Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder Review & Swatches

01/07

Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder

Alpen Glow (06)

Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) InnerGlow Cheek Powder ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium coral with strong, orange undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, silky consistency that was denser and more substantial than the other shades I tried within the formula. The blush applied well to bare skin with even application and was a cinch to diffuse and soften the edges for a seamless blend. It sat well on my skin and had a natural finish that looked subtly glowing on my cheek bone but more semi-matte on the apples of my cheek (it really did look like a highlighting blush!). This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading, though the brand only marketed it as eight-hour wear (I love a reasonable wear-time claim!).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.14 oz. - $207.14 Per Ounce

According to the brand, it's a highlighting blush that "stay[s] put for eight hours" with "high color payoff and superior glide." The shades I tried were semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation with finishes that ranged from satin to metallic. I found that the most shimmery shade I tried, Inner Light, did emphasize my skin's natural texture, while the others did not. The powders had a smooth, almost creamy-like texture that was firmer in the pan (no excess product kicked up), but it picked up well with brushes, adhered to skin evenly, and blended with ease along the edges. The wear was between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Shiseido InnerGlow Cheek Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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Product Availability

Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) $29.00/0.14 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On lips:
  • Shiseido Night Rose VisionAiry Lipstick

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 am glad this reviews well and I am happy they revamped their makeup line! I love Shiseido but it has been the same for too long. I am dying to try out their new lipsticks!

I really love this shade! It looks far nicer than my listed dupe for it, CP Quarters. I have found that I need to be careful with orange based cheek shades, as they can give me a strange jaundiced appearance. But this seems to have enough coral in there to balance it out.

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