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). Colour Pop 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). Dior Rose Glow (005) (P, $48.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Pink (P, $10.99) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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). Dior Rising Star (09) (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Made Me Do It (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Pink Flash (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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

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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

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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If I do, I’m thinking it would likely be the Afternoon Glow shade you reviewed recently. But,on the other hand.. I have two of the ABH glow (Gleam and Sun Dipped) kits arriving sometime this week 😀 Zoiks!

Dudette: smack smack smack.. get on it.. use a fan brush to get a really light application. Put a bit over a blush. It looks so purdy and does not have to be OTT at all. You’ve def got the bone structure for it ?

Gorgeous!! I love colorful highlighters. I’ve actually never bought Bobbi Brown before but these are really calling to me.

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.

They definitely have some color to them, though I think if you wear them more subtly, you could get more sheen and less color!

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??

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.

Wow it gives you such a healthy, beautiful glow! I assume it would be more of a blush/blush toper for me but… it is very tempting because I don’t have anything similar in my stach 🙂

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

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!

Absolutely beautiful!!! It looks just about identical to a blush (?) I received in this months Ipsy Bag: Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks in Peach Pink. Which I’ve been using as a highlighter because on me, that’s what it shows up as!

I’m wearing it on cheek bones and cheek to show color. Sorry it isn’t the highlighter only placement you might have wanted!

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.

Very pretty! I don’t think I’ll get it, I am on a ban, after all, and I have broken that for some OCC and UD, so it’s back on track now 🙂
I love your look in the photo, from the foundation to the earrings, gorgeous!

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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