i-Glow Sirocco: The One Stop Shimmer Shop

i-Glow Sirocco review new cid cosmetics

The Sirocco highlighting powder from New CID Cosmetics is the perfect blend of radiance and warmth; a fine dusting of this in the right places and you have a soft, summery glow. Go in with a heavier hand and you can quickly build up the sort of illumination that so often graces Instagram – a look I like to call Robot Face – with full-scale gilding of the cheekbones and snail-trail arcs of metallic shine beneath brows that have been drawn on using a ruler.

Whatever floats your boat; New CID’s i-Glow Shimmer Powder in Sirocco will manage either look with ease, it’s a One Stop Shimmer Shop. I did try the i-Glow in a video last year – you can see it here – but now that summer is just around the corner, I’ve brought it out properly and am enjoying giving my skin a glamorous lift.

Here I am with a light dusting of Sirocco on cheeks – excuse the frown-brow, folded eyelids and catalogue pose:

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You could almost mistake i-Glow for a very fair, shimmery bronzer, but it is far too illuminating to use on cheeks in that way. Instead, it makes a brilliant “partner” product for bronzing – it gives a warm glow rather than a frosty highlight and melds seamlessly into a dusty tan or contoured cheek. Not quite right for pretty looks with blusher or very fair skin, but marvellous for just about everything else.

I used a Real Techniques duo fiber brush (the middle size in this set) to apply the powder lightly to the tops of my cheekbones and bridge of nose, but a normal powder brush will work well too – just take care to “whisk” the bristles lightly over your skin rather than push the product on by the truckload.

You can find i-Glow in Sirocco for £24 at Amazon here.

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