Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter, a baked highlighter that's a new addition to the line. I've been on a real highlighter kick and have been snatching up many of the drugstore I could find. I was so tempted by the fact that it was less than $5.00 so I thought it was so worth a try. You've probably been hearing a lot about this highlighter lately and I'm here to say it's worth the hype!
 Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Where to Purchase: Essence, ULTA, ULTA stores
Price: $4.49 for 6.5 grams/.22 oz
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The Pure Nude Highlighter comes in a black compact with a clear lid.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight


Essence says "Bring out your natural glow with this baked powder that has a slightly marbled effect. Works on any skin tone and is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to your face."

Just looking at it in the pan, you wouldn't think that this would be that much of a highlight but oh man looks are deceiving. This is a wonderful golden peachy champagne that doesn't have chunky glitter or obvious sparkle. It applies lighter on the skin than it appears in the pan. It brings a beautiful sheen to your face but what's amazing is that it layers so well so it's buildable to a sheeny highlight without over accentuating pores. This is what you want for days when you want that "lit from within" look but also when you want to look like light is emanating from your face.

The baked formula is smooth and not dry at all so it blends out well. The formula doesn't kick up a lot of powder as long as you're not using a dense brush so you don't have to worry about picking up and applying too much product. If you're someone who wants a versatile highlighter that can give you both the subtle sheen and more glowy highlight, I highly recommend you give this a try. For less than $5.00, you have practically nothing to lose.

Wear Time: I was able to get 7-8 hours of wear over my foundation.


I do think this is a difficult product to swatch. I swatched it with my fingers on the left and with a brush on the right. Though it looks quite dark in the pan, it applies much lighter like a champagne beige on the skin!

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight


I highly recommend this highlighter, especially if you're still new to the world of highlighters and don't want something too strong. The formula is very forgiving, especially since it's smooth and not powdery so you won't pick up too much product. If you see this in stores, I definitely say pick it up!

What's your current highlighter of the moment? Are you a fan of powder highlighters?

Disclaimer: I purchased this highlighter myself. All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. The post contains an affiliate link which provides me with a commission based off your use of the link to make your purchase.

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