Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Moondust

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, light pink with warm, beige undertones and a sparkling, luminous sheen. It had a moderate to intense glow, depending on how heavy the application, and fine sparkle. I didn’t feel like it read glittery on the skin, but there were larger particles that may not be in keeping with everyone’s preference.

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The powder was soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being dusty, powdery, nor was it too dense or firmly pressed in the compact. It was incredibly easy to blend and diffuse the highlighter on the skin, and even at higher coverage, it did not emphasize smy skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading subtly.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.17 oz. - $188.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The powders were usually soft and blendable, though a couple were a little looser in the pan, which made them feel drier or dustier.

They were easy to blend and diffuse on the skin and lasted for eight hours, on average. The more sparkly shades emphasized my skin's natural texture a bit while the more luminous shades did not.

Browse all of our Ciate Glow-To Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydrated Silica, Decylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Product Availability

Ciate Moondust $32.00/0.17 OZ.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Lipstick

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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

18 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

What a pretty highlighter! You’re absolutely right, it doesn’t read glittery while worn, at all. Just a nice healthy glow on the cheeks as opposed to arm swatches.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!