Candlelight is a light muted warm champagne beige with a soft shimmer-sheen in a satin finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, silky, finely-milled texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is darker and more gold than MAC Lightscapade, darker and less metallic than Becca Moonstone, less peach and less metallic than Becca Champagne Pop, lighter and more golden than Hourglass Luminous Light, and less metallic than TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer.
Starlight is a light-medium warm muted peachy champagne with a gold shimmer-sheen in a frosted finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, silky, finely-milled texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is darker and more peach than MAC Soft and Gentle, lighter and less metallic than Becca Rose Gold, darker and less metallic than Becca Opal, more pink and more metallic than Hourglass Luminous Light, and more pigmented and less sparkly than Urban Decay Aura.
There are hundreds of highlighters on the market right now, but what sets Kevyn Aucoin's The Celestial Powder apart is in the texture. It's not that liquid-powder hybrid type, or that super-buttery, almost cream-like type, or that baked, super-shimmery type. It's just a really high quality, soft, finely-milled, velvety powder. Neither shade is too bright or too sparkly, but they aren't too subtle, either. Like, they impart gorgeous soft highlights that makes the skin look glowy and illuminated and gently sculpted, but not glittery or wet-looking. Candlelight is the perfect warm beige shade that isn't too light, too dark, or too gold that works flawlessly on fair to medium-dark skintones. Starlight is darker and warmer but doesn't veer too orange or too pink, and makes an ideal highlighting shade medium to deep-dark skintones. Both shades layer and blend out like a dream, and leave the most beautiful luminous glow without emphasizing pores or being too metallic, making them perfect for all skin types and all ages. Basically, if Goldilocks were looking for highlighting powders, she'd end her search with these.