Some people love to get their glow on. They want the high points of their face to be so bright and reflective that they could light up the entire universe. They live for the glow. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people. I think the glow is “just okay” and skip it on most days. That’s why I was shocked by the fact that I even bought these $1 AOA Glow Baby Highlighters. Perhaps it’s a sign that the glow is growing on me? Let’s find out!
Things you need to know: These are some tiny glow babies. For $1.55 you get 4.5 mL of product, which is not a lot, but again – they’re $1.55 babies. They come in little dropper bottles so you can get your science vibes on while dropping highlight on your face with the little pipette. Choose to live your science dreams in 5 different shades ranging from a pearlescent blue to rosy tones to your traditional bronzey-gold. I have two shades: Goddess and After Glow.
That’s nonsense: I’m not one to typically gravitate toward a liquid highlight, so there was a major learning curve to using this. It’s a very thin product and I had a huge problem figuring out how to blend it out without blending it all over my entire face. Also, it also has glitter in it. It’s not chunky or anything, but I know that is not some people’s jam so I’ll just put it out there.
That makes a lot of sense: Honestly, I freaking love these highlighters. There are so many different ways to use them. Put them on under your foundation for a subtle glow, mix it in with your foundation for soft and healthy lit from within vibe, or pop it on your face after foundation for true luminoscity. I’ve been doing a lot of that last method using a densely packed round brush. I feel like the denser the brush, the better control you have while blending. I also only use a tiny bit, because I want more of a natural glowy sheen than that “I’ve got high beams on face” kind of look. This being said, it’s totally buildable for those of y’all who love that high beam look.
The final verdict is that this is a great, cheap product that you should give a try! Yes, it’s a tiny tube, but a little goes a long way. Plus, there are so many ways that you can use it! It’s a win in my book and a great product for highlight enthusiasts as well as those who are just kind of “meh” about the concept, because it’s so buildable. Also, these are from their Paw Paw Charity line, which means that $0.55 of your purchase (which is a little over 1/3 of the cost) gets donated to an animal rescue charity! Woohoo!
What’s your favorite highlight?
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