- Easy to apply
- Non-chunky shimmer
- Long wearing
- Non patchy application
- Doesn’t accentuate fine lines, texture, or bumps
- Layers well over any makeup
- Clean formula
- Brush picks up a ton of product at once
- Very soft formula that can break easily
- Not a great shade range
caliray hi! light packs a punch with its glimmering pigment. The formula is long wearing, non patchy, and layers beautifully over cream, liquid, and powder makeup.
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Is powder highlighter making a comeback? The new caliray highlighter makes me think so.
We’ve been living in a word of liquid and cream highlighter for a few years now. But, really, there’s nothing like good ol’ powder highlight. Usually, they pack a bit more punch with sparkle and are a bit more long wearing. I’ve had a few faves over the years, but hadn’t really discovered anything new until I tried the new caliray highlighter, hi! light. I may have found my new favorite powder highlighter.
Quick Rating Rundown
:caliray hi! light highlighter
:MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
Promises vs. Performance: Long lasting, beachy, glowy radiance.
The hi! light caliray highlighter comes in two universally flattering shades with no ashy cast from the powdery base. It’s a hybrid texture with the ease of a powder, but application and glow of a cream. The hydrating, blurring formula has luminious pearlescent pigments fo a “beachy gleamy look.” You can use the highlight wet or dry depending on how much glow you want. The formula is infused with eco-certified squalane that prevents moisture loss while restoring skin’s suppleness, silica that softens the appearance of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles, plus amino and fatty acid treated mica to aid in a long lasting radiant glow finish.
caliray highlighter really packs a punch with its pigment! In fact, I have to tap off excess even when using a more fluffy highlighter brush because one tap in the compact and you get a ton of product on your brush. It applies easily and non patchy over top of any type of makeup. The formula doesn’t accentuate any texture, fine lines, or pores. I love how glowy hi! light makes my cheeks and how pretty it is catching in the light. Finally, it’s long wearing and easily leaves my cheeks glowing for over 8 hours.
How It Compares: Is the caliray highlighter the best powder highlighter?
It’d be a strong battle to put up the caliray highlighter against other top performers. This one has just about everything I look for in a powder highlighter, but more – it has a clean formula. It’s sparkly, but not chunky glitter. It glistens and catches in the light. Best of all, it’s long wearing without accentuating any texture and bumps or settling into lines and pores. caliray highlighter rivals some of my OG faves, like the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and Becca Champagne Pop (RIP).
Comparison to Top Performers
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Advertised Product Highlights
caliray hi light highlighter
# OF SHADES: 2 shades
FORMULATION: Hybrid cream powder
LONGEVITY: Long wearing
BENEFITS: Bouncy, cream to powder formula; No ashy powder base; Hydrating and blurring; Can we used wet or dry; Contains eco-certified squalane, silica, and amino + fatty acid treated mica
CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Cruelty free; Vegan; 85% post-consumer recycled reusable storage compact; 100% post-consumer recycled box; Free of talc, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, drying alcohols, nanomaterials, microplastics, formaldehyde, BPA, mineral oil, hydroquinone, cyclic silicones, and more
Edited by Maddie