Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, peachy gold shimmer-sheen finish. Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sol Body Catwalk (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Iced (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Pink (P, $10.99) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Bold Spirit (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Made Me Do It (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Rising Star (09) (LE, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Full Service (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rose Glow (005) (P, $50.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% 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 was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. Sunset Glow applied easily to the skin as it was quite blendable, while it wore well for eight hours before I noticed it fading along the edges.

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Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset 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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Ginny Avatar

Drooooooools. I love both of these new ones, even though it looks like they’d be more of a blush and bronzer on me. But the Pink Glow from two years ago is one of my favorite highlighters, I love the finish. So I might just check out both of these.

Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, this is stunning!! I love the rose gold peach shimmer. Pretty sure I don’t have anything like this in my stash, as I normally don’t go for pink highlighters, prefer yellow gold, but this is too pretty. Wonder if I can pull it off. Oh why LE, Bobbi??

kjh Avatar

Me, too! But I do like the pink leaning, more than the gold leaning. If they aren’t high pigment, I can deal with yellower shades. Actually wore highlighter tonight, over an older LM apricot blush.

Christine Avatar

You can pull up any two swatches for comparison on the fly – we built a tool exactly so you can do this on your own! 🙂 It is on every single review page!

I am not sure which one you meant, unfortunately, as there were two palettes and each had three blushes – could you clarify? Or else you can pull them up yourself here: http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery/#sbs

Tracey E. Avatar

I have a few pieces from this collection and this highlighter is the star. As I have some red in my cheeks, have been playing with it and to bring out the shine and not make my face look more red. It’s beautiful.

Christine, what brush did you use to apply the highlighter? It looks great on you!

Anne Avatar

Such a pretty color. I’m quite fair so it might be a nice subtle blush for summer casual. I’ll check it out in store next chance.

ouineque Avatar

Aw! I somehow missed this review last week! Oh my, this is the highlighter I’ve been looking for the past weeks, if not months! Comparing swatches here on Tempalia, I had my mind set on Devotion from Laura Mercier, but this will suit me better I think, since it’s warmer, but still PINK! Love it. But I ‘ve learned a lesson here: I have a set budget for beauty buys now, and I have to wait until September (Aaaagh!).

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