Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stila Rose Gold Highlighter

I realized how much love I am not giving to my highlighters these days! I endlessly (and shamelessly) collect them. I recall Stila's Rose Gold being one of my most adored ones because of the simple and cute packaging and the baked pan.





This is more of a finishing powder but I kind of see it more like a highlighter because of the shimmer in it. And Rose Gold is very fitting for V-day! - the subtle glow, the romantic color (rose and gold is the loveliest combo ever! Am I right?) - absolutely perfect for a night out in town.


Rose Gold is a bit like a champagne shade with hints of gold and peach and swirls of a courser gold color running through its veins. Gorgeous! A fan brush is the perfect brush to sweep this around your cheekbones.


Many people online do not like this particular product from Stila and it's a shame because I found it to be really nice. Not as a finishing powder of course (what the hell were they thinking?!) but as a highlight, it is more than pretty! Texture-wise, it's not as soft as MAC MSF's but the shimmers here are less prevalent and much more sophisticated. 



What are your go-to highlighter(s)? :)

Disclaimer: Bought this myself!



40 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

very cool that you liked it. i like the highlighting effect. very pretty.

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Angie said...

oooh it's so pretty in the pan! i always forget to too ... but on the cheekbones and bridge of nose can do so much for the face. thanks for the reminder :) (and can't wait to see your ground beef shirt hahaha! YES)

Rola said...

Still using mostly my Becca Pressed Shimmer Powders and Mac MSF Soft and Gentle. I really like the look of Stila rose gold powder, I think it looks good on warmer skin tones

Jamilla Camel said...

I've got this one and it's very flattering!

Beauty Box said...

NARS' Albatross and a pale yellow highlighting shade in Jill Stuart Mixed Blush Compact Sweet Lock!!

MereMakeupManiac said...

i've always loved highlighters in stores but can't bring myself to bring them home as i've oily skin and they make me look oily. :(

Rose Gold looks more gold than rosy but warm highlighters look so much natural and gorge imo! great thing it worked for you! i suppose we really should try products before we ourselves judge them. ;)

galpal.hi said...

That is really pretty! I like how subtle it is.

I don't really use highlighters much but if I do, then the one that I tend to reach for is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade.

*Kat*

Blackmentos said...

Looks nice although a tad bit browner than I'd like to use. I'm using theBalm's Mary-loumanizer! Amazing amazing highlight and it can help soften over done blush too! :)

herroyalbleakness said...

I haven't used highlighters due to my acne scarring. But with your gorgeous skin, i can just imagine how Rose Gold finishes beautifully on you!

Phoebe Limanta said...

It is very subtle! I love my Laura Mercier Starlight but I am dying to try theBalm Mary Lou Manizer :D It looks gorgeous in swatches :D

Leticia said...

This is quite pretty! I am a big Stila fan.

DSK Steph said...

I like the name! :) My favorite highlighter would have to be MAC MSF in Shimpagne. :)

Jian said...

I cannot imagine that as a finishing powder, no wonder a lot of people don't like it!

As a highlight/blush, I can imagine it being very pretty! :)

I think it shares a name with Sleek's rose gold! But this one looks a great deal more gold than rose!

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Pretty! Always wondered about this highlighter. I'm loving my Guerlain one a whole lot.

Blush said...

Very pretty and natural looking - I like!

Halima said...

Haha, love your disclaimer girrrrl ;)

I'm obsessed with Rose Gold at the minute and super glad that we now have Stila back in the UK, I'll be sure to pick this baby up on payday! xo

Eden-Avalon said...

My favorite highlights are definitely my Dior Amber Diamond and my Flormar in 43~

Citrine said...

I like mac moonriver (too sheer for a blush) for that purpose but I drown it a few months ago while I was handwashing my sheet...Now I just use benefit dandelion with gives me a little tiny of coverage, some color and a bit of glow.

Sunny said...

I can see how it's particularly flattering on Asian skintone (or those with warm undertone in general)! My current go-to is Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze. In combination with the right brush it gives a very subtle and credible glow :)

Jacqueline said...

This looks like a really nice highlighter, I love the gold ones best, more suitable for medium skin tones. My favourite at the moment is both my Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous and Guerlain Cruel Gardenia.

Vintage Makeup said...

It looks so pretty for a highlight, but I agree NOT for a powder!

I find myself collecting highlighters too!

Jen said...

Pretty! Rose & gold is definitely the perfect v-day combo ^^ im not so sure about whether i own a highlighter... I think i do but like this product it's called a "finishing powder" ...... O.o

Maggie said...

Just the name 'Rose Gold' sounds so appealing! :)

Amyboo said...

This looks really nice! :D Never tried Stila products to be honest...I really need to start haha~

Mary said...

Pretty! I like highlighters too. I various MAC Msf's as highlighters.

Mary
simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

Diana said...

The highlighter looks so nice! Stila discontinued in Asia a few years ago boohoo..I love Swarovski's makeup jewel highlighter! :)

Popcorn said...

Cuteee highlighter! hahaha I actually dont have any highlighters so I wouldnt know which ones are good and stuff like that. tehehe I got too many sun spots on my face that anything glossy, shimmery, dewy, will just make my face look like a big mess. So i try to just keep it simple.

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

You know what's funny? I own a lot of highlighting powders, but I always end up using a shimmery eyeshadow to highlight my face lol.

Aya said...

I agree! This seems a bit much for a finishing powder but it looks awesome as highlighter! :D

Nancy said...

So purty~
I am the same as you but with blushes. I collected a bunch of them and I don't have enough cheeks to use them -_-"

Frances said...

it looks really nice against your skin tone! I personally like highlighters with pink undertones simply because they complement my complexion better ^_^

RE: hehe thanks =D and actually it wasn't my bday XD I just happened to be browsing my old pictures =P but thanks for asking ^_^

Rinny said...

I agree that this would work very well as a highlighter and not as a finishing powder. Who would want shimmer all over their faces? I like how the shimmer is very subtle :)

Ashley said...

I'm not good at using highlighters, but I love how glamorous they look on other people!

xoxo

Ashley

http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

PinkOrchids said...

I love it!! It gives such a subtle warm glow!!

Donna said...

i don't get the whole illuminating powder thing for the whole face o_o. but it's good that you found another use for it where it works for you! :D.

Mimi said...

This highlighter is so pretty! I don't really use a highlighter that often but I know it will look good on you:)

Lisa said...

omgosh this champagney gold color is SOOO pretty! i can only imagine how gorgeous this is on asian skin tone!! so so pretty!

Ke said...

so i actually own this and another bronze colored one in this exact design but i'm not a big fan of it...i just feel like the texture is too hard and the shimmers too obvious for it to be a natural, dewy, glow highlighter. plus the packaging has fallen apart and i've had to superglue it back.

ke
blissfullyke.blogspot.com

Claire@Eyelining said...

It looks gorgeous! I adore baked highlighters like this. I think it might be a little bit too yellow gold for me personally but I wonder if they have other shades... (yeah like I need another highlighter lol)

Fenny Yolanda said...

Ahhhh this is such amazing highlighter.
You just make me feel want this so badly hahaha
Thank you for the review ^^