Powder highlighter by María Catalá
A spectacular glow for your skin, with dimension and dynamism.
Ancient civilisations worshipped the sun. For the Mayas, ‘Ahau Kin’ was the name of the sun god. They represented the universal spirit of life and creation. Perhaps that’s why us humans have always been fascinated by its effects and symbolism. And that’s what inspired us to create this.Read More
A powder highlighter with a creamy texture that breathes life into the skin, without hiding or creating textures. One that’s fine and elegant with practically invisible particles that appear and disappear with the light.
Powder highlighter by María Catalá
“For me, makeup is a way of boosting your natural beauty. I like skin that looks beautiful, but still like skin. This powder highlighter is a dream born of 15 years working with makeup. Together with Saigu, I’ve been able to create it with no limits, in line with my values.”
María Catalá - professional makeup artist
A unique highlighter that will surprise you with its ultra-fine texture
Beautiful skin is skin that’s there for the world to see. That’s why we were aiming for a superfine powder with a creamy finish that would give the skin a dynamic shimmer, without shouting ‘I’m wearing highlighter’. The result is a fine, elegant glow that looks like it’s coming from deep inside you.
But that’s not all...
It appears and disappears as you move. We could claim this is for some magical or mystical reason. But, it’s the result of hours of research, the first intelligent power highlighter. When light touches the skin it bounces off it, but when there’s no light, it’s invisible. And that disappearing act is what gives you the glow.
This highlighter gives you dimension and a dynamic luminosity that will follow you everywhere you go.
Meet the tones: Aura, Olga, and Ally
We have developed two colors with the perfect tone and subtone that adapt to both fair and tanned skins.
Aura for fair and light skins, Ally for light to medium skins, and Olga for more tanned ones, tree tones created with one aim: that it would be impossible to tell where the highlighter is on your face.
What can you expect from this highlighter?
💧 It gives you a hydrated look, without drying out your skin. If you’re scared of powders because you think they look too obvious on your skin, with this one it’ll look like you’re not wearing a thing.
✨ It’ll only appear when you move, depending on how the light hits your skin. But if you want a blinding glow, this product isn’t for you. The reflectivity is beautiful and noticeable, but it always looks like a natural shine.
🔥 It’s buildable. So if you want a subtle glow, perfect. But if you want something more noticeable, you can get that look too. With this highlighter, you’ve got two effects and intensities in one product. Even if you apply various layers, it will still look delicate on your skin, with a light texture.
A few facts about the formula (and what makes it so special)
The challenge here was creating something natural that was creamy, powerful and reflective. We couldn’t use silicone, polymers or plastics that changed the texture on a sensory level. We had to look for organic, vegan substitutes that would make the product feel the same way, and achieve a balance of different characteristics in a formula that could be compacted.
And as well as being a beautiful product for your skin, its ingredients are pure, vegan, natural and sustainably made. Just what we aim for with every product we create.
How it’s applied, where, and a professional makeup trick
Highlighter is the product that gives the face back its dimension. It gives the impression of volume, freshness, naturalness and health.
It’s applied to the most protruding areas of the face. Those where light falls naturally: the cheekbone, bridge of the nose, arch of the eyebrow and inner corner of the eye.
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Questions you may have on this powder highlighter
What are the differences between your liquid highlighter and the Saigu x María Catalá one?
Saigu’s highlighter has a liquid texture and leaves a wet-look effect that blends into the skin to give a natural but very visible result. The unique thing about the Saigu x María Catalá powder highlighter is that it behaves as if it were a cream. It’s only visible when the light hits it, and doesn’t add any texture. Its particles are fine as fine can be, and its reflectivity is very natural.
Can liquid and powder be applied together?
Yes. In fact, by applying them together you enhance both their effects and make them last longer. Double the glow, without losing transparency.
Can this be used on bare skin?
Yes! Apply a little SPF and then apply this wherever you like.
If I have oily skin, is powder highlighter better?
All our products are non-comedogenic, meaning you can use them regardless of your skin type. It’s true that for those with a tendency for oily skin some products won’t last as long, and in those cases powders are generally better. If you have oily skin and only want to use one product, it’s best to go for powders.
Why the price?
Creating a powder highlighter that brought together all these characteristics (fine, translucent, creamy, reflective and wet-look) is no mean feat. We’ve used special raw materials that increase the price of the formula. As well as the packaging, which is made in Europe and is also totally personalised for this product.
Can the compact be cleaned?
We’ve carefully chosen a recycled compact. Before it reaches you, its molecules undergo a very delicate process.
If you want to keep it looking as clean and lovely as day one, we recommend you never clean it with solvents. It’s better to use an oily product or micellar water.
If I try it and it’s not what I expected, can I exchange it or return it?
Of course. You have 15 days to change shade or return it, even if it’s open or you've used it.