Greetings from the Dark Side!
What is your stance on face highlighters? I can honestly say that I only started to use highlighters about a year ago. Before then, I did not understand what all the fuss about highlighting the face was. Then I discovered some amazing highlighters, in particular the Estee Lauder Modern Mercury highlighter that was highly raved about. After that, I was bombarded with an array of highlighters and it was hard to only pick one! I have acquired a few more highlighters since then, my most recent being the Pumpkin & Poppy 'Lady of Light' cream highlighter from the One Ring collection. If you are interested in knowing more about this indie and vegan face illuminator, then stick around!
$9.75 on the Pumpkin & Poppy Artfire store.
As you can see from the photo above, this highlighter comes in a small black compact with a sticker on the front. I love the sticker because it has the name where you can easily see it, and it has the White Tree of Gondor! :) The compact has a small mirror in case you want to throw this in your bag~
Swatch and Comparison
Here is a swatch of Lady of Light alongside the Illamasqua 'Aurora' cream highlighter, the closest thing I have to Lady of Light. Lady of Light is a white, pinky, gold color while Aurora is more of a yellow gold.
I don't want to get too much into detail about Aurora since I will have a separate review for it, but I will say that I prefer Lady of Light. It is longer lasting and it sets much better than Illamasqua's Aurora highlighter.
Product in Action
I've worn this highlighter in most of my FOTDs since I got it! It is hard to see in photographs though, and the true illuminating qualities of this product don't show up very well in photography.
For the price of this highlighter, it is an excellent product. It is my favorite highlighter at the moment. It is a cream, but it sets more like a powder. It does not shift around on the skin nor does it make me oily. The thing I like the most is that this is a very illuminating highlighter. It is whiter than any of the other highlighters I own. Because it is a white-gold it gives a beautiful winter radiance rather than a sunny glow. It really reminds me of the pure and white radiant Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings!
Update: After using this product for over a year, I can say that it is the most natural-looking highlighter. It does give a very highlighted-look but it is not harsh or unnatural like many other highlighters. I've used plenty of highlighters since purchasing, this but this is has really become my HG hihglighter!