April 18, 2014 | 1212 users online

Highlighters - Too Faced - Absolutely Invisible Candlelight

rated 3.6(75 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.6
  • 60% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.5
  • Price: $$$

  • Ingredients
  • Write a Review
Pin It

rated 5 of 5 on 4/17/2014 5:34:00 AM More reviews by Andi2010

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

Same concept as the Hourglass powders except Too Faced Candlelight has been around longer and just isn't as celebrated or as raved over. This is a really finely milled powder, I would consider it a translucent powder with a very discreet gold shimmer.

I have Normal/Combination skin and use this all over as a finishing powder after foundation and loose/pressed powder has been applied, I find any face powder brush does the trick though my favourite method at the moment is to use a small powder brush to apply loose powder and finishing powder. Candlelight can even be used over under- eye concealer to set as it is so fine. It doesn't upset or affect other products applied previously - just glides over the top.

On my NC15 skin I find I cant really see the powder once it has been applied but it definately gives me a softly lit from within healthy glow. At 9g you get a fairly decent amount of product and I just have to say Too Faced really know how to do cute and girly packaging.

Is this review helpful? Yes No

rated 5 of 5 on 3/23/2014 9:49:00 AM More reviews by Sheoak

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

This is a really nice pressed highlighting powder. The packaging is beautiful as always with Too Faced. The first day I used it as the sales person recommended, as a translucent setting powder, and left the house with an almighty glow... not a good look!! Since then I have been using it as a subtle highlight high on my cheekbones, and just a very light dusting on my forehead and chin. I use the Jane Iredale Handi brush for application. A little bit more for evening is also nice. It's lovely in conjunction with a bronzer for a glamorous finish.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 1/13/2014 4:09:00 AM More reviews by prettygirlmo

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I went to Sephora asking for a highlighter for the cheeks, etc. The SA that helped me showed me this, and in the bright lights they have there I thought it was really pretty, so I bought it. When I got home and tried it on, I couldn't even see where I put it. I love highlighters, and I own quite a few, but every single one I own..I can see. I've done some more research on this product, and read it is best for an all over powder. I can see how this would be good to dust over your skin for a subtle brightening effect, but that's not what I was looking for. This is not a highlighter, I returned it for something else. I recommend testing stuff like this first in different lights, because you can't always count on the opinion of someone else.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/6/2013 11:08:00 AM More reviews by Leal18

Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I just bought this yesterday and wore it to work this morning. so far, I love it. At 42 with some fine lines and somewhat dry skin, this helps blur and mask imperfections as well as make me glowy but not shiney or glittery. This IMO wouldn't make a good highlighter since it's so subtle but as an all over dusting to set my foundation I think it's perfect. The older I get the more I realize that the matte terra-cotta dry skin I craved as an oily faced teen isn't flattering. Older skin needs a bit of glow to appear youthful. :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 4 of 5 on 11/17/2013 4:38:00 PM More reviews by CMarie92

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I do like this product. It's too subtle to use as a highlighter but it's perfect to use all over the face for a nice glow. Especially for those of us with dry skin. It's gives the perfect healthy glow if used correctly. It is expensive but I've had mine for quite a few years and I still have a ton left.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 10/19/2013 9:25:00 PM More reviews by MsPsylocke

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

This is a good winter and going out powder because it does give your skin a more alive or glow-y appearance. In these cold months I actually see myself reaching for this powder because it doesn't dry me out and gives some life to my pale skin. I personally do not think this is super shimmery. I apply it with a dense brush usually a stipple or blush brush works well with this I'm not fond of the sponge that comes with it. I think the colour is flattering for a lot of skin tones.

This is a good powder and you get a lot for the price. I think it just comes down to will this powder work for you? For me I find it does do a good job and I apply it as a finishing powder. I use this, Tarte, or MAC MSF or Careblend depending on coverage needs, but when I'm going out or do a full face I like this or the Tarte because it does give a soft focus look and for some reason i feel my MU looks better when I finish with this. I don't know what it is but I do come back to this powder especially with the colder months I really like it.

For people who like a matte look don't get this unless you are prepared to see some shimmer. I find for me I like it at night or over MAC's Studio Fix because it makes my skin look less flat and more real because it looks less like I'm wearing a powder foundation. I do like it and would recommend it to those who know how to work with these products because if you don't use it right it can look scary this is not a powder that I use to touch up all night I just use it to set and I use regular powder if I get shiny. This way I don't go overboard with the product and it still makes my skin look good. I think setting then using whatever powder when your oily works because at that point the product has melted into your skin so it just looks nice and glow-y. Whatever powder you use over it won't detract from the look.

I do recommend it because if you like working with powders that give a soft focus effect I believe people will like this it's all in the application i feel. For me I figured out what works for me with this powder and I like it and will continue to use it because it gives my pasty white skin life. You can't go wrong with that. Recommended!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 4 of 5 on 9/29/2013 6:05:00 PM More reviews by thechain

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

As of right now, I love this product. I use it as a setting/finishing powder, not as a highlighter because it is far too subtle, and it's not pigmented enough. I use a fluffy brush to distribute a fine layer (for day) and it leaves my skin with a slight glimmer, that in most lights looks beautiful. Close up, in harsh light, you can see the little particles of glitter. But for day-to-day use, it looks great.
I've gotten compliments on my skin while using this product!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 1 of 5 on 8/20/2013 7:19:00 AM More reviews by Nssmith281

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Save your money. I got conned into buying this product at the Too Faced counter, by the friendly sales assistant.
This product is completely pointless. It is a hopeless highlighter (as nothing shows up unless you pile it on) and a terrible all over "translucent" face powder (as it has too much glitter in it, and will make you look like a vampire from Twilight)

All in all, waste of money. Shame, because I love Too Faced and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous! ....don't be fooled!!

Is this review helpful? Yes No

rated 1 of 5 on 7/21/2013 3:45:00 PM More reviews by crushmyheart

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have quite a few of too face's products, all of which I thoroughly enjoy.
This is advertised as a highlighter, with light reflecting particles that contain 'real gold'. It is supposed to give you a candlelit glow. I repeatedly swatched and swatched to try and get some kind of evident product on my skin. After maybe 5 or six strokes onto my hand i got some faint gold dust that appeared.

After a while I decided that the only way to actually make this useful in my makeup collection was to use it as a setting powder for foundation. It isn't the best for this either as it leaves the skin cakey.

My advice for all of you out there would be to purchase the half and half too faced highlighter/blush. It seems to have a much better payoff and more happy customers. In my opinion this highlighter that was supposed to be candlelit was a waste of money.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 5/19/2013 2:09:00 PM More reviews by Xxkonixx

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

This doesnt show at all no matter how much u put…i m nc 30 skin tone and it doesnt work no matter how i try…save ur money and skip this one if u looking for a highlighter…

Is this review helpful? Yes No