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NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

01/08

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

Angel Pride

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette ($59.00) includes four limited edition blushes (Angel Pride I through IV) along with permanent shades Hot Sand (blush) and Laguna (bronzer). The palette itself contained quite a bit of product, so there’s no worry about it not being value-packed. My concern was that the texture of the palette throughout felt stiffer, thinner, and drier compared to most of NARS’ standalone powder blushes/bronzers. All but one shade (Angel Pride III) applied fairly well to my cheeks and were not difficult to blend out, but I was expecting a more refined texture from NARS.

NARS Cheek Palette Angel Pride

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D-

Angel Pride I

Limited Edition
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B-

Angel Pride II

Limited Edition
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B+

Angel Pride III

Limited Edition
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B

Angel Pride IV

Limited Edition
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A-

Hot Sand

Permanent
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B

Laguna

Permanent
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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Filmstar

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set ($78.00 for 0.80 oz.) includes a bronzer and blush housed in side-by-side pans. Per the brand, it includes a “natural bronze hue” while the blush adds a “limitless glow.” The two worked well together, but the bronzer is quite light and was subtle on my skintone so this might be more suitable for lighter complexions if wanting to use the bronzer as a bronzer. (I liked the bronzer as a soft highlighter, which would work on light to medium skin tones.) The duo was lovely overall, but I wish the brand thought to include a deeper version or had gone with a more medium-hued bronzer that might work for more complexions. There was a brush included, which was serviceable but nothing noteworthy and not something I’d use as it was somewhat scratchy and prone to shedding.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set Filmstar
Filmstar
Filmstar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

01/08

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Chic Tropic

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($78.00 for 0.60 oz.) blends together to create a medium, burnt orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. The gold was an overspray, but the coral pieces went through the powder, and while there were only five of them, they definitely influenced the more subdued brown bronzer portion.

The new, limited edition bronzer is a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale exclusive, and the “dual-color powder” is supposed to “warm all complexions” with a “hint of coral.” The powder was soft, lightly dusty but finely-milled and easily applied, spread, and blended on the skin. It had good pigmentation that was easy to control (by using a lighter hand or a denser brush) depending on your preference for coverage. I tried to get as much of the overlay off of the powder before swatching or using it, and it seemed like there was a natural matte finish in the end–not quite matte but not truly shimmery either. The powder sat well on the skin and lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain adds fragrance to their powders, though this particular bronzer was less heavily scented than past special editions.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Chic Tropic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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NARS Bord de Plage Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

01/06

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

Bord de Plage

NARS Bord de Plage Highlighting & Bronzing Palette ($59.00 for 0.66 oz.) contains four highlighters and two bronzers. If you’re familiar with spring’s Banc de Sable, then this palette might seem familiar; it has a similar formula and includes one shade from it as well (Rivage). The two bronzers–Laguna and Casino–are still available individually in the Sun Wash formula. The consistency of both the highlighters and bronzers is firmer in the pan with a smoother consistency that doesn’t kickup excess product in the pan but works better with a denser brush. The Sun Wash bronzer formula is designed to be sheerer, so they will work best for someone who wants a buildable bronzer. The highlighters can be used wet or dry with wet (well, damp) application yielding a stronger sheen and slightly more pigmented, depending on the shade. They are entirely usable dry, though, as they’re more pigmented dry than described.

It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive but will be available August 4th everywhere else.

NARS Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette Bord de Plage

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B

Rivage

Limited Edition
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B+

Crique

Limited Edition
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B

Laguna

Limited Edition
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B+

Corniche

Limited Edition
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B+

Galet

Limited Edition
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B

Casino

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

01/07

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster

Sunkissed

Makeup Geek Sunkissed Bronze Luster ($22.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light, golden brown with a satin finish and soft, warm undertones. It had intense, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was lightweight, finely-milled, and soft without being powdery in the pan.

The new, powder bronzing formula is supposed to give the skin a “sun-kissed glow” but doesn’t say much else. I thought the subtle sheen/micro-shimmer gave it a natural finish on the skin–it did not read shimmery nor did it emphasize my skin’s natural texture. As Makeup Geek listed it, this shade would be best for fair to light skin. I get a touch of color on my light-medium skin tone, so it would make sense for someone of similar skin tone to get this only if they want a very subtle bronzer. The bronzer wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Makeup Geek Bronze Luster Sunkissed
Sunkissed
Sunkissed
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

01/07

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster

Burnished

Makeup Geek Burnished Bronze Luster ($22.00 for 0.31 oz.) is dark brown with subtle, warm olive undertones–it had a stronger muted, yellow undertone–paired with a mostly matte finish. The new, powder bronzing formula is supposed to give the skin a “sun-kissed glow” but doesn’t say much else. It had rich color payoff where a little went a long way, but the powder had a smooth, finely-milled feel to it that made it easier to control how much product transferred onto the brush to avoid over-applying.

It did not blend out quite as easily as I anticipated, as it seemed to sit in my pores a bit so it did not look as even as I would have liked. This did not happen consistently–one day it did, the next day it did not, both times were applied with the same product over bare skin! The color stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Makeup Geek Bronze Luster Burnished
Burnished
Burnished
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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