Omg you guys, I have finally hopped on the Glossier band wagon! I picked up three products to try. Two were skincare products and the other a makeup product from the Glossier Play Line. Today we’re talking about the Glossier Play Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate!
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Glossier Play Niteshine Concentrate Review
Finally, a highlighter with depth. Made with a superior, refined pearl powder formula this buildable concentrate creates an illuminating, foil-like finish that sets and lasts. […] Niteshine’s potent sheen layers easily over makeup and comes in four high-impact shades that give you the glow you want, where you want.
Glossier Niteshine Concentrate retails for $25CAD and contains 0.34oz (10ml) of product. This cream/liquid highlighter comes in four different shades: Molten Umber, Deep Copper, Platinum Rose and Pale Pearl. Niteshine is cruelty free, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist tested, dermatologist tested, and safe for use around the eyes.
I was very pleased when I received my order in a cardboard box made from 100% recycled paper. I was a little less pleased when I opened that box to find a plastic bubble wrap bag followed by a little cardboard box which held Niteshine wrapped in a plastic wrapper. ITS LIKE A RUSSIAN NESTING DOLL OF PACKAGING. Make it Stop please?
Onto the bottle itself: Glossier Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate is packaged in a little glass bottle with “Glossier Play” printed on it in black lettering. The cap is tiny and features a tiny rounded applicator. Many reviews on Glossier are referring to it as doe foot but there isn’t actually a flat part to make it a doe foot applicator.
I’ve tried applying Glossier Play Niteshine a number of different ways. I’ve worn it over foundation, on bare skin, blended with a sponge, brush and my fingers. I was disappointed to find that my sponge didn’t do a good job of blending Niteshine. I usually blend out my Becca Liquid Skin Perfector with a sponge so I didn’t think that I would have an issue with it, but apparently I was wrong.
A brush worked really well for blending Niteshine once I had dotted it on my face. My preferred brush is a Luxie 660 for blending in the formula. I also had luck blending it with my fingers, but only over bare skin. When I tried to blend it with my fingers over foundation it didn’t really work properly.
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I probably should have gone with Pale Pearl shade instead of Platinum Rose but I have so many champagne highlighters that I didn’t think another one would feel special to me. And since I’m a Platinum Blonde now Platinum Rose sounded meant to be!
When I dot my Glossier Niteshine Concentrate on my face it looks a liiitle crazy. It comes across super metallic at first but it blends out to a very natural glow. It’s more glowy than dazzling which is perfect for no-foundation days.
Even though Platinum Rose isn’t a close match for my skin tone I’m able to blend it out so that it’s not a stripe on my face. It’s so pretty!
While I love the glow that Glossier Play Niteshine gives me I think that $25 was a little much for a highlighter that seems to look its best over bare skin. Even though I can make it work over foundation it’s harder to blend in than my Becca Liquid Skin Perfector and I would rather blend it with a sponge than a brush.
My fingers worked best for diffusing the pigment but touching my face makes me more prone to break outs and I just don’t like the feeling of makeup on my hands.
I won’t be returning my Glossier Play Niteshine but I don’t see myself ever repurchasing this formula. I wish that it had blended better. If the application was smoother I would have been able to recommend it!
Have you tried anything from Glossier Play?
Thanks for reading my review of the Glossier Play Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate. I’d love to know if you’ve tried it and what you think of Glossier in general. Talk Soon! x