New CID Cosmetics is a relatively new brand to me as I’ve only ever tried a couple of their products so I was delighted when I was asked if I’d like to try their newest launch; the New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter. The New CID Cosmetics powders are somewhat iconic, and their baked powder designs have been popular since they started ten years ago and they were born out of a leading hair, makeover and photography salon.
The whole idea behind the brand was that women were coming into their salon sharing their makeup insights and they felt that make-up shopping can be overwhelming with too many fashion led shades and complicated application tips. The brand today is still shaped by working make-up artists who listen to what real women need from their make-up.
The New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter £27.50 is the newest member of their bestselling i-Glow collection. Described as being a beautiful 24hr baked, hand swirled highlighter with subtle colour correctors which is said to be perfect for paler winter skintones. The Aurora shade was created due to feedback the brand received on their existing bestselling Highlighter shade in Sirocco, as Sirocco was developed to impart a warm golden glow which was too deep for lighter skintones.
Instead, the New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter has a silver toned base for a cooler tone. In order to stop Aurora from being too cool toned, New CID Cosmetics have introduced hints of the warmer and golden tones from their much loved Sirocco shade and added a mint green for a gentle colour correction of any redness of the cheeks.
I’ve tried a lot of baked powder products and none have been as beautifully presented as the New CID Cosmetics powders. The New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter is packaged within a square, matte white plastic compact with silver metallic writing on the front and back of the compact. When I first opened the lid I gasped as the domed powder is just stunning and I didn’t expect it to be so pretty. I love that they’d made the base of the compact silver to reflect the light as it really makes the colours pop within the domed baked powder.
The marbled colours within the pan of Aurora really does remind me of my much loved MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, which has blue and peach veining whilst the New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter has a lot more colours. The powder looks like it has a cool pink toned base with yellow gold, mint and warm orange veining.
I’ve never seen so many different colours of veining within a baked powder before, it’s almost mesmerising to look at. I really like the idea of using an highlighter which offers colour correcting properties but the places I apply highlighter aren’t necessarily places which need colour correction but it’s a stunning highlighter regardless.
When blending the shades together Aurora is a beautiful icy highlighter, and when looking up close under electric light I feel like you can really see the multicoloured specks from the veining. I feel like it’s really hard to find an unique highlighter as there are just so many to choose from, but this is the most unique highlighter I’ve ever had the pleasure of using and the silkiness of the powder blends like a dream on the skin without looking glittery, chunky or emphasising texture, pores or micro fine peach fuzz either. I’m a big, big fan.
Have you ever tried anything from New CID Cosmetics before? You can purchase the New CID Cosmetics i-Glow Aurora Highlighter here.
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