for a Vegan product ( this one contains Carmine)
- You are looking for a cruelty-free brand
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