It isn’t everyday that I get to test a stunning new product launch, so I was very excited to get this review up for you guys. Bali Body reached out to me last month and asked me to review their new Highlighter Sticks. Of course my answer was yes!!
Bali Body is an Australian brand. Their products are made in Melbourne Australia and are vegan & cruelty free!
I was extra intrigued by this product launch because the Bali Body Highlighter sticks are one of Bali Body’s first cosmetic launches. The majority of their products are tanning related, like tanning oils and self tanner. After seeing the stunning glow in the promotional photos for the highlighters I needed to know more!
Bali Body Highlighter Stick Review
Complete every makeup look with the Bali Body Highlighter Stick. This cream to matte formula easily blends into the skin, creating a soft, seamless glow. Available in 3 luxe shades: Moonlit, Rose Gold & Sunkissed.
The Bali Body Highlighter Sticks retail for $39.95CAD and contain 0.13oz of product. There are three shades available for purchase: Moonlit, Rose Gold and Sunkissed.
If you’re a Canadian like me you should know that Bali Body offers free shipping to Canada. How awesome is that!? Keep in mind that you might incur a customs fee. The extra fee on my highlighters was around $23CAD.
When I hear “highlighter stick” I think of a twist up stick formula like the ColourPop Highlighter Stix or the MUR Fast Base Stick Foundation. The Bali Body Highlighters aren’t actually a stick formula contrary to the product advertising, this is a liquid formula.
The highlighters come in a tube and feature a wand applicator. It’s the same type of applicator as the Pixi Matte Last Lipsticks with the triangular shape and little hole in the center to hold extra product.
This is my favourite type of packaging for liquid highlighters. Squeeze tubes aren’t really my thing, so I appreciate the wand applicator!
I love how elevated the packaging is. Even though the tubes are plastic the gold caps make them look extra luxurious. I feel like I need to go out and finally buy a makeup vanity to display them on.
Oh my goodness, these highlighters are gorgeous! Even swatched on my hand I thought Wow! The Bali Body Highlighter Sticks come in three shades: Moonlit, Rose Gold & Sunkissed. Here are the brand descriptions of each shade:
Moonlit: Soft shades of champagne and moonbeams as an ethereal glow.
Rose Gold: Warm rose tones add depth and radiance to any complexion.
Sunkissed: Deeper shades of bronze mimic rays of sunshine for a goddess
Moonlit is my favorite of the three because I think it works the best with my skintone. Rose gold also works for me pretty well, but Sunkissed is much too dark for me. Sunkissed would be stunning on deeper skin tones!
These Bali Body Glow Stick Highlighters are high impact with a metallic finish. If you like a blinding highlight these are for you! They dry down fast, so you don’t really get a lot of play time. I don’t recommend dotting them all over your face before blending. Place the highlighter on one part of your body and immediately blend, or else you might have a hard time smoothing it out.
Usually I apply liquid highlighter with a wet sponge but I found that my Real Techniques sponge was lifting off the foundation underneath the highlight. It wasn’t working at all! What works best for me is blending out with my fingers. The highlighter smooths out nicely with a few circular motions. Blend fast, because these highlighter do not budge once they set.
The Bali Body formula is extremely long wearing. These glow sticks don’t move once you blend them out. They easily last over 12 hours on me, but please keep in mind it’s March right now so the wear time might be lessened in the Summer by the heat, sweat, etc. I won’t really know until June or July how they’ll wear in warmer temperatures.
I noticed that the highlighters do contain the tiniest amount of micro-glitter. Thankfully it’s not full on – I wouldn’t describe these as a sparkly formula and there aren’t any large chunks. It’s not enough to emphasize any texture on my face.
If you don’t like any glitter in your highlighters I recommend checking out the Becca Liquid Skin Perfectors. They’re one of my favourite liquid highlighters, and I find the application to be a little easier. The downside is that the glow is more subdued than the Bali Body glow. Many of you have told me that you prefer your highlighters to be blinding if you’re going to take the effort to wear them, so Bali body is a good option if that sounds like you!
Let’s Talk About Price…
Okay, now let’s talk about price. These retail for $39.95CAD. I feel like that’s a little expensive for only 0.13 oz (4ml) of product? I’ve already made a noticeable dent in the shade Moonlit after only a week or so of use, so I can see myself going through these really fast.
The travel sizes of the Becca Liquid Skin Perfectors retail for $25.50CAD and contain 0.68oz of product. So the Bali Body highlighters are definitely on the higher spectrum cost wise.
|Bali Body Highlighter Sticks||$39.95||$307.31/oz|
|Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter||$40||$200/oz|
|Tom Ford Soleil Neige Glow Drops||$66||$140.43/oz|
|Charlotte Tilbury Highlighter Wand||$50||$125/oz|
|Becca Liquid Skin Perfectors||$54||$31.76/oz|
I’ve always considered Charlotte Tilbury & Tom Ford to be expensive… but Bali Body is making them look reaaaally affordable right now. I’m kind of shocked at the price per ounce. If you go through highlighters fairly quickly I think these are a little overpriced for how much product you get. I would be happier paying $19.95 for them, given that they only contain 0.13oz each!
These highlighters from Bali Body are truly beautiful. I love the high impact finish, and the long lasting, non transferring glow. These are going to be amazing in the summer time. I’ve been reaching for them everyday!
The main barrier standing in the way of my full recommendation is the cost. I feel like 0.13oz each isn’t much product compared to what else is on the market right now. I’m love the finish and will continue using them, but I don’t know that I would have purchased them on my own just knowing that the value doesn’t compare as well to other brands on the market. What do you guys think?