Clionadh Bel Highlighter Review & Swatches

by Jeremy


Clionadh Bel Powder Highlighter ($12.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a light yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. It was a lot yellower than gold, which made it harder to dupe by the slew of gold highlighters available on the market. It also wasn’t white gold! The texture was soft, smooth, moderately dense, and slightly thicker than ideal. I’d recommend using a relatively dense brush to pick up–with a lighter hand–and diffuse onto the skin, as it achieved a smoother, more even application of the product in my experience. It had rich pigmentation, which was more than market, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture despite its high-shine finish. The highlighter showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.


Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

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Formula Overview

$12.50/0.21 oz. – $59.52 Per Ounce

There’s not much that describes the formula other than it has a “soft, buildable application.” They tended to be quite pigmented–semi-opaque to fully opaque–with soft, smoother textures that weren’t too dense nor too softly pressed into the pan. I’d highly recommend using a lighter hand with a less-dense brush for a sheerer or more buildable application.

The texture was typically smooth, slightly dense, and a bit thicker than most powder highlighters on the market, so they often needed to be buffed and diffused on the skin. The finishes were often more intense, leaning toward metallic, and occasionally, they emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at higher coverage levels. They wore between eight and nine hours on me for the most part.

Browse all of our Clionadh Powder Highlighter swatches.


Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Manganese Violet, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone

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