Auric Goldstone Glow Lust Radiant Luminizer ($45.00 for 1.13 oz.) is a medium brown with warmer, golden undertones and a natural sheen. The finish had fine pearl throughout that yielded a luminous glow on my skin but never looked shimmery–it was very “skin-like.” When mixed in with foundation, it still excited the glowiness of my foundation finish.
It had buildable pigmentation that ranged from sheerer to medium, depending on how much was applied and how it was done; when I used a small amount as a standalone product, it yielded more semi-sheer to medium coverage that was easy to diffuse if desired. It had a fluid consistency that seemed a little thicker and creamier than most liquid highlighters, and it spread well over bare skin and over base products. This shade wore nicely for nine hours before showing signs of fading when worn alone. I didn’t notice a difference in longevity when mixed in with the foundation.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).
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$45.00/1.13 oz. – $39.82 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have buildable coverage, so it can be used “alone” or “blended” with skincare/foundation or “used as a highlighter on top of foundation.”
The consistency was creamy, slightly thicker than a lot of liquid luminizers (but not heavy or overly thick), and it seemed more pigmented in its base compared to other liquid luminizers as well.
It had beautiful pearl throughout that added luminosity and a subtle-to-light glow to the skin with light dewiness. The shimmer was nearly undetectable when applied and diffused as a standalone product but still delivered a noticeable uptick in glowiness to my skin whether used alone or mixed in.
It was easy to mix in with moisturizer, primer, and foundation, and it also worked well patted on top of the high points of the face, whether my skin was bare or it was on top of foundation. I didn’t have issues lifting my base products–set and unset–when applied on top. It dried down, for the most part, retained light dewiness to the eye, and wasn’t tacky.