Revlon Highlighting palette is another recent purchase from when I did a bit of a Boots 3 for 2 haul. It’s been hailed as a drugstore dupe for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick and despite never having tried Bobbi Brown’s offering I felt like this was something I needed to pick up.
Revlon offer two different shades Rose Glow and Bronze Glow. I opted for the former as I’m fairly pale skinned and thought this palette would suit me better. I love the colours they’re so beautiful in the pan but I think that is where the love for this product ends. The formulation is so hard so to get any kind of payoff I have to swirl my brush so much in the pan which causes fallout mania. I think it’s getting slightly easier to use now I’ve taken the top layer off but it’s seriously difficult on a new product, trying to get swatches was impossible so I’m not a fan of the formulation.
Once you do build up a good enough coverage on your face it’s really quite lovely. It’s shimmery but not glittery and quite subtle I think (possibly due to the aforementioned hard formulation) which I do quite like. Also because I’m pale the pink comes through ever so subtly but not in a make you look flushed red kind of way.
Although I’ve never tried Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick so I cant compare the two, I cannot help but feel slightly underwhelmed by it. I love the colours and it’s a nice subtle effect but I feel like it’s so hard to get a good payoff. I don’t know whether I’m using it wrong, it’s not for me, or people are just straight up lying. I’ve given it a good going so it’s not like I’ve just whipped it out but I will persevere and see if I change my mind, even if it’s just to use it up!
It’s good if you’re looking for something subtle, maybe in the day time, but for night time when you’re feeling a bit more glam I just don’t think this will cut it and don’t even think about using this as blush, there’s plenty other blushes that will do the job much better.