Saturday, 8 December 2012

Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base Review

Hello! It's time for another review, and this time it's on a Lioele liquid highlighter, that I am absolutely loving so much at the moment - the Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base <3

I think most of you know by now that I'm crazy about highlighters, I think they're my most important must have item after bb cream! I don't have great skin, but I can fake it with a good highlighter ^_^

By placing highlighter on the highest points of your face (where the sunlight will hit) you can easily achieve fresh and radiant skin. 

I love this Lioele highlighter because it has such an incredibly natural finish - it literally melds into your base (foundation or bb cream), so it basically just looks like you have naturally luminous skin.

Lioele is a South Korean cosmetics brand, so for most of us, the only way to purchase this is online. I purchased this from ebay (sing-sing-girl), for about $14.50, which is super reasonable given the 35ml tube, and the excellent quality of Lieole products overall. 

Lioele's packaging is super girlie and pretty - this highlighter comes packaged in a pretty pink squeeze tube, embossed with Lioele's signature Cinderella-esque pumpkin carriage logo. The cap is a reflective metallic pink, which is very fun, and the nozzle hole is quite tiny, so you'll never accidentally dispense more than you need. 

The actual shimmer pearl is a frosty pink colour, but don't let that frighten you, once it's blended into the skin it becomes more of a shimmery, clear pearlescent colour. It's very, very natural - and if you apply it well, you won't even be able to tell it's actually on your skin until you tilt your face to catch the sunlight. 

Squeezed out of the tube
You'll only need about this amount overall
Lightly smeared
Almost fully blended into the skin

The shimmer pearl base looks obviously shimmery in the swatch above, but I left it like that so you could see what it's like - when you apply it it shouldn't be obvious at all. Only a small amount is required for application, and the pinky frostiness should disappear as you dab it onto the skin, it'll then pretty much sink into the skin (whether it's due to the warmth of the skin, or the blending I'm not sure). But it won't look glittery or pink. 

This is how it looks when it catches the light (see the cheekbone area - it's quite subtle). It's super natural - you can't see any harsh edges or obvious shimmer particles at all, which is a key part in faking nice, radiant skin ^^

I've used this on top of my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation, and it didn't smear the foundation, or make my face look cakey or anything like that. 

A must have for defining the nose bridge!
And I love using it on my cupid's bow too~
This is on top of my Lioele Dollish Vita bb cream (which I also love & recommend!)

I regularly use it on top of my (thicker textured) bb creams too, and again have had no problems with cakeyness or what not. Again, the shimmer base just melds into my skin - I use my fingers, but a foundation brush could be used too. 


  • super affordable
  • super natural yet pretty effect - gives a glow to skin
  • a little goes a long way
  • very fine pearl shimmer particles - no fake, obvious glitter effect
  • melds into skin instead of sitting on top of it


  • none - honestly!
  • But I guess if you like a very obvious shimmery, glittery effect than perhaps this one is too natural for you

Overall I highly recommend this is you're after a good quality, but affordable liquid highlighter. I love this to bits - it just takes so little time or effort, and the results are fantastic. I may not have naturally glowy skin, but at least I can fake it ^_^

Are you a fan of highlighters? What are your little tips or tricks to faking or enhancing luminous skin?

Thank you for reading! 


  1. Yay! Another Liole find thanks for sharing/reviewing this product. I just ordered my water sleeping pack. When I run out of highlighters or if I don't control myself, I might just order this base.
    Thanks pretty girl!

  2. I'm sold!! Lol, I think this is one product that I might actually pick up for myself. I love all of the Lioele products, especially their bb cream! I think their bb cream was one of my fav's that I ever tried. Matched my skin amazingly. Thanks for the highlighter review! Looks great on your skin <3

    - sarah -

  3. Im not a fan of highlighters.. but now Im a bit interested in it haha Maybe I should try this one!^^

  4. I always adoooore the way you apply the highlighter. Your skin always looks increedible! :D~~ Now I want this so much...haha~

  5. Definitely would use this base Lioele, and exactly because lue sna and natural skin that I like.

  6. wow this one looks really good! does it look oily or not? because I have oily skin and I am afraid this would make my face looks more oily :/

  7. nice review! That highlighter looks really great on you :D (ahh your face looks so glowy and awesome *_*) I didn't even know liole made these- where did you buy yours from?
    btw I really like how you photographed everything with the tiara and pearls and such~
    It looks really good!

  8. This highlighter looks so natural and it makes your skin look so luminous. Loving the fact that the packaging is so pretty too. I like highlighters but they don't last long on me since my skin always get oily, so it will disappear after a while. But I do love the way they make my skin look before my oily skin takeover.


  9. Thanks for the review :)
    It looks natural! Many Korean cosmetics have cute packaging >_< haha
    Maybe I should buy this one.

  10. Thanks for reading! Oooh, I wanna order the sleeping pack soon! It looks really good ^^
    Hehe, if you do get it, I'm sure you'll like it!

  11. It's definitely one of my favourite products of all time! I want to try some more Lioele bb creams too ^^
    Thanks for reading!

  12. Hehe, having a wide and flat face, highlighters are a must for me!
    Thanks for reading ^^

  13. Thank you! They really help give my wide cheeks and flat face some definition as well as glow~
    Hehe, if only my skin was really like this naturally!
    Thanks for reading~

  14. I highly recommend this ^^ It's great for natural glowy skin~

  15. Hmm, I have dryer skin so I'm not sure if that effects the look of the highlighter. And I use very little, so the effect is barely noticeable, except when my skin catches the sunlight.

    I think if you are worried, than maybe powder highlighters will be best!

  16. Thanks Tea! Hehe, it's the power of makeup - if only it were that good in real life T_T

    Here's the link

    Hehe thanks! I'm trying new things to improve my photos recently~

  17. Thank you Liz ^^ It's the naturalness of this which I really love~!

    Aww, that's too bad! My skin's dry so I always have to get my base right otherwise some highlighters will just accentuate the dry patches T_T

  18. Thanks for reading!
    It is - it's what I love so much about it ^^ So true! They're hard to resist.
    If you do, I'm sure you'll like it a lot!

  19. it gives you such a nice glowy effect! I am a fan of highlighter it works wonder on me ^_~

  20. is it sticky?? my hair always gets stuck in gloss :(

  21. Thank you ^^
    I think highlighters are amazing, and a must have!

  22. No not at all! It feels so light, and I don't even notice it's on at all~ It sort of blends in with bb cream.

  23. I've never tried any highliters before, but this looks great! I may just try this one!

  24. I definitely recommend this! It's my most used highlighter ^^

  25. Xiang Jiao -- Pursiko12 March 2013 at 02:13

    I like the subtle glow this highlighter gives, I love your skin in it looks great!

  26. where did you get the pink polka dot background i love it !!!!!

  27. Hey tracie, it's just some scrapbooking paper I got from the shops :)


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