Skinfood All Over Muffin Cake Finish Review

Sunday, 4 May 2014

I had been eying the Skinfood Muffin Cake highlighters for awhile now and was thrilled when I was accepted into Cosmetic Love's sponsorship program! *click if you want to be sponsored* The lovely Luna responded so quickly to all my questions and informed me when my package had been shipped off which I really appreciate. Not to mention my product came with free samples. Thank you so much Cosmetic Love

I chose the shade #02 Choco Brownie (yum!) which has a baked-type marbling texture which supposedly gives you a subtle and sexy glow. It contains a shimmery pearl substance and ultra fine gold pearls light up your face. Usually Skinfood products contain yummy ingredients and this product is no different- it contains many fresh fruit and plant ingredients to keep the skin healthy.

The powder pact is palm sized and quite tall as it contains 3 layers- sort of like a layer cake!

The packaging is made of cardboard and is surprisingly sturdy and environmentally friendly. I cannot dent the box no matter how hard I squeeze! The different shades of cardboard give the product a very natural image and I quite like it. However, I don't really care for the plastic top as it cheapens the product and makes the gold writing hard to read. 

All the sections simply pull apart to reveal the highlighter and a brush. I find the packaging quite secure and it does not pull open too easily, despite not having the usual twist opening.

There is a sizeable 14g of product which will last a long time as the powder is quite hard. The brush is soft, densely packed and of a lot higher quality than most set brushes. I have used it every time I have applied this product and actually prefer it to my blush brushes because I can turn it vertical and use it to highlight precisely down the center of my nose. 

The highlighter is quite hard and does have a coating on the surface which you will need to buff away before you can get to the actual powder. Above is one swipe of 2 fingers across the surface. The powder is a shimmery gold and I would not describe it finely milled, but nor is it chunky. Contrary to the name, I would use this as a highlighter and not all over the face as the name suggests. 

Applied along the cheekbones.
Due to the hardness of the product, it takes a few good swipes with the brush to pick up enough powder. As you can see, the shimmer effect is subtle, yet definitely noticeable. The highlighter is buildable and you can create a subtle or strong glow. The powder does tend to emphasise any uneveness in my skin so I would not recommend using it on dry or acne prone areas. This product gives me a glamorous, sunkissed look. If I'm going to use a highlighter, that is exactly what I want!

It is extremely hard to capture the effects of a highlighter in full face photos, but here are some anyway. I applied the product down the center of my nose (where it is most visible) and cheekbones.

My verdict: I like it! The golden sheen makes my tanned skin look healthy and glowing and the pigmentation is above average for a highlight. I also like the fact that the product has a hard texture which prevents you from picking up too much product and looking like a golden disco ball. The brush is also a major plus to this product and I will keep it even if I finish the powder. I would love this product if it was slightly more finely milled to smooth out problem skin areas and if Skinfood make the packaging more travel friendly.

Unfortunately, this product is sold out on Cosmetic Love, but you can check out their wide range of powders here. They are also having a massive 50% off sale on the Missha Yehyun line right now! And yes, they have FREE WORDWIDE SHIPPING!

You can buy the product on Ebay for around $12-15 and I would say it's worth the money if you are looking for an inexpensive and obvious highlight.

This product was sent to me for free. As usual, all opinions and photos are my own. 

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  1. seems so beautiful on you ~~
    Thank you for the review ^^

  2. This looks so beautiful on you! Your brows also look very nice

    1. Thanks so much Hao! I never get any compliments on my brows because I have practically no natural brows :(. So it means a lot to me!