MAC Strobe Cream Dupe ? Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Shade Pearl Review & Pictures

How many of you like sporting a dewy makeup look as opposed to a matte finish foundation look ? I was a big fan of Matte makeup until I realized my pictures were looking washed out and flat. I wanted something to add a bit of glow without giving a very oily look to my face.So while wondering what best can help me achieve that mild glow to my face, it struck me that a strobe cream is something that can do the trick.

I did not want to invest in MAC , since it was not in my budget and wanted to try something different. I feel Kryolan has some of the best products to ensure that you look good in snaps & hence I thought the best option is to try something from Kryolan. 

Finally I got to try Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in the shade Pearl which acts as a great highlighter. I do not know why Kryolan refers it as a foundation, though it has be to dotted on your skin once you finish applying the foundation, just to highlight the high points of the face to add more definition.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Pearl Review
Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Pearl 

What Kryolan Claims ?

Shimmering Event Foundation is a very light and gentle fluid foundation for appealing light effects. Its shimmering and luminescent pearlescent pigments reflect light in a truly magical way and make this foundation especially ideal for application as transparent evening make-up. Shimmering Event Foundation was formulated with advanced emulsifiers - constituents effective for use with sensitive skin and for assurance of great comfort. This product is available in eight nuances, presented in attractive dispenser bottles.

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate), Homosalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth-12, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glucose, Fructose, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Alcohol Denat., Dextrin, Sucrose, Urea, Propylparaben, BHT, Hexyl Nicotinate, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Butylparaben, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77499, Tin Oxide, Mica]

My Review of Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in the Shade Pearl:

The Kryolan Shimmering foundation comes in pump up tube which is transparent and you can see the creamy highlighter inside. The packaging is quite simple, yet works well because it has the pump dispenser.It is safe to take it with you while travelling since the lid sits tightly.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Pearl - liquid highlighter for face
Kryolan Shimmering Event Liquid Highlighter for Dewy Makeup

Affordable Liquid highlighters for dewy finish makeup
Affordable Liquid highlighters for dewy finish makeup

The texture of the highlighter or foundation as Kryolan calls it, is creamy and not liquidlike , which helps you to have great control over the amount you are using. Blending it is also a cake walk due to the creamy consistency and you can dab this product directly on your face on areas like cheek bones, nose bridge, cupid's bow , forehead after you have finished your foundation routine.

You can either opt for using this directly on your face after using foundation, or mix a few drops into your foundation for a uniform dewy look. I would rather dab on a few drops on only areas which I feel requires some glow and not on the whole face.

You need at least 4 to 5 drops, for the glow to be seen on pictures and about 2 to 3 drops for a healthy look without pictures. The product stays on your skin for about 3 t4 hours after which you need some reapplication and it does not turn your face oily, which is a great plus.

Liquid highlighters for face Kryolan
Consistency of Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation

The fragrance can be a bit annoying but it goes away in few minutes. The shade pearl is  white with small illuminating particles that gives pearl finish when applied.The pearl particles reflect light & hence accentuate your features even better. Just a few drops would be enough for highlighting the high points of the face and this product would last really long. When combined with the Kryolan HD Micro primer(Read review here), I feel this would create a flawless, dewy , naturally healthy looking skin for you on special days.It can play also play an integral part of your Bridal Makeup Kit too. 

I feel overall, it can be a good substitute to MAC's Strobe cream and this can be used to highlight even your collar bone & hands.Hope you enjoyed reading the review of Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Pearl and see you soon in my next review.

Price : SGD 45 for 50 ml , The product is not mine, it was borrowed for review purpose from a friend.

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