Too Faced • Absolutely Invisible Candlelight • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
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. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette 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.
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette 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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this powder! :) Ok so I've been reading the reviews on here for this and I think there's been a little misunderstanding as far as what its supposed to do. Truth be told, I had the same problem at the beginning.
I fell in love (ok, maybe infatuation) with Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight the first time I saw it at Sephora. It was one of those things that immediately grabbed my attention. It became no. 1 on my makeup wishlist. I didn't get around to buying it until a couple months later because it was sooo expensive. Anyway, I was really excited when I purchased this but tbh I didn't really know what I was gonna use it for. All I knew was that it was super pretty lol.
It got used a couple times then got shoved to the back of my makeup collection for like almost 2 years.
I agree with everyone who says TF Absolutely Invisible Candlelight is too subtle to wear as a highlighter. BUUUUUT, lightly dusted all over my face with a fluffy powder brush it creates this etherial, just-can't-put-your-finger-on-it gorgeousness. Its become something I wear on a date or a special occasion :)
When you wear this people will wonder what you did differently with your makeup and why you look lit from within. This product has the potential to become a secret weapon when used in correctly ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette 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!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond 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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This doesnt show at all no matter how much u putâ€¦i m nc 30 skin tone and it doesnt work no matter how i tryâ€¦save ur money and skip this one if u looking for a highlighterâ€¦
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not very much of anything. Had to apply a ton for it to show up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this product today and disliked it so much, I couldn't wait to give it a less than favorable review here on Makeupalley. I thought I wanted a 'subtle' highlight, which is why I chose this rather than the Candlelight Glow compact, but this is just ridiculous. Too Faced have really stayed true to their word as this compact truly is invisible in most lights- what a waste of money!!
I wanted a nice fresh glow, but on the very rare occasion you can see the shimmer on my face it just makes me look jaundice. I don't really know what I was expecting, but this certainly wasn't it. I have medium-light skin which is warm toned, but this highlighter was definitely more yellow toned than I wanted, I don't understand how some girls with more neutral/cooler/paler tones got along with this product..
How on earth this has got such rave reviews is beyond me.
I don't find it flattering in the slightest. Awful product. I am going to try my damndest to get a refund on this.
UPDATE: I didn't get a refund on this, so decided to give it another try. I have found a use for it- setting the makeup around my cheekbone area when I want a more natural look for work. If I don't pile it on it doesn't make me look jaundice. Even thought this product isn't as terrible as I first thought it was, it is nowhere near worth the money I paid for this, you can barely see the effect. Will NOT be repurchasing.