Monday, 5 November 2012

Highlighter Heaven: Prorance Finish Water Glow Skinfinish

Sometimes, like the unassuming arrival of a soul mate, I find the most amazing products when I am not looking for anything particular. Just minding my own business, when out of the abyss emerges something totally beautiful. In this case, the treasure at hand was Prorance's Finish Water Glow Skinfinish in shade M13. The "out of the blue" factor was truly elevated with this purchase, as I nabbed it at my local Korean supermarket. Ok, yes, I did realize there was a makeup shop upstairs, but the true mission of my visit was for Sriracha and aloe juice, so a makeup buy was not at the forefront of my mind (I swear!).


With the appearance of some kind of celestial orb, Prorance Finish Water Glow #M13 is a lovely highlighting powder with a silvery-white base and multicoloured veins of peach, green, and purple. It reminded me a lot of MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish, which I've been admiring for years but never purchased. I'm actually glad I waited for the Prorance version to come my way because I can't imagine Lightscapade being any better!

Here are a couple photos of the colourful box...



And a couple of the compact itself. It comes in sleek silver packaging with a lid embossed with an elegantly scripted "P" (for Prorance!).


The compact contains a separate level for an included brush, which is surprisingly soft and excellent for applying the product to the cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of my nose. 


And one more of the powder itself... So beautiful!


In terms of colour and finish, this highlighter offers a highly shimmery (but not glittery) white sheen with a hint of silver. Just enough to give a pronounced glow, but without that overly gaudy and cool-toned disco ball effect. Even though my skin has neutral-warm undertones, this complements my skin nicely, despite the cool, icicle-like effect it gives. 

Here are some swatches of it, on the left, more densely and on the right, blended out:


I'm hoping to do a Look of the Day using this shortly, so you can see just how stunning it looks on the face. Overall, I'm so happy that I picked this up on a whim because it has become a standout product in my collection. Another Korean product that has exceeded my expectations!

Thanks for reading :)

30 comments:

  1. What gorgeous packaging! I would use it on my eyes as well, it would look amazing on top of many eyeshadows. x

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    1. It is beautiful, isn't it? I love the idea of layering it over top of eye shadow- I'll have to try it out :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. I want this so badly, it looks amazing!

    ps I tagged you in my beauty bloggers tag. check it out if you have time xoxox
    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/beauty-bloggers-tag.html

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    1. It really is amazing! Thanks for reading, Kat- and thanks again for the tag :)

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  3. The packaging is gorgeous and the swatch? Amazing. Would love to try this product in the future, thanks for sharing.:D

    - Marie
    allthingsmarie.com
    International Giveaway: $100 Shopbop Gift Card!

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    1. Glad you found the post helpful! It really is a lovely highlighter. Thanks for reading :)

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  4. looks amazing and love the packaging

    xxLiyana
    http://LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

    PS : just to let you know that i'm having a mac giveaway on my blog to celebrate my first month of blogging !

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    1. Thanks, Liyana! I'll check out your giveaway for sure :)

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    1. Thanks, ladies! I've been following your blog for some time now :)

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  6. The packaging and general look of this product is so pretty! When it is swatched though it looks a little bit too sparkly for everyday wear but I think it still looks lovely for certain evening looks :) x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. Yeah, I can definitely see how this would be a bit too much for every day wear, but it is super pretty. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! Would you like to follow each other? :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  8. Love your blog and these reviews!! Check mine out! We can follow eachother

    www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly
    xoxo

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  9. hey doll, love highlighters too! I'm sure you'll rock this as you always do :)


    Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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  10. Nice post ! Love your blog ;)

    Would be great if we followed each other, don't you think so ? :)

    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

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  11. Nice post dear :)

    Join Estée Lauder Giveaway on my blog :)
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  12. Love that shimmer.
    come by and see my blog. :)
    xo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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    1. Thanks, Ola! I'll peek at your blog soon :)

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  13. You give one of the best beauty reviews on your blog, thanks for reviewing all these wonderful products and thanks for all the wonderful tips!

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