Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter

Solstice

Ciate Solstice Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a pale pink with a frosted sheen that shifted from cooler lavender to warmer pink. The shimmer was larger in the highlighter, and I felt like it made it more prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture as a result. When diffused and blended out to medium coverage, I did not find it noticeably accentuating, though. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer.

The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable overall with a bit of looseness in the pan. I noticed that the whiter base was more prominent when I applied and blended it out on my skin than initially swatched, so it ended up looking a bit lighter than anticipated on my skin tone. I did see the duochrome effect in person, so it appeared cooler and warmer depending on the angle I viewed the highlighter at. The color wore well for eight hours on me before becoming a bit patchy.

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).

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Where to Buy

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Wild One Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue Highliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Whip Liquified 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.

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I was so excited to get this highlighter, but experienced tons of fallout. Christine, did you, or anyone else have a similar experience? I’m actually going to return it, even though I love the color and the packaging. I had glitter all over the top of my shirt and down my face 🙁

If this looks way too light on your skintone, I seriously do not even wish to imagine it on mine! Putting its extreme paleness aside, I really love the duochrome effect that you described. Could be an excellent option for very light or fair folks.

I really like this and since I am basically the color of paper, I think it will work for me. I have really loved all of the Ciate products that I have tried.

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