I'm interested to try this highlighter from Essence because of several pretty swatches I found all over the internet. I ended up trying this Essence Soo Glow Cream to Powder Highlighter in 01 Look on the Bright Side. Since I haven't got my the Balm Mary Lou-Manizer, I'm looking for a dupe in a cream form - just looking for something quite similar to its shade prior to buying Mary Lou.
Description from Essence:
glamour glow! the new highlighter conjures a beautiful shimmer. its creamy texture turns into a velvety, powdery formula upon application. easy to apply with your fingers, it sets gorgeous accents on your cheekbones, underneath the brows or in the inner corners of your eyes. the highlighter is available in two different colors – one light rosé and a pretty champagne tone – so it’s ideal for every complexion.
Swatch and Thoughts:It got a tolerable amount of pretty shimmers however it doesn't last long to my skin. It fades at the middle of the day, and I'm not the type of person who always re-apply makeup.
The cream can be built up and can be blended easily. It's lightweight and I use my fingers to blend instead of other applicators. 01 shade looks pretty to my skin tone, but I just hope it could stay longer. It could last for 3-4 hours for me. Anyway it's still a nice product for the quality and price!
|Arm swatch 1 and 2 swipes of Essence Soo Glow|
PackagingBeautyShopPh. I forgot the price but I believe it was not more than ~Php 200.