Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, Review
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After falling in love with Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (reviewed here), I figured it was a good idea to try the brand’s most talked-about liquid highlighter. And since I love all things shiny and sparkly, it made perfect sense to finally post this review.
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My Skin: dry/sensitive (light-neutral skin tone)
About the Product
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer (22 USD; Made in Italy) – is described as a second-skin liquid highlighter that feels soft and is long-lasting.
Shade range: currently available in eight shades, ranging from light to deep. I use the lightest champagne shade called “Enlighten”.
Packaging: is easily recognizable, lovely, and practical. A small “ball” attached to the cap, makes it easy to open and close the product (the brand thought about people with arthritis or other joint pain-related disabilities). The doe-foot applicator is pretty much identical to that of the Soft Pinch Liquid Blush – it is chunky and has a small reservoir in the middle that holds the liquid. You get 0.5 oz/ 15 ml worth of product per bottle.
As always, all of my swatches are unedited (natural daylight)
Formula: Positive Light Liquid Luminizer gets a bonus point for being formulated with beneficial skincare ingredients such as Olive Oil, Gardenia Fruit, Lotus Flower, and White Waterlily Extracts.
Texture: lightweight liquid texture, neither runny nor thick. The coverage is sheer, so you can still see your skin peek through. Pearlescent shimmer particles in the Positive Light Liquid Luminizer are quite smooth and finely milled. This highlighter doesn’t feel sticky when it is dry.
Application: unlike most of the liquid highlighters available to us, Positive Light Liquid Luminizer runs on a subdued, almost shy side. It adds a lovely “lit from within” type of glow, which might sound like a dream to those of you who like their highlighters looking natural and not overly shimmery or glittery.
Although you can build it up to a certain extent, I find that it looks best when you apply less. This formula gives you about a minute of playtime before the liquid sets dry. I would also recommend blending it out with your fingertips, as brushes might leave noticeable streaks.
Long-lasting, weightless, flattering shades. Perfect for “no makeup” makeup. Can be mixed with the brand’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush for a customized, glowing finish.
It can lift makeup layered underneath it. I recommend layering your highlighter first (before blush or bronzer). Might not work that well in combination with full coverage products (such as foundation or concealer).
I am wearing shade "Enlighten" in the photo above
Wear: Positive Light Liquid Luminizer lasts up to 6-7 hours before it begins to fade away gracefully.
Who is going to like it
If you are not an avid fan of bold highlighters, but still like that soft “she is dewy” look – then Positive Light Liquid Luminizer might be for you. It must be the humblest liquid highlighter that I own and for that reason, I save it for minimal makeup days when I run errands or go to the gym.
As far as formula goes, I believe this product should work well for all skin types (since it sets dry).
Although not the loudest, Positive Light Liquid Luminizer has its place in the makeup world. It is subdued, yet perfect for minimal makeup wearers or beginners. My only concern is that it can lift makeup layered underneath it, so if you choose to wear it, don’t use it in combination with full coverage products. I prefer slightly more pigmented and high-shine highlighters, so here is hope that Rare Beauty come up with one in the near future. Overall, I think this product lives up to its claims, and I give it B.
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