Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter Review

2/12/2015 03:32:00 PM

Affordable cream highlighters are basically non existent in the 'cheaper' make up bracket and while browsing the beauty section at Clicks, I was pleasantly suprised to spot the Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter which I happily added to my basket and took home with me. After paying for it, of course. 

Essence Soo Glow! Highlighters are available in two shades. On the left, 10 Look on the Bright Side, a white/yellow cool highlighter and on the right, 20 Bright Up your Life, a cool pink highlighter. 

Both colours are highly pigmented and easy to apply in clear packaging. 
My only complaint would be that it dries really fast which means you have to dab it on, and blend immediately. Once it dries it's not moving. 
It lasted about 4 hours on my cheekbones before it started to fade.
I wish it stayed a cream product and didn't dry to a powder but it does state 'cream to powder' on the packaging and it isn't that much of a deal breaker. 
I love both shades equally, but I do find think the more yellow '10 Look on the Bright Side' looks suits my skin tone more.

I love to apply highlighters on my cheekbones, the inner corners of my eyes, under browbone and a tiny bit to my cupids bow to make my lips appear fuller. 
I have applied the highlighters on my cheekbones and under my browbones in the below photo's. 

Essence Soo Glow! Highlighters are R54,95 at Clicks and Dischem stores. 

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  1. Great review! I've been looking for a highlighter and am glad to hear about this one. Will definitely try it out.

  2. Lovely review! I am definitely going to try these out!

  3. Great review as always!! Do you apply it on the apples of your cheekbones, Laiqah?

  4. I've been looking for these everywhere and can't find it :( no sure if it's been released in our area but I love highlighters and think it's great for all year round, glowy skin ain't just for summer. Love <3 <3

  5. I've seen these around but thought they'd be too chalky, but looks beautiful on you. Definitely going on my wishlist. Thanks for the review!

  6. Bright up Your Life looks gorgeous. It really gives such a youthful, fresh look!

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