Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Pallete... Is it worth it?
First let me be fair and add my cute little disclaimer that I received these products for free for my honest review, as you know it doesn't matter if I get things free I will always give you guys my full unbiased opinion. <3
Okay so I'm sure many of you beauty gurus and makeup nerds out there have heard of Laura Mercier, she has some pretty awesome powders which are pretty much all the rage on instagram and youtube right now and her products can be a little bit more on the expensive side. Personally if its good quality I'm totally willing to fork over the money. But what if it isn't?
So this palette is exclusively sold at Sephora, it is limited edition and the packaging is absolutely beautiful (well mine was a little beat up but ill tell you more later.) But honestly when I got my email from the company Influenster saying I would be receiving this palette obviously the first thing I did was go online and check out the reviews... eeeeeek they were not so promising. Boy was I worried I was going to hate it.
Well I didn't hate it, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit for a cream highlighter. It came with 5 separate colors and its compact enough to fit in my purse if I need it on the go. The colors are very sheer which create more of a subtle glow which is actually what I really like about it. Personally I love subtle highlighters for every day wear, I find it a tad unnecessary to wear such heavy ones during your day to day activities. Don't get me wrong though I LOVE highlighters especially during photoshoots, they really can draw the attention to all the right places and create such beautiful photos. A little trick I used when using this particular pallet since it was so subtle and I wanted to use it for a photo shoot was to layer it to get more of that gorgeous glow effect.
Another thing I really liked was how my skin reacted, some highlighters and contours make me break out due to the fact that they contain high quantities of silica, titanium dioxide and a few other ingredients. So here are the list of Ingredients:
- Isocetyl Stearate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, CeraCarnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, TinOxide. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 (Carmine).
Now most cosmetics contain these ingredients including brands such a Physicians Formula, Mac, etc. So really it just depends on the quantity for me personally when it comes to breakouts.
The packaging was absolutely beautiful, its so rainbowey (is that even a word) and shiny... almost as good as glitter. However the inside I found that the inside of mine the silver lining was lifting, to me it seamed a little cheap for such a good product, which is a way I know a lot of makeup brands are going when it comes to packaging. However it could also just be a fluke with my packaging. Another thing that I didn't like is you apply it with your fingertips, personally I hate doing this, I hate applying anything to my face with fingers because fingers have oils and it can just get very messy (especially since I'm prone to accidents and messes.)
Is this product cruelty free?! This is a tuff question, according to their website they don't test on animals so as of now I do see them currently as being cruelty free even though they aren't Leaping Bunny Certified.
All in all, I like this product quite a bit, would I pay $52 for this? Probably... If the packaging was perfect I would totally shell out the money for a limited edition like this especially during holiday season. Anywho I better get going I hope you all have a beautiful day.
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