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Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

01/07

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Twilight

Sephora Twilight Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($16.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had a noticeable glow on the skin, but it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture.

The formula is supposed to have a “soft, luminous glow with a sheer wash of color” that can be “worn alone or layered.” It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage if desired, and of the four shades, this shade was most true to the pigmentation claims made. The consistency was smooth and velvety, where it felt more like a cream product as it was denser. The powder applied evenly to bare skin, blended out nicely, and stayed on for eight hours.

Sephora Golden Hour Highlighting Powder Twilight
Twilight
Twilight
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set

01/04

NARS NARSissist (2017) Velvet Lip Glide Set

NARS NARSissist (2017) Velvet Lip Glide Set

NARS NARSissist (2017) Velvet Lip Glide Set

NARS NARSissist (2017) Velvet Lip Glide Set

NARSissist (2017)

NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set ($45.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes six miniature-sized Velvet Lip Glides in new, limited edition shades. The set is exclusively available at Ulta. I think if you’re a fan of the formula, the set is worth checking out as it contains quite a bit of product ($93.60 worth of Velvet Lip Glides) and overall, the formula was consistent with the permanent range of Velvet Lip Glides.

is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have a stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Set NARSissist (2017)

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MAC Girls Collection for Summer 2017

 

MAC Girls Collection for Summer 2017
MAC Girls Collection for Summer 2017

The Details

Whether you’re a Rockin’ Rebel, Mischief Minx, Fashion Fanatic, Basic Bitch, Prissy Princess or simply, unapologetically Power Hungry, shout it out! Our new Personality Palettes are designed for you. Featuring eight Eye Shadows and a Highlight in fresh colours to express the power and presence of your personality. Make up, speak out. Show the world who you really are.

August 3rd at select MAC locations & online

Basic Bitch, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Gameplayer Darkest black (Creamy Matte)
  • Hell in Heels Purpled dark red (Smooth Pearl)
  • Big White Lie Blackened grey (Smooth Pearl)
  • Text Me Later Mid-tone grey (Satin Shine)
  • Me Me Me Very light cool grey (Smooth Pearl)
  • Ms. Personality Grey with silver/green gold pearl (Satin Shine)
  • Tattle-tale Cool grey with pink pearl (Foil)
  • Sly Girl Grape purple with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Love This Bitch Silver pink highlighter (Opalescent)

Prissy Princess, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Prissy Princess Shell grey (Creamy Matte)
  • Sweet Tart Shimmery pale pink (Satin Shine)
  • Eternal Optimist Shimmery cool brown (Satin Shine)
  • Good Girl & U Know It Greyed neutral brown (Satin Shine)
  • Too Good to Be True Cool mid-tone brown with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Fabness Taupe grey (Smooth Pearl)
  • Spoil Yourself Dark brown (Creamy Matte)
  • Colour Me Spoiled Very light pink (Creamy Matte)
  • She’s a Rainbow Rose pink with silver highlighter (Opalescent)

Power Hungry, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Totally Obsessed Light neutral (Creamy Matte)
  • Bling Mistress Mid-tone neutral beige (Creamy Matte)
  • Hot to Trot Greyed beige with silver pearl (Satin Shine)
  • Something’s Fishy Muted golden beige (Foil)
  • Bossing It Warm bronze (Satin Shine)
  • Money Mad Peachy neutral beige Smooth Pearl
  • Winsome Lose Some Dark brown with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Dangerously Elegant Darkened brown with green/gold pearl (Satin Shine)
  • Gimme That! Light yellow gold highlighter (Opalescent)

Mischief Mink, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • V Frisky Muted gold (Foil)
  • Natural Tease Bright yellow gold frost (Foil)
  • She-nanigans Reddish copper frost (Foil)
  • Flaming Femme Darkened clay red (Creamy Matte)
  • Schemer Dark brown (Creamy Matte)
  • Mischief Minx Bright orange frost (Satin Shine)
  • Totally Trouble Blackened purple (Creamy Matte)
  • Been There, Done That Darkened brown with gold pearl (Satin Shine)
  • Stride of Pride Golden rose highlighter (Opalescent)

Rockin' Rebel, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Blk-ish Navy blue (Smooth Pearl)
  • Bikers & Babes Teal blue with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Bleached Out Frost white (Foil)
  • Rockin’ Rebel Jade green (Satin Shine)
  • Gilty as Can Be Bronzed gold frost (Foil)
  • Denim Genes Cerulean blue (Satin Shine)
  • Mega-Moody Cool silver frost (Foil)
  • Bad Influence Dark grey (Creamy Matte)
  • Let It Rock Light gold (Opalescent)

Fashion Fanatic, $39.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Shop Shop Shop Berry pink (Satin Shine)
  • Wild Card Dark purple (Creamy Matte)
  • Mad Mod Rose pink with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Fashion Fanatic Bright red fuchsia (Satin Shine)
  • Totally Fierce Peachy pink (Satin Shine)
  • Outfitted Light peach with silver pearl (Foil)
  • Style & Influence Creamy lilac purple (Smooth Pearl)
  • On the Hip Side Light cool beige (Smooth Pearl)
  • Must Have It Rose gold (Opalescent)

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color – Blush

B302

Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium pink-coral with very fine, golden pearl. It had a more satin-like finish, where there was a soft glow to the skin but never looked frosted, sparkly, or metallic. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the consistency was denser, which made it more forgiving if one wanted to use a lighter touch (as you would not pickup as much product that way) so I felt like I had good control over using it. A moderately dense brush with a moderate hand yielded full coverage, so it also did not take building up to get there. The blush blended out easily and sat well on the skin. On me, it wore well for nine hours before fading slightly.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B302
B302
B302
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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