Pocket Makeup - MicroBeauty Essentials

Hi Friends! I have the pleasure of introducing a NEW global makeup brand “Microbeauty Essentials” (‘MicroBeauty’) to you today. MicroBeauty launches on 26th June 2018, globally. If you follow me on Instagram (@teacupofmakeup) you would have seen my very comprehensive tutorial on their first release “Micro Bomb” which comprises of a set of 3 highlighter sticks that are safe to use on your eyes, face and lips. [Click here to see my Instagram tutorial - saved on my profile page under the Highlight “MICROBEAUTY”]

[This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are mine. Also all photographs with my watermark in this blog were taken and styled by me.]

The Micro bomb Trio is the first of many exciting products that you can expect to see from MicroBeauty. All products are vegan and cruelty-free. The philosophy of MicroBeauty is to create mini makeup that still packs the punch of full-sized products. So their products are so handy to have in your bag, and/or when you go travelling.

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Overall Performance

The 3 highlighter sticks in the Micro Bomb series are:

Spark - a gold toned highlighter

Flare- a pinkie red toned highlighter

Ignite - a blue cool toned highlighter

Each highlighter is “prismatic” as you will see in the photos below. You can also purchase each highlighter separately if you do not want to commit to the trio, although I do think you will want all 3.

Top to bottom; Flare; Spark and Ignite. Under studio Lights.

They are each about the size of your average lip balm and you twist up the product. They each perform as good as the others, so consistency of performance is good.

They are pigmented and also “buildable”. When I used them on the lips there was hardly any perceivable scent or taste. They smell faintly like cotton candy.

The texture of the highlighters are fairly creamy and they glide on to your eyes, lips and face without dragging the skin. If you are in a colder climate, you might experience a bit of a “drag” but I found that if I just held it in my hands for a little while, my own body heat would make the highlighters apply as they should - creamy and smooth.

I really like the “prismatic” aspect of them. They all “shift” into beautiful multi-colours.

With “Spark” (the gold toned one), it shifts between a gold to bronze to pink to pearl look. With “Flare” (the pink toned one), it shifts between a pink; blue; pearl and gold look. “Ignite” (the blue toned one) looks like Unicorn tears from Too Faced.

Swatches under studio lights (top to bottom: Flare; Spark; and Ignite)

Swatches under studio lights (top to bottom: Flare; Spark; and Ignite)

Swatches under studio lights (top to bottom: Flare; Spark; and Ignite). Layered on top of the lipstick above.

All of them contain micro-glitters that I can hardly see unless I use a magnifying glass. Again, I stress that the texture is creamy. When I rub the highlighters between my fingers, all I feel is just a cream texture.

It also does something very interesting to my freckles - I usually don't wear too much foundation and concealer on a day to day basis, so I discovered that if I patted "Spark" (gold toned highlighter), the light reflected off my skin making my freckles and dark spots almost unnoticeable.

You can wear each one on their own on the eyes and face for a subtle glow. When worn alone on your lips, it gives you quite a pigmented prismatic look.

I found that they apply well when layered on top of each other. For a glowy look, I like to use a combination of any two on my eyes. One for the lid well blended out and one under my brows. They work well on top of cream/powder eyeshadow. You might experience some “slip” but using an eyeshadow primer will easily fix this issue (if this is an issue you are concerned about). I love wearing this under my brows and in the inner corners of my eyes. I have also used them on my waterline and they really do make a difference! My eyes look brighter and bigger (to me anyway).

When layered on top of a lipstick, I get the prettiest sheen which makes my lips look smoother (I have uneven lips so by applying these in a particular way, I can almost balanc