Mark Highlights Soft Glow Illuminator Review & Swatches
Feeling the love for Bobbi’s new Brightening Finishing Powder but simply can’t afford the $50 price tag? No worries, the Mark All the Highlights Soft Glow Illuminator might just fill the void that Bobbi’s version left on your heart.
Plus did I mentioned the butterfly?
Take a look!
The shade selection here is VERY similar to Bobbi’s Brightening Finishing Powder at half the cost. But you have to get passed the pink to really understand and appreciate the powder.
Housed in Mark’s standard brown packaging this little compact features four shades of highlighter with an embossed butterfly print. That sweet bright pink butterfly isn’t only visually thrilling but also a delightful shade of bright, almost metallic pink.
Swatched below you’ll see the powder comes across very pigmented however the hurdle you have to get passed to enjoy this powder would be the disappointing over spray effect. All that pink? Gone in a few strokes of your brush. Mark really should have considered having the pink run straight through as the powder could have worked as both a highlighting and blush if they did.
If your heart can get through the lack of pink you’ll find some of the shades underneath are very similar to the taupe, beige, and cream that make up Bobbi’s new finishing powder. Odd man out? The darker taupe-y purple towards the end of the palette but surprisingly the shade works.
You can safely use this silky powder all over your face but I’d stick to your cheeks or cheek bones for the best effect. The powder itself is quite silky yet sheer so the glowing finish isn’t entirely noticeable unless you’re really looking for it but Bobbi’s version has pretty much the same effect.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Bobbi’s version, this little compact is your girl.
Overall, this one is a nice highlighting powder that will look lovely on virtually any skin tone but will probably give the best glow on medium to darker skin tones. The price is an ickle high at $16 as I commonly associate Mark with nicer products with a lovely little cost however Mark quality is fitting with the price in most cases so you aren’t dishing out a ton of money for something that doesn’t deliver.
Do we need another highlighting powder is the question? Probably not but who can resist one with a butterfly (by the way the pink does dust away rather quickly but the butterfly design sticks around).
Available now from your Mark rep or online at shop.meetmark.com