Price: $28.00 (0.352 oz)
Overall Grade: A
I was ecstatic to receive a tin of Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer with my last Apothica order. This actually isn't my first encounter with the highlighter -I used to own it back in the day when I first started seeing my boyfriend (about three years ago.)
The day I realized that my precious Soft Lights had gone missing was a sad one. I was doing my makeup and noticed that it was nowhere to be found! I rarely re-buy beauty products though because I always have these hopes that it'll turn up. Sadly, that hasn't been the case with any of my lost gems.
(Note: I apologize in advance for the rather dark photos. It's been super rainy and cloudy here lately.)
The Packaging: The powder comes in a rubbery matte black tin (think NARS). The tin in sort of inconvenient -I'd much rather prefer a compact with a mirror.
Product Description & Ingredients
The Product: I'm a big fan of Smashbox's Soft Lights highlighters. I currently own Shimmer and Tint (discontinued) and would love for them to add more shades to the line.
The highlighter is super soft, non-irritating, and very pigmented. It blends so easily and is so silky and smooth on the skin. To add to the list of positives, it's also a long lasting product and wears for about 6-7 hours (on bare skin) before it starts to fade.
What I love about the highlighter is that it's such versatile product. I can use it for my cheeks (above my blush), on my brow bone, along my nose, on my forehead -pretty much anywhere that could use some highlighting.
The Color: Shimmer is pale pink champagne with lots of shimmer.
Above (with flash): Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer
Overall: Smashbox, in my opinion, makes some of the best products on the market and their Soft Lights highlighters are no exception. This will be perfect for anyone who loves a good highlighter that offers a lot of "glow." However, for those who prefer more matte looks, stay away! This stuff is very shimmery.