Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator Review & Swatch

 Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Illuminator in Spotlight

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Illuminator in Spotlight

Next to a great mascara, I love an awesome highlight to finish off my makeup look. It just gives your face a fresh healthy glow and brings out the nose bridge and cheekbones. I love the dimension that it adds.

This week, I was able to give Marc Jacob's Glow Stick Illuminating highlighter in Spotlight a trial run—all thanks to Marc Jacobs Beauty and Influenster*. Very impressed to say the least. Let me go over some of the pros and cons to help you determine whether or not you want to add this to your product list.

Details:

This is a portable twist-up cream based highlighter. The packaging is identical to a travel size deodorant. The highlight shows up as a pearlized, more silvery than gold sheen, and it is made to be universal on all skin tones. The formula is dry to the touch, not oily. Currently selling for $42 at Sephora

 Medium skin - Without flash

Medium skin - Without flash

 Medium skin - With flash

Medium skin - With flash

Pros:

  • Able to build the glow - allows you to have a natural sheen or powerful "sickening" glow
  • Does not look oily
  • Easy to apply - just swipe and blend
  • Portable and travel friendly
  • Lasts at least 6 hours

Cons:

  • It sort of tugs at the skin a little when applying
 Light application with synthetic brush - no flash

Light application with synthetic brush - no flash

 Light application with synthetic brush - flash

Light application with synthetic brush - flash

Final thoughts on Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Illuminator?

In the warmer seasons, I love luminous cream based products. It gives my skin a sun-kissed dewy look. Marc Jacobs Glow Stick definitely fits this category. Personally, I would love it even more if it had more gold sparkles to compliment my skin tone. That does not break my decision to purchase the product. I love that I can have it on the go for traveling and that it lasts all day. 

Have you tried #MarcGlowStick? What are your thoughts?

*This product was a complimentary gift from Marc Jacobs Beauty and Influenster. All opinions are my own.