Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review & Swatch
By Ree

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review & Swatch

20 Apr 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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The highlighter obsession rages on and I have found a new travel-friendly option in the gorgeous Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator. The Glow Stick! Isn’t that the best name ever? And if cream highlighters are your thing then you need to check this out. I am more of a powder girl as a rule, but I am really liking its dewy goodness. Here it is. UPDATE: buy it in the UK here

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Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review

The Marc Jacobs Glow Stick is all about delivering a dewy pay off to the skin, and it really is dewy in a very skin flattering way – like you just have skin like that, and yes, you really are that gorgeous! You can achieve a really natural looking glow with this.

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Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Review

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Features

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Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Review
  • Portable cream stick highlighter
  • First-ever universal shade that flatters all skin tones
  • Instant dewy payoff
  • Balanced ratio of pearly gold and silver pigments to suit warm and cool complexions
  • Fresh-looking cream fuses with the complexion for a healthy-looking sheen.
  • Silky-soft non-sticky texture
  • Oval shape of the stick applicator allows one-swipe coverage
  • Travel friendly palm-shaped case and roll-up dial
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Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Review

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Swatch

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Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Swatch

Although I applied it by swiping it straight on to my skin and then blending it in with my fingers, I think it may be better to swipe from the stick with your fingers and then tap it in to the skin. As well as on top of the cheekbones, it works really well down the bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow, and anywhere else you want to light to bounce off.

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Glow Stick

I used it on top of my matte Marc Jacobs Full Cover Foundation in Ivory and it lit everything up. I think that this highlighter is for those of you that are into a more natural, dewy, healthy skin look, rather than anything really obviously highlighted. Saying that, you can really build this up. Plus, if you set this with a powder highlight, and I would use BECCA’s Moonstone, then this would take everything to strobe dimensions. To get uber-glow, I find that it is definitely about layering a powder product on top of a cream.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick is available in the UK exclusively here and you can order it online HERE in the US like I did. If you are looking for an alternative with shade options, BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured is an excellent cream highlighter.

Ree

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