I was given the Bobbi Brown highlighting powder in the shade “Sunkissed Glow” as an anniversary present from my boyfriend about a month ago. It’s actually the first product that I’ve tried from Bobbi Brown, so I guess you could call this a first impression-style review.
The highlighting powder retails at £35, which is expensive, however, it’s a high-end brand and in comparison to Hourglass and Tom Ford, for example, it’s fairly reasonably priced. Of course, for anyone that drools over sleek and luxe packaging, you will want to frame this product, plus not to mention it is a mirrored compact meaning you can glow on the go.
Onto the actual makeup! The highlighting powder is a stunning golden square of shimmery goodness. It gives such a beautiful bronze glow to my complexion which I feel looks really natural in comparison to some of the more luminous shades out there. In terms of pigmentation, it’s not necessarily blinding at first, but it’s certainly buildable, which I like because I can choose how intense I want my glow. It’s definitely a great highlighter if you’re into strobing. However, given it’s no longer summer and my tan is fading (cries), I would definitely suggest using this during the sunnier months. I feel like the warmer undertones would compliment a tan so much and given it’s not too intense, it would add to a natural look on holiday for example. When I went away during summer, all I wore on my face was some bb cream and highlight, and I wish I had been able to use this gem then. I also think it would suit anyone with medium/dark skin tones.
Above on the left is what the highlight looks like with flash from a distance and on the far right the highlighter without flash (top) and with flash (bottom)
It definitely feels like you’re using a high-end product and if that’s what you’re looking for, then I would highly recommend using this. It feels really luxurious on the skin and doesn’t cake or appear chalky in any way, which shows the high quality of the product. I would definitely recommend this highlighter to anyone that’s looking for a bronze/gold high-end beam of light in their makeup bag.
However, if you are a bargain/drugstore kind of girl, there are definitely some cheaper alternatives out there so I have some ‘dupes’ for you! There may be more out there so feel free to let me know in the comments because I am a sucker for a bronze glow.
- Revolution strobe highlighter in Rejuvinate £3 (is this too good to be true? apparently not)
- Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter palette, £8 (bottom right two shades)
Sleek Highlighting Palette Cleopatra’s Kiss £9.99 (Top left shade “sphinx”)