This was an unexpected buy for me. I have not explored the realms of Cle De Peau because the price range scares me somehow. I know that if I fall in love with their products, it would be another slippery slope for me so I have been resisting.
I was at Haneda airport in Tokyo returning to Singapore and hubs gave me all his yen and told me to do whatever I wanted with it. Heh! Of course I headed for the cosmetics section. I saw Laduree, Jill Stuart and a couple of Japanese brands there but nothing caught my eye. I picked up some Shiseido lipsticks for my mom. I saw the CDP highlighters ad even though I really didn't need another one, I picked it up.
There are a total of 4 shades available.
11 - Pastel
12 - Gold
13 - Sand Beige
14 - Delicate Pink
I wanted to get gold because thats kind of like my default mode when it comes to makeup but the sweet Japanese SA recommended Delicate Pin as a more suitable highlighter for my complexion so I went with it.
When I came back I found out that dear Meryl from memosielle.com bought her Luminizing Face Enhancer at a huge discount from a Shiseido sale, my heart and wallet cried a little.
I totally love the very luxe suede-type brown pouch it comes in. The case is just gorgeous. Like a multi-faceted jewel and a good heft. Not cheap and plasticky. And you know what, the little brush that comes along actually does a great job, I rely on that to apply this highlighter,nothing else.
Check out the pretty shimmer.
It gives a honest to God lovely subtle glow that I am absolutely in love with. Not over the top at all.
I don't like the price tag, its USD $95. I threw my receipt away so I hope I managed to get it cheaper than that. It kinda pisses me off that I could have gotten it for a lot cheaper if I did my homework but....
I love this highlighter for its understated prowess at giving me a soft subtle glow. I am sure I can probably get a highlighter that does the same job for less but the gorgeous casing kinda makes up for it.
Ratings: 4 lipsticks