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Cle de Peau Almond (16) Luminizing Face Enhancer Review, Photos, Swatches

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light beige with warm undertones and a light gold shimmer. Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sunstreak (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Filtered Light (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Capri (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). lilah b. b enchanting (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Rêve Salé I (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99)(90% similar). Coloured Raine Luxurious Bling (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Jubilant Chorus (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Hi-Sequincy (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Worth the Wait (LE, $49.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau’s Luminizing Face Enhancer formula is a powder highlighter for the face (that’s about all official description says). It is available as just a pan or in a bejeweled compact for $95 (when confronted with paying $40 for packaging, I cannot do it, so I always get the pans and keep them in a Z-Palette!). I’m a big fan of the formula for a subtle to light highlighter–it’s not ultra-metallic, shimmery, glittery, or shiny on the skin–and tends to complement satin to frost blushes exceptionally well without adding a lot of additional sheen. The texture was very soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch, which made it easy to apply to the skin as it diffused with minimal work and produced a subtle, but noticeable, glow to the skin. It looked more glowing than overtly shimmery on my skin tone, but it may be more noticeable on very fair skin tones due to the natural warmth of the powder. The powder lasted for eight hours on me skin, which is normal-to-dry.

Almond (16)

PPermanent. $55.00.
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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer
Cle de Peau Almond (16) Face Luminizer

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Hardwired Eyeshadows (Lunar
  • Earthshine
  • Pygar
  • Parallax)
  • Sephora Baby Blue Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick

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Eileen Avatar

And that, Christine, is the very quality that makes them so popular amongst older women. We want to glow without that spotlight appearance that many of the younger women can rock. Both are pretty looks. It’s just a matter of finding the product that creates the desired effect. For my everyday wear, it’s CdP. I’m a huge fan and have several of the CdP luminizers.

Katherine T. Avatar

This is pretty–the color, shimmer, and geometric design. I like to use some of these subtle highlighters as all over face powders

Maria Avatar

Hi Christine, This is absolutely gorgeous I own three Golden Apricot, Delicate pink and Sand Beige. I plan on getting Almond but just not right now. I think it is a little bit lighter than Sand Beige which one do you prefer out of the two. This is by far my favorite brand for a highlighter & it looks beautiful on you.

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