Youtube Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram Google + Cosplay.com Cure World Cosplay Deviant Art My Me

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dare to Compare: Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow VS Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorns Glow : Swatches & Review

PURCHASED / AFFILIATE LINKS
Dare to Compare: Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow VS Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorns Glow.
The Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow retails for $32US and $38CAN at Sehpora for 0.32 oz/ 9g of product.

The Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighters in Unicorns Glow retails for $5.99US for 0.26 oz. /7.5g of product. I have the full review here from a few months ago.

Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow.
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow.
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow.
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow. 
Instruction sheets.
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow box art sides.
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow back of box.
Ingredients:
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow: Talc, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mica, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 
Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dodecene, Isostearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510].
Products:
The texture on the Ciate London Mermaid Glow buttery with even micro shimmer when applied to the skin. The formula also does a nice job of applying evenly but you can still defuse the shades on the skin without going patchy. The finish comes off more dewy on the skin than blinding bright compared to other highlighter and remind me of a power version of the Dewy Stix - Luminous Highlighting Balm in their clear shade without the greasy texture on the skin and will work over all foundation type by comparison.

With how the pan is split you can get a lighter shade from the top green/yellow stripes versus just using the pink/purple side which gives you a more pale pink tone from this powder if you wanted to. This shade doesn't look as stark white as you blend it out but gives a subtle glow to the skin that looks more wet.

Colour:
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow:
Stripe 1 is a pale mint with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 2 is a light mint with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 3 is a light yellow with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 4 is a pale warm pink with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 5 is a light cool pink with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 6 is a pale lavender with a shimmer finish.
Mixed together is a pale mauve pink/white highlighter.

Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorn Glow:
Stripe 1 is a light pink with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 2 is a light orange with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 3 is a light yellow with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 4 is a mint with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 5 is a turquoise with a shimmer finish.
Stripe 6 is a pale lavender with a shimmer finish.
Mixed together is a pale gold-green shift white highlighter.
Wear: On the cheeks, the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow lasts 10 hours before noticing any fading of the finish.


Packaging:

The compact is barely blushed silver body with a cream with silver and gold stars base with the Ciate London Logo and clear slight domed overlay acrylic with white stars and a ribbon printed on it. It has a full mirror in the lid.

The box art is printed on silver foil stock to great a glow to the artwork.

Daylight & Flash swatches: Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow applied heavy and buffed out.
Daylight swatches: Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow Stripe 1, Stripe 2, Stripe 3, Stripe 4, Stripe 5, & Stripe 6.
Flash swatches:  Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow Stripe 1, Stripe 2, Stripe 3, Stripe 4, Stripe 5, & Stripe 6.
Compare:
Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow VS Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorns Glow
Daylight  & Flash swatches:  Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow & Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorns Glow, applied heavy.
The blue and yellow tones of the are much stronger in the Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorns Glow powder compared to the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow. The Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow is less frosty/metallic and glitter as well by comparison.

Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow vs Coloured Raine Focal Point Glowlighter in Fashion Show & BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl
Daylight  & Flash swatches: Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow vs Coloured Raine Focal Point Glowlighter in Fashion Show & BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl. All applied heavy.
The Coloured Raine Focal Point Glowlighter in Fashion Show is a warm white to pink duo chrome metallic highlighter with a high shine on the skin compared to the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow which is cooler and more subtle.

The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl is a true white metallic highlighter with a high shine on the skin compared to the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow which is cooler and more subtle.


I have to say I'm loving this Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow because of it like the GUERLAIN Meteorites Compact Light Revealing Powder or GUERLAIN Meteorites Pearls at half the price but the same glowy finish. This product you not going to get the streaked rainbow look but a beautiful dewy glow without the high shine shimmer of other highlighters. So this one fails as a Rainbow Highlighter but I like it more because it just works soo well and a traditional highlighter.

WINNER:
As to which one a prefer the Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter in Unicorn Glow it like a glitter bomb when off on my cheeks in a subtle rainbow of shades. It's a really fun event highlighter but I'd never wear it on the daily,..... sooo, Yes I prefer the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow because it's not really as gimmicky as it looks and very wearable on pale to medium skin tone. Sheerly it just gives a wet/dewy look to the skin that might work for deeper skin tones but I think the formula could be worked into a deeper shade for deeper skin tones as well.

I have to say that I order the Ciate London Mermaid Glow in Rainbow sight unseen because I was impressed with the texture of the of other Ciate London Glow-To Highlighter I was able to test out at Gen Beauty Toronto last June. The brand had come along way from just nail polish. ;)

No comments:

Post a Comment