Rose Glow (005)
Dior Rose Glow (005) DiorSkin Nude Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. Of the six shades that released, this had the strongest finish–definitely metallic–and while I didn’t feel it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, this would be the one I’d be wary of if you find highlighters are prone to that on your skin. The powder had a soft, smooth consistency that was dense without being stiff to work with, so I had no trouble picking product and getting opaque coverage in one layer, if I wanted, but the denser texture meant I could simply use a lighter touch and build up coverage if that was more desirable. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a touch.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Ciate Moondust (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Opal Glow (LE, $48.00) is lighter (95% similar).
- ColourPop Made Me Do It (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Hourglass Rose Gold Flash (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Sydney Grace Allegro (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (P, $48.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar).
- Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar).
$50.00/0.21 oz. - $238.10 Per Ounce
It's a new line of powder highlighters that are supposed to give the "face a multidimensional glow" with a "high concentration of shimmering pigments." It's an update on their previous Luminizers but with lighter-weight packaging (and no included brush, which wasn't anything to write home about anyway!) and a lower price.
The ingredient list seemed to be the same, and by touch, they seemed to be nearly the same--I felt like the updated version seemed a smidgen drier/more firmly pressed but it was barely noticeable and a couple were a little lighter/darker swatched but may simply have reflected more or less light in the particular shot as there was little difference on my skin. They had medium to opaque color coverage that applied well, lasted for eight hours, and blended out easily. The texture was denser, smooth to the touch, but firmer (so no powderiness) but require a moderately dense brush and/or medium hand to pick up product.
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