Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Underneath the Moon, You’ll Glow Pink

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder ($42.00 for 0.18 oz.) is supposed to “give the skin a light-reflecting, luminous glow.” It’s a pale, warm-toned pink with a fine, frosted shimmer that sheers out easily when applied. If applied with a damp brush, it will take on a more metallic finish. Chantecaille Les Petales de Rose has a finer shimmer that turns to a sheen, so it is subtler on the skin; there’s also a slight golden tint that Lancome’s dosen’t have. Guerlain Cruel Gardenia is slightly warmer, but it’s incredibly similar. MAC Light Sunshine is less shimmery, paler.

It has a soft, finely-milled texture that makes for effortless blending during application.  Though very soft and the shimmer is fine, it did emphasize the pores on my cheeks very slightly.  I think the luminous, lit-from-within result is worth the trade-off, as the emphasis is subtle.  Moonlight Rose wore well for seven hours, and after eight hours, there was a touch of fading along the inner edge where I applied it.  This shade should work well across many skin tones, because it does not have a white base, even though it is a lighter color.  For paler complexions, it might show up as a very soft tinge of pink as well.

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Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder
Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder