Hi light luminous body lotion - shimmer by Cake Beauty - review by RockMami

Shimmer by Cake Beauty

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Glitters but not Gold

I don't think that this lotion lives up to it's claim. It's a perfectly nice lotion and does an acceptable job, but isn't worth the price tag. My contours were not softened.
pink mica is a nice shimmer, smooths in easily
too pricey, thin consistency, doesn't live up to claim
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useful review
The Hi Light luminous body lotion claims to smooth your skin, soften the look of contours, and leave your skin with 'sophisticated sheen'. The lotion is paraben-free and comes in an 8.5 ounce bottle that you can open with one hand, similar to a shampoo.

The packaging for the Cake products is adorable. There is something very girly and almost retro about it. I am a sucker for anything with even the slightest hint of retro appearance. It's also pink, white and silver which screams lady product. I love things that look pretty!

I found that immediately out of the bottle this smelled just like fruity pebbles, which was a turn off. However, after a few minutes it began to smell like cake and was more tolerable. This is the second product with which I'm having this issue. The smell seems to change, so it could just be me. Within 15 minutes I didn't notice a smell at all anymore. If you would like this for a scented lotion then you would definitely not be getting much bang for your buck.

The lotion isn't too thick or too thin. I found it to be a nice moisturizer. It does the job, but won't be softening your elbows or knees. A benefit of the texture is that a little bit goes a very long way. I used about a dime size amount for my arm and that was plenty. It also rubs in very easily and doesn't sit on your skin, which I love. I hate when a lotion feels greasy or heavy! The shimmer is a nice, light pink shimmer that would look good on your legs, arms, cleavage and neck, particularly if you were out at night. It's not glittery like a fourteen year old's body glitter but you do notice the individual sparkles. I also found that the sparkle stayed with me throughout my days, but easily came off in the shower. There were no stray bits or anything stuck to my skin like you sometimes get with this type of product.

I think that I will use this for going out or as a nice moisturizer, plus my son is in love with the shimmer part and likes to smell things, so I'm sure we will be sharing this. Any shimmer will deflect imperfections, but as far as softening your contours, that's unlikely to happen with this lotion!

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Tryglycerides, Glycerin, Cetearlalcohol, Stearic Acid, Aroma, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Mangifera Indidca (Mango) Seed Oil, Polyquaternium 7, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctoris (Safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-150 Stearate, Steareth 20, Benzophenone 3, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sorbic Acid
Follow-up commentary
I don't use this every day or even every week, but it has grown on me. I like it for its subtle shimmer when I'm out, and friends love to borrow it when they smell it on me!
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
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  • K101
    Sounds disappointing for the price. Thanks for all the wonderful information! That was super helpful. I've been curious about these new items, but they're high and I don't really desire my body to smell of cake. Lol. Not to mention it contains yucky stuff like phenoxyethanol. Thank you for the review!
  • RockMami
    It was, if it had been $10-15 I'd say it's worth it and you get your money but for $27.99 I will pass on rebuying. Haha I usually don't want to smell like cake either!
  • Eucaly
    Great review!
  • indiglo
    Thanks for the review! I totally agree with you about this lotion. I also thought it was over priced and over hyped. I'm curious about the other non-shimmering lotions in this Cake line now.
  • RockMami
    @eucaly thanks!

    @indiglo I know me too, I am working my way through some of the new products.
  • lalapetitee
    I think I will pass. Almost $30 for lotion with cheap sparkle...no ma'am!
  • sexydelphia
    thanks for the review. im iffy on this product
  • MissCandyland
    Thanks for the review!!
  • Entropy
    I like fruity pebbles...maybe I'll dig this stuff...nice review, thank you.
  • LavenderSkies
  • Jenny Smith
    Great review
  • lovebites
    thanks for the review!
  • HannahPanda
    Love the shimmery part. Thanks for the review!
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