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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Too Faced: Candlelight Glow Duo

Last month I finally jumped on board & purchased two items that had been sitting at the bottom of my 'Makeup Buy' list since decemeber last year.

First off was my chocolate soleil bronzer (click here for it's review) & now I'm onto the second product. 

Candelight Glow Duo is the second in a new generation of powders from Too Faced Cosmetics with the first being the Candlelight all over face powder.

This highlighter was so gorgeous with a white gold powder & a pink gold powder on each side of the compact. Both with a beautiful glow without the harsh amount of shimmer that would make it unwearable for me personally. 

The white gold shade is used to warm your skin tone & the light pink shade is used to brighten & illuminate the skin.
One thing I loved about this duo is it doesn't necessarily need to be used as strictly a highlighter, if your game enough to experiment it's great to apply the tiniest amount all over the face (I.e brow bone, Cupid's bow, cheekbones & just under the lip) this will give you a soft iradecent glow & really highlight your main features.

I love how fine this powder was & personally I chose to utilize the shades seperately rather than mixing together for application. 
For my personal application I like to use the Real Techniques setting powder brush as I didn't need to pack the powder on the brush hairs & instead used such a small amount & worked it's way into my skin nicely. 

(Left - white gold.... Right - pink gold)

A quick comparison with my favorite drug store highlighter by Models Prefer.

You all already know how much I love my models prefer highlighting quad in 'Fame & Fortune'. 
You've seen me rave about it countless times on all my media platforms since it's purchase.
Although the colours arnt for everybody & it most certainly isn't as finely milled as the Too Faced powder I thought id compare it with a few swatches.

(Left four shades - Models Prefer. Right two shades - Too Faced) 

So what are your thoughts on the too faced highlighter? 
Have you seen it in stores & have thought about making the purchase? 


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If you want further reviews & to possibly buy this yourself, check out Mecca Cosmetica by clicking here!


  1. This duo looks amazing! Such a gorgeous highlight!!! Officially added to my buy list when I'm finished my spending ban!

    I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, check it out HERE!
    Sarah | bowsandpleats

    1. My buy list is never ending haha.
      I attempted a spending ban & it lasted about a week, I couldn't handle it.

      I've heard of that, I'll check it out this evening :)



  2. Such a pretty highlighter, I need to go shopping :) xx

    1. I can never say no to shopping :)