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Another new beauty must for your arsenal: Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Our days of chunky glitter gel may be long gone, but we’ll never outgrow the fresh, timeless look of a subtle shimmer. This skin brightener from luxury beauty line Borghese—which, speaking of timeless, was founded in the 1950s and built on a heritage dating back to the 14th century—can be smoothed on to create a variety of looks that span the glow spectrum, camouflaging imperfections for a flawless finish.

How it Works

The liquid formula’s light-diffusing pigments and delicate shimmer brighten any skin tone while they simultaneously conceal blemishes and fine lines.

How to Use

First, decide on your desired radiance level. For a high shimmer, apply after foundation; for a subtle shimmer, combine with foundation and apply to face; and for a more sheer look, mix with moisturizer and apply to face.

WATER (AQUA) • MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM) • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE • ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE • STEARIC ACID • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE • ISOSTEARIC ACID • LECITHIN • KAOLIN • POLYSORBATE 20 • MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE • RETINYL PALMITATE • PANTHENOL • TOCOPHEROL • LANOLIN ALCOHOL • CETYL ALCOHOL • TRIETHANOLAMINE • XANTHAN GUM • SIMETHICONE • ASCORBYL PALMITATE • DISODIUM EDTA • PHENOXYETHANOL • METHYLPARABEN • PROPYLPARABEN • BUTYLPARABEN • ETHYLPARABEN • ISOBUTYLPARABEN • MAY CONTAIN (+/-): MICA • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

love it!

I'm nearly out of my Benefit luminizer, & am now torn between which to buy next. I _love_ how this product allows for a low sheen when I apply it in conjunction with my foundation over my cheekbones. The texture is splendid. I find that, on its own, it's a bit too brightening for me--but I've always found that to be true of brightening makeups, so it's not a mark against this product.

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Such a nice surprise in my box!

It's been a long long time since I've had any products from Borghese. I love their products! This was such a joy to get in my box! Has a great feel and looks amazing. I have pale skin and this made it look really nice. I got a lot of compliments even at the grocery store when I first tried it. It made me feel good to get noticed. People are busy and don't usually pay attention anymore.

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Loved this sample

I loved the dewy (not shiny or sparkly) finish this gave! Easy to apply and blends well. With or with foundation.

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meh

Its nice, just not for me I guess. Felt odd putting a very thick liquid on my face. Pretty result though.

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Makeup Essential

I use this makeup as a top coat before going out to brighten my complexion and made my eyes / cheeks pop. It makes you instantly sun kissed and glowing.

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It's ok....

I got this sample, and I tried it a few times - It just doesn't do it for me. Its kind of thick and left this odd shimmer on my skin. I will use it on my shoulders and things, but not my face.

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Use sparingly

I feel like this product isn't quite sure what it wants to be (or maybe I'm just not sure?) It is FAR too shimmery to use as a foundation-- I tried applying it like a foundation once and looked like a bronzed disco ball. Even applying a bit over CC cream or moisturizer was way too much for me. I think it's best used as a highlighter-- just a bit on the cheekbones, browbone, and above the lip-- but did not end up purchasing because I think other products achieve the effect better (e.g. Nars the Multiple).

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Use sparingly

Although the instructions say to use all over, don't! You will look like you rolled in shimmer. It's ok if you use a dab to brighten your cheeks. But it is darker and more shimmery than expected. A little goes a long way!

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Love this product!

I got this product in a Birchbox and since I do not wear foundation I thought it would be wasted on me. How wrong was I! I have loved using it each morning as I get ready for school as a light sheer brightener before I apply my makeup. A little goes a LONG way....I think anyone that tries it will love it....it is not thick and cakey like a heavy cover. Give this product a try!

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Nice, all over glow

Other reviewers have said this is a bit heavy, but I've found that - when mixed in when a light moisturizer - it's not weighty at all. The overall effect is quite pretty, as long as you don't use too much. Even going overboard just a small amount can result in too much look, at least for the daytime.

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