Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

Celestial

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, icy lavender with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. The finish was somewhere between luminous and metallic, but the shimmer seemed very fine and had a smoother look, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I didn’t notice much of a shift with this one–it always looked icy and purplish.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t quite opaque and seemed less pigmented compared to most of the range. I don’t think that this is, functionally, a bad thing, as it was still buildable, and I expect that many apply their highlighter with sheer to medium coverage in mind anyway. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly dense so that there wasn’t any excess powder that kicked up in the pan, but there was also no difficulty in getting product onto the brush. I noticed signs of fading around the tops of my cheek bones after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.25 oz. - $80.00 Per Ounce

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The majority of the range is beautifully done with smooth, slightly denser textures that are blendable and easy to work with. They have good pigmentation, though some shades are more buildable than "incredibly pigmented." Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470)

Celestial
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Product Availability

Makeup Geek Celestial $20.00/0.25 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
  • Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter
  • Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Natasha Denona Polaris (116K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Cosmo (109K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Phoenix (113CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Spectrum (101K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Galaxi (112K) Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honeybear La Crème
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

About the Reviewer

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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I actually had Colourpop’s Hippo, which admittedly is similar to this, but I love how purple-tinted this highlight leans. Definately going to pick it up

This is SO beautiful. I’m super weak against yellow gold highlights (the more yellow the better, because I’m so yellow toned!!) So I have NOTHING like this in my stash!! I love that we’re around the same shade Christine LOL you make this so much easier for me!! 😛

That would be nice! I am a little worried what the price would be given the cost of the Kathleen Lights highlighting palette 🙁

Because I really LOVE purple, I may have to! Even though I know this one is geared to those much fairer than me, I still love it. This is beautiful and ethereal!

I think it might work better than you think… somehow, they are not running as white/stark even more heavily applied on me than I would have expected!

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter
Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter
Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter
ON EYES:
Natasha Denona Polaris (116K) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cosmo (109K) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Phoenix (113CM) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Spectrum (101K) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Galaxi (112K) Eyeshadow
ON LIPS:
Too Faced Honeybear La Crème
Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

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