Marc Jacobs has been one of my favorite designers since I first became obsessed with fashion. I still remember walking into the White House on the first day of my internship sporting my Marc by Marc Jacobs briefcase. Marc knows how to put a little “umph” in his designs, which I love.
When he expanded into the beauty sphere, I was really curious to see what products he would develop, especially given his personal style. I was thrilled when Influenster selected me to sample the new Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator for FREE!
Whether you are going out for a little night time fun, or you’re headed out to Starbucks for your morning coffee fix, the Glow Stick can give you that refreshed, relaxed look. I am not a big fan of body glitter and other illuminating lotions. They tend to be a little tacky, sticky, and/or heavy. I also prefer more subtle products for every day use as a matter of principle. Adding a subtle glow can be great in masking the fatigue you’re feeling at work just like a shot of espresso.
The Glow Stick is super easy to apply. If you have ever worn deodorant (which I hope we all have ), you know how to apply the Glow Stick with ease. It is also small enough to hide in your makeup bag, which is great for touch ups.
Overall, I give this product an A-. The Glow Stick can be purchased at major retailers like Sephora for $42. The price point is the only reason for the minus score, as I do find it to be rather high. However, I really do love it because it gives you the perfect amount of shine and can be applied in a matter of seconds.
When it comes to application, you can apply the Glow Stick directly to your face or body and blend with either your finger or a brush. I have actually been using it in place of bronzer lately, but I have also applied it on my shoulders, especially with off-the-shoulder dresses and tops. As you can see in my before and after pics, you can hardly tell I have the product on. If you want to add more shine, you can always add a bit more product. I applied the Glow Stick before attending an outdoor wedding, and I used it more as a subtle highlighter that massed my melting from the summer heat.
If you have tried the Glow Stick, I would love to know your thoughts!
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