Too cool for school art class by Rodin Lumineuse Varnish review + Demo

Too cool for school’s Rodin line has always had a special place in my heart.  Then again, the contour powder is a cult favourite so its not really that surprisingly I like it as well.  If you’d like to see a review on all three of the art class line products, click here Last year, they finally came out with a new product for the line and it is super unique!  The lumineuse varnish is a trio cream highlighter/ strobing kit and I just fell in love with the concept.  Kind of late to reviewing this tehe but we are finally here sho, don’t JUDGE MEEEE!!  Oh also just to keep you up to date, they also released a new shade for their trio blush from art class by Rodin if you wanted to know ;).  Okay, let’s get into the review!

Full name of product:
Too cool for school art class by Rodin Lumineuse varinsh

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“This ultimate multi-strobing palette offers pink shimmer, sparkling, and holographic glowing balm to achieve natural but impactful glass skin look. The 3-step glow layering lets you achieve multi-dimensional look, highlighting your best features in the most appropriate way with different glowing balms. Glow pink is a brightening and highlighting balm, Clear Sparkle is a luminous and sparkling balm, and Unicorn Blue is a holographic glowing balm. Mix and match this multi-glowing balm for luminous and radiant look.”

Price:
23,000 won

Amount of product:
7g

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Amazon
Too cool for school US

 

Shades available:

Ingredients:
[Clear]
Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Mineral Oil/huile Mine_rale, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dehydroacetic Acid, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Water/eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Tin Oxide, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, 1,2-hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Plankton Extract, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalyla Minobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Citric Acid, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Sorbic Acid, Arginine Ferulate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

[Blue]
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polybutene, Silica, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Mica, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyethylene, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, C30-45 Olefin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Tribehenin, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sucrose Pentahydroxystearate, Microcrystalline Wax/ Cire Microcristalline, Lauryl Peg- 10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Distearyldimonium Chloride, Propylene Carbonate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Monascus Extract, Tin Oxide, Water/eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, 1,2-hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Plankton Extract, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalyla Minobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Citric Acid, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Sorbic Acid, Arginine Ferulate, Ethylhexylglycerin

[Pink]
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polybutene, Silica, Diphenyl, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyethylene, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, C30-45 Olefin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Tribehenin, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone, Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sucrose Pentahydroxystearate, Microcrystalline Wax/cire Microcristalline, Lauryl Peg- 10, Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Distearyldimoniumchloride, Propylene Carbonate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tin Oxide, Diisostearyl Malate, Monascus Extract, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Water/eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, 1,2-hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Plankton Extract, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Citric Acid, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Sorbic Acid, Arginine Ferulate, Ethylhexylglycerin

How to use:
1. Apply Clear Sparkle all over face before base makeup for natural glow-from-within look.
2. Mix Clear Sparkle either with Glow Pink or Uniforn Blue for adding more volume to T-zone or C-zone.
3. Mix Glow Pink and Unicorn Blue for brightening and highlighting your best feature.

Packaging:
Packaging is the exact same as the other artclass products with the round compact.  But this time, we get a gorgeous holographic sticker that honestly, is kind of blinding half the time.  I usually have products I’m reviewing for the week on my computer desk and god damn, my eyeballs man.  This is a sticker so I wouldn’t put it in your purse without protection if you don’t want the compact to get all scratched up.

To open the compact, simply just pop it open from the clasp in the front.  Inside is a nice sized mirror  which you could see about half your face with.  Sometimes I forget my full sized mirror and would have to rely on these mirrors sigh.

Color + Pigmentation:
Of course when I look at the palette, my eye shoots straight to the lavender shade.  AHH! Lavender + yellow undertone is a dream come true.

The only confusing part of this palette is the center.  They said in the description that the clear gives you a “luminous and sparkle glow”… what….  It is more like a useless balm that really didn’t need to be there.  It isn’t moisturizing, doesn’t really give me any type of sheen and there are fat particles of glitter.  No thank you…

To our left side is “glow pink” which is a cool tone light peach champagne shade with super fine sliver shimmers.  It is gorgeous on the skin and blends into my base make up effortlessly.  The finish look is super natural but still has a nice punch.

As for the lavender (aka. Unicorn blue), it really isn’t a blue but more of a lavender, which totally works in my favour.  It has a cool undertone, light lavender shade with super fine purple and pink shimmers.  Again, this also blends into the skin and looks super natural but when the light hits my cheeks, lowkey BAM purple in your face.

Texture + finish:
They definitely perfected the texture of this cream highlight.  It doesn’t have that weird greasy texture but it also isn’t a super thick cream like Mac cream colours.  The texture is quite similar to Holika Holika’s sweet peko milky jelly luminizer and it just blends into the skin like a dream!  I definitely do not recommend using this on top of powdered skin since it will move around your base makeup.

Let’s try this out!

My base make up is done (Missha glow tension cushion) as well as my blush.  Just waiting on highlighter!

For this side of my face, I’m just using my fingers and applying “glow pink (left side, light beige champagne shade).

The effects is super pretty and honestly reminds me of my beloved Mac cream color base in Hush which is a rose gold highlighter.

And here is the lavender highlight.  I’m not sure if you can catch the purple undertone but when the light hits, you can definitely tell it is more of a lavender hue.

And here is the finished look.  This highlight might not be for those who love that Instagram look that is more bold and more dramatic for the camera.  I go for products and look that I can actually go out the house with so this highlighter is perfect for me.

Lasting power:
This cream highlighter lasts about 4-5 hours before I’d have to reapply.  But at that point, my base make up already dries down a bit so I’m not really surprised.  Most likely the moisture just sank into my skin and took the highlighter along with it.

Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected

Pro:
-super natural looking
-blends into the skin effortlessly
-interesting color range

Con:
-clear balm is useless -_-

Repurchase?:
Maybe… only if they switch out the middle

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
I’m surprised I actually like this highlighting trio.  I was thinking this might be mediocre or just a gimmick since their powder highlighter was a slight disappointment.  The texture works well on the skin, pigmented enough that you can see it on the skin but not so dense in shimmers that people can clearly see a streak on the tops of your cheeks.  Overall super impressed and hopefully they could revise this design and get rid of that useless clear shit in the center.

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