Smashbox Soft Lights
Shimmer - Perfect and delicate
After my sister bought this, I, too, had to have it. It's the perfect highlighter for my ageing skin - not too harsh at all, but delicate and pretty. Just what I was looking for. I use the Jane Iredale fan brush for application which deposits just a light touch of the product on my cheek bones. Love it.
Light, delicate, pretty, soft, and simply perfect. Love this product in every color.
Great even for aging skin
I bought this in Soft Shimmer, bascially a very pale cream, with a undertone of candlelight pink with a shimmer...not glitter, not metallic, just a lovely highlight. I've used this on top of my cheekbones as a highligher, mixed with matte blush to make it pop, on my eyes as a beautiful neutral and over my cupid's bow on my lip to add fullness. I have dry, fair (MAC NW20) skin and it is completely age appropriate. I have tried many highlight powders that are just to disco. This is wonderful.
Soft Tint - Buildable and Universally Flattering
I am eurasian and on the more "golden/yellow" side of the neutral spectrum and often have the problem of products not being pigmented enough to appear on my skin, regardless of how much I try to "build" the colour. Of every product I have tried, Smashbox Softlights in Soft Tint has worked the best. In the summer, I can tan very deeply and this particular shade (a deep rose) gives my face a nice, natural-looking rosy flush. I do have to re-apply half way through the evening because my skin tends to absorb products quickly, but again, of all the blushes I have tried, this is has worked the best. I wouldn't say that this product has a "shimmery" quality because it finishes matte rather than glittery. The marketing blurb for this product seems like it is promoting it as a bronzer, but I use this shade as a blush. Flattering whether worn over foundation or on bare skin. I have tried a particular "cult fave" blush in another brand that is supposed to be universally flattering, but I find myself dedicated and committed to this product because it suits me better. In my opinion, THIS product in Soft Tint is the "universally flattering" shade of all blushes.