In addition to my crazy blush addiction I am very partial to highligters too. I have more than anyone would ever need but like any make up addict I keep getting drawn to them and buying more
When I saw this new beauty (one of 3 I might add), at the YSL counter I was immediately attracted to it. It seemed so gorgeous!
£28 for 15ml
One of three Illuminators in the new Autum/Winter collection
Liquid highlighter for a subtle glow
Easy to dispense and apply
Does not wear well – fades very quickly
Poor performance for a high price
2/5 from me!
Here is what YSL have to say about it:
“A silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer, Dare To Glow is a must-have for women who want a gorgeous glow. The nomad of the Autumn Winter Look 2012/2013 collection, it slips easily into a handbag to accompany the YSL woman wherever her whims take her. The melting, ultra-fresh gel texture leaves skin soft and comfortable. Enriched with optical mother-of-pearl particles, Dare To Glow forms an impalpable veil for a natural-looking shimmer on the skin. A subtle texture that gives the skin luminous highlights.”
Its a liquid highlighter which is a bronzed rose tinted gold and out of the three on offer, after swatching all 3, this seemed the best match for my olive skintone.
I shelled out the £28 for it and skipped off home (well I didn’t exactly skip, but ya know)….
The shade is a gorgeous neutral to warm colour, which thankfully is not glittery. It contains microshimmer and is very pretty – but can lean on the frosty side too.
Exicidly I tried it the next day. Erm, I was not nearly as exicited about the effect and wear as I hoped to be. It didn’t show up on my cheekbones as I expected it too – whilst it was subtle it was almost too subtle and when I dabbed on a little more it seemed to get too frosty. I find it really hard to reach a happy medium!
The second gripe for me is that it didn’t seem to wear very long on me. By lunchtime I inspected it in the mirror and it had gone!
I wore it again and again over the course of a week and I had the same results – hard to balance between barely there and full on frost (not attractive if you ask me) – and it had all but melted away by lunchtime!
I am not the type of girl to carry my highlighter in my bad for touch ups. Powder and concealer – yes I re-apply but not highlighter.
So, sadly although being very pretty this is not a good buy in my opinion. You might find you have a better experience with this, but for me it was a let down and a waste of nearly £30.
For the record, my hightlighter of choice which not only looks stunning but is long wearing too, is my BeneFit Watts Up. its my HG at the moment and I apologize to it for thinking I could replace it when it had done nothing wrong!
In the excitement of wanting to try this I foolishly threw away the box, so I can’t show you the ingredients and suprise surprise the YSL website doesn’t show it.
Bottomline – I would not recommend and certainly won’t repurchase this. Its going up for swap on Make Up Alley!
2/5 from me
What did you think of this? Do you fancy giving it a try or maybe on of the other shades? What is your favourite highlighter? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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