Off late, I have been obsessed with HIGHLIGHTING! I love how my face illuminates and how it instantly adds to the oomph factor! Even though, I have never really invested in high end highlighters, I own a few drugstore ones which get the job done perfectly! I have been contemplating alot on the MARY LOU-MANIZER though, might grab it soon! But, today will be a review of the “MAKEUP ACADEMY UNDRESS YOUR SKIN SHIMMER HIGHLIGHTER” which stole my heart the moment i laid my eyes on it! I have always been a huge fan of MUA products as they offer quality, quantity and efficiency at jaw dropping prices!
Price: I got it a few years ago for 3 pounds for 7.5g of product ! A steal deal! 😉
About the product: Lightweight powder that transforms your complexion with luminescent shimmer.
Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Talc, Nylon 12, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
Packaging, Colour and Texture: The MUA undress your skin shimmer highlighter is a beauty sitting there in a neat white pan with transparent lid!!! The lid has the name of the product embedded while the back has other deets! The product comes in a gorgeous swirled out design which looks like a scoop of ice-cream! The colour is more of a champagne toned pink with golden undertones, however, the gold is not very prominent! It comprises of tiny shimmer particles, which are not chunky at all and glide seamlessly on the cheeks, adding a healthy glow! They do not look too over-powering, you can use it with a brush or your finger, this highlighter will blend in like nobody’s business! It has a very smooth texture and it is a great pick for beginners in makeup! Also, this works great irrespective of your skin tone, doesn’t cling in dry patches or accentuate fine lines!
Pigmentation & Lasting Power: The pigmentation of this highlight is super IMPRESSIVE! One swipe will give you that much needed glow!! However, I suggest you go light-handed with this product as wearing too much will make you look like a shimmer ball; and we definitely don’t want that!! Build up the colour slowly until you get the desired sheen!! The lasting power could have been better I feel, four hours is the maximum it lasts! But being a drugstore product with such amazing traits, we can forgo the lasting power, Right??!!!
Overall Verdict: The MUA highlighter has been one of my greatest drugstore picks in a long time! It works efficiently in making your skin glow like a goddess! Definitely comes with its set of cons! But being so affordable, I wouldnt want to complain! Its a must have for beginners and budget beauties, you will not regret getting this one! I want to finish off by saying, this illuminator would look good on fair to medium skin tones as it is more of a champagne shade, gold looks beautiful on deeper skin tones, but you can give it a go to see for yourself! 🙂
3. Gorgeous highlighting shade
4. Soft, blendable texture
5. Works on any skin types
6. Bang-on pigmentation
7. Looks good on fair to medium skin tones
8. Adds a healthy glow
10. Available in India
11. Works on all skin types
1. Low Staying Power
2. Has parabens
Mommy Rating: 8.5/10