REVIEW: Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighter in Rosy Glow

Hi, I'm back with yet another product review but this time, it's from a mid-end makeup brand. If you have noticed, most of the products I use are from drugstore brands and that's because I don't want to spend too much on makeup by buying mid to high-end products. Why would I if I could get the same or nearly the same quality with drugstore products? Well, maybe when I'm older and not struggling with the 'adulting' stage of life, then I will.



Anyway, I'm going to review this highlighter from Too Faced which is called the Candlelight Glow in the shade Rosy Glow. This product is in travel size as it is actually included in the Too Faced Let It Glow kit, which you can purchase from Sephora. However, I got this from an Instagram shop and was sold as set along some items from other brands.

The packaging of this product is made of plastic in color black, different from that of the full size which is gold. Not that glorious but not that cheap looking as well. Pretty decent, I guess. 


What I like about this product is that even in travel size, the Too Faced logo is still engraved on the powder. Too Faced dubbed this as "highlighting power duo" because it has two shades in a compactone is ivory and the other is rosy.

Now, let's go to the actual thing which is the swatches. Are they good? Well, the powder itself has a seemly buttery texture. When dabbed with finger, the pigmentation is nice and when swatched, both give a nice sheen. Although, the ivory comes off a wee better when it comes to the pigment.

(ivory-rosy-mixed)
(with brighter lighting)

The initial swatch of this highlighter is a little sheer so you need to layer up if you're a glow sucker like me. It's also easy to blend so you won't have a problem with layering. Notice that the ivory shade is more of a gold sheen, while the rosy has a reddish tone in it. When mixed, they come off just the exact tonenot too yellow and not too pink.

What I can really say about this highlighter is it's pretty good but nothing to rave about. I think it would be perfect for a quite natural look, the one being used in weddings or special occasions, but I wouldn't wear this for parties and night outs. Also, I haven't tried its longevity yet because I've been off from wearing makeup lately due to breakoutswhich I will blog about laterbut I can tell that it's not waterproof as it easily wears off when smudged.

VERDICT:

PROS:
  • Good pigmentation
  • Nice sheen
  • Easily blends
  • Great for natural look

CONS:
  • Not to be used for night outs
  • Needs retouch from time-to-time
  • Not really worthy of its price (P1,773 for a full size)

WOULD I REPURCHASE? Maybe. I think though that there are products  from other brands that give better glow with cheaper price than this.

If you are looking for a cheap highlighter alternative, check out my review of the Detail 3-in-1 Contour + Blush + Highlight Palette! :)

Have you used this highlighter duo from Too Faced? What are your thoughts about it? Let me know in the comments below! xo
REVIEW: Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighter in Rosy Glow REVIEW: Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighter in Rosy Glow Reviewed by Lyka on September 06, 2017 Rating: 5

24 comments:

  1. I'm in that state of adulting where I still have to consider cheaper alternatives. Because quality, price and better payoff over anything else as always. Haha!

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    1. Yes, me too! Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever get off that mindset and actually buy expensive products. I guess we'll just have to see. :)

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  2. Too faced is expensive lol, Have you tried Sleek Makeup Highlighter?

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  3. Too faced is expensive lol, Have you tried Sleek Makeup Highlighter?

    Little Cessang | www.princessperalta.com

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    1. I have! Will actually do a review about it soon. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. I've never heard of this brand yet and I'm quite interested in trying highlighters soon :)

    Bia S.
    Road By Bia

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  5. Hmmm it's a little pricey though especially since you mentioned that it'll require some touch ups throughout the day. I love a great and honest review. Well done!

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  6. Too faced products are always so pretty but expensive haha - looks great for a natural highlight though!

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  7. I love the name, Too Faced is so clever! Lol, I am at the older stage of adulting and I have to tell ya, it doesn't get that much easier. That said, I would probably like this product as I prefer the natural look.

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  8. Though I don't wear make-up of any sort, I do have quite a few drag queen friends who dabble. I enjoyed the piece. It's easy to understand and If I ever had to explain - or recommend a product - to friends I'd have a good starting point with this. Thanks for the well written blog piece. Keep it girl! :)

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  9. I love highlighter. In my experience there's really no need to go super pricey. One of my favorites is actually from Elf...literally $2 at Target or Walmart. I did get a nice one for a gift once but I didn't see a big enough difference to fully switch! Thanks for the review!

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  10. Highlighter is good and this looks like a nice one. I think I agree with you though that there are probably cheaper and better products on the market -star harford

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  11. Ooh I love this! I always like a highlighter that has a choice of colours on the palette to use individually or together. This sounds great!

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  12. I have used Too Faced products in the past. I used their lip plumper's when they were really popular a few years back I bought them online for a discounted price as I would have got them in a shop. Their products are pricey and so considering that this Too Faced cheek shine would need to have better staying power than it does.

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  13. It really is a nice color combination. Yes, a bit out of my budget too.

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  14. Nice read. I never knew this thing. Highlighter with different shades of colors to choose wow. Nice color combination as well.

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  15. This is such a beautiful looking highlighter <3 I've tried quite a few Too Faced products in the past, but I've never come across this one before. I think I need to hunt it down ;)

    Louise x

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  16. I don't usually use highlighter as I can't really find any that suit my pale Irish skin tone but this one looks like it would really suit pale skin

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  17. Oh thank you for your review. I've been wanting to see the pigmentation and whether it was worth picking up.

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  18. Even though I'm now in a position to afford higher end brands, they're not my default. I'll spend a little more on my moisturizers, but not necessarily on other things, mostly because I like to change up my colors. x

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  19. They are beautiful colours. I wonder why you think it's not good for a night out. Seems sparkly and all that jazz- so perfect. I am curious about that comment.

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  20. Thank you for the review I see exactly what to expect. People in the comment mentioned that this brand is too expensive, I say sign up to Ipsy . I was subscribed for about a year and the deceived many Two Faced items

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  21. I never heard about this brand before but this looks so wonderful product. But i dont think i will buy an expensive like this since i am not that type of on make ups. But i will surely share this to my other friends. Thanks for the review.

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