The product yielded sheer coverage, as designed when applied all over as a tinted moisturizer, and lasted for eight and a half hours this way. When I used it as a cheek product (luminous bronzer for me, highlighter on other skin tones), it had semi-sheer (slightly buildable) coverage that blended out easily, looked glowy without being overtly shimmery, and stayed on well for nine hours before looking a bit faded.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).
- Charlotte Tilbury Tan (5.5) (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Becca Borealis (5.5) (-, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Becca Light Year (4) (-, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- Becca Moondance (3) (-, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
- Charlotte Tilbury Medium (4.5) (P, $44.00) is lighter (80% similar).
- Becca Light Seeker (2.5) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
- Charlotte Tilbury Tan/Dark (6.5) (P, $44.00) is darker (80% similar).
$30.00/1 oz. – $30.00 Per Ounce
It’s described as a ‘sheer tinted moisturizer” so that the shades are “flexible” while giving an “ultra-dewy finish.” When I saw the promotional video and read through the ingredient list, it was very much called to mind other tinted luminizing products, often more billed as luminizers than tinted moisturizers. I initially purchased the three shades closer to my skin tone, in case it was more tinted moisturizer than luminizer. Still, I’d say these are tinted luminizers.
The brand states that it can be applied to the “high points” for “targeted radiance” or “all over the face for maximum dewiness.” To wear it all-over would give a very high-shine, luminous finish that likely would be “too much” for some (though undoubtedly perfect for some). I think it compared favorably against other luminizers that are designed to be applied as a highlighter, mixed in with moisturizer/foundation, or used all-over, like Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (which has a thinner consistency and higher amount of pearl) or AURIC Glow Lust (which has a thicker consistency, more of a sheen than as dewy).
The consistency was like a lightweight gel-cream–not too runny but not too thick or too heavy, so it spread readily across the face for all-over coverage. Still, it could be patted on the high points of foundation (over bare skin or on top of foundation) without being prone to lifting it.