Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a wealthy, coppery bronze with heat undertones and hotter, lighter golden shimmer all through. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation; it was barely extra pigmented than different shades within the vary, nevertheless it was actually about how a lot was utilized and the way lengthy one let it sit to dry. In observe, this resulted in semi-sheer, buildable protection after I used the product on my face and extra medium protection, that could possibly be sheered out or constructed up, on my physique.
The consistency was light-weight, skinny, and extra like a really fluid gel, which helped it work as a physique product because it could possibly be unfold over bigger floor areas. On the flip aspect, it was overly spreadable when attempting to apply it to a smaller space, so I utilized some to the again of my hand–utilizing as little as I might dispense–after which swirled my brush in that earlier than tapping it on.
This helped let the product “dry” a bit of and stored the protection extra concentrated the place I utilized it to my face with out having to unfold it out an excessive amount of to get a fair layer of product. It stayed on properly for 9 hours earlier than fading visibly however wasn’t transfer-resistant sufficient to not get onto garments.
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$39.00/1.01 oz. – $38.61 Per Ounce
The components is meant to be “an emulsion of liquid pearl pigments that illuminate, hydrate, and add radiant dimension.” The components is meant for use as a standalone highlighter on the face and the physique, nevertheless it will also be blended in with basis. They suggest utilizing a shade deeper than one’s pure pores and skin tone for a liquid bronzing impact. It’s speculated to have “gentle” protection and provides a “pure glow” when worn alone.
It is a very fluid components, nearly watery, however there was extra of a gel-like really feel after I performed with it and unfold it out over my arm. I’ve discovered that regardless of being reasonably runny, it has a quicker dry-down than I might have anticipated and utilized nicely on naked pores and skin, over basis, or blended in with basis.
A number of shades had extra noticeable sparkle, and in contrast to plenty of liquid highlighters available on the market, these had extra depth within the shade spectrum, so some shades may go higher for multi-tasking (e.g. alone, blended in, and so forth.) than others relying on one’s pores and skin tone. Generally, the shades produced a smoother, pearlescent sheen that wasn’t as intense because the product title would possibly counsel however actually could possibly be constructed up and made foil-like.
They sheered out readily and had been lots much less intense/opaque in comparison with the model’s swatches (which had been notably irritating since they took a full pump of product and did not even let it dry!). The applicator took some getting used to however nearly at all times pumped out an excessive amount of product to be used on the face.
It had extra semi-sheer, buildable protection, although it actually trusted how a lot product was utilized. For higher-coverage on the face, it was greatest utilized onto the again of your hand, after which swirled a number of occasions on an artificial brush, then utilized. This gave the components a while to “dry” whereas being picked up on the comb, which translated to greater protection on my face that did not unfold out as a lot.
They wore nicely for eight to 9 hours on my cheeks. It was speculated to be transfer-resistant, which it kind of was–it did not instantly transfer or migrate, and most of it was left behind, however a light-weight faucet of of my fingertip towards the product revealed pearl on my fingertip (no rubbing was finished!). There wasn’t a noticeable scent.
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WATER (AQUA), MICA, DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, BEHENETH-30, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CARBOMER, ISOHEXADECANE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYSORBATE 80, SORBITAN OLEATE, SODIUM STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499).
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