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By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

01/08

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

Tropical Sunset

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six powder blushes–three are bolder, brighter options and three are more subdued, “neutral” tones. All six of the powders were soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin with pigmentation varied from medium to opaque (but the ones that weren’t richly pigmented were still buildable) that lasted from eight to nine hours on me.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Tropical Sunset
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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ColourPop Forget Me Not & Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Forget Me Not

ColourPop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There were a few larger sparkles in the finish, but it wasn’t truly glittery. The texture was smooth, thin without being dry or difficult to use, and felt slightly wet to the touch. It had good pigmentation when applied with fingertips–which is as marketed–and medium, buildable coverage that blended out easily along the edges. It highlighted the skin with a noticeable, luminous sheen but did not emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter/blush lasted for ten hours on me.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Forget Me Not
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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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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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

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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Flare

Permanent
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