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Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Cover FX Sunlight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Padded Down (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Pearl (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Rose Gold (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter is a “buildable cream highlighter” that gives a “soft-focused glow.” It’s available in five shades, and I purchased two to review (the other will be reviewed shortly!). The texture is dense, lightly spongy, and very emollient to the touch–it feels quite wet initially–but it goes on smoothly and dries down to a powder-like finish, so it doesn’t look wet or glossy (nor does it slide right off the face, either!). If you thought, “Hey, that looks like ColourPop!” — you’re right on the money; the texture is very much in that vein, and to my knowledge, I’ve really only seen ColourPop use that cream formula in a cheek product (but they were not the first to use it in eyeshadows–Chanel, BUXOM, Dior, and MAC have also used it). I find Lancome’s formula to be more slippery to the touch, but they perform largely the same otherwise. Glowing Lights had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted for over nine hours.

Also, a note: the interior plastic pan that product actually sits in was offset in both of mine, so that it could pop out, which I do not think was intentional, and I was able to pop it fully in and haven’t had them lift out on their own since.

Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter Glowing Lights

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
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 less shimmery, warmer (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 lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (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.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Sunlight
Sunlight
Sunlight
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-drark rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” This is the third (and last!) shade that was released, and it seemed to be the most shimmery and deepest in color (this is likely to be more of a highlighting blush on very fair to medium skin tones but work particularly well as a highlighter on darker complexions). It had medium, buildable coverage paired with a soft, smooth, but denser, consistency that blended out effortlessly. I did not feel like this emphasized my pores, but I think it might if you feel like your pores are larger/more noticeable in general. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Telluride
Telluride

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Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, peachy gold shimmer-sheen finish. Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Made Me Do It (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Goddess (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. Sunset Glow applied easily to the skin as it was quite blendable, while it wore well for eight hours before I noticed it fading along the edges.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Sunset Glow
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous, slightly metallic sheen. Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Amber Gold (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $46.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture is dense, firm but not difficult to use, with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that blends out effortlessly. It is a stronger highlighter, so if you prefer very subtle glow, it might not be the right product for you; it is possible to get a very, very light sheen, but it definitely lends itself to a more moderate sheen when applied with a medium-hand and typical highlighter brush. The highlighter had medium, buildable color coverage. It didn’t emphasize pores on me, and it added a little color to my skin tone (light-medium). The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Afternoon Glow
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade has been part of the permanent range for awhile, but it is being repromoted alongside the three new shades, and I thought it was a good excuse to update photos/swatches of it as well as pull new dupes. The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency that does kick up a noticeable amount of powder in the pan, but it didn’t appear dry or chalky on the skin. The color wore well for eight hours, which is in line with most formulas for me, but it is below the length claimed. Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan, while it didn’t kick up powder like most of the Blush range, which was a nice surprise. I think the texture is more refined and smoother with this highlighter formula than the blush formula. It produced a nice glow to the skin without looking metallic or overtly shimmery, so I think anyone who likes a light to moderate sheen may find this to their liking. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours on me (but not the 12 promised!). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Stunner (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Celestial (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ray of Light (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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