LYS Beauty Genuine Aim High Pressed Highlighter Powder Review & Swatches

LYS Beauty Genuine Aim High Pressed Highlighter Powder Review & Swatches


LYS Beauty Genuine Aim High Pressed Highlighter Powder ($19.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was slightly firmer in the pan–no powdery excess!–but picked up readily with a highlighting brush. You will need to use a lighter hand to achieve more buildable coverage, which this product was intended to have.

The product applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges, while the shimmer and shine didn’t accentuate my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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Formula Overview

$19.00/0.23 oz. – $82.61 Per Ounce

The product is supposed to be buildable with a “superfine” texture that doesn’t have “chunky glitter.” They had more semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation initially, which could certainly be diffused or used with a lighter-hand to achieve more buildable coverage. The texture was firmer, though not dense or thick, and did seem to have a more finely-milled and finer pearl throughout.

That being said, the actual result on skin was moderate in its glow; it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture (which has not been a big issue for me; most highlighters do not, though a few do, so for me it’s infrequent that it occurs but possible) but there was enough visible pearl/shimmer that it might still accentuate skin with more visible texture. It just didn’t have the texture and sheen of the more forgiving powder highlighters I’ve tried in the past.

These wore around eight hours on average on my normal-to-dry skin applied to my cheeks as a highlighter/blush combo (I like doing a larger area, as it gives me more area to inspect!).

Browse all of our LYS Beauty Aim High Pressed Highlighter Powder swatches.


Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mangifera indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Fd&C Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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