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SEPHORA COLLECTION MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer

What it is:A must-have luminizer to add a youthful glow. What it does:Infused with radiance-boosting minerals, sea coral, and green tea extract, this baked pigment sweeps on weightless, natural-looking color-so you’ll be the picture of health. It adds a natural, seamless luminescence to cheeks, temples, and browbone for a healthy-looking, radiant, and gorgeous glow. The breathable baked formula applies smoothly while the unique, airy texture perfectly melts into skin for a natural finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is not tested on animals.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer

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Payoff?
Does this product have good payoff? My definition of good payoff would be "TheBalm's Mary Luminizer", so in terms of how much product shows up, I just want to know if it is heavy or light.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
blueblondebomb
(Malibu,Ca)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
7 answers
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answer 1
Light payoff but easily buildable.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
AmyAlexi
(Bronx, New York)
answer 2
This is more of a light coverage. It's really subtle but give of a nice glow if you build it up. It's also alittle glittery.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Margra18
(Austin Texas)
answer 3
Very pigmented. A little goes a long way
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amyw333
(OC, CA)
answer 4
It’s not a heavily pigmented product which I find makes it much easier to use than something really concentrated. You can either have it look very subtle or build for denser shimmer. I love that I can work with it instead of it automatically being very noticable.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
floatedaway
(ND)
answer 5
I do not consider this heavy (i ordered it in light beam). I started with just a small amount and gently strokes across the tops of my cheek bones and the payoff was just a very beautiful luminous look. Subtle but gorgeous. I added more, small amounts at a time, until I achieved what I wanted. I think this is an excellent product, since you go achieve a light natural glow, or an extravagent beautiful luminous effect.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Christine1984
(Chesterfield, VA)
answer 6
it's heavy. But if you apply very little it'll look great. I have never used the balm product so I can't really compare
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Ingridbr84
(Louisville, KY)
answer 7
This is a light to medium coverage on the skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Which color should I get?
I have light/medium tan skin and brown eyes and hair. I'm ok with glitter, but I don't want to look like I brushed sparkles all over my face. I don't know if the yellow toned highlighter will look natural enough with my skin tone.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Kitt16
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
6 answers
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answer 1
I recommend light beam!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
mborst
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
my advice, don't get this product. the quality is terrible! you will be disappointed. but you need something with a gold shimmer for your description.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Kaylegacyy
(New York, NY)
answer 3
The yellow toned is almost like an off white shimmer eye shadow color. Very natural. Not glittery,but very shimmery
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amyw333
(OC, CA)
answer 4
Warm skin tones get the yellowy one and the cool ones grab the pinky one.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Franny101
(Coquitlam, BC)
answer 5
I have light/medium depending on the time of year. Its more of a shimmer than a sparkle. I prefer the white.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
bex85
(Gulfport, MS)
answer 6
I also a have light/medium skin tone and I didn't like it. There's just TOO much sparkle in it. It's not glowy, it's glittery.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
MikeysGirlyGirl
(Riverside, CA.)
Question
Which color is best for my skin tone?
I have warm/yellow undertones with a light complexion. Which color of the MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer would work best for my skin tone? 01 Stardust or 02 Light Beam?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Sarah2616
(San Jose, CA)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
6 answers
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answer 1
I would go with stardust! Light beam has a pink/gold undertone that might not work well with yellow undertones
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
mborst
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I dunno the names of them but definitely the yellowy one and not the pinkish one if you're warm toned.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Franny101
(Coquitlam, BC)
answer 3
I have very light skin with warm undertones and I was able to use both but prefer the Stardust shade.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kninn11
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
Definitely Light Beam, I'm the same and it works great on my skin!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
babayyygirl
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 5
I would say that they both provide a sheerer coverage and there is no real color payoff, BUT the more pink color is definitely very glittery, and I would recommend the more yellow tone regardless.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
alome
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
01 Stardust
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
prettgirlmo
(Utah)
Question
Is light beam beige or peach? It's hard to tell in the picture.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
ralen81
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
5 answers
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answer 1
I own stardust, but swatched lightbeam in store, it leans more pink than anything, slightly peachy pink but not beige.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Kay48
answer 2
It's a pinky-peach.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
aab794
(Saskatoon, SK)
answer 3
Stardust is a light golden shimmer, and the darker shade is a beigey gold shimmer.
answered 3 years ago
kaityrose94
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 4
It's hard to tell on pictures because of monitor lighting differences, I would say... It would be best to go to the nearest Sephora store to try swatches on your skin. But from going to the store, I would say that neither is the colour a beige one or a peachy one. I would say that it's more of a champagne mixed with a light pink (if that makes sense).
answered 3 years ago
Aize
(Toronto, ON Canada)
answer 5
It has a slight pink tone on my skin ( I am very pale), the color doesn't show up so much as the shine does though
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lyss13
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
Color
Which color would be better for light skin tones?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
blueblondebomb
(Malibu,Ca)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would stick with light beam! It has a more pink/gold tone and should show up pretty well! I definitely recommend using setting spray with this
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
mborst
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I'm the palest ever and the creme is bad, maybe try the darker one?
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
CakeFaced
answer 3
Stardust. I'm quite pale and that one suited me better.
answered 3 years ago
kaityrose94
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 4
Im not sure what is Ambien Lights but this does provide a gorgeous sheen that does not break you out( I didnt break out from using this) I purchased the gold, if you have a store in your area its best to go and try it.
answered 3 years ago
makeupjunkie126
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
Stardust especially if you have some yellow undertones. But I would say that Light Beam would be the most flattering for any kind of colour complexion as it has champagne/pink undertones to it.
answered 3 years ago
Aize
(Toronto, ON Canada)
Question
I am brunnette with brown eyes and medium skin. Which one should I use? I am dying to try this product. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
InaBeatriz
(Chicago, IL)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
5 answers
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answer 1
I recommend Light Beam! I have medium/olive skin tone, brown hair and light brown eyes and i really love this highlighter. Just enough pink/gold undertones
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
mborst
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Light Beam, definitely! But then again, that's just my preference. :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
chuckgal
(Brownsville, TX)
answer 3
If you have a yellow or warm undertone, then go for Stardust. If you're more pink or have a cool undertone, go for Light Beam.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
aab794
(Saskatoon, SK)
answer 4
Either would look great. It just depends on what you are wanting. The pinker one has a bit of glitter, while the white one has no glitter, only a sheer gold sheen, which is a beautiful highlight.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mad6866
answer 5
buy the light beam.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dkai
(CLARK,NJ)
Question
Can this be compared in any way to Hourglass' Ambient Lights?
Since Ambients Lights are so forbiddingly expensive (for some of us), could this be considered a substitute? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
perfumequeen
(Boise, ID)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
4 answers
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answer 1
it could be but really wont give you the same effect at all. it made me look so powdered and cakey.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
CakeFaced
answer 2
I would swatch them onto your skin to see how they show on your complexion. The Hourglass ambient light does have a more subtle glow as opposed to th Star Dust.'s 'sparkle'
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
AmyAlexi
(Bronx, NY)
answer 3
I tried both in store. They really aren't that close IMO. This luminizer is way more shimmery. Still charming none the less.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
oddjay
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 4
I don't know about comparing it but it is a great product, you will be happy. One thing I need to warn you is a little goes a long way. I realized about this when i got to work and the lights there are different and I looked like a disco ball. So you need to be careful with the amount. Otherwise it's a great product. I use number 2 because I have medium toned skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Ingridbr84
(Louisville, KY)
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When will this be available?!
Been waiting on this for months and no indication it will be available. Does anyone out there have experience waiting? Anyone from Sephora monitoring these questions and have some insight?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Yellowpantstime
(Washington, DC)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
4 answers
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answer 1
It's currently available at Sephora 86th and Lexington, NY, NY.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
AmyAlexi
(Bronx, NY)
answer 2
Available! :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amyw333
(OC, CA)
answer 3
I had the same problem. But I added myself to the waitlist and they immediately sent me an email when it was available again. It goes fast! Grab it when you can. Its really nice stuff.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
aussiebumlover
(Long Island, New York)
answer 4
Please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) or email customerservice@sephora.com for help with product status and availability. We also recommend signing up to receive an email notification whenever possible. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How much product does this contain?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
amaraartistry
(Fresno, ca)
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
4 answers
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answer 1
3.5g 0.12 oz
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
makeup48576
(edmonton, ab)
answer 2
It is about a 2" diameter round, and pretty domed. You get a lot of product. Especially if used only on the tops of your cheekbones and under the brow arch, this'll last forever
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amyw333
(OC, CA)
answer 3
3.5 g.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
OhTaylorCamille
answer 4
I am not sure of the actual amount of product- however, there is a lot in there and it was worth the price. This is better than any highlighter I have ever used.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
K8ylong
(Michigan)
Question
Would the Stardust color work for conturing?
I have a light-medium skin tone and I want to start conturing and I like that this has a light shimmer but does this product have enough color that it will actually lighten or does it go on translucent with a shimmer?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
KKP222
on MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer
4 answers
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answer 1
It goes on more translucent....... On darker shades it can work alone as a highlighter, but you may want to apply a lighter concealer/foundation to the area you want to highlight first and then add a dusting of this powder.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
AmyAlexi
(Bronx, NY)
answer 2
very translucent
answered 4 months ago
Rosalind11
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I don't think it would be best as a large area contouring highlighter. It has a light color, but is very shimmery. Usually those highlighters are more foundation consistency, not shimmer eye shadow consistency. This one works best after a highlighter, for areas like under eyebrow arches and on tops of cheekbones,
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amyw333
(OC, CA)
answer 4
I would go for a different brand that has more of a yellow tone to it. I have light skin and this same luminizer and it kind of looks like just white body glitter on my face.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
rachelrayallday
(San Diego, CA)
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