Who here doesn’t love a good highlighter?! Even though they are not part of my regular makeup routine, I still like to bring them out when I want to feel the glow. Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward Pacifica Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Strobe Highlighter in shade Unicorn.
I won this product on Pacifica’s Instagram a few months ago and have been using it since Christmas.
It’s got a nice little doe foot wand that makes it easy to apply anywhere you want – the high points of your cheeks, cupid’s bow, and my fave – the inner corners of your eyes.
Unicorn has a beautiful, pearlescent pink sheen and no sparkles, which I adore. Even though I love glitter, there’s a time and a place for it, you know? Unicorn is also pretty translucent, so it gives you an amazingly soft glow that you faintly see until it catches the light.
I know a lot of people like a super flashy highlight that can be seen from space, but I’m more of a subtle glow type of girl. It’s the introvert in me – I don’t want to stand out!
When you’re applying Liquid Mineral Strobe Highlighter, you have to blend fast because it sets quickly. I like to apply to one desired spot (like my right cheekbone) and blend that in with my fingers before moving on to the left. And I don’t like to layer it because I feel it leaves an uneven, splotchy highlight.
But this baby lasts – the staying power is incredible. Even when my lipstick and eyeliner have started to give up on me, Unicorn stays strong. I could still see the sheen 8+ hours later.
The one thing I really disliked about this was the scent! As soon as you pull it out of the tube, it smells like superglue. The odor fades instantly and then all you smell is a sugary fragrance, but it’s still a shocker when the wand gets too close to my nose.
Overall, I would definitely try the other shades of Pacifica’s highlighters. Unicorn is fun to wear and it’s perfect to use from work to play.
Great long-lasting liquid highlighter. No sparkles, just a gorgeous pearlescent pink sheen. Blend immediately because this products sets quickly.