Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder Review – Midnight Reflection

Honest Beauty have a full range of makeup, but all their lip colours contain carmine, so I unfortunately I won’t be trying any of them. I have been interested in trying highlighters though, and since my skin becomes quite shiny, I figured a powder version would suit better. I picked up their Luminizing Powder when I was shopping at Target in America.

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The website states this product is a:

Silky, baked face powder gives your skin an instant, healthy-looking glow. Lightweight texture and subtle shimmer create more even-looking skin tone in one sweep. Formulated without talc.

They do not have any organic certifications, but they do promise their products are made without: parabens, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances. Each compact expires after 24 months after opening. They retail for $25.00 US for 10.0 g / 0.35 oz. I don’t believe they ship to Australia.

Ingredients:

Mica, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Hectorite, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499)

Packaging:

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The case is silver plastic, which has a high shine finish and feels quite sturdy when it snaps shut. The mirror is a good size and you’ll find the logo on both the mirror, the front of the compact and the back, as well as other information.

Texture:

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In the pan it feels very soft to the touch. You can barely feel it between your fingers as it’s very fine, not grainy and a little more on the powdery side. There’s not a lot of kick back when you swatch it with your fingers or a brush. There’s no scent as well.

Application:

I actually apply this with a fluffy eyeshadow crease brush, but you could use any that suit. Any bristles pick the product up easily and you don’t have to dig in the brush.

Opacity:

It’s very sheer. I don’t know how much you’ll be able to see in the photos. If you’re after high shine and high impact highlighter, then this is not for you. The good though, is that the shimmer is not chunky or too glittery, so it’s very subtle and suitable for everyday glow.

Swatches:

Midnight Reflection

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Midnight Reflection and Dusk Reflection were the only ones available at Target, but they do have another shade called Dawn Reflection. Dusk Reflection was far too dark and brown to be a highlighter for my skin tone, so I chose this one. In the pan it looks slightly more yellow toned than it actually applies. The shimmer though is definitely ivory and while it’s not a terrible shade for me, it can look too white if I apply too much.

PROS:

  • Every day, soft highlight which is good for minimal makeup days
  • Ingredients are clean
  • Good packaging and handy for throwing in your hand bag because of the mirror

CONS:

  • It definitely won’t be strong enough for some people
  • Takes a little work to layer
  • The shimmer is a tad too white for my skin tone if I apply too heavily

Final Word:

I don’t hate this but I’m not particularly impressed either. While it’s so easy to apply without risk of looking like a disco ball, sometimes I hardly see anything at all. The tone also means I can’t layer too much. It’s definitely not a blinding highlight, which I don’t mind for simple and barely there makeup. There’s a but though. Some days I do want more and this just isn’t the product for that.

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Information taken from theirĀ Official Website

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