I thought these were quite a steal since they were $5.99 a piece. That's bang for your buck considering how big these are.
|Carnival in Rio (top left), Hollywood Blvd (top right), Rose Golden Goddess (bottom left), Rose Champaign Glow (bottom right).|
Rose Champaign Glow - is primarily a pink pearlescent shimmer that I think is quite flattering on most skin tones but can become ashy very quickly on dark skin or deeper skin tones. It's a very natural sorta glow from within highlight but you can build it up for an intense highlight. I like to pair it with Rose Golden Goddess for comfort.
Rose Golden Goddess - is a bronze metallic shimmer so if you are porcelain, light or fair skin this will be very noticeable on you and might be better used as blush or atop blusher. I like this one paired with Rose Champaign Glow because I feel like by itself it doesn't really give me the glow life impact.
|Rose Champaign Glow, Hollywood Blvd, Rose Golden Goddess, Carnival in Rio.|
These two were shattered when I received them and I repressed them so the texture and tones may have warped a bit.
|(top to bottom) Carnival in Rio, Rose Golden Goddess, Hollywood Blvd, Rose Champaign Glow.|
Hollywood Blvd - is a stunning gold reflective shimmer with pink and brown tones. The veining of which is quite pretty. I feel like this is more suited to medium skin tones and can be exquisite when applied with a light hand to lighter and dark skin. It is a yellow gold so it can get ashy on deeper skin very fast. I prefer to go on top of this with Carnival in Rio as it makes it more suitable for my brown skin.
Carnival in Rio - this is a brown bronze unlike rose golden goddess which is a rose gold bronze. This is the most flattering on dark to deeper skin and gives a sun kissed glow.
These pick up very nicely on a brush, goes on smooth and blends very well as opposed to the first two that I had to repress that require a bit more effort to apply and blend evenly.
Overall, I think these are pretty good for the price even if the packaging sucks. I wouldn't recommend traveling with these because the cheap plastic insert that the marbelized highlighters are mounted on is not designed to hold up against a tumble. They sorta remind me of the MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes, but with far inferior packaging.