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Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Nooner

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The highlighter was the highest performing shade out of the trio, while the blush was the least, though as long as you don’t mind less pigmented (but buildable) blush, it may still work well for you.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Nooner
Nooner
Nooner
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Physicians Formula Plum Rose & Natural Glow Butter Blushes

01/07

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Plum Rose

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush ($12.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, dusty pinky-plum with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, very slightly powdery texture that was very smooth, easy to blend, and sat well on the skin.

The Butter Blush formula is supposed to “deliver a gorgeous blushing glow.” The powder has a strong coconut scent. The color wore well for eight hours on me, but this shade will show better and be better on fairer skin tones as it doesn’t show up much on me so I’d expect it to look a bit different and more nuanced on lighter skin tones. The finish was more matte than glowing with this particular shade, though. It had one of the more finely-milled powder consistencies I’ve tried by a drugstore brand, so I wish they had more shades available–something that might work for someone that’s light-medium or darker. It’s a surprise to see a brand that really doesn’t seem to want to cater to diversity and richness in skin tones that the beauty industry has in 2017–but given the brand still releases foundations with just two shades, I guess it shouldn’t really be a surprise.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush Plum Rose
Plum Rose
Plum Rose
B+

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette

01/09

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Silk and Bloom

Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, violet and pink shimmer. The finish had a noticeable sheen, though it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores.

The brand describes the formula as “lightweight” and “blendable” that can be “layered for custom intensity” that delivers “a soft glow with a hint of colour.” It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth consistency that was denser but not stiff or difficult to pick up on my brush or to blend out on my cheeks. I wouldn’t consider it subtle, though, as there was plenty of shimmer and shine on the skin. The blush applied beautifully to the skin, blended out easily, and didn’t start to fade until after eight and a half hours of wear.

Burberry Spring 2017 Blush Palette Silk and Bloom
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

01/06

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

Moons of Saturn

MAC Moons of Saturn 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. I think this particular kit worked well together, though I’m expecting that the more orange-toned powder to be less-than-ideal for many as it is very warm and orange.

MAC Full Face Kit Moons of Saturn
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Natural Sandstone

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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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Ganymede

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Callisto

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Galaxite

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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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