Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light beige with warm undertones and a light gold shimmer. Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99)(90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Filtered Light (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Cle de Peau’s Luminizing Face Enhancer formula is a powder highlighter for the face (that’s about all official description says). It is available as just a pan or in a bejeweled compact for $95 (when confronted with paying $40 for packaging, I cannot do it, so I always get the pans and keep them in a Z-Palette!). I’m a big fan of the formula for a subtle to light highlighter–it’s not ultra-metallic, shimmery, glittery, or shiny on the skin–and tends to complement satin to frost blushes exceptionally well without adding a lot of additional sheen. The texture was very soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch, which made it easy to apply to the skin as it diffused with minimal work and produced a subtle, but noticeable, glow to the skin. It looked more glowing than overtly shimmery on my skin tone, but it may be more noticeable on very fair skin tones due to the natural warmth of the powder. The powder lasted for eight hours on me skin, which is normal-to-dry.