If you’re all about a highlight that you can see from space, then this is not the review for you. However, if you’re into more of a subtle glow, that won’t leave you shimmering like a disco ball, then you are right where you need to be.
The highlighter comes in a really cute compact that contains quite a decent size amount of product and a good size mirror. The packaging itself is plastic, so doesn’t scream luxury, but it is very pretty looking, so that can be forgiven. In fact it almost feels like a shame to use it, as there is a lovely fancy chandelier embossed on the highlighter itself.
The Too Faced Candlelight warm glow is split into two shades that can be worn separately or mixed together. Too Faced have describe the shades as a champagne and peach combo that are set to give your skin a certain radiance and for once a brands description hits the nail very firmly on the head.
The left side of the highlighter is a champagne colour with warmer undertones to it. While it is a little frosty looking in the pan, it doesn’t come off frosty or indeed metallic looking on the skin. Instead it tends to give the skin more of a soft glow. I apply this with a fan brush to get the most glow from it.
The right side is the peachier shade and is indeed a little warmer on the skin than the champagne colour. I found that I didn’t get as much as of a glow from this side as I did from the left side, but I feel this is more down to my skin tone rather than the product itself. I think the peachier shade will show up better on more sallow skin than mine.
Personally my favourite way to wear these is to mix the two shades shades together and apply to the high points of the face with a fan brush. I use the Nima Erin brush, but I think it has been discontinued for the moment.
Overall I found the Too Faced Candlelight glow to be soft, easy to blend and not in the least bit shimmery. It give the skin a lit from within look rather than that full on highlight on Fleek look. It is a great colour for Irish skin tones, but if I am being completely honest, while it is a lovely highlighter, it hasn’t set my heart a flutter. I put this down to the fact I am beyond obsessed with Becca’s Champagne pop. This obsession has ruined all other highlighters for me!! The Too Faced Candlelight glow is well worth checking out, if you want something soft and subtle rather than full whack of shine!
Too Faced products can be bought in Debenhams stores and online. The Too Faced Candlelight glow is €30 and you can buy it here.
Makeup MonsterJune 16, 2016 at 12:18 am
I love a good subtle highlighter so I’ll have to give this a good swatch when I’m passing it in Debenhams!
JessJune 17, 2016 at 5:31 am
Oh my! This is a pretty one indeed. Love the shade and coverage. This is something worth trying out by the way I look at it on your skin.