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NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Golden Hour

NYX Golden Hour Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, sunshine yellow with fine pearl. This was one of the less shimmery shades within the range, though it still offered a noticeable–but subtle–glow on the skin. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque) and was best applied in layers for greater coverage. The highlighter had a watery, thin texture that spread well across the skin, felt cool initially, but dried down after a minute or so. It was easy to work, blend out, and lasted for almost eight hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Golden Hour
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey | Look Breakdown

Peanut Butter and Honey

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows, most of them neutral in type with a pop of darker yellow. It’s the pop of yellow that is “different” in a sea of warmer neutrals that we have seen (even by Too Faced!). The look I put together with this palette reminded me a lot of the one I did for Viseart Warm Mattes, but the latter was much easier to create. The Viseart palette is more expansive and well-rounded so the yellow shade worked more. Obviously, though, it’s over double the cost of Too Faced’s palette. They’re listed below, but if you already have a collection of warmer neutrals, you might consider picking up a single like ColourPop Paper Tiger or Make Up For Ever M408 Mustard to recreate the feel of this palette yourself.

It’s supposed to be scented with the smell of peanut butter and honey (duh), but it just smelled like sweet vanilla to me. I don’t know if my sense of smell was off or no, as the Sweet Peach palette definitely had a noticeably different scent than just vanilla.

Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Peanut Butter and Honey
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
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Shimmer Eyeshadow

I love shimmer eyeshadow over all other finishes (but there is a place for all!) as they’re just easier to blend and apply! The only kind I don’t like are the type that are drier or dustier, so the shimmer can emphasize the texture of my lids.

— Christine

ColourPop Spring 2017 Pressed Shadows (Part 2)

01/04

Colour Pop Game Changer Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Game Changer Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Game Changer Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Game Changer Pressed Powder Shadow

Game Changer

ColourPop Game Changer Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a light, golden green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had intense color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was a little looser in the pan, and it was easy to get too much product on the brush, so I’d recommend using a lighter touch and going easy initially! The color wore for just over eight hours on me.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Game Changer
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

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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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