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Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/06

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Medium

Chanel Medium Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had sehmi-sheer pigmentation in one layer, which was buildable to medium coverage with two to three layers. On my skin tone (about light-medium), the color just barely showed up (more noticeable in person than in photos) with a subtle glow–natural and easy-to-wear, so for a true bronzing effect, it seemed like it would suit fair and light skin tones best and be more of a highlighting powder on light-medium and medium skin tones. The texture was soft, silky, and somewhat in the powdery side, so it had a tendency to sheer out a bit on the skin initially. The powder wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Medium
Medium
Medium
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Anastasia Summer 2017 Collection

Anastasia Summer 2017 Collection
Anastasia Summer 2017 Collection

New eyeshadows, lip glosses, and blush trios now available for summer.

Availability

Online at Anastasia now, 6/13 online at retailers, 6/23 in-stores

The Details

Eyeshadow | $12.00 | TBA

  • Vermeer Metallic pearl
  • Sunset Metallic copper penny
  • Rose Gold Duo chrome pink coral
  • Realgar Ultra-matte burnt orange
  • Brick Ultra-matte rust clay
  • Golden Copper Metallic sunset bronze
  • Tiger’s Eye Duo chrome patina gold
  • Ballet Metallic seashell pink
  • Gemstone Duo chrome violet orchid
  • Love Letter Satin boysenberry pink
  • Enchanted Duo chrome royal purple
  • Venice Duo chrome turquoise

Lip Gloss | $16.00 | TBA

  • Moon Jelly Sparkling diamond white with blue reflect
  • Girly Sparkling pink with coral reflect
  • Toffee Shimmering coral with a rose gold metallic finish
  • Amber Peachy beige
  • Caramel Soft pinky brown
  • Parfait Metallic coral with a rose gold finish
  • Rum Warm reddish brown
  • Maple Iridescent coppery brown
  • St. Tropez Iridescent rose gold
  • Grape Jelly Vivid blue purple

Blush Trio | $30.00 | New, Permanent

Full pigment blush for buildable intensity with a seamless finish. Layer more than one shade of Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio for a multi-dimensional, naturally flushed look.

  • Pink Passion Basically (matte orchid pink), Sugar (satin bubblegum pink), Rose (satin petal pink)
  • Cocktail Party Vegas (matte corduroy brown), Scorching (matte vivid hibiscus), Babe (matte flamingo pink)
  • Peachy Love Nectarine (matte dusty peeach), Ginger (matte toasted coral), Miami (matte bright peach with gold sparkle)
  • Pool Party Blank (Matte blushing oak), Pageant (matte pink with gold sparkle), Kash (Matte apricot peach)
  • Berry Adore Velvet (matte mulberry wine), Exotic (Satin sparkling pomegranate), Desert (satin spicy coral)

Chanel Memoire & Sepia Rouge Coco Stylos

01/06

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Memoire (224)

Chanel Rouge Memoire (224) Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t quite opaque, with a smooth, even application that did not settle into my lip lines and actually made my lips appear smoother and plumper. It had a very creamy, balm-like consistency that was quite emollient and glided across the lips effortlessly. The formula was comfortable and hydrating to wear over the five hours the color lasted. There was a faint stain left behind as well.

The formula is supposed to offer the “intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” and “comfort of a lip balm.” The consistency of this formula was incredibly soft and melted against the lips, so it was easy to over-apply (and subsequently, easy to run through the product!) with an emollient quality found in lip balms. In general, color coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, with wear coming in at three to five hours, depending on the shade. The formula was comfortable to wear and very hydrating both during and after wear. The downside was that these types of twist-up lipsticks (in the slim casing) tend to contain noticeably less than a standard bullet lipstick (0.10 to 0.12 oz. usually!) and the more pliant formula made it easy to reapply and run it back and forth more than necessary (for the coverage). There was a light rose scent to the formula, subtler than the Rouge Allure lipsticks, though, with no discernible taste.

You can view the ingredients here along with swatches of all shades I’ve reviewed here

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Memoire (224)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Milani Afterglow & Dayglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

01/06

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Afterglow

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but if I used a lighter touch, I was able to get sheerer coverage that applied and blended out well. It was also forgiving enough that I could diffuse and buff out the highlighter if I felt like I applied more than I needed (or wanted). The consistency was soft enough that it was easy to pick up the product onto my brush while being firm enough that there was no powderiness in the pan. It was blendable and did not appear dry or chalky on the skin. There was a moderate sheen on the skin at medium or greater coverage that did not accentuate my skin’s texture. The highlighter stayed on well for eight hours on my skin.

The formula is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades (you can view swatches of all shades here). The consistency was similar to a lot of other “gelee” highlighters: smooth, soft but more firmly pressed (where there was no powderiness but was still pigmented) with semi-opaque to opaque coverage and a frosted to a metallic finish. Some shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn heavily. This formula will be most suitable for someone who likes an intense, more metallic highlighter and warmer-toned shades.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Afterglow
Afterglow
Afterglow
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Dayglow

Permanent
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Bite Beauty #082, 078, 074 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

#082

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which translated well when I used it just to the line edges of my lips, as it was opaque and did not have any ragged edges. However, when I used it all over my lips, it wasn’t quite as opaque. The consistency was smooth and blendable while it adhered well to lips for strong, over six-hour wear. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating on me. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Maple (warmer), Tannin (cooler, darker), Gazpacho (cooler) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but a few applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as it was infinitely easier to even out the color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #082
#082
#082
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Permanent
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Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Santa Barbara

Bobbi Brown Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-coral with a strong, golden sheen. It was just shy of being metallic in finish on the skin, but luckily, it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture or my pores. It was richly pigmented but had a very forgiving, blendable texture that could be used with a lighter hand (or blended out) for less coverage. I would still recommend it more for someone who wanted greater coverage rather than very sheer coverage. On me, the color stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

The Illuminating Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s permanent line-up but for summer, they re-released three shades with embossing but the actual product and shades can be purchased year-round (the range has six shades, and the other three shades appear browner, like you might expect in a bronzer). The formula is described as an “ultra soft and smooth pressed powder that delivers a shimmering, sun-kissed glow.” All three of the re-released shades had a smooth consistency–firmer in the pan but not dry or stiff to work with–that was incredibly blendable on the skin. They were very pigmented with moderate to strong luminosity.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Santa Barbara

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