Review + Swatches: Essence Soo Glow Cream to Powder Highlighter in ‘Bright Up Your Life”

DSC01834I’m a big fan of luminous skin. I think a good highlighter can go a long way in achieving that beautiful glow. I have always found it harder to find cheaper alternatives to highlighters so when I saw a few beauty gurus on Youtube giving rave reviews about this I knew I had to try it. I picked this up from Priceline a while ago. I can’t seem to find the product on their website anymore but I do know that it was for quite cheap. On the Essence website it is $5.75 AUD so I’m pretty sure it would have been the same price in Priceline.



It comes in two shades, I got the shade “20 Bright Up Your Life” which is cool toned, with pink undertones. I couldn’t find the other one in my local Priceline store. Considering that it is a cream product, one would think that it takes some time to dry to a powder finish but it dries super fast so you have to be rather quick when applying it. Once set, it gives a beautiful sheen. It can definitely be used under the brow bone or in the inner corner of your eyes for a nice highlight there also.

I’ve found the easiest way to apply this is with my fingers. I just take some on my fingers and gently pat it onto my cheek bones, and then rub it in very lightly. The best way is to pat it in rather than rubbing it in too much. I find that the warmth of my fingers really helps to melt the product and allows it to go on much smoother, as opposed to applying it with a brush. If I use a heavy hand it can  disturb my foundation. The packaging is not anything special but honestly, for the price I paid it’s not a deal breaker, because the product is lovely.



It gives a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin and can definitely be worn during the day or night. It is extremely pigmented as you can see from the swatches. it has such a beautiful shimmer to it.

I’m always on the hunt for highlighters and have been really pleased with this product. I’m a big fan of Essence products. I have tried a few of their mascara’s and nail polishes in the past and have been quite impressed.

Have you tried this highlighter? What did you think of it? Can you recommend any of your favourite highlighters?


6 thoughts on “Review + Swatches: Essence Soo Glow Cream to Powder Highlighter in ‘Bright Up Your Life”

  1. How awesome is this highlighter especially for the price! I have the Mary-Lou as well and I must say essence is producing some great stuff!!! Great blog…

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