Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight Celestial Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a shimmering, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Go With the Glow (P, $5.99) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack (PiP, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Awesome Blossom (P, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Celestial Powder is supposed to give “an agenlic glow” that doesn’t look “glittery.” There are now three shades in the range (the other two are Candlelight and Starlight), and Sunlight is more comparable to Starlight, as it has more color oomph and stronger shimmer compared to Candlelight (which is particularly nice for those who like subtle to moderate highlighters). This is more of a highlighting bronzer, as it adds a lot of glow and luminosity to the skin, but it does add warmth. It is very pigmented, but the texture is soft, blendable, and forgiving, so it can easily be applied with a lighter hand for barely-there golden sheen or more intensely for true-to-pan bronzing. The consistency of the powder was smooth and finely-milled, and this didn’t emphasize my pores or skin texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
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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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Happy they finally released a shade that will work on darker skintones and that it performs so well!
I love Candelight but I think I’m right on the border of where I can use it without it looking ashy – I can’t see it working on someone on the darker side of medium and above, but this should be gourgeous!

Ohhh I saw this when I was buying my Starlight and I was hoping you would do a review! I should have known it would be another A+! The Celestial Powders are just so dreamy. I think I will be a Starlight girl for life- there is just something so pretty and unique about that color- but for those looking for more of a bronze, this is really beautiful.

Slight off topic, but I was totally uninterested in the Too Faced palette after reading you review, but seeing it on you from a distance, I really love the colors. LOL!

The glow is GORGEOUS! I have had my eyes on this for a while since it came out but of course I was waiting till you had a review up! 🙂 Looks every bit the goodness I hoped it would be!

It’s sooo pretty. I am getting fatigued with all the new lippie releases lately; glad to see some good quality face products hitting the shelves!

Wow, it’s stunning! Love the gold shimmer. Thank goodness I have the Cover Girl dupe, or I’ll be out $44! It’s too dark for me as bronzer, but I use lightly as a blush and spot highlighter

Holy moly, this is splendid! Perfect for us medium and deeper skintones!
Although I will probably get this sometime down the road, it’s not an immediate “must-have”, because I’ve been getting a similar look using MAC Cheek Pollen with Shaft of Gold brushed lightly over it.

Pulling hair out! So many amazing highlight/bronzer combos right now. I have absolutely nada comparable to this one in stash. Def can pull off this yellow undertone much better than orange.

This powder is so gorgeous, WOW!!!! I really hope KAB releases another new palette soon featuring his new colors from the Sculpting and Celestial collections!!!

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