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MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

01/06

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

Moons of Jupiter

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes two Cream Colour Bases and one Sculpting Powder. The Cream Colour Base formula is supposed to have sheer, buildable coverage with a dewy finish that lasts for “eight hours on face and body” and has “lasting wear for hours on eyes. I tend to prefer Cream Colour Bases on cheeks for better wear and application, but for use on eyes, they’re best used as an all-over wash of color or on the brow bone to add shine. Both of the Cream Colour Bases in the palette were easy to blend out and had a dewy finish with buildable coverage, but the Sculpting Powder was incredibly difficult to blend out.

MAC Full Face Kit Moons of Jupiter
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

01/10

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Happy Glow Pearls

Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls Meteorites ($74.00 for 1.0 oz.) is a soft, pink-tinted white base with fine pink, gold, and lavender sparkle over a semi-matte finish. The Meteorites Pearls formula is supposed to “delicately color-correct and illuminate the complexion” with the brand’s typical violet fragrance.

Though I don’t recall it being marketed as a setting powder (always more of a finishing powder), Guerlain’s website says to use it all-over the face to “fix make-up and improve hold” under directions and that it can be used to highlight the face as well. This particular combination of Meteorites did seem to have more substance–more powder in a way–so I could see how it might work as a setting powder. In fact, this season’s Happy Glow Pearls seemed to blur my skin just slightly without making it appear totally matte like some setting powders might, though I would not describe it as illuminating or luminous either. There was less noticeable sheen or luminosity to the powder and more in the way of visible sparkle. The problem I had was that if I really pressed it into the skin like I would a setting powder, it sometimes left a whitish cast against my skin tone. If I applied it more like a finishing powder (more lightly dusted), I didn’t get any cast. It only extended the wear of my foundation by a half hour, which is shorter than most setting powders for me.

I normally like a lot of the Guerlain Meteorite Pearls, but this one just had such minimal impact compared to past versions (including their permanent ones). I think as a setting powder, it falls even shorter.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Happy Glow Pearls
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

01/08

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Happy Glow

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush ($54.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and silver sparkle. The pink powder seemed like a soft matte–not really shimmery but not so matte that it appeared flat on the skin–but there were distinct sparkles on the skin.

It’s a new, limited edition pressed blush from the brand that’s supposed to work as a “blush and a highlighter.” The formula is supposed to “lightly sculpt and illuminate” the complexion, which I suspect is code for not-the-most-pigmented-blush-ever. It comes in a soft pink compact, which seemed a little lighter and “cheaper” to me than their usual compacts (but it seemed sturdy and functional), and the powder has the brand’s signature violet scent. It had sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) that was incredibly blendable, as the consistency was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch.

Between the coverage level and the lightness of the color itself, it is going to be more suitable for lighter complexions and someone who doesn’t want a lot of shine from their highlighter but doesn’t mind visible sparkle. I’m light-medium in skin tone, and I get only a hint of pink on my skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Guerlain Meteorites Blush Happy Glow
Happy Glow
Happy Glow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/08

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#004

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is deeper reddish bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had a much stronger red undertone and an almost rosy overtone, so it did not appear as orange or as warm-toned as some bronzy shades can. The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable and was easy to apply to the face. It was richly pigmented, and even though it had a high-shine finish, it did not seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when I wore it. The highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #004
#004

MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

01/05

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

Today We Live

MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, coral blush paired with a medium, taupe-brown. It’s a decent product, but the taupe-brown could be easier to work with. This is part of the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection in collaboration with Kabuki, which will be available online on January 19th.

MAC Powder Blush Duo Today We Live
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/08

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#003

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. Of the four shades in the range, this one had more noticeble shimmer and sheen on the skin, and it emphasized my skin’s natural texture a bit even at medium coverage. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was easy to blend out and diffuse for a softer effect. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #003
#003

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