Product Review | Jaclyn Cosmetics Accent Light Highlighter Palette
Product Review | Jaclyn Cosmetics Accent Light Highlighter Palette in The Flare ($49, Morphe.com and Jaclyncosmetics.com)
Product Details (from Morphe's website): These palettes of super creamy highlighters give you light with every swipe. Each palette features four shimmering, buildable shades that apply seamlessly onto skin, so you’ll be glowing from any angle. Our Accent Light highlighters are made using a proprietary filling process, which creates unique, one-of-a-kind patterns in every pan. All the shades will give you the same beautiful highlight, but each one is like an original work of art.
Glow Up / lustrous golden champagne
Made Ya Look / lustrous golden honey
Exposure / lustrous deep bronze
Turned On / lustrous flaming copper
Review: When I first saw this palette, it reminded me of the Becca X Khloe/Malika face palette. I had mentioned on my Instagram earlier this year that Jaclyn Cosmetics is a brand I wanted to try in 2020. Although this palette was released later in 2019, this is my first Jaclyn Cosmetics purchase. I actually picked it up during Morphe's 30% Sale a few weeks back.
I am not going to lie, the luxurious feel and look of the packaging got to me more than anything. I know there has been quite a few drama and hate thrown at Jaclyn Cosmetics in general; but I am taking no part in that. I will buy what I think I will use and give an objective review. The packaging comes in a glossy finish white box with silver typography. The actual case is made out of silver and white packaging with a glass-like top. The compact has a large mirror along with four different face powders or "accent lights".
I ended up choosing "The Flare" palette because I was hoping I can use it as a complete face palette - highlighter, blush and bronzer versus just a highlighter palette. The powders are very smooth and creamy. They are easy to blend and are long-wearing. They are all pigmented as well. I tried using the shade Exposure as a bronzer and it actually worked really nice when using a light hand. I used Glow Up as a blush shade and a little goes a long way. Glow up was my choice for a highlighter and really gives a beautiful glow on the skin. I was afraid that I will end up looking like a disco ball by trying to use them other than a highlighter. The subtleness of the powder allows it to blend in a way where it only provides a nice sheen and not a highlighted effect, if that makes sense. The powders all blend together very well and it makes the skin looks so radiant. This reminds of the Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Face Palette with the exception of the matte bronzer in that palette.
Here's a tip to make this face powder work as bronzer and blush is to use a duo fiber brush or a stippling brush with a light hand and then use a clean stippling brush to blend the powders to achieve a natural radiant look. I am actually very impressed with this product and even though I will not purchase it for its retail price of $49, I highly recommend that if it ever goes on sale that you pick it up.