Friday, June 21, 2013

Review -- Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands

Lately, I've been kind of obsessed with cream products.

In particular, I've been loving the natural, glowy way that cream blush looks on my cheeks -- and that kind of inspired me to branch out to cream highlighters.

Every highlighter that I own is powdered and while I love most of them, I wanted something a little more natural for summer. I got a sample size of Benefit's Watts Up as part of my birthday gift from Sephora and it's a nice product but I find the shade to be a little golden for my porcelain skin.

So when I was in Target recently picking up toothpaste and Diet Coke, the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminousity Highlighter Stick totally caught my eye.

First of all, it's a cream formula.

Secondly, it comes in stick form so it's quick and easy to apply.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands

And thirdly, while Sparkling Sands, the shade I chose, is a golden color, it's lighter than Watts Up, so it's a much better option for my skin tone.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands
The formula is nice and creamy, so it applies easily and blends out like a dream. However, it's not too creamy or greasy that it doesn't last on the skin.  I can get a good five hours of wear out of it before needing to touch up, which is a pretty good for me when it comes to cream products.

And because it's in stick form, it's easy to toss in your bag if you want to add a little more throughout the day.

On the skin, the effect is noticeable but subtle and natural -- there's no big chunks of glitter or shimmer to make you look like a disco ball. I sometimes highlight under my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes with it as well so it's a versatile product.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands
The stick contains 10.5 grams of product and retails for about $11, so it's definitely a good value. My Target had it in one other shade, Persian Sunset, which seemed to be more of a bronze-y tone.

If you're in the market for a pretty, affordable cream highlighter, I definitely recommend giving this one a try. I'd love it if they came out with another shade that was cooler -- a pearly tone maybe.

Have you tried the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminousity Highlighter Stick?  What's your favorite cream highlighting product?


  1. It seems to be a perfect dupe for Benefit watts up !!

  2. Do you think this would work well on light-medium skin tones? I want to try Watt's Up, but it's too pricey to get the color wrong, which I inevitably do. ;-)

    1. I think this might actually show up even better on light-medium skin -- I'm so pale that some of highlighters almost blend in with my skin so the effect is pretty subtle. On slightly darker skin, I think it would be even prettier.

      I have a sample of Watt's Up and compared to the SK Chic Luminousity Highlighter Stick, it's slightly darker and warmer. I'll take a photo of the two side-by-side tomorrow and add it to this post if you want to check back. :)

  3. I was impulsive and picked it up today whilst shopping at Target. The color looks great, so I'm going to give it a try. :-)

    Thanks for your help!



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