The shade luminous dewy glow is a beautiful champagne shade which is very different from the previous two highlighter i tried from City color. It is more similar to Sigma liquid highlighter in afterglow, only afterglow has little pink pearlescent touch to it. The formula is creamy with perfect consistency to apply on whole face unlike other liquid highlighters which are more shimmery and dry quickly while this cream gives more glowy touch then glittery. It also doesn't dry too fast and gives you enough time to work with it.
As it is illuminating cream, you can use it on whole face before foundation or mix it in. I have tried NYX born to glow illuminator in gleam before and if i compare the texture of both products, i like City color illuminating cream more. It is more easy to work with, blend easily and gives more natural finish. It is very light weight and doesn't feel like an extra layer of heavy product. It is quite long lasting and doesn't fade or smear easily once set.
There are few ways of how to apply liquid highlighter or illuminating cream. You can spread little amount on whole face before applying foundation for natural dewy glow. Mixing it in foundation will give little more glamorous touch. You can also use it after foundation as liquid highlighter on cheekbones, brow bone or even as liquid eyeshadow.
Overall i loved this product, it is perfect shade for all skin, have very good texture, easy to apply and blend, gives beautiful glow and can work in multiple ways. For the price it is perfect and i would highly recommend it to ones who are looking for good illuminating cream.
- Very good texture
- Beautiful shade for all skin
- Easy to spread and blend
- Not glittery
- Gives natural dewy glow beneath foundation
- Works great as liquid highlighter
- Very budget friendly
- Nothing i can think of
CITY COLOR Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream is priced $3.99 at beautyjoint.com