Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit

Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four warm-toned shades that range from pale, buttery gold to copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

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Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit That Glow
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Sephora Hey Jealousy Colorful Blush

Sephora Hey Jealousy (17) Colorful Blush ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “raspberry pink.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Let's Be Friends (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rhubarb (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Milani Love Potion (07) (LE, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Hey Jealousy (17) Colorful Blush
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush Hey Jealousy (17)
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Sneak Peek: Looxi Beauty Highlighters Photos & Swatches

Looxi Beauty Highlighters
Looxi Beauty Highlighters

After several strong reader recommendations, I decided to check out Looxi Beauty Highlighters ($7.50 for 0.20 oz. pans or $15.00 for 0.35 oz. in compact). They had quite a few in-stock when I purchased (about a week and a half ago), though it looks like some are out-of-stock or only in-stock in compacts. I’ll be testing these over the next several weeks, but here are swatches of the 17 I bought in the meanwhile!

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Tom Ford Caviar, Midnight Violet, Sphinx Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

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Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Caviar
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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Tom Ford Orchid Fatale & Red Corset Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark berry-red with cool undertones and faint fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines. I don’t think it’s as noticeable as some other darker glosses have been, and I didn’t notice it at a normal viewing distance. The consistency was thin and water-like going on but thickened and felt more gel-like with moderate tackiness after half a minute. It wore well for eight and a half hours with the glossiness wearing away after five hours. Anastasia Black Cherry (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Orchid Fatale
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) came out in two shades, and they have, apparently, sold out through Burberry’s website (that’s where I bought mine). I’m hopeful that it will–eventually!–make its way to other retailers that carry Burberry, but I’m not positive. They are both limited edition, though. The formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous. Both shades performed well with medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that was just shy of emphasizing the skin’s texture (for me). They wore for eight hours on me before fading.

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Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 01 White
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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