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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Hear Me Out

ColourPop Hear Me Out Pressed Shadow ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a light beige with a satin finish. The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” It had intense pigmentation with a very smooth, cream-like texture that was a bit powdery on the skin when I started to blend it out–where the powder dropped below the brow bone and had a tendency to lighten whatever it was on. I would recommend using a lot less than you think you might need and adding more if necessary to get a good feel for the pigmentation and texture. It started to fade after seven hours on me.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Hear Me Out
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Snow Rose

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light, cool-toned beige with pink-to-lavender pearl that gave it more of a soft, frosted sheen. This was one of the more interesting shades (though the type of duochrome it had is something we have seen before), as it can really alter whatever it is layered over. On its own, the whiteness of the base color is rather apparent, so on my skin tone, it would be best when layered over another blush or highlighter. For someone very fair, it could definitely be worn more on its own without looking like it lightened one’s skin. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff or difficult to get pigmentation out of. It applied evenly to the skin, blended out well, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Snow Rose
Snow Rose
Snow Rose
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Matte

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes ten warm-toned, matte eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “easy to blend.” Overall, the eyeshadow formula was pigmented, silky, blendable, and long-wearing. It was an easy palette to apply, use, and wear, and the shades coordinated with each other well. It is going to work best for someone who likes richer, warmer shades along with matte finishes; it would also work as a complementary palette to a more shimmer-heavy palette to add more versatile transition and crease shades. There were two shades that could have applied better and been less powdery, though they were workable and if you normally use primer, the shortcomings were even less apparent.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Matte
Matte
Matte
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Physicians Formula Light Bronze & Bronze Butter Bronzers

01/06

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Light Bronze

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer ($14.99 for 0.38 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers.

The Butter Bronzer formula is supposed to “smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.” The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It seemed to “melt” on the skin and looked satiny but not shimmery. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. There is a strong, coconut-based scent.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Light Bronze
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Bronze

Permanent
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Physicians Formula Plum Rose & Natural Glow Butter Blushes

01/07

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Plum Rose

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush ($12.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, dusty pinky-plum with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, very slightly powdery texture that was very smooth, easy to blend, and sat well on the skin.

The Butter Blush formula is supposed to “deliver a gorgeous blushing glow.” The powder has a strong coconut scent. The color wore well for eight hours on me, but this shade will show better and be better on fairer skin tones as it doesn’t show up much on me so I’d expect it to look a bit different and more nuanced on lighter skin tones. The finish was more matte than glowing with this particular shade, though. It had one of the more finely-milled powder consistencies I’ve tried by a drugstore brand, so I wish they had more shades available–something that might work for someone that’s light-medium or darker. It’s a surprise to see a brand that really doesn’t seem to want to cater to diversity and richness in skin tones that the beauty industry has in 2017–but given the brand still releases foundations with just two shades, I guess it shouldn’t really be a surprise.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush Plum Rose
Plum Rose
Plum Rose
B+

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Twilight Tint

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is cool, bluish white with an iridescent blue-to-violet sheen. The finish was somewhere between luminous and frost; slightly visible shimmer but once blended and buffed into the skin, the finish appeared more like a very smooth, luminous sheen. It had a moderately dense texture–the kind that has a very smooth feel with zero dustiness or powderiness to it but wasn’t actually stiff or difficult to work with. It had nearly opaque coverage, though I felt like it was easy to control and use with a lighter hand (or a different tool) to get semi-sheer to medium coverage, if desired. This type of shade can work exceptionally well layered over other products, especially to add a cooler, bluer tone to them, while also highlighting an area. When I tested this for wear, the highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Twilight Tint
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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