Anyone who has followed the beauty of the YouTube world for a long time knows that there are few products today that get bloggers (influencers, creators, anything they are walking these days) bouncing off the walls with excitement. When testing beauty products becomes a major part of your job, it may eventually start to feel one – especially when you have seen about 30 black eyelashes and 45 nude lipsticks in a week. Everything gets a blur.
So when Essence's Pure Nude Highlighter started showing up and collecting praise from several YouTube's I'm watching the usual thing that made my little editors ears increase. Should a $ 4 lighter really be worth the hype? I wondered. There was only one way to find out; After looking at the blogs, the glow sensor uses the most fascinating, advanced effects, I knew it was time to try it myself.
Two days later, the luminizer landed on my desk and I prepared to get my best disco ball impressions. At first glance, I'm honest: It does not look like something extra. While I would be the first to say packing can be a huge sales spot in terms of beauty, I have also learned time and again not to judge one
Book product of its cover. It's not like I expected Pat McGrath packaging from a highlighter costing less than one latte.
Inside the forehead, Pure Nude looks like your basic champagne speaker, but after I have put a small amount on my hand and got a beautiful, glossy finish, I almost gasped. Oh i see you essence I said loudly. I could not get that creamy angel dust on my face faster.
To apply, I used a large fan brush from Morphe. I think fan brushes contribute to even distribution of the formula and do not leave behind any awkward lines or stained spots. As I usually do with luminescent products, I dusted it on my cheekbones and temples and then pulled a little on the inner corners of my eyes to get light on an otherwise dark spot on the face.
After spending a few seconds at the edges and making sure it had been soft with the rest of my face makeup, I took a step back and looked into the mirror. My first thought? Wow, those YouTubers did not fall around. I do not care for you: It looked like light rays bumped by my cheekbones, but somehow not in an overwhelming faux, know-you-wear-highlighter type of way. The overall finish made me see, and I know that this phrase is overused, but enlightened-from-in. It was as if someone had lighted a soft focus lamp in a shady room, with the light bulb Pure Nude saying that the room was my face.
In addition, there was no powder left on my skin; Instead, it seemed to have melted with my other makeup, and finally made one of the most natural lights I've ever received from a highlighter. It was hard to believe that a 4-inch luminizer could boast some of its more expensive competitors.
If you are interested in getting your glow on for super-cheap, you can see neighbor Essence's Pure Nude at your local Ulta, Walgreens or amazon.com.
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