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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

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Peep Show

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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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Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Paradise Lust

Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting and blush duo for summer. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Just like last year’s duo and this year’s Sheer Highlighting Duo, neither shade in the compact is what I’d call sheer or even remotely sheer. Both shades had opaque coverage applied dry, and applying them with a dampened brush just resulted in a more metallic finish with respect to the first shade and a slightly richer, deeper color with the coral shade. The more highlighter-like shade was easier to work with than the coral blush, which I found to take a bit of extra effort to blend and definitely more effort to blend when applied damp. The wear was good–eight to eight and a half hours–and if the idea of the product being sheer wasn’t a must-have, then it’s a nice duo overall.

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Cheek Duo Paradise Lust
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is deep, reddish copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The original version was a bit lighter, more pink than copper, and definitely more shimmery (see comparison here). The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a little thin, though I had no trouble applying or blending out the color on my cheeks. It had rich color payoff, which was not true to the claim of buildable, but with a lighter hand and less dense blush (something like a fan or highlighter brush), sheerer coverage was certainly possible. The color stayed true for nine and a half hours on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Ravish
Ravish
Ravish
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

01/08

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

California Dreaming

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains four cheek colors to add “highlight, color, and glow” to your skin. The texture of the four shades was very similar to their permanent Colour Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Highlighter formulas. They felt smooth, soft without being too dusty or dry on the skin, and had pigmentation that ranged from medium to opaque (the “downside” to both formulas has always been they’re often more pigmented than buildable, which you may prefer or may be a deal breaker). This is a rather warm-toned palette, so it will work best for someone who likes warmer, brown and peach shades along with a fair amount of shimmer.

LORAC Cheek Palette California Dreaming
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Sunlight

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Wavelength

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Ray

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Golden Hour

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