If you noticed, I’ve been quite addicted to highlighters lately. In fact, this obsession is so severe that I wear highlighter on my no makeup days—just to brighten up my complexion a little bit. While I do value the performance of a product more than its look, when it comes to highlighters sometimes I’m just getting sucked into purchasing a new product simply because it looks cute. That’s actually exactly what happened with Too Faced recent launch of Love Light Prismatic Highlighters. I purchased those heart-shaped metallic package highlighters the moment those were available for sale on Sephora App because those looked so adorable that I simply couldn’t resist.
It took me a while to actually test them out as I didn’t want to ruin a beautiful imprint on top of each product. Meanwhile, many YouTubers who started testing the same product were giving not that positive reviews about this new launch so I finally decided to swatch, test, and review those lovely products. To come out with my conclusions, I wore each of three shades both on naked and foundation covered skin.
Package: In my book, the packaging of those highlighters is an A+. Not only each jar is a heart-shaped, but the product itself is shaped in a prismatic form with Too Faced monogram in the middle. I don’t know what is coming up next on the market this year, but this highlighter will be definitely nominated to the “Style Sprinter Best Packaging of the Year Awards” of 2017. Also, I love-love-love the fact that the package features a mirror which makes it a perfect highlighter to carry in your purse.
Value: Each highlighter is 0.32 oz/ 9.07 g which is bigger than it’s potential competitor Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed- Prismatic Amethyst (0.25 oz.) and a bit smaller than Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighter Kit (0.35 oz).
Formula: Too Faced states that those highlighters feature “liquid-to-powder formula” which “takes the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas to create unparalleled color payoff for a pearl radiance and silky smooth texture.” Personally, I felt that this formula reminds me of a setting powder that is made out of tiniest metallic glitter. It does feature a glowy undertone, but I would call it a more baked than cream formula.
Vegan/Cruelty-Free: The product is cruelty-free, but not vegan. It’s formulated without parabens and gluten.
Wearability: I would say that this product is suitable for everyday wear as it’s not as blinding as many other highlighters are. Since I have a very pale skin, I believe that You Light Up My Life shade of this highlighter is not everyday appropriate for me personally as it’s a golden highlighter that shows up very bright on my skin. However, I can totally see how other people are able to wear it daily.
Longevity: Perhaps due to the fact that the product features super tiny pigments, the product was more durable than many other highlighters that I tested this year. In fact, it lasted for almost entire day when I wore it on bare skin.
Blendability: The formula might be a bit difficult to blend on your cheeks so I recommend building it slowly with a big highlighter brush sprayed with MAC Prep + Prime for a deeper pigmentation. When it comes to highlighting under the brow, I found it easier to apply the product with my fingers rather than a brush.
Shades: Love Light Prismatic Highlighters come in three shades: Blinded By The Light (champagne with radiant finish), Ray Of Light (rose gold with radiant finish), and You Light Up My Life (gold with radiant finish).
This shade was the most suitable for my skin tone. It was also the most vivid and “blinding” shade from the line. The shade looks gorgeous on photos, but I would not recommend applying it onto the Cupid’s Bow as it’s quite bright. I do love how it looks in the corners of the eye though; it’s also works quite nicely as an eyeshadow.
This shade didn’t show off on my skin as well as the other one (perhaps because I already have a pink undertone to my skin). When swatched, the shade looks beautiful and it quite warms up the skin. However, I found that I didn’t reach out to this shade enough as there are many other highlighters of similar shade than perform a bit better than this formula.
As mentioned above, this shade was too bright and yellow-toned for my skin shade so I can’t really assess how wearable it is. I did like how it swatched though so it’s definitely an option for people with darker skin tones than mine.
My Verdict: Overall, I feel that it’s an okay product. The package is beautiful so if you are a makeup collector, definitely get your hands on it. When it comes to the shade range and pigmentation, I only enjoyed the Blinded By The Light one. It’s a super bright and gorgeous highlighter that I continue using while I never touch the other two. Does the product worth $30? Since the packaging is so cute and it features a mirror, I would say yes—in fact, I’ve been carrying my around so I can get extra glow throughout the day if needed. However, it only makes sense if the shade selection works with your skin tone.