THE SCULPTING RECIPE:
Ready in: A couple of minutes.
Serves: Plenty but didn't end up using it at all.
Difficulty: None, if you just use it without any other product.
0 calories. Just a strong fragrance.
WHAT TO KNOW:
Nice idea and packaging, bad performance.
Needs little rubbing when applied, otherwise it comes off.
It is a glittery highlighter.
I came across this interesting highlighter duo from Bourjois at Superdrug and decided to give it a try especially now that summer is slowly approaching. To start with, both items have a strong (unpleasant for me at least) scent which I find unnecessary for a highlighter. As we have said before in other articles, fragrance is a potential allergen and if there is no need to add it then please don’t. If we want to wear perfume we will, end of story! This might sound a little harsh but already we put many harmful things on our skin daily. Every chance we get to avoid adding something harmful on our face, we'll take it. I like this highlighter duo as a concept and I am a fan of all-liquid products so I was excited to give them a try!
Sculpt in Light - Strobing Highlighter:
When I first swatched it in store, it blended well and left my, always painted with makeup back of hand, with a nice, sheer glow. When I went home with the bottle and started playing around with the product a bit more, I realized that upon rubbing this highlighter slightly more than usual, the product starts to come off of its place unevenly and it rubs off completely. It also removes the product underneath. I can see this product working on fair skins without any product under the highlighter. It works a bit better when applied lightly with fingertips, or again lightly with a soft stippling brush. It is a glittery highlighter, and it feels that the glitters are a bit more sparse than they should be. I don’t find myself reaching for this product, I am just disappointed because I wanted it to work. What was I thinking? If you find yourself asking the same question, read this.
Sculpt in bronze - Sunkissed Highlighter:
Don’t confuse the word bronze with a bronzer. I would not recommend at all to use it as a bronzer. This particular product is full of shimmer and is marketed as a highlighter! It is a bronze - gold highlighter and I would say that this should work better with darker skin tones. It is a glitter highlighter and the small particles of glitter are visible. Personally, I prefer finely milled highlighters or those with tiny particles because I find that they look more realistic on the skin. The application of the highlighter itself is uneven. I can only see this product working for summer nights as it is too glittery for the morning light. One thing I can see this working with, is perhaps mixing it with a water based foundation, to make it lighter, giving a bit more glow. With this color, the rub off is a little better but why spend money on a product like this when the market offers more affordable and better performing golden highlighters?!
I like the idea and the packaging but there are better highlighters out there, especially liquid ones that give a more natural and even result. This is a pass from us! Any lovers out there? Let us know in the comments down below.
- Not a lot of tips for this one as it is not an impressive product. Might work if you mix it with a water based liquid foundation to make it more illuminating.
Photos: Courtesy of Bourjois
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