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Pat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter Evaluation & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow HighlighterPat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter ($ 48.00 for 0.16 oz.) Is a light-medium peach with a slightly darker peach base paired with a glossy, reflective finish that was metallic but didn’t tend to accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The color seemed to have some depth as the darker base was more visible at certain angles, which gave my skin tone a more pronounced blush effect.

The powder had a semi-opaque, buildable color yield with a smooth, almost wet texture that was pressed tighter into the pan, thin (but not bad), and mixable. I had no problem picking up the product with a typical tapered highlighting brush and found it easy to apply and fade out. It carried well for nine hours before fading slightly.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 48.00 / 0.16 oz. – – $ 300.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have an “ultra-reflective finish” and a “silky feel” to achieve a “high intensity glow”. The texture felt smoother and almost wet to the touch, although in practice it was clearly a powder-based formula.

It had mostly an opaque, buildable paint cover with a very thin, lightweight texture that was applied evenly to bare skin and faded out with ease. The finish was “high intensity” but didn’t emphasize the natural texture of my skin. It carried well for eight and a half hours before it faded a little.

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