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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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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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Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

01/08

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Eclipse

Stellar Eclipse Beauty Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. The shimmer translated into a more luminous sheen rather than obvious shimmer particles once blended on the skin. It seemed as if the powder “melted” on the skin as it did not appear as dusty on my cheeks as it did swatched initially.

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 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. Eclipse was consistent with the other two–medium coverage, buildable, and dusty and drier in the pan, but it applied and blended out nicely. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Eclipse
Eclipse
Eclipse
B-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

Cle de Peau Persimmon & Perfect Peach Cream Blushes

01/05

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Persimmon

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. I felt like it looked more coral the more I blended out, whereas initially it appeared more orange-toned. It had sheer to medium, buildable coverage that applied evenly to the skin. The texture was smooth, thin, lightweight, and just a bit emollient initially but felt more like a powder once it hit my skin. The color wore well for eight hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “the perfect touch of sheer luminous color” that can be applied with fingertips or a brush. The consistency is firmer in the pot; it’s definitely a cream-based product, but only a little comes away from the surface and dries down within twenty seconds of being applied to the skin. The coverage was semi-sheer, buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. I liked applying these with either a small, synthetic stippling brush or my fingertips, though my preferred method was using a brush to initially apply the color and then lightly patting the edges with my fingertips. On me, the blushes lasted between seven and nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin. The formula is rose-scented, and I get a faint hint of it when worn.

Cle de Peau Cream Blush Persimmon
Persimmon
Persimmon
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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