Revlon Pink Light PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator Review+Swatches

 Revlon says "the iconic skin illuminator is better than ever. Banish dullness and even out skin with light capturing crystals and photochromatic pigments from a lit-from-within look." This liquid highlighter is available in four shades (three in Australia), my review features Pink Light. Each PhotoReady Skinlights Illuminator contains 30ml (1 fl oz) and sells for about $13 ($30 AUD). Revlon is not cruelty free. This highlighter was made in America.

 I'm torn on this highlighter's packaging, its functional, easy to store, but honestly its pretty ugly. PhotoReady Skinlights come in color matched, opaque, flatted rectangular bottles. The product and shade name, and Revlon logo are printed on the front of the bottle, a full ingredient list on the back. Removing the bulky black cap reveals a spout that dispenses product one drop at a time. The bottle is quite hard, so it can be difficult to squeeze - which is a good thing now, while the bottle is full, but it may pose a problem when product begins to run out. Packaging is recyclable.
Revlon's Skinlights have some history. This product was released back in the day and became something of a cult product. They were discontinued, but Revlon brought them back last year with a new and improved formula. I'll just go ahead and say it - this is one of the best highlighters I've ever tried! Revlon's PhotoReady Skinlights are quite fluid, but not runny. The light consistency makes Revlon's illuminator extremely easy to work with. Personally, I prefer to pat Pink Light into the skin with my fingers, but a small stippling brush is also an appropriate tool. Regardless of application method, Revlon's liquid highlighter yields beautiful results. Pink Light has such a lovely, skin like quality to it, accentuating the high planes of the face without looking like an obvious highlighter. Pink Light lasts bout six and a half hours. I also like mixing just a drop of Revlon's Pink Light into my foundation for a dewy glow. This doesn't seem to affect the wear or application of any foundation I've tried it with.
Pink Light is a light, neutral pearly pink. Blending it down nearly erases the pink tint. Pink Light's finish varies, depending on how concentrated you apply it. Applied heavily, this highlighter appears quick frosty. The more you blend and sheer Pink Light out, the more subtle the shimmer becomes. This illuminator's pink tinge is too wear to influence the color of a foundation if you use it as a mixer. Pink Light is similar to Benefit's High Beam in both color and finish, with a better consistency, in my opinion.
I really enjoy Revlon's PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light. Though the packaging is unattractive, its pretty functional. This product is great as a targeted highlighter or all over luminizer. Though I wouldn't call it a dupe, I will say that Revlon's Pink Light is a good alternativeto Benefit's High Beam, at a half the price! The effect of this slightly pink hued illuminator is lovely, glowy, and pretty natural. I'm so glad I picked this product up - I want to try the Bare Light shade as well. I definitely recommend this line of drugstore highlighters! 

Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG 18/18, 14 Dimethicone, PPG 14, Bis PEG, Sodium Chloride, Lactobacillus, Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Junos Peel Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Trihydroxystearin, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, -: Mica, May Contain +, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)