Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen Review
Here's a review on Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen.
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The burning question is: Do we really need highlighters? I say not really because IMO, it's one of those makeup products one can live without, not unless you have shadowy parts on your face, aging skin, or dull skin appearance. If you're dealing with the skin concerns aforementioned, you could use a helping hand from highlighters. Here's one from Mary Kay.
MARY KAY FACIAL HIGHLIGHTING PEN IN DETAIL
Mary Kay's handy dandy cream facial highlighter comes in an ultra convenient pen-style packaging, and contains light- diffusing pigments that optically lift the complexion. It comes in one, universal shade only.
The product is dispensed through this brush so you can apply and blend the product onto your skin all at once. However, I find that it's not that efficient for blending as the bristles tend to accumulate some product and turns a lil' sticky. I blend the highlighter with a finger or concealer brush, but I prefer the former more as it is fuss- free.
Surprisingly, this product turned out to be more than just a highlighter. More about its different uses after the jump!
It's a light beige shade with peach undertones, making it pretty unique as almost all highlighters have a yellow undertone. It's pigmented, but consistency is sheer and light. Texture is smooth, coverage is medium to heavy, and finish is semi- matte. The remarkable thing about its payoff is it lets my skin's natural texture to peep thru, therefore it doesn't appear too obvious and unnatural.
MARY KAY FACIAL HIGHLIGHTING PEN IN ACTION
Face with light foundation and powder
I was a Lion in my previous life. :D
Wanna know where to apply highlighter on your face? Check out the photo on top. :)
This product applies and builds up smoothly and evenly. You can apply it before or after powder and no, it won't cake because it has a powdery finish-just remember to blend it well. The 'after powder' technique, btw, will work best on oily skin as the natural sebum will give the product some slip and prevent it from caking. On dry skin, however, I think it's best applied after liquid foundation and before powder to prevent the matte finish from emphasizing dry areas.
Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen when blended
Ooohh..my skin just had a 'cup of joe'.-it looks extremely 'awake' in this photo. Check out the sides of my nose-the depth of my expression lines were kinda' minimized. :)
The effect it gives is subtle, and I love that it doesn't have any glitters to produce that 'light- diffusing' promise. (Because glitters make you shine, not glow and the latter has a nicer and more organic effect.) Wear time is pretty good on my oily skin-it lasts for a long time and doesn't crease or cake even if the weather is pretty humid.
The peach undertone gave this product a multitude of uses. It can:
1. Conceal dark circles- apply a sheer layer before your regular concealer. The light- diffusing effect will also create a more luminous- looking skin.
2. Cover up dark spots- peach is very good for minimizing the intensity of dark spots, albeit it can only conceal light to medium discolorations.
3. Hide expression lines- fill up those lines with the product and blend according to their pattern to create the illusion of a more even complexion.
If your tired skin needs a lil' boost, especially this mad, busy season, I would suggest this product because aside from its brightening properties, it can conceal as well. The handy pen packaging makes it ultra convenient and lets you put that glow on your complexion anytime. :)
MARY KAY FACIAL HIGHLIGHTING PEN RATING
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