Friday 30 October 2015

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder: I DONT GET IT?

After seeing so many beauty gurus rave about this highlighter  I knew I had to get it. I'm a real sucker for hypes - but I make myself wait a few months to make sure I really want it... So after months of longing I forked out £35 for the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in the cult shade of 'Candelight'. 

To start off, how bloody tiny is this thing? I was actually shocked at how small it is. It's only 3 grams! If you compare it to the giant size of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (21g), where you pay around the same price!? It is ludicrous. The packaging is sturdy, even if a little dated for my liking - but I feel like that over a lot of luxury packaging (just personal taste I guess!). However, it does come in a luxurious velvet pouch, perhaps that's what you're paying for. 

Anyway, on to the actual powder. I really like the shade of it, its the perfect shade for someone who's really pale like me. It's a really lovely colour for the inner corner of the eyes. I normally use this on my cheek bones, nose, cupids bow, too. It is very very shimmery, so you definitely couldn't use it on the forehead and chins as you could with other highlighters. It is more of a glittery glittery highlighter than a 'glow from within' one. 

The powder feels very velvety and its weirdly thick and creamy - as you can see from the way that it sits on my finger. But I like the consistency. 

It is quite crumbly, I feel like I'm wasting money when a swirl my brush in it and bits fly everywhere. After a few hours, I feel like it sinks deep down into my huge pores. Also, I have combination skin: so it's perfect on my nose, but too drying on my cheeks.

All in all, I would never pay £35 for another one of these. I'm glad I tried it as I would still be lusting after it if I haven't. As I say in the title: I really don't get the hype. Am I using it wrong? Is there some secret trick I'm not aware of? 

I'm still 100% a cream highlighter girl - nothing so far has drawn me away from Benefits Watts Up!

Have you tried this highlighter? Do you know of any others I could give a go? 

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  1. Oooo! Im feeling this hype highlighter thing with BECCAS champagne pop.... Its been on my mind for so long!!

    1. I know I was sooooooooooo dissapointed. Ahhh been lusting over Moonstone too!! Let me know how it is if you do get it! Don't want to fall into this trap again hahahah...