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Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Mini Highlighting Powder (Holiday 2018) Review & Swatches

01/10

Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder

Pink Glow

Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation but was significantly lighter than the full-sized version I have, which may have been owed to the fact that the pan itself was dominated by the pale gold/white base with little of the rose/copper coloring. The powder had a smooth, almost velvety texture that was denser but not stiff or difficult to work with. It applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. I found the mini’s texture to be more flattering on my skin as it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

The full-sized version retails for $48.00 and contains 0.28 oz. The mini contains $24.00 worth of product.

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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Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Glycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 80, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop It's a Princess Thing Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • ColourPop Bibbidi Ultra Glossy Lip

Product Availability

Bobbi Brown Pink Glow $48.00/0.28 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Hmm, Idk? I really DO wish that the white gold to coppery-rose ratio had been as even as the permanent pan. Wonder if each pan is a bit different, so that one could take a peek inside before buying?

This is really pretty and since it doesn’t emphasize texture and is very lite I might be able to get away with it. I am headed to Spokane in a couple of weeks so will be able to check it out in person. Looks beautiful on you, Christine, but then everything does.

I’ve never seen Pink Glow have such contrasting shading to the regular size highlighter. I like that Bobbi Brown is releasing minis of popular products and pricing them fairly. I’d pick this one up if I didn’t have the original.

‘Tis the biggest “issue” with the marbelized effect… you never quite know what you’ll be getting, LOL. Sometimes it changes through the pan, too!

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