To Glow or Rainbow Glow: That Is The Question
I would be surprised if you HAVEN'T heard of the newest highlighter trend: the rainbow glow! After this picture by the indie makeup company, Bitter Lace Beauty, started trending worldwide, I felt the need to try this "magical" highlighter for myself.
Now believe me when I say, this highlighter is like that magical unicorn in storybooks...you want to believe that it exists, but you've never really seen it in person. This is one of the HARDEST makeup products to get your hands on at the moment. I was beyond thrilled to snag mine during one of her restocks a few weeks ago, and I felt the need to share my opinion before you lose any more sleep over it.
Let me just start of by addressing the uniqueness of this product. YES, it is unique, but also, not really. Did Bitter Lace Beauty invent the concept of a rainbow highlight powder? Probably not. However, they are the ones that gained the most hype and popularity over it. Since there is nothing patentable about this product, it's inevitable that many potential "dupes," or inspirations, have since surfaced on the market. I have one of them to talk about, as well.
It's gorgeous, without a doubt. Since these highlighters are handmade, there are some inconsistencies within each pan. As you can see, mine happens to have a lot of blue and yellow, and not so much of the red or purple colors. Because of this, my pan of highlight does apply looking like a yellow and blue stripe across the cheeks.
Clearly, there is a much stronger, white base to this highlight, and the rainbow appears more as an iridescent shimmer. In certain lights, it looks like an ordinary, silvery-white highlighter, but when you look at it in the right angle, it shows up as a true, bright rainbow. When I purchased this product, it claimed to come in the same 36mm pan as Prism, but when I received it, the pan was giant! 57mm, to be exact. And hey, I'm definitely not complaining!
Here are some comparison shots between Prism and Suspiria:
I would definitely consider these to be novelty makeup items. Is this trend for makeup beginners? Probably not. Is it for the faint of heart? Definitely not. Being a self-proclaimed makeup connoisseur myself, I'm always on the look out for something new and unique, and that's exactly what these highlighters are. While I don't see myself picking up any other versions of this particular trend (mainly because I can't justify wearing these on a regular basis), it was fun to try!
Let me know what you think of this rainbow glow trend and if you've had a chance to try it. Now that I've acquired the makeup version of a unicorn, I'm off to hunt for the real deal...wish me luck!
xoxo Eshani a.k.a. TotalMakeupJunkie101