I know I haven’t posted in quite awhile but honestly that’s because I haven’t purchased any new makeup in a long time. My makeup collection is super condensed these days and I’m blogged about all the items before, so no new info to share. However, I was going through the folders on my computer recently and came across some old swatch photos of the Face Stockholm cream highlighter in Mystik (0.14 oz, $25) that I must have taken ages ago. I don’t even think they even make this highlighter anymore (although I think it’s still available for purchase through various online vendors)…and I can see why. Mystik is perhaps the worst mid- to high end cream highlighter that I ever had the displeasure of trying.
The Mystik cream highlighter comes in a lightweight, black plastic compact with a mirror on the inside. Compared to some of the other cream highlighters I’ve used in the past few years such as RMS Living Luminizer, the packaging honestly feels a bit cheap.
Packaging aside the highlighter is simply no bueno. It’s thin with a good amount of slip but the texture is also weirdly chalky. Worst of all is the finish which is frosty with a lot of noticeable shimmer. If you want a natural, “my face but better” type of highlighter, this isn’t it. The chalky, pasty texture means that it doesn’t blend well on the skin and can oftentimes look patchy and uneven with a noticeable white cast. It also, unfortunately, emphasizes dry patches and skin texture.
Compared to the Tata Harper’s Very Illuninating, my favorite higher end cream highlighter which is a lot more subtle and blends way easier, Face Stockholm’s Mystik looks extremely obvious on the skin. Not a fan.
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT. [+/- (May Contain): Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxides (77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (77019), Carmine (75470), Ultramarines (77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (77510), Blue 1 Lake (42090:2), Yellow 5 Lake (19140:1), Red 40 Lake (16035)].