Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

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Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 01
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
76%
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By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. As I mentioned in my review of Tan & Flash Cruise, there was a lighter/mote muted option, and this is it. I had the same experience with this palette as I did with the other: I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

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By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Sun Designer Palette Light & Tan Vibes
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. There are two variations, this and a lighter version with more muted shades on the left side (which I expect to review as well). I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

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By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Sun Designer Palette Tan & Flash Cruise
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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Givenchy Moonlight Saison & Ambre Saison Les Saisons Healthy Glow Powders

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder ($52.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new “baked” powder that comes in five shades; one is a highlighter and four are in various bronzing hues. Some retailers have the highlighter/bronzer separated out, though they seem to be part of the same formula otherwise. I bought the highlighter and one of the bronzer shades to check out. The formula is decent with a very smooth texture, which has a firmer press and requires a dense brush or a heavy hand to get coverage out of it. The powder blends out fairly easily, wears eight hours, and neither shade emphasized pores/skin texture for me.

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Givenchy Moonlight Saison Healthy Glow Powder
Givenchy Les Saisons Healthy Glow Highlighting Powder Moonlight Saison
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
83%
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Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with subtle grayish tones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. MAC Superb (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Beach Shimmer Powder Bikini Bronze
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo ($82.00 for 0.60 oz.) swirls together to create a warmer, medium orange-brown hue with a frosted shimmer. The gold is an overspray (which I tried to remove, but a bit of it lingered), while the browner shade is a medium-dark, golden brown, and the center shade was a light-medium coral-orange. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Golden Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Pause d'Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo 2016 Pause d'Ete
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%