OFRA MarchBeautyWord Highlighter Review & Swatches

 

MarchBeautyWord

OFRA MarchBeautyWord Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The pan is divided into four sections, and it was difficult to pick up just one shade at a time with a tapered highlighting brush–I always ended up with a little bit of the shade next to it. The two shades used in the pan are Star Island (gold) and Pillow Talk (pink), which are both part of the standalone highlighter range. As it was less feasible to use them individually (and I have reviewed the individual shades previously), I only tested this shade swirled together.

The texture was soft, smooth, and dense with a light creaminess to it that gave it some slip and prevented powderiness. It wasn’t too firmly-pressed in the pan, though, so it picked up easily with a brush and light-to-moderate touch. The powder applied evenly and blended out effortlessly on my skin for an intense, metallic glow. It just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at higher coverage. The color stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Anastasia Crystal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Talk in Code (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).MAC Silver Dusk (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar).Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar).Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Colour Pop Smokin’ Whistles (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).Colour Pop Counting Sheep (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar).MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Maybelline Nikkie Tutorials (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Natasha Denona Light (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.35 oz. – $82.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “liquid to baked technology” that has “unparalleled pigment payoff” that can be used as a highlighter as well as an eyeshadow or as a blush topper.” It’s a very pigmented formula with a high-shine, metallic finish that will be most suitable for someone who wants an intense highlighter. The texture was denser but not dry or difficult to work with, so it seemed to melt onto the skin the more I buffed and blended the highlighter on. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

 

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Ethylene/ Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Ci 77891, Ci 77492,Ci 77491, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.

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