Product Review | Estee Edit Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder

Product Review | Estee Edit Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder in Heat ($32, Sephora)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A buildable, fluid strobing powder in a golden-peach color to give skin a glowing look.  Define and spotlight your favorite features with this ultra-creamy, Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder. This highlighter features a universal, golden-peachy shade that gives every skin tone the perfect sunlit glow. This uber-creamy, highly pearlized strobing powder—part cream and part powder—glides on skin, leaving behind an intense sheen. Formulated with ultra-fine micro-pearls in multiple sizes, the powder refracts light for a soft, modern, illumination.  Formulated without Parabens.

Review: I purchased this during the Sephora Spring VIB Sale event this past April.  This is one of those items I actually picked up in store right after returning from Cancun.  Surprisingly, this was the only highlighter I bought from the sale and this was not on my original list.  I have never bought any product from Estee Edit nor have I been really interested until I walked past the aisle at Sephora and saw all the silver packaging in line (I also ended up getting their blush which I will be reviewing soon).  I believe Estee Edit is the hipper or more youthful version of Estee Lauder.  

The box packaging is a white box with a splash of royal blue on the corner with black and silver typography.  The product is in a nice silver corrugated textured case.  This product is beautiful.  The powder is soft, smooth, creamy and buttery - literally this highlighter is all kinds of amazing to the touch.  As you can see from the swatch below, it is a nice mix of peach, light gold and champagne pearl - which in my opinion will be a good match for a variety of skin tones.  One thing that I love about this highlighter is when applied on the skin, it has that "wet" look similar to what liquid highlighters provide - hence the name Fluid Powder.  This highlighter is very pigmented so go with a light hand but if you want to reach the other side of the universe, go ham.  I am truly happy with this Estee Edit purchase and I would definitely buy another one, however, this is the only shade that they have.  I wish they would come out with more shades.


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