Clionadh Ceres Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter
Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter

Ceres

Clionadh Ceres Powder Highlighter ($12.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, which some may like, but it wasn’t as described (which was intended to be more buildable). You’ll want to use a lighter touch when picking up product and/or a less-dense brush (like a fan brush) to achieve more buildable coverage.

The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy with a smidgen of powderiness in the pan but it applied evenly and blended out effortlessly. It had a very intense, metallic glow that emphasized my skin’s texture just a touch when worn at higher coverage. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.50/0.21 oz. - $59.52 Per Ounce

There's not much that describes the formula other than it has a "soft, buildable application." They tended to be quite pigmented--semi-opaque to fully opaque--with soft, smoother textures that weren't too dense nor too softly-pressed into the pan. For sheerer or more buildable application, I'd highly recommend using a lighter hand a less-dense brush to do so.

The texture was typically smooth, slightly dense and a bit thicker than most powder highlighters on the market, so they often needed to be really buffed and diffused on the skin. The finishes were often more intense, leaning toward metallic, and occasionally, they emphasized my skin's natural texture when worn at higher coverage levels. They wore between eight and nine hours on me for the most part.

Browse all of our Clionadh Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Manganese Violet, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone

Ceres

PPermanent. $12.50.
B+
B+
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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The Overview
Powder Highlighter
Clionadh
$12.50/0.21 oz.

89%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Yikes, no! This formula just seems far too metallic for my large pores and krinkles when I smile. It would never work for me. The shade color is pretty, though.

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