Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Essence I Love Runway Highlighter Pen

I bought this pen quite a long time ago, but I find myself using it more often than powder highlighters recently. It is a bit on the pink side, so I'm not sure how it would fare with different skin tones- on me, it was fine.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take better photos, but I felt like it was a bit too sparkly to use alone.

I felt it was better to use it under a concealer or bb cream, then it had a much better highlighting, rather than shimmering, effect. I really like the texture of this, it was really easy to work with but I found it easier to use a separate small brush to avoid overapplying. I really like the pen form, it's easier to target a concentrated area. Unfortunately it does fade about 2-3 hours in, but setting it with powder might extend that.

Pros: beautiful finish, applies smoothly, pen is convenient, inexpensive
Cons: could be a bit too sparkly, too pink-toned, not long lasting