Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer Review, Photos, Swatches

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is light-medium, gold-shimmered peachy-beige with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $80.00) is very similar, just a bit more beige. Urban Decay Strip Highlighter (P) is warmer. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Belightful (LE) is more shimmery. Chanel Mouche de Beaute Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is warmer. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s supposed to be a highlighting powder that that “illuminate[s] your complexion.” It’s available as an individual pan (as in, no compact) for $55 or you can elect to purchase it in a compact for $95 (you can see it here). Since I mostly care about the product itself (and functional packaging), I popped mine into a Z palette, and since it’s housed in a metal pan, it stayed perfectly in place. If there’s one product that I tend to gravitate towards these days, it’s a well-done cheek product. The powder’s texture is soft, smooth, and blends easily on the skin, while the shimmer is luminous and sits well on the skin without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It had good color payoff that was easily sheered out or built up for a stronger finish. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before starting to fade.

Sand Beige (13)

PPermanent. $55.00.
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Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clè de Peau Sand Beige (13) Luminizing Face Enhancer

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Amrezy Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto Lipgloss

About the 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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Anything is this warm peachy beige range looks so good on you. I find they bring too much colour to my face..being more of a Becca Moonstone person..pale gold kinda gal.

Aside: thought your eye look was NARS duo Dolomites at first glance. Wrong guess.. love the eyes regardless.

If you have cool tone skin, you can buy number 11 from this line. That one is absolutely beautiful and just brings a spirit of shine into your complexion. And talking of the case, is one of the most beautiful packaging I have ever had in hand. I never liked the idea to pay extra for packaging, but this packaging design deserve it!!

Wow!!! That’s beautiful!! However my wallet is relieved that it’s so similar to The Chanel powder. I suppose it would not be a must have for me then since I already own and love the chanel one! Unless you think they are different enough to justify owning both?? Haha

Nah, I don’t think you need to have both, but Sand Beige is a nice alternative, both because it is (potentially) cheaper but also if you ever get through the Chanel one 😉

Does it compare to Dior’s Amber Diamond, which I discovered through Temptalia and sadly smashed my pan AND my backup after it was discontinued 🙁 If not, do you recommend any dupes?

This is more beige, not as dark, as Amber Diamond, but it is really better, IMO. It is more luminous and has a softer, more finely-milled texture.

Hi Christine, you look so gorgeous!! I never thought I would be interested in a eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills until now! Wow!!

I really need a decent powder highlighter that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. The cle de peau ones are so gorgeous. I love the packaging for them, but it’s defs not necessary f you have something to put them in.

Cle de Peau is such a pricey brand, but it makes me happy that they offer refills for so many products so at least you can bypass some of the $$ that goes into packaging if you JUST want the awesome product.

It looks beautiful on you! I have oily skin and huge pores(the devil combination), but might give this a try. Btw, what eyeliner are you wearing on your lower lash line?? I must have that!

I have it and its worth every single paid. Does not give me the disco ball effect at all and it gives me such a nice luminous glow. I just recently started exploring the brand and so far everything has been a hit.

OMG this is like makeup crack for me :)). i LOVE highlighters.
i wonder how it compares to dior amber diamond. i was secretly hoping you review this…i have been seing it aroung the beauty blogs lately.
will you be reviewing the other highlighters from cle de peau? as in the other colours?

Maybe Soft & Gentle, though MSFs usually emphasize pores and have a more metallic finish (the beauty of this product is really in its finish).

Even though I’m not sure if I would pick this up, I love the fact that they made it available in pan form for $40 less. Just goes to show how much $$ is put into the packaging!

It’s handy! I have some pic Mac palettes that I bought by accident, but I can just pop refill plates into them and save a bunch on packaging.

Of course some of the packaging like Voyage is SO PRETTY IT HURTS. I’d actually depot my Les Voilettes into the Voyage compact if I could get my hands on an empty one.

This is lovely bit would be more of a bronzer on me. I think the cost with the compact is a little ridiculous (though not quite Guerlain pressed meteorites crazy), but I d heard these come in refill pans that are significantly cheaper. The others in the line may be worth a look.

It’s all bejeweled and whatnot, but I don’t know if there’s packaging that would speak to me in a way that I would spend $40 when I didn’t have to. I’m not really someone that goes really gaga for packaging!

Lol, I just I realized you mentioned that in the post. Go reading comprehension! Yeah…have to admit I’m not too impressed with the packaging. I feel like for $90, I want something very unique. This is just kind of gaudy and uninspired to me.

I wish they’d offer an option for a super simplistic case to house this individually, without having to shell out an additional $40 for their fancy schmancy case.

The eyeshadow quads come as refill pans, and you can buy the palette separately… for $25. I couldn’t, LOL! Popped magnets on the back of each (the refills come in a plastic container, the Luminizers are metal pans, so that was nice) and put them in a Z-palette. One palette for $20 vs. $25×8 palettes (8 “quads”) was a no brainer for me. It’s funny, because if they sold it only for $70 and altogether, I’d probably still buy, but knowing how much extra the packaging is, I find it hard to pay extra for it!

Oh wow! You look stunning Christine. This product really makes a difference on you, you look almost lit from within. Gorgeous! Will be putting this on my wish list me thinks….eep!

I think this will be an easy pass for me… As beautiful as it is, I have Becca Opal, MAC Superb, and when sheered out (against my skintone) NARS Maldives Multiple, so I think I’m pretty much set on “peachy-pink” highlighters for a while, LOL! …Especially since I find them prettier in the pan than on my skin.

All of your features look pretty on this one. Love the eyeliner and lipgloss. I need to use the million highlighters I own, but this is pretty!

I’ve often been tempted by Cle de Peau, they have such gorgeous products, but I find them too expensive. I didn’t know you could buy some of them as refills. Makes it a lot better for the poor skinny little wallet.
This is probably the most beautiful highlighter I’ve seen. I love the pattern and the finish when used.
I might have to rethink my makeup plan for the fall 🙂
You look absolutely stunning in the photo, it could have come with a buy this look buttons.

So pretty on you, as always 🙂 I’m still at a bit of a loss when it comes to highlighters, but I’m learning, LOL! I haven’t seen much of this brand here, but I’m pretty sure it can be found if one digs around…

…also, randomly, your makeup look description reminds me that I really need to get around to trying that UD powder! I even swatched it in Dubai, and it felt so amazing, but for some reason I didn’t pull the trigger. Why? Your guess is as good as mine… 😉

Thank you so much, Sylirael! 🙂

It’s a really powder! I feel like it will take half an eternity to finish, too, which is always nice.

I’m trying to compare swatches of this highlighter against the Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight The Celestial Powder, but the photos don’t come up. Which one would you recommend for a light/medium, yellow-leaning NC25 complexion? (that’s me) I’m looking for an “enhancing highlighter”. Something that makes me look more glowy in that je ne sais quoi way.

Thanks in advance, guys an dolls!

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