This highlighter is part of the Sequins & Stardust line for Wet N Wild. This is like a unicorn. It’s hard to get – Wet N Wild tends to be out of stock with this and when it comes back in, it disappears just as fast. And it’s no wonder. Plus the price is super sweet.
I used the Wet N Wild fan brush, which is an online exclusive of theirs at the moment (still good price!) and ooh’d and aah’d staring at it. I brushed gently. Look out! There is kickback on this. Interestingly, NOT a lot goes onto this bristle. It took me several passes on the bar and even then, the bristles didn’t pick up as much as I was initially thought it would.
I gave up and used my finger to run it across the gold bar then glide it on top of the cheek bone.
The gold bar is surprisingly understated, it’s shiny, but not blinding. It’s wearable for work as well as an evening dinner with that special someone. It’s a great one to try out if you are new to the highlighter game and want to start slow. Great beginning highlighter. Gold tone is delightfully healthy looking on the skin.
I tried it as part of my day look the other day and it looked very pretty and not blinding. Just gives you a touch of glam without looking like you can direct ships in a fog.
The other delightful bonus? There’s a built in hidden mirror! You look on the side and click/press down quick and release and the tray pops out. Very clever Wet N Wild!
Price: $2.99 (U.S.) – and no it does not come with an applicator.
While there’s a claim that this is the same as the Megaglo Highlighting Powders, it’s not….exactly. While they do share a lot of ingredients, there are some additions and omissions. I bolded the additions in the Goldbar Ingredients section below.
And remember, the order of the ingredients is also important.
Here is the Megaglo Highlighting Powders version direct from Wet N Wild website:
GOLDBAR HOLLY GOLD-head
I wanted to find out what is Synthetic Fluorphlogopite and found THIS
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (also spelled Fluorophlogopite) is a fluorine substituted mineral composed of magnesium aluminum silicate sheets, weakly bound together by potassium. Synthetic Fluorphlogopite is used in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products including bath products, eye makeup, lipstick, face makeup, as well as nail and skin care products.
In cosmetics and personal care products, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite has been reported to function as a bulking agent and a viscosity increasing agent — aqueous.