According to Clarins this is a blush and (very) soft highlighter. Glassy sturdy gold compact. Inside there are mosaic of little squares like pixels in lilac, rose, pink, peach and beige. Pink and lilac ones are Very small so I haven`t even tried to use them as a blush (yet) but they have good colour payoff. It is also too subtle to use as a highlighter. When I think/ need of a great powder hightlighter I use Diorskin Shimmers. But this is amazing powder to use after foundation or even another powder. I just swirl around and apply with a fluffy brush and buff into skin all over and get that soft glow:). No worries about over-applying and it sets foundation beautifully. I didn`t get backup because it will last a long time and I got Clarins Breeze powder&blush compact and Clarins has released yet another one..