Ciate Roger, Darling Glow-To Highlighter Review & Swatches

Ciate Roger, Darling Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Roger, Darling Glow-To Highlighter

Roger, Darling

Ciate Roger, Darling Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, pink-peach base with a strong, golden sheen. It seemed like it was going to be rather metallic based on the initial swatch, but it ended up more moderate to noticeably luminous on my skin, especially after I diffused and blended it out. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though it had a smooth, soft, and lightly creamy texture that made it easy to just pick up less product for a sheerer application. The denser consistency worked better with moderately dense brushes, like a typical tapered highlighting brush but less so with a fan brush. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Urban Decay Now’s the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Gilt Glow (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Let It Rock (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Becca Year of the Pig (LE, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar).MAC Double-Gleam (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).MAC Gleam Sheen (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Anastasia Regal (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Tarte Moonlight (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Guilty Pleasure (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.17 oz. – $170.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The powders were usually soft and blendable, though a couple were a little looser in the pan, which made them feel drier or dustier.

They were easy to blend and diffuse on the skin and lasted for eight hours, on average. The more sparkly shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture a bit while the more luminous shades did not.


Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

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