Makeup Review: Cle Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion in Glinting Buff and Apricot Tinge

Been loving the slightly dewy look as of late and one of the things I’ve been using recently is the Essence Moonlighter Cushion from Cle Cosmetics.

This cushion highlighter uses pearl powder for a subtle luminous sheen. It also has bergamot, orange, and ylang-ylang essential oils for scent. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, and gluten.

The shade Glinting Buff is something I have already used before. It has a gold tinge to it while the Apricot Tinge is peachy. Apricot Tinge leans more silver in my skin tone while Glinting Buff looks more natural on my skin.

This highlighter cushion is luminous. Since I have used this before, I know more now in terms of application. One press using the puff applicator is enough to cover my cheekbones. The highlighter itself has a cooling sensation on the skin, which I like, and it applies smoothly on the skin. If I want more shine, this can also be built up. It can also be blended with my other cream highlighters if I want to amp up my look. For precise application, especially if you want to use this on the nose and eyelids, a dense brush would be your best bet. For me, however, I use this when I have an unexpected night out. I keep this on my makeup bag for those kinds of emergencies. Since it’s in a compact, this is easy to bring around.

The Cle Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion in Glinting Buff and Apricot Tinge was provided by @clecosmetics and @glowingpragency. Available for $30 at

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