Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter

I’ll admit, I’m a lit­tle bit obsessed with high­lighters. I’ve been on the hunt for pow­der high­lighters on the cheap that aren’t too glit­tery to be used all over the face (I’ve been going crazy with the high­light­ing…) and after see­ing Makeup Revolution’s Vivid Baked High­lighters for just $5.84AUD, I had to pick some up to try. My skin is yellow-toned, so I chose “Golden Lights” and “Peach Lights.” If you have pink under­tones, there is a “Pink Lights” avail­able, but it just wouldn’t work with my colour­ing so I gave it a miss. While the qual­ity and fin­ish between Golden Lights and Peach lights is slightly dif­fer­ent, both have a nice pearl fin­ish that catches the light just right. Unfor­tu­nately, there are some larger shim­mer par­ti­cles that scat­ter around the high­light and look very glit­tery in harsh, direct sun­light. In nat­ural and indoor light, how­ever, they have a beau­ti­ful fin­ish for a prod­uct that only costs $6.00AUD. On my dry skin, they last about 5–6 hours.

The pack­ag­ing is sleek and prac­ti­cal, and doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy. Each high­lighter is about as wide across as my palm (big­ger than I expected!) and has 7.5 grams of prod­uct pressed into a gor­geous wave formation.

Below: L-R Peach Lights, Golden Lights

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Peach Lights

Peach Lights is my favourite for every day wear and works best with my pale win­ter skin. It’s a beau­ti­ful, soft peach colour but it reflects a cooler pink tone in the light for a multi-dimensional shine. It’s a lit­tle tightly packed and can require a few swirls of your brush to get a good amount of prod­uct, but the high­lighter itself is very nicely pig­mented. It’s quite build­able and you can work your way up from a soft glow to a vivid shine. Per­son­ally, I am in love with the mix of warm peach and soft pink that Peach Lights gives, but I have seen a few blog­gers express their dis­ap­point­ment over the cool shim­mer as they wanted a warmer, true peach. In some lights it can look closer to lilac than peach, which makes me won­der what “Pink Lights” from the col­lec­tion must look like.

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Golden Lights

Golden Lights is a pale yel­low shade that looks per­fect on warmer skin tones. I love to use this when I am more tanned for a golden glow. It is messier and than Peach lights and it looks soft and eas­ily break­able so I’m very care­ful not to drop it! The pay­off is much bet­ter though, with a metal­lic sheen so you can get a more intense fin­ish very easily.

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These look stun­ning lay­ered together or with other high­lighters. I like to layer them over the top of Aus­tralis’ High­lights in Pearl (review here) for a dra­matic high­light. I would com­pare the tex­ture and fin­ish of the Vivid Baked High­lighters to MAC’s “Soft and Gen­tle” high­lighter, although the longevity is not as impres­sive. Next to my Sleek Glo high­lighter in Peach Shim­mer (review here), the Vivid Baked high­lighters have a more pearles­cent, reflec­tive fin­ish which I love, but slightly larger shim­mer par­ti­cles. Inci­den­tally, if you’re look­ing for a warmer Peach-toned high­lighter, Peach Shim­mer by Sleek is perfect!

The Vivid Baked High­lighters are avail­able from Makeup Revolution’s online store here for $5.84AUD. The prices are cal­cu­lated from British Pounds so it fluc­tu­ates slightly. You can also pur­chase a palette with all 3 of the high­lighter shades (Pink Lights, Peach Lights and Golden Lights) so you can try them all (avail­able here). Also check out their ‘Radi­ant Lights’ high­lighter col­lec­tion, which I can’t wait to try!

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