Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder – For a More Chic Than Cheap Sort of Glow


Deals and Steals, Drugstore, Face Products, Illuminator, Pressed Powder, Sonia Kashuk, Target / Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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I’m guessing you all are going to be able to tell that I recently went on a little Sonia Kashuk bender shopping spree at Target. I just can’t help myself! When I get in there and see the Sonia Kashuk display all lit up (and I mean LIT up – Target has crazy lighting) I instantly find myself wanting one of everything (and same goes for the Pixi display but that’s for another day)Luckily, I don’t own much Sonia Kashuk yet so almost every product is new to me and open to testing!

On my most recent trip I picked up this pretty little Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder. I’m always looking for new powders that don’t make me look to matte or too “glowy” so this sounded right up my alley, and hey, at the very least I could use it as a highlighter if it was crazy shimmery! The one thing I don’t like about Sonia Kashuk products (or most Drugstore products) is you can’t test them out before you buy so you really have no idea what you’re getting (thank goodness for blogs reviews!).

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First, let’s start with the obvious – it’s so PRETTY! I love the embossed croc pattern and I’m not sure if you can tell, but the powder is actually in the shape of a wave, some parts are higher and some are lower, I just love little details like that! The packaging is simple, sturdy and classic and it comes complete with a mirror and small brush underneath. A brush, may I add, that I actually use! It’s the same great quality as all Sonia Kashuk brushes and it super soft on the skin.

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Now, onto the product itself. I half expected this to verge into highlighter territory, with a name like “Luminosity Powder” I can’t help but worry there’s going to be a shimmer overload, potentially even glitter. But, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder actually applies like a gorgeous, translucent setting powder! There is more of a sheen to this powder than any sort of glitter or noticeable shimmer, which provides a smoother and softer looking complexion by blurring imperfections. I would liken the finish of this powder to that of a “glowy” foundation (without the coverage, obviously) and less of a typical powder with shimmer. It actually absorbs oils in the skin throughout the day to keep your skin matte, but looking like you’re glowing from within!

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Overall, I really like this powder! I’m not a fan of really matte pressed or loose powders because my skin tends to be on the drier side, and it just leaves me looking cakey and flat – and not to mention drier! If you’re looking for a really nice setting powder that’s going to give skin a little more dimension and smoothness, this is definitely the way to go. If you’re worried about using this all over the face because maybe you’re an oilier skin or are just afraid of looking a little too “glowy” I would highly recommend this for use as a setting powder for under eye concealer! It won’t cake, won’t change the colour of your concealer and will really highlight your eyes! This is definitely a win in my beauty books and will probably find a permanent home in my daily routine – if it hasn’t already!

SUMMARY

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
$12.99 USD/CAD
Available at: Target
Overall Rating: A

  • Rock-it Ruby

    Thanks for the awesome review! I have Sahara dry skin, but need a light powder to set my super rich tinted moisturizer, so I picked this up when I was at Target last week. Did you use the included brush? Because it doesn’t seem to be picking up much product, if any, & it’s shedding sexy brown hair all over my face. I’m wondering if maybe I got a dud, & should exchange it for another…

    • Hi Ruby!

      No, I don’t regularly use the included brush. I definitely had to work my way into this product to get more on the brush. I think it’s because of the pretty embossing that makes it a little tougher. I swirled my brush over the surface for a little bit and got through it and it definitely is picking up product now! I hope this helps 🙂