Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter
Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Starburst

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had a high-shine finish even with a sheerer application, though it was not truly metallic until medium or greater coverage.

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The texture was soft, smooth, and a smidgen dusty to the touch, though it did not appear dry on the skin and didn’t have much excess product kicked up in the pan after using it. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. It was easy to blend out the highlighter, and while very metallic, it seemed to reach to the point where the shine made my skin appear smooth instead of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture.

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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Product Availability

Ciate Starburst $32.00/0.17 OZ.
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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.

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Even though I’m far more partial to the pinkish one from the other day, I do like this one quite a lot, too. It has a softer, less stark appearance on the skin than most very light highlighters do!

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