Aube Couture Designing Highlight Under Eye Setting Powder Review

Sofina’s Aube Couture is what I’d call an elegant brand – it looks chic, the range is chic, the colours are chic.

For that reason I also find it a little dull and expensive. Shiseido’s MAQUillage is expensive and chic but more exciting than Aube Couture.

Having said that I will still buy odd things from the brand and one item I had been mulling over because it was pretty expensive (with the exchange rate!) is their Designing Highlight Powder, used for the under eye area.

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This powder is designed for setting the concealer is the under eye area and can also be used as a general highlighter.

It comes with a funky case which you have to press at either side to open:

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I love the packaging, it feels so well made.

Inside is the product, in a half moon shape and the powder, which is a pale white (but not a stark white) with a faint shimmer that graduates from white to a soft pale pink. The colours can be blended together or swiped as they are.

I didn’t really notice a huge hue different between the white and pink.

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The texture of this powder is lovely – it’s quite hard, don’t get me wrong but totally right for under the eyes because the light texture means it sets without caking or settling into fine lines (which a heavier powder can do).

I also find this pressed powder easier to apply than a loose under eye powder (I have a few, such as Skinfood, Laura Mercer and Bobbi Brown made for this eye area) as there’s less chance of over applying.

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Also I like the effect which is brightness but not racoon eyes. It is SUBTLE.

I also love the brush that comes with this – in fact I think this is what swayed me to buy! It’s a brush that clips open so you can use it as a narrow brush or as a wide one. I find it’s more useful closed for a controlled application but I like having the option!

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Clever or what!

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Verdict:

I guess in reality this is just another step in a busy morning but nevertheless, this is the best under eye setting powder I have because the result it natural yet brightening and it’s almost impossible to use too much of this stuff.

It cost me about £29 from adambeauty.com.

Do you use an under eye powder?

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Comments

  1. kirsten T says

    oh man! £29!!!
    But your review makes me really really want to try it and I don’t even need an under eye setting powder.

  2. says

    £29 is a little eye-watering, but I guess the exchange rate is not in our favour right now.
    Have you ever tried pressing any of those loose powders you mentioned?