Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder (Candlelight) – Review

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I remember when I first swatched this product in Space NK and I literally thought to myself *aghhhhh I NEED this in my life*, the price tag of £35 put me off for sure, it is a tiny product, nonetheless it looked so good that I took the plunge and purchased it.

Celestial Powder comes in a few colour options, I chose “Candlelight” as it is a beautiful champagne colour that will suit all skin tones. Celestial Powder is described as a highlighter but I really think of it as a complexion enhancer. It doesn’t contain any visible shimmer or glitter, but has light reflecting pearl particles that gives the skin that candlelight, lit-from-within glow. It is truly a beautiful product that blends seamlessly and doesn’t look obvious on the skin but so very natural and pretty. I like the fact that there is no shimmer in this product making it suitable for the daytime and night.

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The packaging is super fancy and it even comes in its own little velvet pouch. The compact is only 0.11oz so it is a product that I save for special occasions only, it also has a mirror in the top making it good for touching up. I wish there was a little brush provided in the compact however. It is difficult to capture this swatch on camera but hopefully you can see what a nice finish it gives the skin.

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Celestial Powder has slowly become my favourite higlight overtaking theBalms Mary-Lou Manizer. Here are some pictures of me wearing this with my full make-up look, dusted on the high points of my cheek and down the centre of my nose.

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Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Celestial Powder
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Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Celestial Powder

 

Jay x

Elf Shimmering Facial Whip (Golden Peach) Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a cream highlight with a gold undertone which doesn’t look tacky on the skin.

Shimmering facial whip from Elf Cosmetics is a multipurpose, on-the-go whipped colourant with vitamin B, C and E packed to instantly brighten and soothe skin with no greasy after-feel. It can be used on the eyes as a cream eyeshadow, the lips or as a highlight.

I purchased the Golden Peach colour for just £1.99 !!! Outrageous.

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The cream is quite thick and has a light fragrance. You literally need to use the smallest amount on your cheekbones and down the centre of your nose to highlight the area. Also it blends out really well on top of powder and cream foundation. Golden peach has a yellow-gold undertone which will suit any medium olive tan to deep dark brown complexion. There is also a clear colour (spotlight), light pink (lilac petal) and dark pink (pink lemonade) version if you are fair skinned or have pink undertones in your skin. The shimmer particles in this product are very fine so it has a very expensive finish. It’s extremely difficult to capture the highlight with my camera but trust me when I say this is a beautiful highlighter so stock up now!

http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/shimmering-facial-whip/invt/1200#dontShow

Jay x