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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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B+

Sunlight

Limited Edition
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A-

Wavelength

Limited Edition
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B+

Ray

Limited Edition
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B+

Golden Hour

Limited Edition
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Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Sahara

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is supposed to contain the brand’s famous Celestial Powder in three shades: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight. The formula definitely doesn’t feel quite as finely-milled or as silky as the standalone Celestial Powders, but the bigger difference is that Candlelight and Starlight are both much, much warmer and less luminous in this palette (Sunlight was very similar). The texture not being quite as luxurious as the individual shades was only something I noticed by feel, not so much when I applied it to the skin, blended out the powders, and wore them. If you like warmer, more bronzy highlighters, you’ll probably enjoy this compact.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Highlighter Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/06

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Going Native

Urban Decay Going Native 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 blush was a real bust–firm, stiff, lacking pigmentation–and the bronzer was just so-so, though the highlighter was quite nice.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Going Native
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Sesso

Urban Decay Sesso 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 bronzer and highlighter were lovely to work with–pigmented, long wearing, and blendable–but the blush was under-pigmented and harder to blend out.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Sesso
Sesso
Sesso
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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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 Light Bronze & Bronze Butter Bronzers

01/06

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Light Bronze

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer ($14.99 for 0.38 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers.

The Butter Bronzer formula is supposed to “smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.” The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It seemed to “melt” on the skin and looked satiny but not shimmery. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. There is a strong, coconut-based scent.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Light Bronze
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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A

Bronze

Permanent
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