Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ginger Spiked (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hummingbird Hype (LE, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (PiP, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (PiP, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold Shimmer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Chanel Metal Peach (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. For fairer skin tones, this is going to work more as a highlighting blush, while medium and darker skin tones will find it more of a true highlighter that adds slight warmth but not a lot of noticeable color. The sheen it yields is lovely–glowing, luminous but never emphasizing. The texture was soft, blendable, and just a smidgen on the powdery side. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Secretive (19)

PPermanent. $14.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush
Sephora Secretive (19) Colorful Blush

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Makeup Look
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  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
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On lips:
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Nicole Avatar

Pretty. It’s nice to see Sephora Collection with some winning scores at an affordable price. But, I guess the ColourPop dupes are even more affordable. 🙂 I personally feel like I have this shade of highlighter duped too much in my stash so I will be passing likely.

Nancy T Avatar

Very nice shade! I already have ColourPop Highly Waisted, and also one of Nyx’s Illuminators in Narcissistic that looks much like this, but less shimmery.

Brytni Avatar

I’ve been meaning to look up your review on this since I bought it last week haha! It looks like a pinky peach on my very yellow medium-tan skin. I love the beautiful sheen (as opposed to shimmer/glitter), and I’m a little comforted that I don’t necessarily need Champagne Pop =P

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