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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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Milani Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica Baked Blushes

01/06

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Bella Bellini

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque.

The Baked Blush formula is described as “richly pigmented and highly buildable” (that’s not confusing at all, right?)–it would make more sense to say something like “buildable from sheer to full coverage.” That is more in line with how they used to describe the formula when I reviewed shades from the range last year, but they have since changed it to what I’ve included here. I’m not aware of any reformulation in the last year, I feel it’s fair to take their meaning as “highly buildable” to “richly pigmented” payoff.

The consistency was smooth, slightly dusty, but it blended out nicely on the skin and did not appear powdery once buffed and worked into the skin. The blush had a very strong sheen, which slightly emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. The color started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Sand, Pink, Nectar Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow

Super Hard Core

ColourPop Super Hard Core Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, buttery yellow with warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied nicely to bare skin–even, smooth, and never patchy. The texture was smooth, blendable, and just emollient enough to feel like a cream going on but it dried down to a powder-like finish that lasted all day (over ten hours).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Super Hard Core
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Reversible

Limited Edition
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A+

One by One

Limited Edition
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A+

Going Rogue

Limited Edition
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Flipper

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ColourPop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

01/06

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

The Knockout

ColourPop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” The two shades coordinated well with each other, and despite the difference in textures, actually layered nicely.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Face Duo The Knockout
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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B

Excuse My French

Limited Edition
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A-

Like to Watch

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

01/06

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Done Deal

ColourPop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” The blush had sheerer coverage that was buildable, but the texture was very dusty and prone to making a mess inside the palette, while the highlighter worked better on the skin than anticipated.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Face Duo Done Deal
Done Deal
Done Deal
B+

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Above & Beyond

Limited Edition
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A-

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Limited Edition
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ColourPop Likely, Exaggerated, Jacquard Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Likely

ColourPop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium peachy, brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff that applied decently, but this was one of the streakier shades that was released recently. The formula seemed to run thinner and had less substance to it, which may have been why it looked streaky. It lasted for five and a half hours, but it was slightly drying after four hours of wear and started to pull into my lip lines at the same time.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Likely
Likely
Likely
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Exaggerated

Limited Edition
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Jacquard

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