Reviews for Pure Nude Highlighter
People say Essence is really similar to Hourglass.
Worth the HYPE!
This is the best highlighter I've EVER used and I'm a brand snob I usually go to hourglass, CT first. I had been researching a good highlighter and this one always comes up. I thought it can't be for the price it had to be too good to be true but Nope! This stuff is truly beautiful I have light-medium skin that runs normal to dry and is super sensitive I was deffinately hesitant that it would bother my skin but it's been a dream. It doesn't accentuate texture is very thick but glowy looks natural can be applied with fingers or a highlight brush. I never want to not have this and I'm actually buying a back up as we speak but I had to post a review about this! It's too good
If you want a subtle glow after baking with translucent powder, look no further! this is it! its perfect!! it brings life back into your face after all that baking. I would 1000% recommend. Perfect dupe for hourglass. Tati recommended this a while back and im so glad she did!
This highlighter is amazing. I was looking for a dupe for Hourglass and this is it! It's smooth and gives a nice and soft glow all over my face
subtle full face glow
Bought this as a dupe for Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder. I use it for a subtle glow all over the face rather than a highlighter and I LOVE it.
Beautiful! Applies like high end
This is one of my favorite highlighters in my collection. It looks like a high end highlighter once applied. Kind of reminds me of Hourglass products. It is not a blinding highlight. It is more subtle. But that is what I was looking for. Great value! Would repurchase! A great addition to anyone's collection.
The best subtle highlight
Absolutely stunning formula. Very similar to the Hourglass minus the marbled look. I only wish they had more shades both in lighter and deeper skin tones.
Decided to give this a try after most youtubers recommended this as the best drugstore highlighter. It's so natural and gives mean to the term "glow from w/in." i've heard it be compared to hourglass ambient lighting highlight often - not sure b/c i've never tried this. I am tanner b/c of summer and find that this comes off a little lighter, but after blended in w/ a brush - melts into my skin. Looking forward to using this through the winter as well.
Won me over
I first bought this because of a YouTuber who raved about it but when I went to use it I was very disappointed because there was hardly any product coming up and it didn't blend very well. however I took a clean spoolie across the entire top layer to remove the weird over spray and discovered the beautiful glow that is this powder. I love using a fan brush or disk fiber brush, something about those just really makes a difference with how it melts into the skin. there isn't any glitter or shimmer. it reminds me of Hourglass ambient lighting powders. use this as a highlighter in typical areas and build it up to be as strong as you want or do a light dusting of it across the face to give a nice overall glow. it's great to put it all over your face before applying powder foundation (bare minerals original foundation) and even on just the high points of the face on minimal makeup days. I'm extremely fair in the winter and have found that to avoid any weird muddy issues to put this on under my makeup or at least go over it with whatever foundation is left of my brush/sponge. this also looks fantastic when I use self tanner. Cannot live without it.
The closest to NO GLITTER as you can get!
This highlighter was everything I was looking for!! It's SO beautiful! I have textured skin and go for a more natural look so I avoid glittery/shimmery highlights as much as possible (which is hard to do!). I was about to give up on my search and settle for something nearly 8x the price, but saw this and decided to try it. So glad I did. I'm still eyeing the Hourglass/RSM highlights but this will definitely do until I can save up for those.
Fantastic as a luminous setting powder
The name of this product is a little misleading as it is not great as a targeted highlight. My preferred way to use this product is to brush it all over the perimeter of my face. I also use it as a nose highlight because I don't really like having too much highlight on my nose. It's also great to put on top of a cream or liquid highlight. My favorite thing about this product is that it is shimmery and luminous but not glittery at all! I've never tried the hourglass ambient lighting powders but I've heard that this gives a similar effect. The reviews I have seen have made it evident that this product works on medium and dark skin tones, but maybe not so well on deep and very fair skin tones. I hope this was helpful!
LOVE THIS HIGHLIGHT
I was skeptical about such a cheap highlighter but after hearing my favorite youtuber, Hollie Forrest, and many others talk about this, I had to get it. This is not a highlighter for those who want that metallic high shine. This is a highlighter that gives you a natural, healthy sheen, lit from within glow. Although a powder, it feels creamy and does not deposit colour onto the face, just this beautiful highlight. it blends well and seamlessly on top makeup. This does not emphasize fine lines or skin texture which some high shine/metallic highlighters can do. This has a classic cool champagne colour, much like my beloved The Balm Betty Loumanizer. This highlighter is better than Hourglass and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance highlighters. A must buy!!!!
Beautiful natural glow!!
The glow this highlighter gives is so incredibly NATURAL. It's not too shimmery or glittery like some of my high end Becca products. Instead I would compare it to the Hourglass highlighters, with a very soft but buildable glow. It's very blendable so you'll never end up with a bright stripe on your face in flash photography. It's great for everyday use, but with a spray it can definitely be layered for an in-your-face heavy highlight. At this price point, this product exceeded my expectations in quality.
I looooved this highlither, its really similar to my hourglass dim light powder 💜 Doesnt have glitter or shimmer it just gives you a glow from within and you can also built it up and it does'nt look weird
Best natural highlighter. I've actually stopped using my hourglass powder to use this!
This highlighter is gorgeous! Remind me a lot of hourglass. It can easily pass as a high end. GET THIS.
best highlighter i've ever used
This is the best highlighter i have ever bought. Don't be alarmed if it swatches too dark or too peachy or not what you expected, test it on the face first. it is absolutely gorgeous. you can use just a little for a subtle highlight or you can get a beaming in-your-face highlight with this product. it has such a beautiful undertone. with the 20% off coupon, you can get it for less than 4 bucks!!! can't get better than that. i love this highlighter more than my hourglass and laura geller highlighters. i don't have a bad thing to say about it, rather than the fact that it took me forever to find it in an ultra store near me :( but now i have it and I'm in love. a must have!
I use this to slightly dust under my eyes/ cheek area and forehead, kind of gives me a natural all over glow instead of giving it the obvious highlighted look right on the cheekbones lol I mean I wouldn't do this with a regular super pigmented highlight like the colorpop super shock or anastasia highlights you need something subtle and Oh my it makes me look like I have a little dim light within, just like what the hourglass ambient powder gives out, total dupe. Only thing is, wish they made a shade lighter for people that are lighter especially in the winter time.