Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Powders Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Powders
Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Powders

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting PowderCover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “silky, pressed highlighting powder” that is “ultra-blendable” and “never looks dry.” It’s a good highlighter if you don’t already have several in your stash; there are three shades, and they are lovely but dupable, so given how many highlighters have been released in the last few years, you might have little need for one more. The texture of the formula is soft, smooth, and blendable–a little dusty if anything but not dry or powdery on the skin–and has a moderate to high sheen applied. One of three shades–Candlelight–seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture a bit, while the other two (Moonlight and Sunlight) looked more similar on my skin tone (there should be a more noticeable difference on much fairer and darker skin tones).

Candlelight is a rich, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented, and on lighter skin tones, it could be used as a bronzer or a coppery blush. It should be lovely on deeper skin tones as a highlighter or highlighting blush. The texture was a little drier to the touch, and though it did not look dry on the skin, I wondered if that was what made the overall texture of the powder more prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. This shade also had more noticeable sparkle when applied. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear. BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #20 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior #003 (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Happy Camper (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Your Treat (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Tan Lines (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bronze Hero (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherry Bomb (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Watch Me Werk (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Bae Area (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Penny (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Fizz (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moonlight is a light peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth, and lightly dusty consistency that blended without issue. I didn’t feel like it made my pores look any bigger, but it had more noticeable shimmer compared to Sunlight but less noticeable compared to Candlelight. The highlighter started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kaja Luna (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop On the Cusp (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Glow (04) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Last Call (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Or Rose (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre (Highlighter) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Love Glow (Glow Impact Powder) (PiP, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior #001 (DC, $56.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Crank It Up Pearl (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Girl Wonder (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Privilege (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Taffy (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Le Lion de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Morphe Spark (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunlight is a light-medium peachy gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. This one seemed to have the subtlest, least shimmery finish on the skin–more luminous and smooth–and did not emphasize the appearance of my pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that was easy to use at full intensity or with a lighter touch for sheerer coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a touch dusty at times, but it applied well, blended out with ease, and wore for eight hours before fading. Natasha Denona Light (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Electric Light (LE, $56.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Gold Leash (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Fine Line (PiP, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Happy Face (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luna (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Hour (LE, $50.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Essence Be My Sunlight (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden Frisson (310) (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Sunglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Royal Glow (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (PiP, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Candlelight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Moonlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Sunlight The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Sephora Eccentric Diva Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Cava Matte CrΓ¨me Lip Crayon
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These are nice enough, I think. But definitely nothing groundbreaking or phenomenal. Plus, super dupable shades. I’d much rather get the quad by LM, or just enjoy what I have. And what I’ve pre-saled for Thursday! I can hardly wait!

I have to agree on the price, I’d rather get a Makeup Geek highlighter bundle instead.

That said I’m a bit confused as Cover FX did have powder highlighters before but I guess this is the refomulated one. πŸ˜‰

I think these work for more mature skin better than the others. From my experience the very shiny ones emphasize skin wrinkles and texture.
I have several and the hourglass ambient light ( suggested by Jacklyn Hill, thanks Jacklyn) for mature skin, very thin and less shiny powdery works best.
I love my Victoria Beckham and skip my Anastasia Beverly Hills but I have to Acknowledge the facts.

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