Review: Ofra Rodeo Drive Highlighter
If you're like me, you've heard a ton of buzz around Ofra's highlighters. I've been wanting to try them out forever, but just wasn't sure which shade to go with. I recently snagged their ever popular Rodeo Drive shade because I'm a huge fan of gold shades and it's been hard to find a gold highlighter that just isn't too deep for my pale skin tone.
I'll be honest that I was a little underwhelmed by the simple white plastic packaging. It's a fairly sturdy square box with a delicate silver logo stamped on the top. That's it. For the price point, I was really expecting something a bit fancier, especially at $35 US or $45 CA.
So many highlighters at Sephora come in elegant metallic packaging and I really was hoping to have something truly beautiful to add to my collection. The matte white, clunky box just isn't too aesthetic and I have no problems hiding it away in a drawer rather than leaving it out on display.
Inside is a large round pan with a beautiful design. I also learned that when the highlighter is finished, you can pop out the magnetic pan and just buy a refill for the much lower price of $19 US. I have to say, that that is a really nice option to have available.
The Rodeo Drive highlight is a light, golden colour that seems to be infused with a bit of champagne which makes it not as harsh as some other golden highlighters like the Maybelline Master Chrome Molten Gold shade. The formula is soft, smooth and buttery I was really excited to try this one out!
The highlighter applied nicely to my skin. I used my normal highlighting brush, but it also worked well with a smaller pencil brush. I used this on the high points of my cheeks, nose, cupid's bow, brow bone and inner corner since I had an eyeshadow look that day that could pull it off. It applied evenly and didn't seem to emphasize any texture on my skin. While I don't really have bad texture I do have some fine lines and this didn't seem to draw attention to them. I did use a light hand because the formula was pretty pigmented. When I used it in my inner corner, I did find it could cake if I went to heavy, but it did blend away nicely and left me with no issues. I found this shade to be wearable on my very pale skin, although I don't think I could go any deeper than this. This gave me a lovely, warm, golden glow which is something I've been looking for, for quite a while.
This wore well all day. No issues with it wearing off. I have to say that I'm a fan of Ofra highlighters. I can see what all the buzz is about. I've finally found the perfect golden shade for my pale skin. This really makes me want to try out a more pure champagne shade now though! You can find the highlighters directly on Ofra's website HERE.
Ofra Rodeo Drive Highlighter Rating: (5/5)
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