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Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

01/09

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It appeared more metallic when I swatched it than when I applied to my cheek bones, though when I applied it more heavily or with a damp brush, it started to take on a more noticeable sheen. I did not feel like it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, though, even when applied heavily.

The formula is described as a “super-luxurious bronzer” with a buildable finish “to a luminous pearl highlight.” It’s more like a gold-hued highlighter than your typical bronzer. The consistency was soft, smooth, and dense without being stiff or difficult to blend out. It was easy to apply and diffuse along the edges, and it layered well with blushes or could be worn on its own, if desired. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before fading. While this may have been more innovative when it originally launched years ago, the reality is that this type of gold highlighter is rather common these days, so there are a lot more dupes for those who aren’t interested in tracking this product down.

Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee Heat Wave
Heat Wave
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NARS Damned, Endangered Red, Dirty Mind Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Damned

NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied an even, smooth layer of color that sat well on the lips. Despite having a more matte finish, it did not look dry or powdery on my lips. The consistency felt velvety as it glided across the lips, and it was a lightweight formula that was comfortable to wear and non-drying over the six hours it lasted. There was a slight stain left behind after I removed this shade.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Damned
Damned

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Makeup Geek Groupie & Backstage Foiled Lip Glosses

01/06

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Groupie

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with bright, fuchsia pearl. It had medium, buildable coverage that was mostly opaque after two layers. The consistency was thicker but not heavy, so a second layer was still comfortable and did not get goopy. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage that lasted for six hours.

The Foiled Lip Gloss formula is supposed to wear for “six hours” with buildable coverage (“single swipe for … translucent pop of color” or “multiple layers for … opaque color”). The texture was thicker but not goopy or heavy with a moderate tackiness. They lasted from five to seven hours on me, and they were comfortable to wear and were just barely hydrating overall. The pigmentation ranged from medium to semi-opaque in one pass, and then the glosses were buildable to mostly opaque to opaque.

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss Groupie
Groupie
Groupie
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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