Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi to Glow

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio ($69.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition set for the holidays that contains three, nearly full-sized highlighting powders. The brand described them as a trio of “bestselling” shades, but they did not line up that closely with past releases with similar names, so they seemed new-to-me. I enjoy this formula as it has a smooth and blendable consistency without any powderiness that is easy to apply to the skin and yields a gorgeous, glowing finish. All three shades were consistent with past shades I’ve tried in the formula, and I think if one likes warmer-toned highlighters, it’s certainly worth considering.

Value

A full-sized Highlighting Powder retails for $48.00 and contains 0.23 oz. or costs $208.70/oz. This palette contains $131.48 worth of product.

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Nectar Glow

Nectar Glow is a soft, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a golden sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was easy to sheer out and diffuse for sheerer coverage or applied moderately for a stronger, metallic finish. There was subtle color added to my skin tone, though anyone deeper would likely only get a sheen out of it. The consistency was soft without being powdery, smooth, and blendable on my skin. It wore well for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.28 oz. - $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” Most shades had medium or more intense pigmentation with moderate to intense shimmer, as some shades were more metallic and/or had fine sparkles. However, the powder buffs and diffuses particularly well and has a tendency to "melt" a bit more on the skin as a result. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too dense nor so soft that it became powdery in the pan. This formula typically lasted eight hours or so on my skin.

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Pink Gold Glow

Pink Gold Glow is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single layer, but it was buildable in color and luminosity. The powder felt smooth to the touch and seemed to have slightly larger shimmer compared to the other two shades, though it did not accentuate my skin’s texture, even when more heavily applied. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me. This shade did seem quite similar to Sunset Glow.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.28 oz. - $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” Most shades had medium or more intense pigmentation with moderate to intense shimmer, as some shades were more metallic and/or had fine sparkles. However, the powder buffs and diffuses particularly well and has a tendency to "melt" a bit more on the skin as a result. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too dense nor so soft that it became powdery in the pan. This formula typically lasted eight hours or so on my skin.

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Golden Bronze Glow

Golden Bronze Glow is a medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. The highlighter had a strong sheen but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.28 oz. - $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” Most shades had medium or more intense pigmentation with moderate to intense shimmer, as some shades were more metallic and/or had fine sparkles. However, the powder buffs and diffuses particularly well and has a tendency to "melt" a bit more on the skin as a result. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too dense nor so soft that it became powdery in the pan. This formula typically lasted eight hours or so on my skin.

Browse all of our Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder swatches.

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Highlighting Powder Trio

Bobbi Brown Nectar Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Nectar Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Nectar Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Glow Highlighting Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette
On lips:
  • Marc Jacobs Sugar Sugar Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Great value on this one. It’d be nice if Hourglass could take a leaf out of Bobbi Brown’s book in terms of value at the holidays.

I think it’s so strange that BB calls this a trio of “Bestselling Shades” when these particular shades don’t seem to exist outside of the set, lol! They certainly look very pretty! At first I thought it contained the 3 “Sunset Pink” collection shades (Afternoon Glow, Telluride, Sunset Glow)- which I think would have been a fantastic idea for a palette.

This is really pretty. But I’ve never tried their highlighters before and to shell out $70+tax for 3 is kind of steep. It’s a lot of product, but idk, I know I own 2 of the dupes (which together cost about $12), so I really should skip it. But it’s so pretty. But I will do the responsible thing and skip and instead grab the new ABH glow kit.

These are really pretty. I think I remember them coming out with a similar palette last year but I might be confusing it with Laura Mercier. Love the packaging and have nothing like it in my collection

I really love this formula, without any noticeable glitter. I just wish it was cheaper! I will probably wait for the VIB sale. And last years palette eventually went on sale for like $50, but you never know with this one, it could sell out. I actually love how these can double as blush and highlighter in one, or even swipe around the forehead for a bronzing effect. Swipe a different color on the lids and can run out the door. Really beautiful! I want!

The swatches look glittery to me, but they don’t look glittery or sparkly on your skin. What do you find regarding the sparkle or glitter? I prefer shine, and I don’t want flecks of anything on my face. I’m getting a little long in the tooth to be a disco ball.

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