This is the kind of high-beam headlights liquid highlighter I can totally see Beyonce rocking with head-to-toe leather on stage. It’s L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice ($12.99, one of three shades), and it’s bold, brash and shines so brightly that you can see it from across a room.
My first thought when these came out earlier this summer was, “Hm! Looks like a drugstore dupe of BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors.” Because they are similar. Both are liquid highlighters for use under your foundation or tinted moisturizer (so the shimmer peeks through your base), or on top of your foundation or tinted moisturizer (so the shimmer’s more obvious), or mixed in with your foundation or other base, and then applied all over yo’ pretty face (for an all-over glow).
It’s available in three shades — Rose (for people with yellow, peach, pink or blue) Golden (for peachy or yellow undertones) and Ice (for pink and blue undertones).
Work quickly with these because they dry fast — like, in less than a minute — which is much less time than it takes the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors to dry (those stay wet and malleable for closer to five minutes). If I’m not working like I’ve got a fire under my @ss, then I end up with patchy shimmer.
And dry time isn’t the only way in which True Match Lumi and BECCA’s Skin Perfectors differ.
L’Oreal’s more dramatically frosty finish glows more intensely than BECCA’s, which more closely resembles a pearly sheen.
I like the True Match Lumi drama, but my dry patches don’t, because the shine showcases those dry areas, making them look even drier.
On a positive note, though, at least Lumi doesn’t make my pores look terribly ginormous. So that’s a good thing. 🙂
I think I’m gonna stick to BECCA’s Skin Perfectors for now because I like my liquid highlighters on the subtler side, but if you like bright, bold frosty finishes, give Lumi Liquid Glow a try.
PRICE: $12.99 each, and one of three shades
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at drugstores and Ulta
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,