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Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette

Persona Identity Palette | Look Details

Persona Identity Palette | Look Details

Identity

Pérsona Identity Eyeshadow Palette Review ($32.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows (each is 0.04 oz.) housed in a slim, cardboard palette. The brand is newer and only has only one product (this one!) available, and it is currently out of stock but a restock is coming soon. The brand described the formula as “highly pigmented” (but then also listed “buildable coverage,” which is my favorite contradiction but the brand’s swatches show opaque coverage, so that’s what I will hold it to). It’s an excellent eyeshadow palette for someone who likes slightly muted neutrals that are semi-opaque to opaque, long-wearing (around eight hours of wear), and very blendable. The shimmery shades had a tendency to “melt” on the lid, which made them more flattering on the lid and apply more seamlessly, while the mattes were easy to use. It is a little heavy on the mid-tones, so it may not work for all skin tones; I would love to see the brand release more curated palettes like these, though.

Persona Eyeshadow Palette Identity
Identity
Identity
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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— Christine

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

01/08

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Gold is the New Black

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer and a lighter touch could get sheerer coverage if desired. The consistency was soft to the touch, almost powdery in a way, but it was also denser and more substantial without being firmly packed in the pan. I found that I had better luck applying and blending out the powder with a blush brush than a tapered highlighting brush, which did not seem dense enough for this texture. Once on the skin, the highlighter lasted for eight hours before fading.

The brand could really use a more informative description of the formula, as all I have to share with you is that it’s supposed to “apply weightlessly, creating an illuminated look.” I bought two shades (there are six available) to try and may eventually purchase the other shades but for now, I just have two (this and Melonade). The consistency (based on the two I have) is soft but powdery with a denser feel, almost like a part-powder, part-cream texture. I found that it did not apply as evenly as I expected and that typical highlighting brushes did not diffuse or buff the color in as well, and the formula worked a lot better with a dense blush brush. Once I switched up the tool, I found them easy to apply, but they are definitely denser and “thicker” compared to the average powder highlighter.

Dose of Colors Supreme Glow Highlighter Gold is the New Black
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Huda Beauty Shameless, Angelic, Ritzy Lip Strobes

01/06

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Shameless

Huda Shameless Lip Strobe ($18.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery brown with pink and copper pearl and larger sparkle. This was one of the few shades that had larger particles in it. The brand described it as having a sheer base, which I found to be true–the coverage came primarily from the amount of shimmer/sparkle rather than an actual base color. I could feel some of the sparkles occasionally, but it wasn’t rough or gritty. The gloss spread well across the lips and lasted for four hours on me. The formula felt hydrating while worn, too.

The Lip Strobe formula is supposed to be “sheer to full coverage” depending on the shade and can be worn “alone or layered.” Per the brand, the semi-sheer shades are: Posh, Enchanting, Ritzy, Snobby, Shameless (sheer base), Mystical, and the full-coverage shades are: Boujee, Saucey, Foxy, Fearless, Moody (Angelic’s coverage was not described). The formula has a lightweight feel, lightly creamy as it goes on initially but has a lightly tacky texture overall. The gloss spread well across the lips and had fairly even coverage with minimal settling. The wear ranged from four to five hours with a lightly moisturizing feel. There was a faint, sweet vanilla scent but tasted a bit soapy to me.

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Shameless
Shameless
Shameless
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Angelic

Permanent
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B+

Ritzy

Permanent
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Thanks to Deborah S. for today's question!

How would you describe your makeup style?

Experimental, LOL! And by that, I am constantly trying something new–in terms of product–but then also very standard, since I do not change up my application style/methods much (easier to compare how something works when you apply it the same every time!).

— Christine

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