One item on my make-up wishlist for a long time was one of the Marc Jacobs Foil Luminizers. People were raving about the first ever shade and it came in this huge pan, so it’s worth your money. Unfortunately the shade Gilty would be too deep for my fair skin tone.
Marc Jacobs came out with the pale gold shade Worth the Wait a couple of months ago and it got itself a special place on my wishlist. I managed to order it at Harvey Nichols and grabbed up the luminizer from the newest Holiday Collection as well. You’ll see that one soon on Weeks of Beauty!
The packaging is simple but oh so sleek and stylish. Totally up my street when it comes to packaging.
The product is huge for a highlighter and the pan is huge as well. It contains 10 gram / 0,35 Oz of products, compared to a Becca highlighter that contains 8 grams / 0,28 Oz, which is already relatively large for a highlighter.
For comparison: the highlighter next to a MAC lipstick.
The shade Worth the Wait is described by Temptalia as a pale gold with subtle warm undertones and I couldn’t have said it myself any better. I would’ve gone with a silvery gold because it’s pale and fair, but you do see the warm golden undertones peeking through.
The highlighter is very pigmented and you only need a tiny bit for a gorgeous glow. The product does get a little dusty when picked up with a brush, I feel like the product is lightly pressed into the pan so I try to be careful when picking up the product. None of that is a problem though when applied to the skin, it applies evenly and blends seamlessly into the skin.
The glow can be build up which is nice so it will work for every kind of glow you’d like. What I love the most about this highlighter is the shade. It’s kind of cool toned and warm toned at the same time, however non logical it sounds :). I goes with a lot of make-up looks!
The glow holds up very well during the day. Without any primers or touching up, just the use of Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, the highlighter stayed on and glowing during my whole work day.
The quality and shade of this highlighter (once applied) reminds me a lot of the Vanilla Quartz shade by Becca. On the left I’m wearing Worth the Wait and on the right I’m wearing Vanilla Quartz (another ‘yes I looked so differently a year ago picture 🙂 ).
In the pan both shades are also very similar, but when swatched I can see the Vanilla Quartz has more of a yellow undertone and pink glitters that make the glow warm, whereas Worth the Wait thanks the warm glow from the golden glitters.
The downside to the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer is the price… for 10 grams of product you pay €45,-, which is very high up there if you ask me.
A little price comparing:
Marc Jacobs Luminizer Worth the Wait = €4,50 per gram product
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone = €4,75 per gram product
Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter = €1,87 per gram product
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Star highlighter = €3,90 per gram product
Wet n Wild MegaGlo highlighter = €1,10 per gram product
Colourpop Pressed Powder highlighter = €0,98 per gram product
The prices might be different everywhere but I used them from websites I can easily order from in the Netherlands. But you get the point!
Even though it is a gorgeous shade, I do think there has to be a good dupe out there and Temptalia agrees. In the picture above you can see some of the best dupes and there is a Makeup Revolution and a Colourpop dupe in there, so depending on which highlighters you like the most, you could save a lot of bucks if you don’t necessarily want the Marc Jacobs one.
It’s a great highlighter and I use the shade very often because it suits my fair skin tone so well, but again: there are less expensive alternatives out there! 🙂
Did you ever try one of the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Glaze Luminizers?