Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Sahara

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is supposed to contain the brand’s famous Celestial Powder in three shades: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight. The formula definitely doesn’t feel quite as finely-milled or as silky as the standalone Celestial Powders, but the bigger difference is that Candlelight and Starlight are both much, much warmer and less luminous in this palette (Sunlight was very similar). The texture not being quite as luxurious as the individual shades was only something I noticed by feel, not so much when I applied it to the skin, blended out the powders, and wore them. If you like warmer, more bronzy highlighters, you’ll probably enjoy this compact.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Highlighter Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/03

Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Candlelight (Sahara)

Candlelight (Sahara) is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had rich color payoff with a soft, powdery texture that kicked up quite a bit of excess in the pan but blended out easily and managed not to look dry on once applied. It was a lot less luminous compared to the standalone powder (both older and newer packaging), and it was much darker/yellower: put it this way, they were different enough that I had to give this a unique name as the dupes would be completely off. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Candlelight (Sahara)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/03

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) The Celestial Powder

Starlight (Sahara)

Starlight (Sahara) is a light-medium peachy brown with warm, orange undertones and a soft sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied easily to the skin, as the powder was very soft and blendable. In the pan, the powder had a more powdery, dusty texture and kicked up a lot of product in the pan, but it did not appear dry or dusty on my skin. Again, the color wasn’t similar to my standalone Starlight powder: the palette version is much, much warmer and a lot less shimmery. The color in the palette is lovely but not at all like the Starlight I know. On me, the highlighter stayed on for eight hours.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Starlight (Sahara)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/03

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Sunlight

Sunlight is a subdued, medium-dark brown with golden shimmer. The color payoff was great–it was totally opaque–while the texture was soft, lightly dusty, and blendable on the skin. It yielded a smooth sheen that was glowing but not emphasizing. I found that the color in the palette was very comparable to the single I have of Sunlight, so that was a nice find. I noticed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Sunlight
Sunlight
Sunlight
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total