Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder
Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Dawn

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($16.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. I felt like it did not appear as chunky or as sparkly applied and blended out on the skin as it did just swatched (the skin of my arm is much drier than my face, though).

The formula is supposed to have a “soft, luminous glow with a sheer wash of color” that can be “worn alone or layered.” It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) due to the consistency being a lot firmer but very smooth, though I would not describe it as a sheer wash. The powder had such a smooth, silky feel that almost made it feel like a very dense cream. I had no trouble applying and blending out the highlighter on my cheeks, and while it was a stronger highlighter, it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Nylon-12, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tocopheryl Acetate.

Dawn
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Sephora Dawn $16.00/0.28 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Baby Be Cool Lipglass

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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The texture of all of them were pretty similar but haven’t finished testing them all yet – I can’t remember the one I’m missing by name!

There is one on the Sephora site that is also missing a name and, of course, it’s the one I’m interested in! Weird that they’d come out with these new ones and have the names for all of them but one – the very pink/bordering on magenta one!

DUH to me – the unnamed one is Twilight. It isn’t named when you hover over it but in the “Details” section on Sephora’s site, it’s listed as “Twilight – a lilac tone that gives the effect of etheral moonlight”.

I love this soft, gentle golden highlighter! Granted, I really don’t need any more highlighters, but the soft glow of this one makes it tempting.

I’ve never really been into Sephora branded beauty products but I have been hearing amazing things about them! This doesn’t sound too bad so I’ll have to check this out if I;m in the market for a reasonably-priced highlighting powder!

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