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Holiday 2016 Cheek Palettes/Sets | Laura Mercier Fall in Love, Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow, Stila Star Light, Star Bright

 

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection

Three new, limited edition cheek palettes for the holidays.

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The Details

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection, $58.00 ($64.53 Value) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders highlight the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skintones. Its non-dusting texture allows for a buildable layer of shine—from a subtle highlight to a more intense level of luminosity. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Addiction Gilded gold
  • Devotion Cool
  • Seduction Soft bronze
  • Indiscretion Warm rose gold

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette, $69.00 ($117.30 Value) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette features Gold, Wild Rose, and Bronze shades for gorgeous radiance to the cheekbones and for an allover glow. Formulated with superfine, light-catching pearl pigments, each shade imparts soft brilliance with a hint of color. The Gold shade brightens and highlights, the Bronze hue adds warmth, and Wild Rose creates a flushed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Gold Gold
  • Wild Rose Rose
  • Bronze Deep, bronzy glow

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

Create starlet illumination with the Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette. Bouncy to the touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters melt into skin for a barely-there feel. Infused with ultra-fine, light-diffusing particles, they help skin look lit from within for a natural-looking glow. Layer these shades together or wear them alone and let your skin steal the spotlight this holiday season. Wear Transcendence’s opalescent pink for a bold, ethereal glow, sweep on Kitten, a shimmering pink nude that brightens and illuminates, or wear the Bronze highlighter for a radiant, sunkissed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Transcendence Opalescent pink
  • Kitten Shimmering nude pink
  • Bronze Sunkissed radiance

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Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions (Fall 2016) Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) has added several new shades to the range. I believe there are 9 that I did not cover before (a few that are listed as new were previously exclusive to Sephora). Full reviews to come, of course, but here’s a look at swatches for now!

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

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Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette for August 2016

Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette
Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette

Created in celebration of Bobbi Brown’s 25th anniversary, The Nude Library features the most-loved and best-selling nude eye palettes from Bobbi’s archives. Inspired by the colors Bobbi sees naturally in women’s faces, this limited edition palette includes 40 base, lid and liner shades designed to flatter all skin tones.

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The Details

The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Edition, $200.00 (Limited Edition)

The Nude Library features the most-loved and best-selling nude eye palettes from Bobbi’s archives.

  • Nude on Nude
  • Navy & Nude
  • Nude
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Desert Twilight
  • Neons & Nudes
  • Stonewashed Nudes
  • Nectar & Nude

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Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-drark rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” This is the third (and last!) shade that was released, and it seemed to be the most shimmery and deepest in color (this is likely to be more of a highlighting blush on very fair to medium skin tones but work particularly well as a highlighter on darker complexions). It had medium, buildable coverage paired with a soft, smooth, but denser, consistency that blended out effortlessly. I did not feel like this emphasized my pores, but I think it might if you feel like your pores are larger/more noticeable in general. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Telluride
Telluride

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Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, peachy gold shimmer-sheen finish. Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Bold Spirit (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Service (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Made Me Do It (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Zanzibar (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $33.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. Sunset Glow applied easily to the skin as it was quite blendable, while it wore well for eight hours before I noticed it fading along the edges.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Sunset Glow
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous, slightly metallic sheen. Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty Pink Goddess (-, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 04 Rose Gold (P, $68.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Amber Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Superb (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $48.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Crown of my Canopy (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture is dense, firm but not difficult to use, with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that blends out effortlessly. It is a stronger highlighter, so if you prefer very subtle glow, it might not be the right product for you; it is possible to get a very, very light sheen, but it definitely lends itself to a more moderate sheen when applied with a medium-hand and typical highlighter brush. The highlighter had medium, buildable color coverage. It didn’t emphasize pores on me, and it added a little color to my skin tone (light-medium). The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Afternoon Glow
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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