Tested on animals:Yes
If you're on the hunt for a luminizing product that gives skin a healthy-looking glow, Bobbi Brown's Face Highlighter might just be what the doctor ordered! The lightweight, creamy-fluid formula blends beautifully into skin to add a dash of radiance, whether applied on its own or mixed in with other products (foundation, moisturizer, etc.).
The sheer formula comes in three gorgeous shades that adapt well to a variety of skin tones and skin types, making this a foolproof highlighter for almost anyone. Our only disappointment is the price (the cost per ounce is steeper than the competition—Becca's iconic Shimmering Skin Perfector, for example), but if that doesn't bother you, then by all means, keep reading…
Face Highlighter comes in small, black bottle with a pump dispenser. Initially creamy, the lightweight, fragrance-free formula thins out as it blends into skin, imparting a beautiful sheen that doesn't look or feel the least bit greasy. It's fluid enough to layer easily with skincare or makeup, but isn't so slick that it lacks control when applied with your fingertips or brush.
Of the shades currently offered, there's "Pink" (a soft, pearlized pink hue that works well for fair to light skin tones), "Seashell (light golden tones ideal for light to medium complexions), and "Sunlight Bronze" (a soft golden bronze perfect for deeper skin tones). Each does its job beautifully whether applied strategically to highlight or allover for a luminous glow. Interestingly, at the time of this review, BobbiBrown.com only offers two shades while other retailers (Nordstrom, Saks, etc.) carry all three.
Bobbi Brown doesn't make claims about Face Highlighter's prowess as an anti-aging formula, but we were happy to see a beneficial mix of plant oils and other skin-repairing ingredients made the roster. Consider these an unexpected side benefit. Note, despite the fact this contains numerous non-fragrant plant oils, it truly is an all-skin types formula—especially given you need just a tiny amount to create a glow on skin.
In the end, Bobbi Brown's Face Highlighter earns a spot on our Best list due to its finely milled, candlelit-glow that's suitable for a variety of skin tones and skin types, among other admirable attributes. It's not exactly the most cost effective option on the block, but it's an excellent product nonetheless!
- Finely-milled, candlelit-glow beautifully highlights skin.
- Shades to complement various skin tones.
- Lightweight, non-greasy formula is workable for any skin type.
- Blends and layers beautifully, whether applied on its own or mixed in with other products.
- Fluid yet creamy texture is easy to apply with fingertips or brush.
- Fragrance-free formula includes skin-beneficial ingredients as an extra perk.
- Steeper cost per ounce than most of its high-end competitors.