Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder ($5.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light, pinkish-white with cool undertones and a soft, shimmery finish. MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Worthy (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Pandora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gleamer (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Geller Pixie Pearl (LE, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rosy Light Drops (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Dior #002 (DC, $56.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Fancy Pink Diamond (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Liquid Ethereal (P, $9.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Catrice’s Highlighting Powder is supposed to be “soft and velvety” that gives a “soft glow” to the skin and is available in two shades (I will review the other shade as well). The powder was soft and blendable with a lightly powdery consistency that kicked up excess product in the pan but did not look dry applied to the skin. It imparted a faint glowing finish that wasn’t metallic or shiny, so there were no issues with it emphasizing pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be diffused or sheered out, if desired. The highlighter wore well for seven hours before fading on me. One thing I noticed is that it has a stronger, powdery smell to it.


PPermanent. $5.99.

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Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder
Catrice Stardust Highlighting Powder

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Catrice Champagne Campaign Highlighter
  • Chanel Jersey Blush
On eyes:
  • MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette
  • Make Up For Ever I92 Aqua XL Liner
On lips:
  • Maybelline She Bad Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color


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kjh Avatar

IIRC, this was on sale after the 20% coupon @ Ulta. Don’t know if it still is, but U has mark downs on Catrice at least a few times per year. Personally, I like the brand. Think this would go well with their Rose eye palette ( more of a pinky/taupey selection that leans, rather than is pink.). That one is prob my HGDS eye palette. It is pretty sheer, rather than bold, very aging eyes friendly. And $6 + discount beats the price of aura any day. Suspect I’m in, eventually. At least stateside, Catrice does not have vast quantities of seasonal/LE product. So, this will almost def be around. She Bad looks exc. That look really proves how you can mix HE and DS and look like a million.

Deborah S. Avatar

I like this type of highlighter because I do have some texture on my upper cheekbone from eczema and the steroid cream used to treat it. If I do anything to shimmery it always draws more attention to the area than I would wish. I am very pale so not sure how pink this might show up on me but for the price point it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. You look lovely as always, Christine. I love the lavender/purple eye shadow shades on you. The make your brown eyes just pop. I have really dark brown eyes also and love purple shades. Thank you again for all your hard work.

Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, this is pretty good, considering the dupes cost 4-10x more! I’ve only tried a few eye shadows and lip liners from Catrice, and they were all pretty decent to good, think they are another under-rated DS brand. They are big in Europe, but finally making their way into the USA via Ulta.

Ray Avatar

Thanks for reviewing this! Gonna add it to my next Ulta order. It’s cool-toned and dimethicone-free…those are my weird skin requirements!

Nikole Avatar

Catrice is affordable and people really seem to like their products in reviews. Take a look at some of their other products available at ULTA when you are ready to order. I tried the color correcting pressed powder and think it’s great (soft matte finish and brightens up under my eyes nicely). Good luck, I hope you like their products.

Shaunne Avatar

Love how this looks on the skin. Thanks for reviewing this! I’ll definitely get this as soon as I visit a nearby Catrice counter. 🙂

Emmanuelle Avatar

Catrice make up is indeed under rated. I have difficulties to find their products here in France, so I buy them in Germany where they are sold almost everywhere. I am rarely desapointed by these and I’ve made nice discoveries.. I regret that they launch a new collection every month, with therefore a lot of LEs that are quickly sold out…

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