Too Faced Warm Glow Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new addition to the Candlelight Glow range (the other is Rosy Glow) in a warmer tone; Too Faced also indicates that they’ve changed the formula (“We’ve revamped our bestselling highlighter by popular demand”)–I didn’t notice that bit until writing up this review, so I’ll be looking to purchase Rosy Glow in the future as well. The formula is supposed to have sheer coverage that highlights the skin. The duo is nice; they coordinate together and both have a similar warmth, and the wear is good, while the formula is consistent with how it is described. I wish there was a little more contrast between the two, because it would make the product more versatile overall (because you could always mix to lighten the darker one); on my skin tone, they look similar on, though fairer skin tones and cooler skin tones should see a stronger difference applied.

Warm Glow (Left) is a light, golden champagne with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. The finish reads more shimmery than just a glowing, luminous one, but it isn’t frosty or metallic. It adds glow and shimmer without emphasizing pores. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to apply, while the coverage is sheer. It is buildable to semi-sheer with a few layers. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours. Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Crystal Glare (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Vegas (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NYX Moonbeam (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Mean Money (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Vanilla Quartz (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (PiP, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Perilune (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gilt Glow (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00)(95% similar). Burberry Silver Shimmer (LE, $68.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gold FX (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gold Radiance (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warm Glow (Right) is a light-medium, golden peach with warm, orange-y undertones and a frosted finish. The texture on this shade was a little drier compared to the left side, though not so dry that it read that way on the skin. Once blended and buffed into the skin, it also produces a strong sheen that just slightly emphasizes pores for me. This shade also lasted for eight hours before fading. Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Spark (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (DC, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Or Rose (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Benefit Cookie (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (PiP, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Beauty Beam #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kaja Luna (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Gnomie (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Girl Wonder (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Everybody's Got a Weakness (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kosas Papaya 1972 (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Glow (Top) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace PSL Extra Whip (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kosas Contrachroma (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) Candelight Glow

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Too Faced Warm Glow Candleligh
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Bon Bons Palette
  • Lancome Paradis Eyeliner
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Very pretty! I’m actually a fan of their Candlelight pressed powder, but these seem more like normal highlighters. I’m really digging the new shade! 🙂

Under Warm Glow you have Becca Moonstone twice, do you mean Opal for the second one? (just a message not a comment for this thread feel free to delete)

Hi Christine! How does this compare to MAC Natural Vigor eyeshadow? The top and #1 tone of that duo is my most favorite highlighter and I’m searching hi and low for a large version of that, a.k.a. a normal sized highlighter to use instead of the eyeshadow. You know those duos get harder to dip into after you use too much and half of it gets into a weird shape lol I search like crazy to find a dupe for that!

I would say at most, the lighter side of Natural Vigor is closer to the right side of Warm Glow, but the darker shade in Natural Vigor doesn’t compare to either. Natural Vigor seems more metallic with stronger yellow tones as well!

Wow, I like this duo quite a lot! Although, I definitely agree that there ought to have been more contrast. Personal preference, I love how the darker highlighter looks on you! Which tells me that this particular shade is lt. medium/ olive/ tan skintones friendly.

Hey Christine, I noticed Sephora has both Warm Glow and Rosy Glow listed as LE. I’m confused. 🙂 Happy New Year Beautiful!

I’m not sure why that is – but Too Faced doesn’t send me info, so I don’t have any official information from them.

Hmmm. On Too Faced’s site, there is no mention of LE. But, the blush palette which is LE is marked as so. So, maybe it’s an error on Sephora’s part..possibly. Too faced says they revamped them. These have been around a while. I would hope they wouldn’t make it LE suddenly.

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