Product Review: Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Gold

One of my favourite products at the moment is the Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in the shade Gold. I love a good highlighter, and this is probably the best powder highlighter that I’ve come across (granted though, I usually opt for liquid highlighters so the scope of my experience is not that big). I like the fact that the powder is not TOO over-the-top shimmery, and the glitter particles are quite fine which helps avoid glitterbomb face (one of my makeup pet peeves). The gold shimmer of the highlight looks gorgeous when it captures the light, but of course all of the pictures I tried to take of the swatch just aren’t coming across as pretty. Ah well, I tried.

I concentrated the swatch by applying it wet, so keep in mind that it would not look this heavy when applied to your face. Unless you’re after that and you layer the hell out of it – that’s your prerogative. A little bit goes a long way with this product, so it is definitely good value for your money. I ordered mine during the Black Friday sale last year from the Stila Cosmetics US website, but I can’t seem to find it listed on their site anymore so I’m not sure if it’s been discontinued but you can currently pick it up from All Cosmetics Wholesale for $9.99 USD.