Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sephora Highlighting Compact Powder in Gold

First of all, I can't believe we don't have Sephora in UK. It's so unfair and... It doesn't make sense. Thankfully, I was able to get my hands on this gorgeous highlighter when my sisters were coming for a visit all the way from Poland. Sephora's own range is reasonably priced and this beaut was around the £10 mark. It is much cheaper in US and I believe that it was available in the sale for just $5!!!

I adore the embossed design on the powder itself and the packaging is nice and sleek. The stars make it look really pretty. You can choose from two shades: pink and gold. I went for the gold option, because it was best suited for my skin tone. It is a lovely golden shade, finely milled and non glittery. It adds a nice golden glow to my cheekbones and warmth to my complexion. It has a bit of fallout, but it doesn't look powdery on the skin. I find it a bit tricky to blend with my fingers, so I would advise you to use it with a soft, fluffy brush. I like using it with the Real Techniques Duo Fiber Blush Brush.  You can apply it to the tops of your cheekbones or use it as a bronzer/blusher. It looks lovely!

The Sephora Highlighter is exactly what I was looking for and looks gorgeous on tanned skin. It is much more golden toned and less brown than The Balm's Betty-Lou Manizer (see comparison swatches below) and I would recommend picking it up if you are in Sephora.

I left it unblended to show you the true colour. It is yellow toned with very fine gold shimmer



  1. What a gorgeous colour! I don't understand why there isn't Sephora in the UK either?! Mind you, I'd spend way too much money in there if there was one haha!

  2. The packaging and design is gorgeous! I wish we had Sephora here in the Philippines.

  3. This looks gorgeous! Can't wait to go to USA next year and visit sephora!
    Glossy Boutique

  4. Don't be sad we don't have SEPHORA in Pakistan too and I hate it so much.. I love sephora's line of beauty its very reasonably priced the highlighter looks absolutely gorgeous I am in need of a good highlight too. .

  5. This is so pretty. I am a sucker for a highlighter. This would be perfect for the times I decide to dabble with fake tan! It's so nice!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  6. Such a beautiful highlighter, love the design!
    Your skin looks amazing too :)

    Frankie Boo Blog

  7. That is such a nice highlighter! Gives your skin a lovely glow :) I wish we had a Sephora in the Uk... I'd probably live

  8. It looks amazing on your skin!! The stars on the powder look so cute =P It's so unfair that certain countries don't have a Sephora! I'm moving to Austria next year and they don't have Sephora!!!

    The Austrian Rose

  9. That looks like Rose Gold - beautiful & i like the pattern detail on the powder. Its the little things that make me want to buy a product.
    I adore a highlighter & during the winter they look so pretty

  10. I love gold :) That looks gorgeous.

  11. I love this stuff! It was another blogger who actually got me into the brand- bloggers are such bad influences! Ha. Great post hun, love the blog too byt the way! :)
    Heroine In Heels

  12. This powder looks so pretty! Really great for this time of year!



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