The Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11-Pastel has an ethereal beauty. Is it art or is it makeup? I can't be sure. Typically, I'm not one to be lured with detailing, however I couldn't help but be drawn in by this timeless geometric design that has both striking simplicity and cool complexity.
Triangles and pyramids posess a certain cultural mystique. The jeweled casing of my Cle de Peau Face Luminizing Enhancer brought to mind the complex triangulations of glass and light found in the Louvre pyramid. Above is a decades old photo from a family vacation in France. Apparently we were in such a hurry to get places that this is the only photo we shot at the inverted pyramid base. I'm the shadow on the far left, my mom is in the middle, and my brother is on the right. This was in the days before digital cameras, so the silhouettes were unintentional. However, In retrospect, I think it made for a more spectacular composition.
The beautiful three-dimensional triangular pattern from the lid of the Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11-Pastel continues onto the product itself. The rose-scented powder is quite soft and has a silky feel. There are four different colors in the pan: lavender, blue, off-white, and peach.
I've swatched the colors in the Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11-Pastel both as single colors and as a blended color. Each color is swatched heavily so that they it shows up. You can see the differences between the lavender, blue, white, and peach sheens in the single swatches.When blended together, the result is a light, balanced highlight color. The powder adds a sheer silky glow to the face when applied with the included brush. There is some white character to the color that may become more noticeable on darker skin tones.
The Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in Pastel is a treasure I'd rather display in a glass box than tote around in my makeup bag. That said, I'm not one for keeping unused makeup around, so this luminizer will get some love. Plus, should I manage to hit pan, refills are available for purchase. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Cle de Peau? What are your favorite highlighters and luminizers? What are some beautifully packaged products in your collection?
P.S. Instagram has nothing on two decades of actual photo aging :)