I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this palette for a long time. Not only because it contains unconventional highlight shades, but because it’s a great value – because who among us actually finishes a full-sized highlighter?
After walking through the Laura Geller aisle time and time again, while letting out a quiet sigh each time I pass this palette, I finally cashed in my Ulta points. This gal is now the proud owner of the Laura Geller Life Glows On! Illuminator Palette.
This palette comes in eye-catching packaging. It has this iridescent, holo-like effect, shifting from green to pink, to yellow, to blue. The cardboard palette has a fairly strong magnetic closure.
The palette contains three mini Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators (each containing 2 g of product) and a small mirror. It includes some of Laura Geller’s newer shades: Opal Crush, French Fizz and Diamond Dust.
Opal Crush is an icy lavender highlight. It was easily the most powerful highlight of the three shades – it packed a huge punch. French Fizz is a golden yellow. The formula was a bit stiff, so it took a bit of extra effort to get the product onto my brush. Diamond Dust is a pearly pink. Formula-wise, I found it to fall somewhere between Opal Crush and French Fizz – not as pigmented as Opal Crush, but not as tough to use as French Fizz. I did, however, find that Diamond Dust felt and swatched differently in this palette than it did in the single compact, from when it first came out at Ulta. It just didn’t look as bold as it did when I swatched the highlight single in-store.
If you fancy yourself a highlight collector, this is a good one to add to your collection. If not for the fun shades, then for the drool-worthy swirl embossing. The price of this palette trio ($32 USD) is only a few bucks more than a full-sized single highlight ($26 USD). If you’re willing to pay a little extra you will get more variety and usefulness. I’m really hoping Laura Geller releases some new shades using this palette style for the holiday 2018 collection.