I've FINALLY tried these 2 products...can I have my Official Beauty Blogger badge now?!! :-)
These 2 products seem to be reviewed all the time, so I'll try to keep things super quick and simple...
Not in love, lust or anything even remotely close. The texture is really nice...glides on very smoothly, and it does brighten without being overly shimmery or sparkly. I don't use undereye concealer on a regular basis - okay who am I kidding...I never wear it. But I did want to find something for those rare occasions when I've gone multiple nights in a row with 3 hours of sleep and feel my face needs a pick me up.
It creases on me, and within a few hours it seems to lose it's effect to the point where I wonder why I put it on in the first place. Eh, not exactly what I was expecting!! I'll finish this up just to finish it, but I won't be repurchasing.
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight (all photos taken in natural window light on an overcast day so they may look little darker than in real life), $42 @ beauty.com, Nordstrom, dermstore.com, Barneys
This does seem to give the most naturally glowing and highlighting effect out of any similar products I've tried to date. I wouldn't even call it a soft satin finish...it really is like candlelight!! I've been applying it over my forehead and entire cheek area (down to the jawbone) after foundation. No matter what foundation (or none!) I use, this gives it an extra kick and leaves my skin with a beautiful finish.
I've tried using this as an allover eye color as some reviews have suggested, but it's a little too light for my liking. I'm not crazy about the brush and space it takes up - I'd much rather have a smaller compact and no brush. Beyond that I do really like the packaging...it's very sleek and thin. I'm thinking this will definitely be a repurchase!!