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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
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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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Cle de Peau Cranberry & Pale Fig Cream Blushes

01/05

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cranberry

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The more blended out the color, the less shimmery it appeared on the skin–more like a natural sheen than overtly shimmery. The consistency was thin with enough slip to blend easily but it dried down quickly and set in place for a solid eight hours on me. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.

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

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Pale Fig

Permanent
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Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Soleil Afterglow

Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer housed in a white compact, which contains a ton of product (as it should, I suppose, at this price point!). Per the brand, all three are supposed to provide “sheer to medium coverage.” The only one that was true to the idea of “sheer to medium” was the bronzer, whereas the highlighter and blush were rather pigmented.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Contouring Compact Soleil Afterglow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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NARS Threesome, Misconduct, Peep Show Blushes

01/08

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

NARS Threesome Powder Blush

Threesome

NARS Threesome Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a very pale pink with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, not quite opaque but buildable, that went on evenly. The powder was soft, a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it applied easily to the skin and blended out without looking dusty or chalky on me. I noticed that the color darkened and appeared much warmer when I applied it to my cheeks (my arm is incredibly dry, my face is normal-to-dry), which made it more noticeable and wearable on my skin tone, despite it being such a light shade in the pan. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

NARS Powder Blush Threesome
Threesome

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B

Misconduct

Limited Edition
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Peep Show

Limited Edition
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Chanel Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom Les Tissages de Chanel Blushes

01/08

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Tweed Coralline

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush ($48.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with a hint of pink and a satin finish. The finish was naturally luminous without reading shimmery, frosted, or sparkly.

Very long-time readers may remember this blush type releasing many moons ago–I feel like it has been ages since I have seen this pattern emerge from Chanel’s archives! The formula is described as a “sheer blush harmony” that is “woven with shimmering powder.” I’d love to know if the person who wrote that description actually tried either of the shades just made available, because they are anything but sheer. In fact, Coralline is intensely pigmented where a little went a long way–I would highly recommend using a lighter hand or a more feathery, less dense blush brush when working with these to control coverage. The texture was soft, smooth without being dusty, and blended easily on my skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

If you normally love pigmented blushes, I think it might be right up your alley! If you were hoping for the “sheer blush harmony” Chanel described, the formula’s pigmentation level may be overwhelming.

Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect Tweed Coralline
9
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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