Hello ladies! I think everyone here can safely say we all love and use highlighters, some of us use them on more parts of our faces than others, but that's okay too! The deal with highlighters I think is whether they are too strong, too weak, don't show up at all, are too glittery, too shimmery-there are a lot of boxes to tick when looking for the perfect highlighter (my favorite is Mary Lou-Manizer I mentioned it in my current obsessions post you can read here)
I think we all know I'm obsessed with Makeup Revolution, that's no secret- so naturally I had to try out their highlighters (I also have the pink/purpley one). I am a self confessed cheek product addict, blush, bronzers, highlighters, contour powders you name it I love it (and lip junkie but that's a different post) so I've definitely tried my fair share of highlighters and think I can give a pretty good description.
So this is a baked product, which if you aren't familiar what "baked" makeup products are for, what the term means, or why they're baked at all- baked products start out as a liquid, then are baked. What this does is it gives off less product when you're using it and it gives it a bit of a different application. So maybe you're thinking why would I buy a product that gives off less product when I use it - well a lot of people (ME) can be heavy handed, and with highlighters, that is one thing very easy to mess up if you are heavy handed.
This highlighter is a peach color, which suits most skin tones (think MAC Soft and Gentle - there's a swatch comparison later on in the post) and is a very finely milled product. If you are a heavy handed person like myself this will be perfect for you because if you just swirl your brush in it you're going to get a nice glow going on. If you just tap your brush in it, you'll get the lightest application which can be better if you like to highlight your forehead, nose, and chin.
There's no glitter in this product at all, just a bit of shimmer but more of a glow. It's hard to describe because in a way it just gives a glow- like that "lit from within" thing people are always talking about. The swatch on my finger is pretty built up, so you can see what I'm talking about on how because it's baked it gives off less product when you're applying it.
This highlighter is super gorgeous because you can use it all over the face and you just glow. You don't end up with glitter in strange places *ahem MAC Soft and Gentle* (which is not a soft or gentle highlight at all) and your face just looks like it's under those really flattering studio lights when you're wearing it. You can't look at your face and see a band of highlighter. Some girls you look and are just like WOAH someone went a little overboard on the highlighter, and I don't think it's physically possible to do that with this product.
When you see them swatched side by side you can see that MAC Soft and Gentle is more peach toned than this one, although the Makeup Revolution highlight may look a tad frosty, it's not. It is just lighter in peach color. When I swatched these, they are both heavy swatches and I rubbed my finger around in the pan about the same for the both of them, they are both finely milled and exactly the same in texture.
They are both baked products, and the price difference is massive. Since the Makeup Revolution highlight is in pounds we will talk about the prices in pounds. The Makeup Revolution is £3 for 7.5g and the MAC MSF is £23 for 10g. That makes the Makeup Revolution highlight £0.40 per gram and the MAC MSF is £2.3 per gram if that puts it in better perspective, another way to put it is if the Makeup Revolution highlighter was 10g like the MAC MSF, it would cost £1 more (if you do all the math) so you would pay £4 for the same amount of this highlighter.
Realistically I think I like this highlighter better. The MAC MSF has tiny bits of glitter in it and it is so easy to go overboard with, this one just gives a glow. I do wish the colors were a little closer, but they still are PRETTY close in color, the MAC one is just slightly warmer and the Makeup Revolution one is slightly cooler toned.
I hope this review helped and you learned something new today, and maybe I helped sway a purchase and save you some money! Thanks so much for reading! (I know I'm long winded).