Bobbi Brown High Light Powder in Pink Glow

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Hello gentle reader.

I was kicking around in the beauty section of the Nordstrom website and I ran across this beauty. Bobbi Brown High Light Powder in Pink Glow. Uh-oh! My inner magpie went into drool mode and I knew that I was in trouble. I socked it away on my ever growing wishlist and clicked out, to give myself some time to think about it. While it isn't prohibitively expensive, it is spendy enough that I didn't want to impulse buy. And, I'm really glad that I waited. When I went back to purchase, it had been temporarily marked down five dollars. Thank you, Nordstrom.


Bobbi Brown High Light Powder is a limited edition offering, part of their Scotch on the Rocks holiday collection. It comes in two shades, Pink Glow, which I chose and Bronze Glow. The highlighter came to me in a pretty gold stamped leather look box printed to appear trimmed in ribbon. Now, call me cray but, for what I had to pay for that highlighter, would a snazzy leather box with real ribbon on it really be asking too much?

Yes? I thought so.

Doesn't hurt to ask.


Open the pretty outer box and inside is a sleek, plastic faux tortoise compact that feels light but solid in the hand. Push the little button on the front edge and the lid springs open to reveal the reason why we are all here.


A full sized mirror covers the upper inside of the lid to serve your every check your look need. In the pan is a pillowy, tile pattern embossed cake of highlighter joy. In person and in my photographs, this Pink Glow highlighter looks a bit tan. When I first opened it, I was a bit taken aback and I wondered if I had been sent the wrong product. I flipped it over, the label said Pink Glow. I picked up a little of the powder with my finger and swatched it on my hand. It's not tan.

Over the top of the highlighter is splashed a silver what seems to be over spray. It appears to be breaking up and fading away in a spot or two but it's holding on pretty tight, right now. I am not willing to dig and scrape up my highlighter to find out what exactly is going on. Time will tell.

The surface of the powder is very soft, silky and picks up with a light touch of the finger or brush. It applies smoothly and blends out readily without any chalky dryness, skipping or dragging.


Le Swatch. A swipe and a blur. This highlighter is not Barbie or bubblegum. It is delicate, very glow-y with a sprinkle of diamond sparkle. That sparkle may be from the silvery over spray. I think? Whatever the case, this is beautiful.

Mama Magpie is happy.

Bobbi Brown High Light Powder  in Pink Glow or Bronze Glow can be purchased from Nordstrom, the Bronze Glow is available on Sephora and both shades are available from Saks.

Bobbi Brown High Light Powder has 0.04 oz of product and is $45.00.

Tell me, gentle reader, did you pick up this highlighter in either shade? Are you thinking of doing so? How is your holiday makeup shopping going?
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33 comments

  1. I'm SOLD! This is such a gorgeous highlighter.

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  2. SO gorgeous. My inner magpie saw your pic on my facebook timeline and zoomed over to read. :-)

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  3. It is. I think that you'll enjoy it. Which shade are you going to get?

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  4. Glad mama magpie was happy w/ her purchase. Sheen = youthful glow!

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  5. It's a lovely subtle shade. I think this would be beautiful on a dark skintone as a highlighter. It may be a little useless for me.

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  6. Very very pretty! I'm glad you held out and got rewarded. When does that ever happen?!

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  7. Thank you. I like this highlighter a lot. :D I was happy to save a couple of dollars, after tax. Not huge, but hey, I'll take every little bit I can get, especially on high end makeup! Nordstrom does price matching, from time to time. They mark down selected brands or items at random for whatever reason. Keep an eye peeled on their website and pounce when you see the markdown. I usually see it on Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Laura Mercier. Never on MAC or Chanel.

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  8. It is subtle, it isn't crazy sparkle, just a lovely glow.

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  9. You know it! We more experienced gals need a bit of glow, shimmer.

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  10. I always expect good quality from Bobbi Brown. Looks like she still can deliver! These are very pretty.

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  11. Whooo wee... you're reeling me in over here!

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  12. That thing is gorgeous. Love it. I am a highlighter freak though.

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  13. As a highlighter freak, you need to get it for yourself. Yasss!

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  14. I have swatched the shimmerbricks. As much as I like shimmer, they are a bit much for me. This is very glowy and shimmers but it isn't as hardcore as the shimmerbricks. I think it's more controllable, too. :D

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  15. It is so pretty. It would look good on you. *eyebrows*

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  16. This is great quality. Packaging, product. Spendy but it will last a long, long time.

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  17. I was drawn to the pink. I think that the bronze would be wrong for me.

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  18. Yes, it is. It's a lovely treat. :)

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  19. absolutely gorgeous. I'm all about highlighters, this one... wow!

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  20. This is stunning!!! I picked up bronze glow, but I think I need this one too!

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  21. This looks so beautiful! I'd be sad to mess it up, though lol

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  22. The sheen is lovely and not obvious on the face. Just pretty.

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  23. This one is wow. I wore it, yesterday and it was soft and glowy but not obvious. I love it!

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  24. I wore this yesterday and it's wonderful. Glowy but not obvious. Slightly sparkly in direct sun. Just sooooo pretty! You need it!

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  25. I was hesitant for a bit but you know what? I didn't spend forty dollars for this to have it just sit in a drawer. I am going to use it and enjoy it. I have the pictures of it. I can look at those, if I get nostalgic for it's pristine state. :D

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