When it comes to makeup, the variety of hues, tints, and shades are endless so it isn't surprising when beauty enthusiasts are joining the bandwagon towards the sparkling unicorn and rainbow highlighters trend that are popping out here and there in the market.
One of the first few rainbow highlighters that I stumbled upon is Wet n Wild coloricon Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorn Glow.
Get a truly unique unicorn glow with this ultra-saturated, high impact, shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight. Featuring micro-fine pearl pigments which combine to create a targeted multi-color glow. Use each majestic shade individually for a precise pop of radiance or swirl together to achieve an everlasting glow.
Directions for Use:
Precisely apply each shade for a full rainbow effect or swirl all the shades together for a spellbinding shine. Dip into each individual color for a fun and vibrant eyeshadow. There's never a wrong way to glow!
This rainbow compact contains shimmery, pastel colors finely milled to look subtle when applied lightly onto the skin. Looking at my swatches above, the supposedly "red" part of the rainbow is pink, orange became yellow-orange, and all the colors are light. The sheen is quite obvious when applied heavily by the fingers just like in this swatch.
Below the "light purple" arm swatch, is the combination of all the colors in the compact blended well together. It actually looks like a blue-toned light yellow-greenish tint. It looked awkward when I applied THAT color on my face, it made me look like I'm going for a costume-y look or something so if I am gonna use this as a basic highlighter for the face, I'd only use the "ÿellow" one. However, I think this can be used as a subtle eyeshadow if you like the light, shimmery eye makeup look.
So what's my verdict:
The compact is made of light, cheap, kind of fragile plastic material; it has no mirror and blush brush included; the seal is only made by the sticker that starts from the upper portion to the lower portion. Removing the sticker seal leaves a sticky residue over the plastic material which I don't like for the powder might stick on it and that look could look dirty.
The powder is sheer, not too pigmented although it is buildable. It doesn't last that long, it stayed on my skin for an hour or two before it totally faded away. If you don't mind retouching every now and then, you'll be fine with this product.
Price: $ 5.99
It is pretty affordable and perfect for thrifty people like me. I got this as an impulse buy from an online reseller here in the Philippines for Php 500 (kinda more expensive than the original US dollar price actually).
The important questions are:
Do I like it?
Maybe? I love rainbows as a kid, so it is nice to look at and have in my collection BUT I don't think I need it.
Is it a must-buy?
Unless you are a make-up artist who does out-of-this-world makeup looks and fashion editorials, I don't think you need this. You can skip this product and you will still be fine without it. No kidding!
Will I buy again?
I haven't used mine more than 3x, I don't think I'll ever hit the pan anytime soon sooooo nope. I will not buy again.
To know more about this product, visit
Wet n Wild Website
Founder of Astral Crystals.