Hi there! Smashbox Cosmetics has brought back this easy-to-use liquid illuminator some time ago for their makeup artists. The Halo Highlighting Wands are precise click-through pens that deliver a dewy pearl or golden iridescence that claims to leaves the skin appearing lit from within. I feel that powder highlighters are much easier and faster (to say the least) for me to use, but that is just my own preference. The time I had to play with these products, well, changed my previously mentioned thoughts.
Before use I shake the product really well. Two clicks from below the pen delivers a decent amount of product that I removed with my fingertips. I found that applying this before foundation worked best for me. If you are into mixing your foundation with other products, I think this may perform ideally as well. I think that the shimmer here is finely milled and not overpowering – if one chooses to do so, add another pump as desired. I used these products with Estee Lauders Double Wear and the Marc Jacobs ReMarcable Foundation and enjoyed the subtle outcome. I focused more on my cheekbones, allowed the product to dry on my bare face while I did my eyebrows and eye makeup. The swatches above are under direct sunlight:
- Gold: a beautiful sheer gold sheen with radiant finish
- Pearl: a soft sheer pink pearl also with a radiant finish
I enjoy using the shade Pearl during the day as I find it more natural on my skin and foresee using Gold during the night or when I am a bit more sun kissed.
Each Halo Highlighting Wand retails for $29 – Smashbox is offering 15% off on first orders with email sign-up and free shipping and samples on U.S. orders (no minimum purchase). You can click here to visit Smashbox directly.
Have a great day/night from Los Angeles!
Much love, Gigi
Thank you SMASHBOX for these products to share with my readers.
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