Kitten is arguably Stila’s most popular shade, and I was so disappointed when their liquid illuminator in the shade was discontinued before I could try it.
So when the new Heaven’s Hue Highlighter came out in this shade, I was like “OMG I need to have this!”
And so I had it.
What it is:
A natural-looking, radiance-enhancing highlighter with a unique texture and a barely-there feel.
What it does:
Bouncy-to-the-touch, this unique, radiance-enhancing highlighter is gossamer-light and melts into skin for a weightless feel. Ultrafine, light-diffusing particles help skin look lit from within with a soft, luminous, natural-looking glow.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Kitten: Stila’s iconic shimmering nude pink brightens and illuminates
Transcendence: an opalescent pink for a bolder, ethereal glow
Bronze: creates a radiant, sun-kissed glow
- This has a lovely bouncy and smooth feel to it, and a finish that is cream to powder, but more on the cream side.
- Kitten is a beautiful shade, almost unusual even though it is described as a nude pink. I think this would suit all skin tones.
- It blends out smoothly with minimal shimmer and looks so dewy and glowy on the skin.
- Even under powder, it maintains a strong glistening sheen that isn’t sticky at all. If I were to repurchase this, it would be because of this reason!
- It can be used subtly or layered for a strobed look.
- You get 10 g of product for $32. Not bad, I say.
- It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin.
- It didn’t emphasise my pores.
- Lasted for about 5-6 hours under my makeup before I took it off. I don’t know if it’s the weather or my skin, but these days makeup tends to “diffuse” on my skin after 4-5 hours, making it look more naturally glowy. I’m not complaining.
- Available in 3 shades.
- May slide off early on very oily skin or in very humid weather.
- May be pricey to some.
- Kitten is a bit warmer on my skin than I thought it would be. Not a big deal, but ok. I’ll live.
I use my fingers to apply this and blend it in. I have yet to use it with a highlighter brush, because I feel my fingers do the job well.
Do I recommend this?
It’s a nice highlighter, but it’s not something I think one must have. If you have some extra money to spend, I suggest you go to your local Ulta or Sephora and swatch this or the other two shades it is available in, and decide if it’s worth a buy. However, if you just got into highlighters and want a cream-powder one, this is a splendid option to consider.
I like it, but I’m not sure of a repurchase.
Check my Instagram for a moving swatch of this highlighter!