Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder
Cle de Peau Bal Masque Body Powder ($120.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a very pale, pink-tinged beige with fine golden shimmer-sheen. Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE)(95% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Oasis (LE) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Universal (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
I know what you’re thinking, “But Temptalia, why would you buy a $120 body powder?” And I’d have no real answer for you other than I was really curious to see if it was good, bad, or somewhere in-between. I remain curious, as well, about what might be in it that makes it inappropriate as a cheek highlighter (the box does say to avoid direct contact with eyes, but it isn’t unusual for cheek colors/highlighters to be safe for cheeks but not eyes!). It is luminous and high-shine on the skin, whether body or cheeks, but I don’t think it veers into disco ball territory where the shimmer emphasizes the skin’s natural texture. There are noticeable sparkly bits here and there, but it is the least glittery body powder I’ve come across–not that I’ve tried more than a dozen over the years! The powder is soft, smooth, and incredibly finely-milled, while it is blendable and easily diffused for sheerer or heavier shimmer coverage. The powder has a floral scent, which I didn’t notice often when wearing it, so it didn’t seem as heavy-handed as some fragranced powders can be. The powder lasted for eight hours with minor migration when I wore it on my neck/shoulders, but I didn’t notice migration when I tried it on cheeks.