Everyone these days seems to be striving for that "lit within" look, that healthy, glowy, naturally radiant look. Now lets face it, not many of us have skin that looks that great, without a (ermm) little enhancement. This product was and still is very much hyped over YouTube and the blogger world, so what is it all about? Does it really create that radiant look?
Like quite a few product lines and Brands, Kevyn Aucoin products are hard to find in Australian stores, let alone swatch. So to answer these questions I scoured the internet to find a place that would ship to Australia...
" Ultra lightweight and easy to apply, this silky powder imparts a veil of illuminating shimmer that sets your foundation for a long lasting, flawless finish. The soft apricot hue is universally flattering making this suitable for all ages, skintones and occasions. It's translucent enough to wear all day and won't migrate into fine lines or wrinkles for an even, crease-free, lit-from-within look. "
Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Carmine CI 75470.
As far as I am aware there is only the one in Candlelight..?
In natural daylight
In Direct Sunlight
Price: I purchased mine from Strawberrynet for $50.00 , but it is also available on Cult Beauty for £34.50
Packaging: Slimline deep red plastic case with push-button opening and internal mirror on lid side being the full size of the packaging. Brush is also included.
Consistency: Very creamy, smooth and finely milled. Ultra fine pigments.
Fragrance: No fragrance or scent noted.
Application: I like to apply this product with a Real Techniques Setting brush or the Bdellium tools 945 brush. I place it on the high points of my cheek ones, down the upper bridge of my nose (avoid the tip of your nose as it will just make your nose look oily!). I also use it on my brow bone, on my cupids bow - to accentuate my lips, or otherwise it makes an excellend inner eye highlighter.
Longevity: I find this product lasts extremely well and is still present at the end of the day. Otherwise the compact is perfect for on the go touch ups and is a perfect travel companion.
Colour Range: This is a very finely milled powder, that adds more of a sheen to the skin, than a shimmer or glittery appearance. It's a warm, peachy-toned highlighter that will suit most skin tones, so although there is only the one shade, I believe it will suit most.
Finish: It creates a lovely luminous, glowy sheen where ever it is applied, in a natural peach toned sheen.
Overall impressions: I love this product and find myself reaching for it on an everyday basis. The fact that is so finely milled means it is super easy to blend and hard to over do. It creates a very natural glow that adds that healthy sheen to your skin and works well with cream, liquid and powder products. I think this is a great product for those who want a natural highlighter, or those who want to really build it up for a more intense look. It is a very multi-tasking product that I'm sure many will enjoy and I can completely verify the cult status of this product that creates the most beautiful golden glow.
What's your go to highlighter? Have you tried this product?
Ellen Rozalia xx
*Disclaimer: All products mentioned were purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own