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Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

01/10

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Fireball

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, pink and gold sparkle. It had sheer color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to medium coverage with three layers.

The formula is supposed to be a “smooth, silky powder” that adds “an instant peachy-pink glow” with “light-reflecting particles.” It’s a thin, dusty powder that has a very firm, dry texture to it, though the powder itself did not appear dry applied to the skin. I did, however, find that it did not blend out as easily as I expected as it seemed to absorb the natural oils on my face and adhere very strongly wherever it was initially applied. There were noticeable sparkles in the highlighter, so I would not recommend it for someone who did not like their sparkle or glitter. It wore well for six and a half hours on me before fading.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Fireball
Fireball
Fireball
7
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
70%
Total
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Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

01/05

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Cheek Palette ($16.80 for 0.39 oz.) includes three cheek products–a contour powder, blush, and highlighter–in a slim, cardboard palette. The powders are supposed to be “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was the “miss” in the palette, as it was drier in texture and had sheerer coverage, while the blush and contour powders were pigmented and blendable.

Zoeva Blush Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

01/07

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

Beauty and the Beast

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette ($28.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes three blushes and one highlighter. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, but only one of the blushes was on the buildable side while the other two were quite pigmented. If you like your cheek colors to be more pigmented, the palette would work well for you, especially as all four shades were blendable, easy to use, and wore for seven and a half to eight and a half hours for me.

LORAC Cheek Palette Beauty and the Beast
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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See Beyond

Limited Edition
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B+

Fearless

Limited Edition
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B-

Enchanted

Limited Edition
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B+

Rose

Limited Edition
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Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Pink Play

Milani Pink Play Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was slightly dusty to the touch but sat well on my skin. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Pink Play
Pink Play
Pink Play
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Bronze Burst

Milani Bronze Burst Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a medium, orange-copper with warm, red undertones and a faint, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation that was fairly blendable on the skin. When I used all the shades together, the wear time was eight hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Bronze Burst
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Bite Cava Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, creamy, and velvety feel that glided across the lips and skin easily. As a cheek color, whether dabbed on or used with a brush to apply, it had buildable coverage from medium to opaque. If swiped directly from the tube, it had more opaque coverage. It felt lightweight as a cream blush, which lasted for almost ten hours on me, and as a lip product, it had a more powdery, thicker feel on the lips but was non-drying and stayed on for five hours. When I wore it as a cream eyeshadow, it had faint creasing within an hour and a half of wear.

It’s a new shade addition to the Multistick range, which I’ve reviewed extensively in the past (see this extensive overview). It is a cream formula that can be worn on eyes, lips, and face, and it is supposed to be “blendable, breathable, and buildable” with a “soft focus finish. The consistency is medium in thickness–more noticeably thick when used on the lips, as it is quite dense–and is quite blendable across the majority of shades. I really liked the formula as a cream blush, as it was blendable, buildable, and long-wearing. As a lip product, it was decent to good (the performance depended largely on the shade), and as an eye product, it was a total miss for me due to poor wear.

Bite Beauty Multistick Cava
Cava
Cava
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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