Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer & Modern Pink (2) Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer and occasional sparkle. Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Essence Be My Highlight (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Lit (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Warm Gold (20) (P, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Citrine (PiP, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door (PiP, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau is pretty minimalist when it comes to describing their color products, so there’s not much to this one other than it is a highlighting powder. For anyone new to the brand, the Luminizers are available as refill pans (no compact) for $55, while if you want the compact, it’ll run you $95 (total); I am not personally motivated to spend $40 on a compact myself, so you’ll see I only bought the pan on its own. The texture of the powder is incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though this shade had a little bit more sparkle (not just fine shimmer) in it than some of the other shades in the range (particularly compared to the Gold one). It had good color payoff that could easily be sheered/diffused and blended out for a soft, warming glow with a delicate sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink base with a lot of fine, peachy-gold shimmer. MAC Coconut Macaroon (LE, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Atole (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Mirrored Nude (09) (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Saint No Angel (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Revlon Peach (DC, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ritzy (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Love Nectar (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Luce (101) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek VIP (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Ciate Luna (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Pearl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Drippin' (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time readers might remember that this was one of my very first luxury purchases, and it still remains one of my favorite glosses of all-time (it’s absolutely dupable by other, less expensive ranges, though!). I recently repurchased it when I picked up the newly-released highlighter shade, so I figured I’d do an updated review. There’s not much to the description–“combines the drama and vibrancy of gloss with enduring deep color.” The texture is lightweight with light tackiness but is not overly sticky or goopy (it seemed tackier than I remember it being, though). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a lot of pearl and light shine. Some of the lighter, peachier base color gathers in lip lines, while the pearl/shimmer disperses evenly across the lips. There was no discernible scent or taste. The gloss lasted for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time.

Golden Apricot

PPermanent. $55.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Modern Pink (2)

PPermanent. $48.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer
Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Luminizer

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) Lip Gloss

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Firebrush Bronzing Powder
On eyes:
  • Chanel Empreinte du Desert Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Peridot Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss
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These are so beautiful *drooling* Cle de Peau has beautiful highlighters, I haven’t this color yet, so…. *running to the next store* *lol*

I saw you wearing the gloss recently for another review, and I definitely remembered it! Now that think of it, the color looks pretty similar to Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Romantique. Probably pretty close to Revlon Peony as well, although that one is discontinued.

It would be interesting to see a “Temptalia favorites” series sometime. ๐Ÿ˜€

WORTH EVERY GOLDEN PENNY! I got Pastel from CDP after your fabulous review of it, and I really couldn’t be happier. It’s the ONE highlighter I haven’t had ANY problems whatsoever with. Perfection. You rule, Christine!

Christine, you look really beautiful. That lip gloss looks so pretty, and I don’t even normally like lip gloss. I ordered the Golden Apricot highlighter sight unseen last week during the Nordstrom points event…glad it’s so pretty and rated A!

Thanks for the review!

There went the low buy! Love both!!! ? Oh my goodness these have my name on them. Eye look is gorgeous too Christine!

That lipgloss is to die for, it’s gorgeous! No wonder you like it so much! The highlighter is also lovely and the perfect balance of shimmer and glow.

You look SO radiant and happy here!!! These two products are truly splendid looking, and obviously worth their hefty price point with the perfectly glowy, summer look they’ve imparted! But I do believe that they have had that effect beyond just the surface, as well. ?

Aw, thank you, Nancy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Funny story: after applying Chanel’s Empreinte du Desert palette and wearing the Cle de Peau gloss, I went to my husband and said “I feel so pretty!” and he replied with “But you’re always pretty.” So I had a dumb, goofy grin on my face when I took that shot!

Love both. Not going to get them. They are pricey, probably worht the cost though, and then I’d have to add the postage, so no, no CDP for me.
I guess I can invest in a new NARS Orgasm gloss. I don’t have much left, it is one of my favourites, something that made the CDP one that much more tempting.

They’re nice, but you can dupe both at lower levels (particularly the effect of the luminizer) ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for such a great review as always. You look stunning. I just ordered Golden Apricot and Sand Beige thanks to your review.

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