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NYX Exposed, Mauve Mist, Belle Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Exposed

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, though it was not full coverage in a single layer. The consistency was lightweight, mousse-like but thin and dried down quickly. There was an emphasis of the texture on my lips, but it did not seem as noticeable from a normal viewing distance as this shade was incredibly reflective. The color wore well for five hours and was slightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

01/05

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Iridescent (100)

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which could also be spread and thinned out for sheerer coverage.

The formula is supposed to have a “micro-pearl liquid” texture that can be used “alone, [mixed] with primer, [mixed] with foundation, or [as a] spotlight” on the face. It had a smooth, lightweight feel on the skin with a thin consistency that wasn’t runny nor was it really thick, but it was thicker than the average liquid highlighter that I’ve come across (especially for anyone who wants to mix with their liquid foundation). The shimmer particles seemed larger, too, compared to most liquid highlighters, which may or may not work for one, depending on personal preferences.

I had no trouble getting a moderate sheen when patted on top of cheeks as a spot highlighter, and it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I didn’t have any too much trouble blending it out when worn on top of liquid foundation, but it did apply best over bare skin. Worn alone, it lasted for seven and a half hours on me. When I tried mixing it with liquid foundation, it took more product to feel like everything was well mixed prior to applying, and it seemed like a lot of noticeable shimmer all over the face. I think the texture ran too thick and the particle size too large to work as well as an all-over highlighter.

Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter Iridescent (100)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Unicorn

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter ($5.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a multi-colored powder highlighter that features hues of pink, orange, yellow, pale green, blue, and lavender. Swirled together, they yielded a green-tinged gold with a heavy, metallic finish.

The powder highlighter is supposed to have an “ultra-saturated, high impact, shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight.” I tried using a fan brush to apply the colors more individually, though the strength of the orange and lavender were the weakest (they seemed firmer in the pan, so that might have been part of the issue). The consistency was drier and slightly loose in the compact and emphasized my skin’s texture when applied, even with a lighter application, as it was quite pigmented. I was surprised that a visible rainbow effect was achievable, though I would recommend going back in with smaller brushes (like eyeshadow brushes) to improve the definition of the pink and lavender shades on the skin. On me, it wore well for seven hours before turning patchy.

Wet 'n' Wild Rainbow Highlighter Unicorn
Unicorn
Unicorn
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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NYX Buzzkill, Pure Society, Acme Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Buzzkill

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle over a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, and the thin, moussy texture made it easy to spread the product across the lips without the color pulling into lip lines. It wasn’t particularly metallic, though. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Buzzkill
Buzzkill
Buzzkill
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Gimme More Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Gimme More

ColourPop Gimme More Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.78 oz.) includes six highlighters in a slim, cardboard palette. It is new and limited edition, and presently sold out, but the palette will be restocked at a future date. The brand’s Pressed Powder Highlighter formula is supposed to have a “high-shine” finish with “butter-soft powders” that have “high colour intensity.” All six were denser with some having a very creamy, smooth consistency and a couple felt sparklier and not as smooth to the touch. They varied between frosted to sparkly but were certainly more intense highlighters. On me, most of the shades lasted for eight to nine hours. Overall, while they did not have the best texture throughout when swatched, they seemed to sit better on the skin after being diffused and blended.

Colour Pop 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette Gimme More
Gimme More
Gimme More
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Extra

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B+

Upgrade

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A-

Bottomless

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Full Service

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B+

Bigger and Better

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ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/11

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

Yes, Please!

ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette filled with twelve shades of warm neutrals in a mix of mattes and shimmers. Almost every single shade performed well, was pigmented, long-wearing, and easy to work with (one fell a little short but wasn’t bad!). The pans were removable, and each one was 0.03 oz. (full-sized eyeshadows are 0.05 from ColourPop), which was plenty of product for a palette without feeling or looking tiny. It released a week or so ago, sold out very quickly, but it will be restocked soon–ColourPop just postponed the restock date yesterday and hasn’t announced a new date yet, but I’m sure it’ll be soon.

It absolutely has several very, very similar shades to the Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette. You can compare them side-by-side here to see just how many shades overlap (all except Spoiled, which is a lot warmer than the closest shade in the Sunset palette, Panjin).

Colour Pop 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Yes, Please!
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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