I was sent these two Smashbox “Halo Highlighting Wands” recently and have had some time to play around with them and let you know how I feel about them! You can buy them online at Sephora or on their website & even at Sephora stores or anywhere else that they sell Smashbox. They retail for USD$29.00 each and at the moment they only come in 2 shades: “Gold” & “Pearl”.
I really like the packaging because it’s easy to apply as the product is in cream form and it’s in a “pen” that you click the bottom to release the product.
You can apply the product directly on your face or even click some on your hand and mix in with foundation to add an all over glow. I recommend applying the product before you powder your face because since it’s a cream you don’t want to layer the highlight on top of a powder – it will become hard to blend and look quite cakey.
Here are swatches of the shades on my hand.
I personally prefer the “Gold” shade as I am more drawn to warmer, golden shades & I also feel like it’s a touch more metallic looking – which I prefer. The “Pearl” shades is more on the champagne/pink side and it’s a bit more subdued, for a more natural looking glow. Overall I really enjoy this product and think it’s very versatile! I love me a good glow and this definitely gives it. Let me know your thoughts and which shade you prefer!
XO Julia ❤