Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick
Category:Makeup > Concealers & Highlighters > Highlighter
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This twist-up luminizing stick offers a gorgeous alternative to pressed powder highlighters. The cream-to-powder formula pairs well with all types of foundation, including powders.

Those with dry skin will appreciate the soft, blendable texture and the non-drying formula. The shimmer finish is subtle enough to work for those with slightly oily skin; however, if you have very oily or breakout-prone skin, may exacerbate both concerns due to the thickeners and waxes it contains.

Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick is available in two shades, both of which are recommended for light to medium-deep skin tones.

Note: The color swatches, both online and in stores, are not true-to-life; for example, Persian Sunset has a soft pink hue in the tube, but once applied the pink is almost imperceptible, even on very light skin tones.

  • Easy to blend.
  • Silky, cream-to-powder texture.
  • Subtle, daytime-appropriate shimmer.
  • Non-drying formula works well on dry skin.
  • None.
Brand Overview

Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance

Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.

Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.

 Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.

For more information about Sonia Kashuk, visit soniakashuk.com or www.target.com.

Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.

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