MUA Luxe Glow Beam Highlighter Review

Yup, I'm reviewing another highlighter. I need to stop with these. I know, I know I have a serious addiction. I NEED to be stopped but what can ya girl do? I just like highlighter wayyyy too much. Today's highlighter is slightly different (not that much but okay, that's my excuse for today).


Basically, this highlighter has the coolest packaging I've probably ever seen. The highlighter comes in a little pot and when you twist it, the product comes out in loose shavings. This saves you so much time with trying to tap out a reasonable amount into the lid. 

However, the rest of the packaging is not so great. The lid is very loose. If you were to pick up the highlighter by the lid, even by accident, the bottom part would just fall right off. This is a big no-no when it comes to travel. It's going to create a right mess in your makeup bag. Store it wisely and there'll be no problems!

It's available on the MUA Store for 5 Pounds and for my Belgium babes, you can buy it at Kruidvat for 7.49 Euros. 


I don't know if it comes in more than one shade, but the shade I have is Gold.

I've noticed a bit of fallout but it is a loose highlighter so I guess that's understandable. Definitely tap off the excess to prevent it from spreading all over your cheek and face. The powder is quite finely milled, there isn't any chunky glitter so it applies very smoothly onto the skin. You only need the smallest amount on your brush. It's easy to layer up if you need/would like to without looking cakey.

The shade is a darker version of the Mary-Lou. It's a true gold that will look stunning on dark skin. If you have fairer skin, you can still use it, but I don't know if it will show up as blinding as on darker skin. As you can tell from the swatch, it's one hell of a highlight.


Definitely pick this up! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before now, especially considering the colour payoff, the unique packaging and the cheap price.

What are your favourite highlighters? I WANT TO TRY MORE!
x Nikita


  1. I am loving the packaging of this, it is so unique, but it's a shame it's not very secure! The colour looks really pretty xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Me too! I wish it was, but I'm determined to use it with a rubber bands wrapped around it for security! x Nikita

  2. Ooooooh this looks so gorgeous! I don't give MUA enough love, but I'm starting to think that I should explore their products a bit more. Thank you for the fab review!

    Olivia - The Northernist x

    1. Me neither! I think that they're such an underrated brand. Thank you so much Olivia! It means a lot! xx Nikita

  3. I've had this for a while but never seem to reach for it! You've reminded me how great it is though so I'm going to get it out tomorrow! X


    1. ahhh yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as you did before xx Nikita

  4. That swatch is amazing, it looks so pigmented! Great review! :)

  5. Looks so beautiful and I cannot believe the price of it!! A winner for sure! x


    1. Definitely! It's a bargain in all aspects xx Nikita


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