Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Philosophy Amazing Grace Powder

Philosophy Amazing Grace Shimmering Powder ($29.50) is a soft, icy pink highlighting powder.  Its packaged in a mirror-finish compact and inside is a light pink powder with the word “grace” embedded in the center.  When you open the compact, there’s a mirror with the phrase, “where there is grace, there is beauty,” which is a nice touch.  I just like the uplifting spirit of the Philosophy brand, and I think this is a nice reminder to have in a compact, too.

It’s a fine-milled, very smooth powder that can easily be used to highlight specific areas or dusted lightly for an all-over glow.  It does not impart much color, if any–it’s almost the faintest pink-tinged white.  There’s a definite sheen rather than obvious shimmer or glitter that does the highlighting as well, which is always nice in a highlighter.  Amazing Grace isn’t a new, innovative highlighter, but it’s a solid one if you’re looking for something soft, subtle, and with no real color.   I’d say the slight pinkness of the product does give a healthy glow to the face without actually making it a light blusher, so it works for a highlighter.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:   Pretty-in-pink, Philosophy’s newest highlighter does a nice job of softly highlighting the face without going overboard with glitter or shimmer.  It’s nearly colorless, which may make it a nice option for those not looking to add color to cheeks!

Availability: Sephora

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Philosophy Amazing Grace Powder

Philosophy Amazing Grace Powder

Philosophy Amazing Grace Powder

Philosophy Amazing Grace Powder
You can see it blended out on the sides, but in the center, it is swatched heavily.

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13 thoughts on “Philosophy Amazing Grace Shimmering Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. YJ

    Love the compact, but I don’t do the best with highlighters since my face tends to get shiny after a while on its own =(

  2. Tina

    I herd it had a scent…is it strong?? I’m not a fan of that.

  3. Jennifer

    I love Philosophy and was excited when they came out with this new make up collection.
    I have the deodorant lolz , but am wondering if the liquid highlighter or the gloss is any good?

  4. TG

    This is off-topic, but speaking of highlighters, can anyone tell me what the heck you do with that Dame Edna pink highlighter powder once the overspray is gone? I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out if I should just B2M it.

  5. starr

    this looks gorgeous! i love the little details :) how is the compact packaging? does it feel like it will endure?

    • I think so! It’ll get scratched up, though – since it is a shiny metal surface!

      • M

        How does this compare to shell pearl beauty powder? Which one do you like better, what is the color difference, which looks more natural in sunlight, and lasts longer? Thank you. If its not too much trouble do you think you could add the two swatched next to each other?

        • This is a little pinker – I’d say they’re very similar. I think Shell Pearl would look more natural.

          I don’t have time to swatch them together, unfortunately! Sorry!

  6. Teresa

    Very very pretty in the swatch! Doesn’t seem colourless in that picture, would love something just like that!

  7. Rae1987

    They have this at big lots now got one for 3$ !