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Tom Ford Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Solar Exposure

Tom Ford Solar Exposure Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes four eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one blush. If you’re normally a fan of Tom Ford’s eyeshadow quads (the regular kind), then I’d expect you would likely find the eyeshadows similar in quality. The deepest shade was sheerer but buildable, but it would be best over a primer. The cheek products are nice enough but are not quite as dense or as silky as the original powder blush formula but aren’t quite as thin as the current blush formula

Tom Ford Beauty Eye & Cheek Palette Solar Exposure
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Essence Satin Coral & Satin Love Satin Touch Blushes

01/06

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush

Satin Coral

Essence Satin Coral Satin Touch Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. The more I blended and buffed the color on my skin, the more luminous the finish appeared.

It’s supposed to be a “silky-soft, highly pigmented powder,” and it is only available in two shades presently–I really hope they add more shades to it, though! The powder was smooth, soft, and a little powdery in the pan, but it applied beautifully to the skin and never looked dusty or chalky. It was a denser powder, too, so I felt like it was not prone to sheering out and was blendable while still retaining its intensity and coverage. The product had rich pigmentation that went on evenly and lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Essence Satin Touch Blush Satin Coral
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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A-

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder Blush

01/08

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

GALifornia

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl. The finer shimmer translated into a luminous finish that was glowing but not frosted or pore-emphasizing.

Benefit does not say much about the actual product, other than it features a “soft, blendable formula” and is scented with “notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla” (and heavily scented at that). The formula felt slightly denser than some of the long-standing shades in the range but not as dense as the Rockateur formula. It was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with on the skin, despite being a bolder, brighter shade. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply less of for more medium coverage, if desired. The blush wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Benefit Box o’ Powder GALifornia
GALifornia
GALifornia
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

01/07

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Light-Medium

CoverFX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) includes two powder highlighters and two cream highlighters housed in a cardboard palette. The cream formula is supposed to have a “dewy, radiant glow,” while the powder highlighters have a “silky, luminous finish.” Overall, the four shades included have more of a subtle to light sheen, so the palette would be best for someone who liked lighter, golden hues and subtle highlighters.

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette Light-Medium
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B+

Celestial

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A-

Moonlight

Limited Edition
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B-

Celestial

Limited Edition
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B+

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

01/11

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Make Believe In Yourself

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette ($40.00 for 0.485 oz.) includes ten eyeshadows and one highlighter. housed in a circular compact with a large mirror inside. The formula is supposed to have a “silky-soft” texture and a “long-lasting finish without any fallout or chalkiness.” Across the board, the formula featured a denser powder texture, where there was no excess product kicked up in the pan and often using a patting/pushing motion with brushes was better than gently sweeping for picking up product onto a brush. There were a few that I think would work best with flat, synthetic brushes rather than anything fluffy (like Wings and Marvel).

The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, frosted and metallic in finish, and blendable on the eye, though a couple ran sheerer or seemed chunkier in texture, so they required a little more finessing. The lone matte eyeshadow seemed out of place, both with respect to the tone of it (pinker) as well as the fact that it’s not going to work across all skin tones. Since the whole palette is so shimmery, I think that the one matte eyeshadow should have just been one more shimmer, as I expect anyone who would have wanted a matte eyeshadow to need to reach for more mattes than just the one presently included. The highlighter was intense but might emphasize one’s natural skin texture at medium or great coverage levels. The palette’s powders had a subtle, vanilla scent.

Tarte Eye & Cheek Palette Make Believe In Yourself
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Stellar Beauty Beam & Flare Cosmic Blushes

01/08

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Beam

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The consistency was very soft but incredibly powdery, so there was a lot of excess powder that came away from the surface, even with a light touch, which made it messier to work with. (I’d also be slightly concerned for anyone who has much drier skin than I, in case it exacerbates flakiness.) It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that applied evenly and blended out easily. It wore well for six and a half hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to have a “translucent wash of pigment” that has a “subtle glow” and “long-wear” that “builds easily to a strong, lustrous finish.” There are only three shades in the range presently, and the pigmentation was more semi-sheer to medium in coverage, buildable with a very soft texture–but so soft that there was a ton of excess powder kicked up in the pan even with a light touch and a soft brush. They have a luminous finish on the skin, but they only last six to seven hours on me, which is shorter than average.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Beam
Beam
Beam
B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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B-

Flare

Permanent
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