Today, I bring to you a truly breathtaking beauty item. Be prepared to swoon. It is the Clé de Peau Beauté
Luminizing Face Enhancer in the shade “13 Sand Beige.”
About The Brand:
Clé de Peau Beauté, an ultra-luxurious skin care and makeup collection, beautifully unites cutting-edge science and exquisite aesthetic sense with modern elegance. French for “the key to skin,” Clé de PeauBeauté gives women the key to unlocking a new world of beauty. This beauty is not just skin deep. It comes from the radiance within. Here, every woman has limitless potential to be beautiful.
This exquisite highlighting powder uses innovative light-diffusing technology to define contours and illuminate your complexion.
How To Use:
- Apply as the last step in your makeup routine.
- Sweep brush back and forth over the surface of the powder and apply to face in an upward motion across cheekbones.
- For a more dramatic look, use additional powder on temples.
Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Petrolatum, Triethylhexanoin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Silica, Zinc Myristate, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Diisostearyl Malate, SorbitanSesquiisostearate, Microcrystalline Wax (CeraMicrocristallina), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Vinyl Dimethicone/MethiconeSilsesquioxaneCrosspolymer, ArganiaSpinosa Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Tocopherol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citronellol, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Polysilicone-2, Linalool, Polyacrylate-4, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, ButylphenylMethylpropional, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Mortierella Oil, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Glycerin, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate.
$55 for the refill pan and $95 for the refill along with the case and applicator.
My Experience with Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer – 13 Sand Beige:
This packaging truly needs no words, and also I can’t find any to describe this beauty. It is truly exquisite, one of a kind and possibly the prettiest item I have ever owned in my beauty collection. The outer case is a 3-dimensional crystal formation which catches the light and glimmers. The pictures truly do not do it enough justice. It is much much prettier in real life.
It contains a similar-looking highlight powder inside with mosaic of different golden/peachy shades which is no less than a work of art. It also comes with a brush. The refill pan is sold separately so if you do wish not to get the case and spend extra, you have that option too. If you buy it with the case, it also comes with a brush inside.
The brush is of very good quality. The bristles are very smooth, silky, soft and are not scratchy at all. It picks up the right amount of powder and is of perfect size to just sweep on the high points of your cheek bone and bridge of the nose.
The shade I have is called “Sand Beige” which is one of their best sellers. It comes in a total of 4 variations – namely 11 Pastel, 12 Gold, 13 Sand Beige and 14 Delicate Pink.
This shade very closely resembles my skin tone which could be the reason the color absolutely disappears when sheered out as a highlight and all I can see is this beautiful glow it gives. The color might be visible if used by very fair or pale skin tones. The shimmer particles are very finely milled and very smooth and do not feel gritty at all and are literally undetectable even from up-close. It gives this absolutely wonderful “glow-from-within” look to the skin that’s very subtle.
I actually had very high expectations from this product and who wouldn’t actually for such a hefty price tag, but I must say I am a bit underwhelmed with its performance. Though it does give a nice glow, it almost makes me wish it did a bit more. It lacks that oomph and does not give that glow which would make you stand out. I feel like I have truly been spoiled by the Becca highlighter (which gives a glow you can spot from a mile away) and no other highlight lives up to it.
This highlighter is very beginner friendly. You truly cannot go overboard with this even if you put on a couple of layers. It can also be used as a light dusting all over the face and it will not make you look like a disco ball. The glow still remains subtle and understated in a very elegant way. It does not accentuate pores.
Texture: The powder is very soft and finely milled. It does not feel chalky. It does kick up powder when you put your brush in and the beautiful pattern does tend to get muddy after a few uses as you swirl your brush in to pick up all the colors.
Staying Power: Staying power is okay. It stayed 5-6 hours after which I could not really detect it anymore.
Overall, a very pretty product to look at which I would rather use as a display piece rather than a makeup item. I was a bit underwhelmed, but I am not saying this performs horribly. It does do what it is supposed to by giving the face a truly beautiful subtle glow which nobody can claim that it isn’t your skin naturally doing that. But I was a bit underwhelmed maybe due to my extremely high expectations.
For the high price tag, I would suggest giving this a skip (unless you are an avid collector of beautiful makeup items) and go for the Becca one instead.
Hope you found this review helpful.
Pros of Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer – 13 Sand Beige:
- Very subtle and natural-looking glow.
- Cannot go overboard with this.
- Absolutely stunning packaging.
- Brush provided is very good, soft and practical.
- Nice-sized mirror.
- Shimmer particles are not gritty and are not detectable on the skin.
- Very smooth powder, does not feel chalky.
Cons of Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer – 13 Sand Beige:
- Very expensive.
- Glow is a little too subtle for me, it left me a bit underwhelmed and unimpressed.
- Powder kicks up when you dip your brush in.
- Colors tend to get muddy after a few uses.
- Staying power is not that great.
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