LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave (Review)

I initially talked about this highlighter and shared a swatch in my Sephora Friends and Family Sale Haul, but I hadn’t used it yet. Now that I’ve had time to play around with it, I’m back with my thoughts.

LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter Brave Swatch

LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave, $19.00**

This formula gave me some problems. Despite that, it is a flattering shade for me, it is kind to my texture, and once finessed it has a beautiful finish. I would definitely call this a finicky product. It is quite liquidy and a little bit goes a long way, so you have to be careful not to squeeze out too much product. Also, you have to make sure to shake it well before using it (which isn’t a big deal). The problem is that when blended over certain foundations it can leave harsh lines around the edges and disturb the product underneath.

Once it sets (and it sets quicker if using powder foundation), blending the harsh edges gets difficult without causing some patchiness. It is hard to get a feel for when to stop blending before it starts to pick up the foundation, but also make sure it blends into the rest of my makeup. Because of this, it hasn’t always been possible to get a seamless blend.

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Sephora Friends and Family Sale Haul

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm, and LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave
Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm, and LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave

Thanks to Lili, I was able to get my hands on a code for the Sephora Friends and Family Sale. I just bought a few select items that I knew I’d be able to use and enjoy regularly.

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, $44.00**

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation – 410 Bisque W (heavy swatch on the left and blended out to the right of that)

I recently posted a full review of this newly reformulated foundation from Lancome. I’ve been using the shade 450 Suede N, which is technically too dark and neutral for me. So while I have really enjoyed the formula, I hadn’t been using it as much since I finished my review. Since I had the 20% off code, I decided to go ahead and get a lighter, warm undertone shade. I haven’t given it a try yet, but if it is too light for my face, I plan to mix in some of 450 Suede N.

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