I had my eyes on “That Glow” palette for the longest time, it’s been sold out for months now. So when Sun Dipped showed up in my inbox, grabbed it!
The swatches online can be confusing, specially the shade Tourmaline. It looks almost a brown-bronzey shade but isn’t at all. It’s the shade I thought I would get the least use out of. It is definitely a taupe-shimmer, slight mauve in tone according to light. It is one of my favorite shades in this palette. That and moonstone is perfect on my skintone. The colors lean towards a neutral to warm colour family.
Something to notice about those swatches, they look very different depending on light. All photos here are taken in direct sunlight and indirect sunlight, quite easy to make out which one where I hope. Shade “Summer” has the lightest pigment and goes on almost invisible with a twinkle on me. Bronzed is the darkest shade and is surprisingly wearable. I use a fan brush to get a gradient from bronzed to moonstone, they blend together with no streaks.
I know Hourglass highlighters are a completely different game. I swatched them together to show an intensity comparison. Those bronzers together are beautiful.
These are not subtle but not outrageously out there either. I am definitely a highlighter beginner but I found the whole glow kit quite wearable. I have dehydrated skin and usually stick to creams. These offer good highlight with a teeny bit so I never find myself packing it in but if you do, you will find that it will dry-out dry patches if you have any in that area.
I tried these on my eyes, they didn’t do as well probably because of lack moisture. It does kick up some powder but that is standard for a pressed powder anyway. Those tiny glitter particles don’t come off with tissue alone. It started to fade slightly on me after 5-6 hours. That was without setting it. Other than that, no transfer or cakey patches.
I have had few weeks to play around with it and it’s easily my favorite one amongst the glow kits.