Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic – Review & swatches

Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic – Review & swatches

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Sara Hassan , 30 Comments
I cannot imagine leaving out a highlighter in my daily makeup routine. I love how it adds a gorgeous glow to my skin instantaneously.

Circus Circus Highlighter Powder in 01 It’s Magic (limited edition)
Curtains up for a perfect complexion! The subtle highlighter powder not only brightens up your complexion, but your eyes too! Delicate shimmer particles set enchanting accents on your face, neck and décolleté for a splendid finale in the circus arena!

Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic
Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic
Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic
Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic - Swatch
Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic - Swatch
My thoughts
I am pleasantly surprised by the product. This is hands down the best drugstore highlighter I have come upon to date. I was blown away by the texture and pigmentation of this product the first time I tried it. The texture is soft and applies like a dream. Also, it’s richly pigmented – little goes a long way! I love the embossed circus tent on it; I think it’s cute. It comes in a huge 9g pan which is plenty to last me a few years. The packaging is well-made and the lid locks properly which makes it good to travel with.

It’s Magic is a universally flattering, light champagne gold with minute light reflecting shimmer. I've been wearing it almost daily during day time and I don’t think it makes my face look outrageously sparkly. As I said, it's very pigmented so make sure you keep a light hand while applying. It wears for good five hours and gives just the right amount of glow to my face without turning me into a disco ball. I noticed that it slightly emphasizes pores and other imperfections which is the only snag that I could find but it doesn’t bother me a lot as it doesn’t appear frosty. It leaves my skin with a perfect golden sheen and gives me that sun-kissed radiance which I love! The one thing that could bother you is that there is a lot of fallout in the pan which makes it look dirty after each use. I don't consider it to be much of an issue though; I just sweep my finger across the rim of the pan and it's clean again.

All in all, I think this product is great value for the price. Unfortunately, it’s an L.E so if you’re planning on getting this, better hurry up!

You might like it if…
  • You want add a glow to your skin
  • You fancy champagne gold highlighters
  • You think it’s travel-friendly
  • You expect good pigmentation and wear time
  • You think it has a soft texture that applies smoothly
  • You love the price
You might not like it if…
  • It slightly enhances pores and other imperfections
  • Fallout in the pan bothers you
My rating
4.5/5

Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder It’s Magic is priced at PKR 460 and can be purchased online at Just4girls.pk. Join Essence Pakistan on Facebook to stay updated.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it yet?

30 comments :

  1. I love it on you! have to get now before it runs out :p xx

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  2. It shows up so well <3 Great product!!!

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  3. awesome sara n it suits you so well i think i should pick this up but i haven't tried any gold highliter beforte... do you think it will suit me? thanx alot for this review :)

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    1. Thank you Maha! <3 Well, I think it will suit just about anyone. :)

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  4. Hey even before reading "ur thoughts" I fell for the swatch and on u...oo!la!la!!! wow makes me cravvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve BADLY!!! gonna munch it soon IA:) <3

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  5. And I am sure that now it is going to be the next "out of stock" at J4g...lolz...

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  6. This is SO ADORABLE!! The color would suit so many skin tones :)
    xo

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  7. Lovely Highlighter :)
    And yes it looks so pretty on you :)

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  8. Oho why it had to be L.E ;( now just4girls will run out of it because people buying it so much after your awesome review :p.

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  9. I really need to start using highlighters.
    Love the review hun:)

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  10. This is such a cute highlighter! it works wonderfully.

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  11. Essence comes up with powerhouse products with tiny prices. great review xx

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  12. I fell in love with it when I swatched this in store but had to pass because I have more highlighters in my collection than any other face product!! Now your review is tempting meee :'( Hahah! :)

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  13. that highlight shades looks great on you. But I prefer highlighters that has more beige tone to it. ^_^

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  14. I have this and love it too :)

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  15. I have this and love it also, so that's a testament to it suiting different skin tones :)

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  16. Wao. I liked the highlighted. It looks great on u. I m looking forward to have one

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  17. I m looking forward to have one after yr review

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  18. hey sara, great review :) i have ordered mine after reading your review ;)

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  19. OMG!!!! This is such a gawjuss highlighter <3 I might going to give it a try after this review :-D Thanks for sharing Sara <3 xoxox

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  20. Nicely reviewed! I would definitely give it a try after reading this review.
    It looks great on you :)

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  21. I bought this highlighter too! It is definitely the best highlighter I've purchased.
    Love your review btw, the best one Ive read about this highlighter!

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  22. Which foundation are u wearing in this picture sara? It look so gorgeous seriously :) Please tell me about it.

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  23. If we use it with MAC's fix + spray to set it will it still have fall out? :/
    Ive been wanting to try highlighter n I am in love with the gold sleek look of it on you. Plz help...

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