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NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

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NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Crystal Glare

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and fine, pearly sheen. The shimmer read as a luminous glow than overt shimmer on the skin, even when layered. It had semi-sheer to opaque, buildable coverage (two to three layers for more opaque coverage, though!). The consistency was thin, water-like but dried down after I blended it onto the skin. This shade would be ideal for someone who wants subtle warmth and sheen without a metallic finish. While it could absolutely be mixed in with base products, like a primer or foundation, the wand makes it most practical for dabbing onto the face. The highlighter wore nicely for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Crystal Glare
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Lavender Steel

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is an iridescent, lavender with a pale, grayish beige base. It looked more like a very light lavender applied to the skin that appeared deeper in color as I moved around. Mine arrived broken (it’s not an Ulta order unless at least one thing arrives broken), so it was a little harder to discern the true texture, but it seemed a touch drier overall to me and not quite as smooth. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that blended out with ease and sat well on the skin (no emphasis of pores!). On me, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Lavender Steel
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

ColourPop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/08

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo

ColourPop The Love Collection | Look Breakdown

ColourPop The Love Collection | Look Breakdown

Apple of My Eye

ColourPop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a light-medium pink and a rich, magenta purple. The two shades complemented each other well, as they could greate a nice gradient while still offering nice contrast between the two shades. Both shades were pigmented, easy to blend, and wore fairly well. This duo is limited edition and part of the brand’s Valentine’s Day collection, but ColourPop is releasing them as singles today.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Eye Duo Apple of My Eye
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Say I Do

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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 4)

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Colour Pop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Powder Shadow

Goody Two-Shoes

ColourPop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Shadow ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a dark, charcoal gray with warmer, brown undertones and cooler pearl–it read cooler overall. 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 excellent pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that adhered evenly to the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Goody Two-Shoes
A-

Permanent

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

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ColourPop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/06

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Boyfriend Stealer

ColourPop Boyfriend Stealer Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contained a muted, medium pink and a darker, rosy plum (both with warmer undertones). The two shades could be used together, as they created a nice gradient, but I’d likely reach for a darker or lighter shade to add more contrast. This duo is limited edition and part of the brand’s Valentine’s Day collection. Some of the duos are sold out, and I really hope ColourPop will consider releasing the shades individually, at the very least they are on 2/14!

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Eye Duo Boyfriend Stealer
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Dreamboat

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Pretty Cruel

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ColourPop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/04

Colour Pop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Two to Tango

ColourPop Two to Tango Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contained a shimmering purple and a deep plum. The two shades complemented each other well, though neither was particularly standout in terms of quality. This duo definitely needed a primer and some extra effort to work well. This duo is limited edition and part of the brand’s Valentine’s Day collection. Some of the duos are sold out, and I really hope ColourPop will consider releasing the shades individually, at the very least.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Eye Duo Two to Tango
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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B-

Double Date

Limited Edition
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Two Much

Limited Edition
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