Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a shimmering, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Celestial Powder is supposed to give “an agenlic glow” that doesn’t look “glittery.” There are now three shades in the range (the other two are Candlelight and Starlight), and Sunlight is more comparable to Starlight, as it has more color oomph and stronger shimmer compared to Candlelight (which is particularly nice for those who like subtle to moderate highlighters). This is more of a highlighting bronzer, as it adds a lot of glow and luminosity to the skin, but it does add warmth. It is very pigmented, but the texture is soft, blendable, and forgiving, so it can easily be applied with a lighter hand for barely-there golden sheen or more intensely for true-to-pan bronzing. The consistency of the powder was smooth and finely-milled, and this didn’t emphasize my pores or skin texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.