Review: Too Faced Candelight Glow Highlighter/Illuminator

I’m always excited to see what Too Faced is going to release next.  I was not disappointed this season.  They released a lot of fun things, but my favorite of the bunch was the new Candelight Glow highlighter.  What can I say? I love it!

As you would expect from Too Faced, the packaging is just too cute. It has a chandelier on it and they have also embossed a chandelier on the product to match. How cute!

The product is actually two different highlighters. One is a white gold and the other is a pale pink.  They both give you a beautiful luminescent glow. They have just the right amount of shimmer, but no chunky glitter.  Yea!  You can use them separately or mix them if you like.  They both look beautiful on the cheek bones, nose, cupid’s bow and eyes.  To sweeten the deal you are getting both of these highlighters for $29.  That is a good value for two high end highlighters.  You are usually looking at paying around $30 for just one highlighter shade.

You can purchase this product at www.toofaced.com, sephora and sephora.com, ulta and ulta.com and anywhere Too Faced products are sold.

xxx

Christy

I purchased this product and was not compensated to feature this product.  As always, these are my own, honest opinions.

 

 

 

 

TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY FOUNDATION & MARACUJA BLUSH AND GLOW

I picked up two of Tarte’s new releases from their Spring 2012 launch.

I found the Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation to be buildable with a light weight feeling, providing medium to full coverage depending upon how much you layer. Its very blendable and looks lovely on the face. I do recommend the foundation. It is long lasting and did not oxidize on my skin. It has an SPF 15 and is marketed as a “smart foundation”, adjusting to your skin type due to the Amazonian Clay. It retails for $38 for 1.7 oz of product. You can purchase it wherever Tarte products are sold.

I was not a huge fan of the Maracuja Blush and Glow. I wanted to love it, I really did, but the ratio of blush to luminizer was ridiculous. I got the shade “Candlelight” and the luminizer just did not highlight for my fair NC 20 skin. It did give a pretty glow to the foundation when mixed in with it. The blush is really beautiful. I wish they would sell it in stick form like Nars does with their Multiples. That would be awesome and I would buy them all! Although I love most of Tarte’s products and even love the blush part of the “Blush and Glow”, I cannot recommend this product due to the poor performance of the luminizer. It retails for $32 for 1oz of product. It is a Sephora exclusive. I just don’t love the luminizer as a highlight and at this price point, I think you would do better with Nars.

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.