If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll notice that I am most definitely a highlighter person. They give a youthful glow to the face and really bring out the cheekbones. The Bobbi Brown Highlight Powder in Pink Glow ($54.00 CAD/$45.00 USD, available for a limited time at Sephora) caught my eye because I’m always intrigued by highlighters outside of the typical champagne/gold colour range. Between this one and the one in the Tarte Light of the Party Palette, I’ve managed to add a couple of gorgeous pink highlighters to my collection!
Pink Glow is the perfect name for this product because that’s exactly what it gives you. It’s smooth and pigmented and the pink is pale enough to be an actual highlight on most people. Because of the marbling, it will show up slightly lighter or darker depending on which area of the pan you take the product from. It doesn’t pull extremely warm or cool, so it should work on a fairly wide variety of skin tones (although if you’re very dark, it might pull a bit too ashy). It has a metallic finish with very fine sparkle that you can only see in certain lighting – it’s very subtle and not chunky at all.
Here it is swatched on my skin in sunlight:
And here it is used on my cheekbone:
Why You Might Like This:
- It’s a nice change from the usual warmer, golden highlighters.
- It’s very pigmented and smooth. No chunkiness and it doesn’t emphasize pores.
- The finish is very metallic – great for a dramatic or “nighttime” highlight. If you layer it on, your cheekbones may or may not be able to be seen from outer space.
Why You Might Not Like This:
- If you prefer warmer highlighters, this one might not be for you.
- It gives more of an intense highlight rather than a subtle one. Not the ideal choice for a natural/minimal makeup look unless you’re extremely light-handed.
- If you can’t stand even the tiniest amount of micro sparkle, you might want to pass.
I hope this helped out! What are your thoughts on Pink Glow? And what are your favourite highlighters – pink, gold or otherwise? Let me know in the comments!