April 9, 2012

Sephora Harmony Face Powder Let’s Dance Review & Swatches

Don’t quote me but I could have sworn the new Sephora Harmony Powder was available in two shades but since the new Sephora website launched, I can’t seem to find the other shade.

I’m having one of my senior moments maybe.

This is multi-purpose face powder with tangerine-inspired hues according to Sephora but honestly, inspired is the keyword here as there really isn’t a whole lot of tangerine going on here, merely soft peachy shades of color.

Take a look!

Just like the Sephora Hot Hues Bronzer this comes housed in a massive compact about the size of a music CD. It’s a ton of powder so if you have a larger stash you might want to second guess the purchase as this is a whole lot of powder to get through. I feel somewhat badly about indulging since I have SO many blushes to get through and this is about the size of of three MAC blushes (nearly 1 oz in size).

The formula is paraben and talc-free which is a plus if you’re sensitive and also terribly aware of ingredients going on your face.

It’s meant to be used as a blusher, bronzer, highlighter, and contour powder with graduating strips of color in various shades. Peach definitely dominates the shade selection but they also included bronze and beige shades.

You will be disappointed if you expect to get the quality of color you see in the pan. This provides a luminous glow on cheeks but lacks the pigmentation for vibrantly flushed cheeks. On super fair skin you’ll probably have better success with it as a blush versus darker skin that will find it works best to highlight or to add a boost to your current cheek stain or powder blush.

The formula is super silky and blends easily. It does kick up a fair bit of dust as you swipe a brush across it, just a warning. I find it works best by swirling all the shades together. Trying to use them individually proves challenging in my opinion since the color strips aren’t large enough to fit a brush into. The finish has a soft glow but nothing overly sparkly or glittery. You can build and go as heavy handed as you want here as the powder is so sheer it’ll never appear overly done.

Wear time was a little iffy for me, it seemed to disappear into hour three, I think I got a better wear from the Hot Hues Bronzer than I did this.

Overall, it’s a rather gorgeous little powder and quite a bang for your buck at this size. I admit, I knew that it wouldn’t be terribly pigmented but was still a little disappointed that it didn’t come across more vibrantly peachy on my cheeks….!

Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Maggie

    I have been stalking the sephora website and waiting for this review! This is the one product that really caught my eye right off the bat. I’m disappointed the wear time is so little, but I’ll probably still get it. And this was the only shade they ever offered for the Pantone inspired collection, but there are two hot hues bronzers.

    • the Muse

      I could have sworn there was two shades of this too maggie, how odd.

  • Mary

    I’m not sure about this product exactly, but you’re not imagining things. There are a lot of products missing from the new version of the site. The only ones I can confirm for sure are NARS–I was thinking about splurging on their lipstick in Bilbao, but it and the rest of their spring collection aren’t on the new site. πŸ™

  • kikai

    Thank you for the honest review. I almost bought this, and now im glad I didnt!


    It looks good on you muse, but what a shame that it doesn’t last!!

    • the Muse

      aw cheers thanks linda ;-D yeah πŸ™ wear time is blah…hated it was so sheer too πŸ™

  • KaylaK

    Your not crazy! They have a pinky/plum version of this one too! I saw it in store, not sure about the site..

    • the Muse

      I KNEW it ;-D not sure what is going on with sephora’s new site but it sucks :-/