Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder Review & Swatches

01/07

Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder

Inner Light (01)

Shiseido Inner Light (01) InnerGlow Cheek Powder ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation (though it might seem more medium-coverage based on how close it appears to my skin in my arm swatch) in a single layer with a very shiny, very frosted finish. This is more like a true highlighter for most skin tones but on very fair skin tones, it would add color as well. While the powder had a smooth, velvety texture that was almost cream-like, it did not sit as well on my skin as I anticipated; I found it rather accentuating of my natural texture. I thought it was just that day I swatched it, but it was the same on subsequent applications. The highlighter stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

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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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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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The shade itself and the glow it gives off make this a delightful highlighter…until the part about it accentuating texture. That would be a deal breaker for me. That’s okay, though. I have way too many highlighters at the moment, including this one’s #1 dupe, CP Here Kitty Kitty. (which I had forgotten about)

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