Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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. ColourPop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty Pink Goddess (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Temptation (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Mirage (LE, $47.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Artist Couture Yasss! (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors MΓ­rame (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Might Be (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Surreal (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Medium (02) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Rose Gold (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Sublime (LE, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Golden Peach (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Flesh Beauty Promise (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Liquid Bronze Gold (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). OFRA Sea Shimmer (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry No. 04 Rose Gold (P, $68.00) is lighter (95% 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • YSL Paris Palette
  • Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Anastasia Melon Lip Gloss

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Christine Avatar

Everything is specifically listed under “The Makeup Look”! I don’t know if that’s for fall or not. So sorry – I wish I could be more helpful πŸ™

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
ON EYES:

YSL Paris Palette
Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner

ON LIPS:

Anastasia Melon Lip Gloss

Julia Avatar

This is really pretty, though also rather expensive for a single pan. I just think it’s funny that you can actually see how the highlighter market is exploding because the dupe lists for products like this used to be a couple of items long just a year or so ago, but now the list is so big! Lot of options πŸ™‚

Tracey E. Avatar

This looks lovely on you, Christine. I bought Sunset Glow highlighter and am trying to up the sheen factor. My face has some redness to it, and that may absorb some of the highlighter’s beautiful color. I’m experimenting with different foundation and blush shades. I’m so glad to see a BB highlighter give such a beautiful sheen.

Lacey Avatar

I swatched some Bobbi Brown highlighters on my last Sephora trip and loved them. If this is anything in line with those products, I may have to have it. Off to look for your reviews on Bobbi Brown! πŸ˜‰

Jaz Avatar

Hmm. I have becca rosegold, but this might need to find a place in my home. Idk- I just bought a laura Mercier highlight, and I don’t think I need to buy 2 highlighters in the same month

Farida Avatar

I love it on you. I have the same skin tone as you and was wondering if this would pass for a blush too. I know you mentioned it has a bit of colour but do you think enough to get as a blush. I really like high sheen blushes so that’s why I am asking.

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