Make Up For Ever recently launched a new series of oil-free, lightweight, liqui-gel highlighters in small, pump-top tubes (the packaging is very similar to MUFE’s HD blush). They’re $29 each, and there are 8 shades for sale on Sephora.com (or at the Make Up For Ever boutique, if you live in NYC). Unfortunately, my brick-and-mortar Sephora only offers 4 shades for swatching.
My sales associates are really excited about these. They feel that Uplight is lighter and smoother than other brands’ highlighters, that they really blend into the skin without looking chunky or paste-like, and without feeling gritty or grainy.
I have only tried these on my arm (not on my face), but I thought they felt like a fast-collapsing mousse. They’re VERY blendable, and I wondered if my heavier swatches (to better show color) might do a disservice by not accurately portraying their lovely texture and finish.
The Uplight Luminizing Face Gels come in three finishes. Shades 11 and 12 are “dewy,” and they are really beautifully glowy. These two are definitely the subtlest options. Shades 21, 22, and 23 are “pearly” and they are finely shimmery (with tiny, subtle sparkles that shouldn’t stand out in a normal face application). Shades 31, 32, and 33 are “sparkling,” and they have larger, more noticeable glitter.
12 is a pale, glowy lion-gold. 22 is silver beige pink shimmer. 23 is bronzy shimmer. 32 is pink shimmer with larger pieces of gold glitter.
One of the sales associates had bought 31, and she described it as sheer blue-pink with pink glitter.
Sephora’s descriptions are:
11 – dewy pink beige
12 – dewy golden beige
21 – pearly white
22 – pearly pink flesh
23 – pearly golden flesh
31 – sparkling blue pink
32 – sparkling golden pink
33 – sparkling golden copper
Since most of you will probably have to shop from Sephora, you might as well get some freebies with your order (most of these are valid with $25 purchase):
ACAIBALM – Supergoop! SPF 30 lip balm sample
FAUXCILS – free YSL mini mascara
NOURISH – travel size sample of bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer
PORESTRIPS – two Boscia pore strips to try
RENERGIE – Lancome Renergie eye sample
RENMICRO – sample of REN Micro Polish Cleanser
ROUGE – a mini Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 120 Coque d’Or
SHAVE – Art of Shaving cream
SHRINK – Clinique Pore Refining Serum sample
SUNKISS – your choice of mini bronzer (several brands, several forms of bronzer: Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanner, Dr. Brandt pores no more Hint of Tint, bareMinerals All-Over Face Color Faux Tan, St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion)
SUNSET – mini bottle of Escada Taj Sunset
TOPSCENTS – 7 fragrance samples (little vials)
VINOSORBET – Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Creme sample
WAX – 2 Bliss Poetic waxing strips
YOUTH – Lancome anti-aging serum sample