Mineral-based highlighter with prismatech shimmer. Brand new illuminator revitalizes skin with subtle sheen. Beautifully blended color combinations provide a soft, incredibly flattering glow. Prismatech is a color and texture revolution and combines all the best features of baked, fluid and cream products. Creates the truest color imaginable with a highly polished finish.
Mirabella’s new Brilliant Mineral formula is said to combine features of baked, fluid, and cream products. There are three (3) new bronzing shades and three (3) new highlighting shades. This review is for the Brilliant Mineral Highlighter in Shimmer Rose–a medium pink and silver shade.
The Brilliant Mineral items come in square compacts with see-through, flip up lids. The pan is grooved in a wave-like shape. The colors in the pan are similarly designed in a wave-like pattern.
Shimmer Rose is a fusion of bubblegum pink and silver colors. Applied heavily, this product imparts medium-intensity shimmer and a light pink color. Blended out more subtly, this product leaves a whisper of pink and a subtle, prismatic sheen on the skin.
The formula feels very similar to the MAC Extra Dimension formula. It feels almost like a whipped, airy, fluffy powder in the pan.
The shimmer you get is strong, yet the particles are finely-milled, so the luminizing effect comes across via a sheen rather than glittery chunks reflecting light.
The wear time is good also: I don’t have any problems losing the luminizing effect as the day goes on.
This product does need to be paired with a similarly-colored blush because the pink pigment shows on the skin. If you want a highlighter that can be used with any cheek color or for highlighting on other parts of the face, this isn’t the right product. But if you’re sporting a pink or red blush, this luminizer will do the trick.
Ease of Use: 10/10
This luminizer is very easy to use. It blends out with zero effort. You can apply as little as you like, or layer the powder to amp up the intensity of the sheen.
For $38.00 you get 0.26 ounces of product. The price seems high, but you get a lot more product in the Brilliant Mineral Highlighter than you do with most other high-end brands. For example, NARS’ Albatross costs $28.00 and contains 0.16 ounces, which ends up costing more per ounce. Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Blocs cost $38.00 and contain 0.21 ounces. On the other hand, MAC’s Extra Dimension Highlighters cost much less ($29.00) and contained more (0.31 ounces).
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Squalane, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, 1,2-Hexanediol, PTFE, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Zinc Stearate Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide MAY CONTAIN (PEUT CONTENIR): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.