DB Cosmetics Vivid Glow Highlighter kits

Well hello, there my favorite people! I’m all about the highlighter life so of course, I need to tell you guys when I discover an awesome highlighter – it comes with the job as a beauty blogger. I also like to think of it as my highlighter/makeup addiction can serve a purpose this way.

So, in the spirit of turning my makeup addiction into something productive, let’s jump into this review!

How high is the glow factor?

These highlighters are quite glowy to the point where I am happy to wear them on their own without layering them with a more intense highlighter. I’m quite picky with what highlighters I like to wear by themselves as I like my highlight intense – both day and night. These highlighters gets the seal of approval with me.

Is it glittery or tacky?

Not at all. When you swatch the highlighters with your finger, you definitely can see the “glitter” particles but when you apply them with a brush you get a sheen to the skin rather than a tacky, glittery finish.

Are you able to highlight with all the shades?

The shades in both kits work well on fair complexions, there isn’t a shade that’s so dark that I can’t use it on my face. Of course, the highlighters in the champagne kit are more wearable and give a glow rather than any color on the skin. The rainbow highlighter kit gives more iridescent colors to the skin, I still find them super wearable but if you don’t like having any sort of colorful sheen to your highlight (like lavender or pink), than that kit won’t be for you.


The highlighters are quite finely milled and aren’t chunky or chalky on the skin. They don’t look overly powdery or textured on the skin. All you get is a super pretty glow on the skin.

Are the highlighters pigmented?

Yes the highlighters are super pigmented and super glowy as well (as you can see by the swatches!)

Do they show up in photos?

These highlighters do show up quite nicely on the skin when you take photos! Of course, it depends on the angle (you selfie takes know, that highlight only shows up with certain camera angles).

Are they good for night time wear?

While these highlighters I happily wear during the day without topping up with a more intense highlighter, for night time I feel like the lack of daylight means you need an extra intense highlighter. So these are more of a blinding highlight for the daytime.

Shade range

This highlighter kit comes in two shades – Champagne & ‘Over the rainbow’


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$14.99 AUD


Super-duper glowy, it has a smooth, finely milled texture. The shades work very well on fair skin and you have a kit that has more wearable shades and another one that has more fun, colorful highlight shades. Did I mention for $15 you get three highlighters which is a bargain and the pan size is decent and super easy to dip your brush inside.


For nighttime wear the glow isn’t as intense, I like to layer it with a bit of an extra intense highlight for that extra pop!



Overall thoughts

I’m super impressed with these highlighters! I can be fussy with my highlight because I need it to show up and look intense, so anything too subtle doesn’t get used by me. These tick all the boxes and give you a gorgeous glow at a bargain price – who can complain about that? Not me!

Would I repurchase? I do see myself repurchasing the champagne kit!


And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried the Vivid glow highlighter kits by Designer brands? Are you into single highlighters or highlighter kits/palettes? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat about it! As always I hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.


^ Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for consideration. This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links. Any links provided are solely there for convenience. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I share with you guys my experience with beauty products, this does not make me an expert.

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  1. Alyssa

    October 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I think these are those highlighters meant to be use for daytime glow

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Definitely! That’s how I’d sum up this palette for sure!

  2. Siobhán

    October 23, 2018 at 11:50 am

    It looks very similar to a Smashbox palette that was released last year. The formula sounds beautiful & the price is great x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      I need to try more smashbox now that you mention it, haha

  3. Hannah

    October 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve not heard of this before, but it looks so good! I love the look of the shades, but I’m the same as you and prefer something intense. At least it doesn’t seem to difficult to build it up xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 23, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      It’s an Aussie brand but the quality of their products is incredible

  4. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    October 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    These look really nice. I don’t think I can get the brand in Canada.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      No unfortunately it’s an Aussie brand and they don’t ship internationally


    October 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    This is really nice. I like the highlighter
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 23, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      It really is so lovely 🙌🏻

  6. Kay

    October 24, 2018 at 11:51 am

    These look lovely, and the price seems fair, too! I don’t typically wear highlighters as my skin is too oily (so it gives me enough of a highlight on its own, lol), but when I do I always go for one of the ABH ones. The Sugar Glow Kit palette is my current favourite. Thanks for sharing this lovely review, beaut. <3 xoxo


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 26, 2018 at 2:19 am

      Yes that ABH highlighter kit is awesome!

  7. Shireen L. Platt

    October 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    This trio sounds absolutely lovely! This is a new brand to me though.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 26, 2018 at 2:18 am

      It’s an Aussie affordable brand which is why it isn’t known well. x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 26, 2018 at 2:17 am

      They are and the glow is REAL!

  8. Naya

    October 25, 2018 at 8:19 am

    This palette is quite nice! I’ve never tried this line before, so thanks for the introduction Bernadette! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 26, 2018 at 2:17 am

      You’re welcome! It’s an awesome brand. x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 28, 2018 at 12:15 am

      It really is. x

  9. em

    October 27, 2018 at 11:23 am

    these look like lovely highlighters!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 28, 2018 at 12:14 am

      They really are!

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