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NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

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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Years ago, they subtly influenced me – perhaps I’d wear less of that in front of them if they did not like it, or I’d reevaluate whether xyz color was flattering on me (not always someone saying, “Wow, that’s not flattering on you!” as it could have been a color I did not like on me that someone else did). In the last two or three years, I’d say that I rarely take them into account and just enjoy what I’ve decided to put on at a given moment.

— Christine

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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

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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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