Hi Lovelies I recently had a bit of a splurge in SpaceNK, I picked up a few things I had been lusting over for a while! One of which was the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight. I've never tried anything from Kevyn Aucoin before but its been a brand I've wanted to try for a while now and as I am a big lover of highlighter and that 'dewy look' The Celestial Powder was right up my street! It's been on my wishlist for a while now, it's not cheap at £34 and I didn't need another highlighter but after watching Corrie's recent Youtube Video - (DizzyBrunette) where she hauled both the Celestial Powder and the Sculpting Powder from Kevyn Aucoin, I finally caved and purchased it myself...
First of all lets talk packaging, I really like it! It's a bit different than your standard black, instead it's more of a sophisticated deep red colour and it comes with a big mirror which is always handy! I don't like the brush it comes with though, the bristles are quite rough and I don't think it's the best brush to apply this product. I have been applying it with my Real Techniques contour brush which is great for applying highlighter, on the photo above I applied it to the tops of my cheekbones.
I have tried quite a few highlighters, but this one is quite different compared to any others in my collection, the main difference is the subtle glow this highlighter gives! It does have glitter in it but it's very fine and doesn't look glittery on the skin. It gives the most beautiful subtle soft glow, more of a my skin is naturally glowy rather than I've just applied glitter on my cheeks. It really is stunning I think this would be especially great for the summer months when the sun is out and you still want to look glowy but not see a really harsh glittery highlight when the sun hits your face. The shade is described as having a pale apricot hue but I would say its more of a pale golden shade and the texture is buttery soft.
Overall I am really impressed with this highlighter! It manages to be subtle and natural but still gives a noticeable beautiful glow. It does have a high price tag but I think it's worth it as I haven't tried any other highlighter which manages to do what this one does! If you are after that glowy look celebs have on the red carpet that looks like there skin is just naturally that glow, then this highlighter is for you!
I'd love to know if you have tried this and what you thoughts are?