I’ve been trying out the new Laura Mercier’s new Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for the last few weeks & am sharing all of my thoughts on it with you today! The Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette is a limited edition palette of cream highlighters that is available exclusively at Sephora. Its 5 cream shades are designed to mimic the way light reflects & refracts to create a holographic glow.
The Lightstruck Palette is unique compared to other highlighters that I’ve tried because each shade is a cream formula. For some reason, I’ve always been slightly hesitant to use cream-based formulas, whether blushes, eyeshadows, or highlighters, but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these highlighters were to use. The lightweight creams went on smooth & blended so easily! I recommend using your fingers to apply the product, rather than a beauty blender or sponge. Also, if you’re like me & you wear powder foundation, this palette may not be for you because the cream formula doesn’t work well on top of the powder.
The variety of shades in this palette makes it incredibly versatile. I have fair, neutral to cool toned skin, & all the shades have worked well for me. All of the shades, even the deeper “Reflect,” go on sheer, but can be layered for buildable intensity. They each have a distinct shimmering quality to them & “Beam” has a definite sparkle to it. In the swatches below, I’ve layered the highlighters on pretty thick to give you a good idea how each one looks on my fair skin, but I’ve been using a much less intense version for everyday wear. I’ve been really pleased with the variety of intensity that can be achieved with each highlighter.
From left to right: Aurora, Reflect, Prism, Beam, Ray.
“Ray,” an iridescent nude, has been my most used shade. I apply it everywhere that I would use highlighter – the high points of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, & my browbones.
“Aurora” is a beautiful, flushed pink that gives a light, overall glow. I’ve been using it as a cream blush or on my lips to a little bit of shimmer over an everyday nude lipstick.
“Prism,” a gleaming gold, gives a sun-kissed glow when added to the center of your forehead, cupid’s bow, & cheekbones.
“Reflect,” a deeper bronze shade, works perfectly to add a little contouring in the hollows of cheekbones & sides of my nose.
“Beam,” a sparkly silver, has been my least used shade. I can see myself using it to add dimension to the center of each eyelid next time I do a smoky eye.
Instagram has tons of tutorials now on how to use & layer the shades to create endless looks, just search #lightstruck.
As with any cream formula, these highlighters can shift & settle into fine lines, so it’s important to properly prep before use. I always use a primer to start my makeup routine & set with powder for all-day wear. For even more intensity, set the highlighters with a powder highlighter.
Overall, I really like the Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette. The buildable intensity & variety of shades provides for endless looks. Although still prefer a powder highlighter, mostly because I tend to wear powder foundation, I will definitely continue using these shades this spring & summer when I need a little extra shimmer or want that fresh, dewy look.
**I received a complimentary Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette to test and/or review. As always, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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