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There are actually so many that one doesn’t NEED to have tons of variations of. First and foremost, any type of product that isn’t something I’d reach for in every other look can get redundant. I also think that owning a few shades that cover a spectrum of finishes, undertones, and light-to-dark can then be layered and mixed to get all of the shades in-between. Here are a few that came to mind, for me: most body/hair products (I just work through whatever I’m using), lip balm, mascara, and eyeshadow primer. I think highlighters can often be an area where even noticeable differences can get lost once applied to the skin, especially if you tend to layer over a blush or bronzer, though I can’t resist a good highlighter…

— Christine

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ColourPop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/06

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

One of a Kind

ColourPop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a rich berry and a shimmering, cranberry red. They worked well together, but the look was very dark and red-toned, which won’t work for everyone. Of all of the new duos, this one seemed like the one would be most versatile paired with other shades rather than used as a standalone duo. 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 One of a Kind
B+

Limited Edition

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

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons
Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a new take on the brand’s popular Highliner formula: twelve new shades with a more matte finish. Here are swatches…

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons

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ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/06

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Meant to Be

ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a shimmering, peachy-orange and a vibrant pink-coral. The lighter shade is very shimmery, and the texture was denser and had more substance to it compared to the darker coral, so they didn’t quite layer as well together as I would have liked. If I diffused the shimmery shade enough, it was workable, especially if I layered the darker coral over it rather than trying to get the shimmer to layer over the coral. 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 Meant to Be
A-

Limited Edition

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

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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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