Holla! Or rather, holographic. Or prismatic. Or prismagic.
WOW! These highlighters are chunky, but more on that in a sec… I was actually drawn in by the packaging at first. The Kevyn Aucoin Prismatic Highlighting Trio ($48) looks like Hollywood movie magic. It shifts colors at different angles, going from yellow to blue to orange to purple, and sometimes all of them at the same time, which is cool, but also CRAZY.
It’s also quite representative of what’s inside.
There are three glittery highlighters, and they don’t look like much in their pans. On skin, though, we’re talking unicorn-level glitter and shine, and the flecks of green, blue and orange glitter are BIG and flashy — so not at all what I’ve come to expect from Kevyn Aucoin.
I mean, the shadows feel fab. They’re almost creamy-caliber bouncy and soft, so they’re easy to pick up with a finger or a brush. They’re a lot like the awesome metallics Urban Decay did in the Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette from the Holiday 2017 collection, but with much larger bits of glitter.
You can also wear them on your cheeks, lids and lips, so they get points for flexibility, but I don’t think I’ll be using them as cheek highlighters because…they’re just so glittery. And pigmented, especially for glittery shadows like these, which are usually quite hard.
Ultimately, even though I like how soft the shadows are, they XL glitter flecks are a little too rainbow/disco for my taste.
They could be fun for a mega splash of shimmer one of these days or nights. They certainly bring the drama to the table.
If you feel like going buck wild, you can find it now at Sephora.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,