Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder - Review, Pictures, Swatches



I apologize for sleeping on this review. By the time you read this you will undoubtedly hate me because you'll fall in love with it and then realize it is no longer available on the Lancome-USA.com website nor is it easy to find in many department stores. But I think at least one of you will thank me for the review.  Why?  More on that later.


Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder is a sweet light warmish pink powder that imparts a luminous glow on the skin.  While this is a frosted pink shimmery powder, the powder is not glittery and does not give you that "Disco Ball" look if applied properly.  You can use this powder wet too. If applied with a damp blush, the look is a strong metallic pale pink.



The Lancome powder is soft, but the shape of the rose remains intact long after the first use. Don't be "afraid" to use this powder. Even though it is pretty in the pan, it will look prettier on your face.   Of course, those with larger pores, beware as this will emphasize the pores on your face.  I honestly don't care, when it comes to this powder. I found a way to sheer it out by applying it with a large fluffy brush then take a clean fluffy brush and blend it out on the cheeks.  The result is a pretty lit from within look.



The reason I purchased this powder, when I have SO MANY highlighters already, is that I was told this was a dupe for my beloved Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Highlighter.  I can say that the Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder is a very, very close match.  The only differences I found between the two is that the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia is every so slightly warmer, and the powder is finer than the Lancome.  While the textures may be different, I find that with the proper application the finishes can be almost the same.



Are you cursing me yet? I mean after all, I'm giving you a discontinued dupe for a long since discontinued and much beloved highlighter. You must be mad, right?  I mean the Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder wore just as well as the Guerlain, it applied easily and would work well for many different skin tones.  In fact, those that are particularly pale, like me, might find that this even imparts a slight pink hue to the cheek as well.



Hate me yet?

Well don't!



You know why? Because I actually purchased TWO of these highlighters. I purchased an extra one for the sole purpose of giving one away. That's right. I can be generous and kind when I want to be. And you thought I just sat around force choking puppies and stomping on flowers.  I do have some humanity left in me.  So the giveaway will go as follows. The only required entry is to

1) Leave a comment on this blog post.

The comment can be anything as long as it is not a URL to a website. In other words. No SPAM!  However the actual word SPAM is acceptable as a comment, if you must.  There are other options to get extra entries, but these are NOT required.

2) Follow me on Facebook

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Follow me on Instagram

6) Subscribe to my daily e-mail

The rafflecopter widget below will show you how to do all the entries.  If it does not load for you, it might be your web browser security settings or the firewall settings.  Please check those, if that is the case.  The giveaway will accept entries from today, April 2, 2013, through Thursday, April 18, 2013. A random entry will be selected as the winner on Friday, April 19, 2013. Anyone that has won a Pink Sith Blog giveaway in the last 60 days is not eligible to enter or win this current giveaway.  Qualified entrants must be over the age of 18. This giveaway is open to any persons living anywhere in the world that accepts standard mail from the US Postal system. I will not be responsible for any lost, misdirected or damaged items, or customs duty, fees or taxes that may result from the shipment of this item. Good Luck!


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154 comments:

  1. Maybe it's the right time that I'll learn to use an highligher?

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  2. Amazing thing!!!
    Failed to acquire as gardenia, so sad T________T

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  3. I'm not usually a big highlighter fan but this looking promising...

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  4. I'd love to have this and your post made me laugh.

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  5. I was ready to curse your name for showing us yet another Highlighter We Can't Have (TM), but alas, you are giving one away, so I will be good. Meanwhile, I shall scour department store counters ...

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  6. Love Love Love this! Can I haz it? LOL

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  7. At 46 I am a bit weary of highlighter yet I need it too! sigh...

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  8. Glad you are feeling all better. I was missing your regular posts!

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  9. Oh this is pretty, I loved the lancome angels, part highlighter part illuminiser

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  10. Oh, my goodness. Another highlighter I can't have!!! But I will try to win it! Thank you!

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  11. Totally nabbing the alternating fluffy brush techniques, I quite like the idea of looking 'lit from within'!

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  12. Hey love your blog and your amusing, lighthearted reviews.

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  13. This is just beautiful! Thank you for a chance! <3 xoxo

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  14. yay for giveaways

    i do love your blog! :)

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  15. What a pretty highlighter! Powder highlighters have been my favorite makeup item lately and this makes an awesome giveaway! Thank you!

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  16. I loooooove you! :-) I'm in. Here's my non-spam comment. And I already followed you on facebook.

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  17. I would love to give this highlighter a good home :)

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  18. I woke up sick, can't eat anything, had to cancel a work shift, so generally bitter about how today was starting AND THEN, I read this. The fact that you thought to buy this to giveaway, you are amazing.

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  19. Such a gorgeous highlighter!!!

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  20. very pretty, thank you for the giveaway!

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  21. How lovely! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. omg!how haven't I come across with this beauty?I loved guerlain's cruel gardenia and I'd love to have this in my collection!

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  23. I wanted to get this so much but it's almost impossible to find it here plus I wasn't even sure if I can afford it. It looks amazingly pretty!

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  24. I'm not a robot, I promise! Well, sometimes I wish I were, so that I could clean up after my family without getting irritated.

    Robots don't get irritated, right?

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  25. i love blushes and highlighters.. this one looks gorgeous!

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  26. That is such a pretty highlighter, and the shimmer is so exciting!

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  27. So very pretty. Shiny. Me want it. You watch out or me steal it.

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  28. I don't know if I could bear to use it and lose that design!

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  29. Kristi (@lov2read68)April 2, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    What a great post to read at the end of a very long day - choking puppies & stomping flowers!!! How awesome are you to share the wealth with one of your readers?!!

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  30. I fully blame you for my horrifyingly out of control (and RECENT) highlighter addiction! I must have this. I truly, truly must. IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS STAR WARS, I MUST HAVE IT!!

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  31. Ok, never commented on your blog before but how can I resist this! I love your blog, I'm just not the commenting type =D

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  32. I bought this at the end of January for my oldest daughter's birthday (next month) and I wish I would have gotten one for myself. It is gorgeous in your photos but believe it or not it's even prettier in person!

    Katherine

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  33. It's so purrrrrrrrty!

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  34. Beautiful! And perfect to wear on a flower-stomping day.

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  35. That's definitely one of those products that almost seems too pretty to use--but what's the point of makeup if we can't use it to make ourselves pretty? ;)

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway!! The powder is gorgeous...I need it.

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  37. Such a pretty summer color....and your sense of humor is fun!
    donovandiva61269@aol.com

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  38. Oh man! I passed this up at the warehouse sale Loreal has here every year! I am kind of sorry I did now... it looks great!

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  39. 0.0 it's amazing! I've never had a highlighter ever in my life. I would love to win!

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  40. SPAM!! Haha just kidding...please don't eliminate me. :( THanks for the giveaway and for being so awesome! :D

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  41. Looks more like a blush than a powder to me, but I am very fair. Would love to try it though!

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  42. Looks lovely, and it's a beautiful shade. I love trying highlighters. Thank you!

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  43. What a beautiful highlighter!

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  44. Thank you for making me feel like less of a freak for owning 872346782 light pink, shimmery highlighters. I don't have this one so clearly I NEED it.

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  45. Oh man, this looks beautiful. I'm on the hunt for a new highlighter and this would do nicely if I found it in person. Thanks for the review doll!

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  46. Ack! Why in the world would they discontinue such a sought after highlighter? They must be cuh-razy :(

    Too bad it's no longer available. I really did love my Guerlain highlighter before. And it's a bit sad that they don't make those anymore. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

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  47. ugh, wish I had bought this while it was available!

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  48. :) I have loved your blog for quite sometime now. Thank you for all the wonderful thorough reviews. You make me laugh and fiend for makeup! Thanks for the giveaway~!

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  49. It's almost as lovely as you. My fav blog

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  50. I enjoy your blog! Glad that i found it. Thank you for the offer of a highlighter giveaway!

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  51. This might be the first highlighter for me!

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  52. I would love this highlighter. I missed out on it when it came out. I loooove it!

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  53. It looks very pretty and I'd like to try it, I just recently discovered highlighters :) thank you for the give away.

    liliana_diaconescu@yahoo.com

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  54. No spam here. Would love to try this!

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  55. YESSIR I'm Cuban Pete! I'm the king of the rumba beat!
    When I play the maracas I go CHICK CHICKY BOOM CHICK CHICKY BOOM

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  56. UGH my goodness this is SO gorgeous! What a lovely giveaway--really Elvira you are too kind! I missed out on Cruel Gardenia and was SO bummed so this is great :)

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  57. What a beautiful highlighter!

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  58. Thank you for the giveaway! I've been wanting this for ages :D

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  59. Such a thing of beauty, hopefully this will satisfy my "EVERYTHING" lemming...but let's be real here. lol

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  60. As a matter of fact, I already have Cruel Gardenia (lucky last piece!) but I'd love to win this and compare them side by side.
    Guess I'm a little selfish? Maybe... but I started hunting sown highlighters and I can't stop. I'm addicted!
    -Marianthi-

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  61. This is a beautiful highlighter!

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  62. This will be an nice addition to my highlighter collection, thanks for having the giveaway.

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  63. I think I like the Lancome highlighter even better than the Guerlain one! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  64. I thought this was going to be a new highlighter you can't have, but alas there's a chance. Thanks :)

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  65. This is one of the most gorgeous highlighters I've ever seen. <3

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  66. No spam here!

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  67. This looks like the perfect highlighter color for my skin tone!

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  68. I am a relatively new reader, and I love the humor you infuse in your posts! This is a beautiful highlighter (I too am a highlighter junkie), thank you for giving one away!

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  69. I'm not a robot... At least I think so... o.O

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  70. Pink Sith...
    I have never used this type of highlighter, but would like to experiment.. I am turning 43 within a month and my routine has been stuck. I am way over due for a new look and new products. Thank You, Dee

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  71. It looks so pretty! I'd love to win! :)

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  72. I don't use highlighters often, but this one is so pretty!

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  73. I absolutely love this product. Thank you for doing this incredible giveaway.

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

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  74. I just ran out of highlighter and this one looks so pretty!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  75. I swear I'm not a robot, but every time someone mentions spam I feel compelled to ask about egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam; spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam; or Lobster Thermidor au Crevette with a Mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam. Is there anything without spam? Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam- that's not got much spam in it.

    This highlighter looks gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I've never used highlighter before, so I think this would be a good starter one!

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  77. So pretty! I need this to wake up my pale skin.

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  78. So pretty - thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. Oh... Pretty!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. Highlighters You Can't Have is one of my favourites bits of Pink Sith.. not quite sure what to make of this. ;]

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  81. Great Find! They do look really close and are both absolutely beautiful!

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  82. I would love to win this, it is gorgeous! Fingers crossed! :-)

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  83. So pretty! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!

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  84. This is just so lovely! Thank you for this nice giveaway :)

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  85. Love the rose shape too! A pity it won't last though. . .

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  86. Wow I would gladly use this one!

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  87. Long time blog stalker, first time commenter. I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I am not at the point f my life where I can rationalize buying a lot of the high-end products but I love heraing your opinions about them and seeing your swatches.

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  88. I've never tried a high-end highlighter before, but long ago, I purchased the Josie Maran highlighter cream and squirted some of it in my body lotion. I thought I I was going to look so sexy... and then I realized that not only was it all over my body and I looked like a glitter disco ball, but it was all over my forehead, cheeks, and hair. I immediately had to go to work and didn't hear the end of it from my (all male) coworkers. Since then, I figured out the real use of a highlighter and have been 99% pleased with the turnout.

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  89. Oh this would be fun to play with ..LOL..you had me at the Becca olive eyeshadow post.

    Waving from Houston .

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  90. Gorgeous! SPAM SPAM SPAM!

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  91. I saw this product some months ago in the store and convinced myself that I didn't need it. Your post made me regret that decision....

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  92. This looks gorgeous. Also, I have never used a Lancome product that I didn't like. Except that one foundation sample I got last autumn, but that was only because the shade was way too dark for me. I still went and bought the Teint Idole Ultra, except in the lightest shade.

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  93. I have never tried a highlighter, so I'm excited!

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  94. this is really beautiful! they have such great packaging.

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  95. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity - the Lancome highlighter is beautiful!

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  96. UUU....shiny! Also, I'm suck a sucker for pretty packaging.

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  97. I'd love to win this, looks gorgeous!

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  98. It's really beautiful. I'm fair too and haven't used a highlighter in a while. I need some glow:) Thanks

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  99. Ohh I've been wanting a new highlighter sosososo bad! NARS Albatross isn't cutting it for me lol.

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  100. Thank you for the giveaway. I have always looooved your blog's name (as a real Star Wars geek myself) and have always wanted to follow you (I don't actually know why I haven't done it before. Life I supposse) so this is a very good opportunity to do it!.

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  101. This compact is very cute, and although I never knew the Guerlain, the colour looks great!

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  102. What a gorgeous highlighter. Thank you.

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  103. Oh My Great God of Highlighters, those are magnificient and insane at the same time!! thank you so very much for the international giveaway and may the best person win!!! xoxo

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  104. What a pretty highlighter! I LOVE me some Lancome products!

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  105. OMG I would LOVE this! AS a lone parent I don't get to buy such amazing products too often. Thanks!!

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  106. I've always wanted to try a highlighting powder like this. it looks gorgeous! thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I would love to win this beautiful Lancome Highlighting Powder! Thanks for the great giveaway op!

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  108. I can't believe I missed this post! I always check your blog for reviews.... Loooovveee that powder!

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  109. I am obsessed with highlighters-I don't know how I missed this one! Pick me to win pretty please with glitter on top!

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  110. Wow this is so beautiful! I love it :)

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  111. That is lovely! I suck at using highlighters, but would be more than happy simply to gaze at this one :)

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  112. BEEP BOOP I A HUMAN FEMALE I LIKE TO APPLY MIXTURES OF MICA TO MY HUMAN SKIN.
    (Thanks for the giveaway!)

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  113. What a gorgeous highlighter!

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  114. Sweet highlighter! Thanks for the giveaway too. I wanted to try and type my comment the way that R2D2 beeps, but I couldn't find the "words"... Instead I decided to share this: http://www.r2d2translator.com/ (I promis its not spam, and I'm in no way benifiting you from clicking this link... its just AWESOME!)

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  115. found these at a CCO and they were extra 25% off this past weekend! got mine!

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    1. AWESOME!!! I love when people find discontinued stuff at CCO's

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