Pony Effect Mirage Highlighters | Review + Swatches

Just when I thought Pony was finished! Her makeup line, Pony Effect, has dropped a whole bunch of new products. Following the strobing trend, Pony Effect has its own set of highlighting products. Today I will be focusing on the Mirage Highlighters (0.11oz, $15), “glow from within with this silky soft highlighter featuring light-reflecting Pearl Powder”. 

The Mirage Highlighters come in three shades.

Lucid Dream: White pearl shimmer

First Chance: Warm peachy gold shimmer

Fairy Tale: Subtle yellow gold shimmer

The formula is smooth but it is not as buttery or pigmented as highlighters such as Becca’s Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors. The glow from the Mirage Highlighters are subtle, more on the natural side when comparing to the more “wet”, frosted highlighters on the market. The description “glow from within” hits the nail on the head. All three are blend able and none of them seem to emphasize my pores at all. I like that these are easy to apply so can be a sheer illuminator but are also buildable for a more intense look.

Lucid Dream is perfect for those who are on the pale side that find other highlighters to be way to dark. It is subtle enough for most skin tones to wear without looking too white on the skin. I have been using it as an inner corner and brow bone highlight. First Chance is more of a yellow/peachy gold. It is my favorite of the three, I think it suits skin tone best (around an NC35). Fairy Tale is almost too yellow for my skin tone and it a little dark on me when applied more heavily. It is more suited for those who prefer a warmer highlight or have a darker skin tone and I would recommend those who are more pale to use it as a blush topper.

The Mirage Highlighters are a great option for those who are not into the extremely bold or dramatic highlighters. They are on the pricey side (for their size, they are on par with Becca's pricing on their Shimmering Skin Perfectors) so if you own a lot of highlighters, you may find these to be pretty dupable. They are soft and buildable, great for a natural glow but not ideal for those looking for that extreme glow. You can purchase the Mirage Highlighters on Memebox.com

-These products were sent to me from Memebox for review purposes. All opinions are my own and are based only off of my experience with the products-