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Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

01/05

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Cheek Palette ($16.80 for 0.39 oz.) includes three cheek products–a contour powder, blush, and highlighter–in a slim, cardboard palette. The powders are supposed to be “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was the “miss” in the palette, as it was drier in texture and had sheerer coverage, while the blush and contour powders were pigmented and blendable.

Zoeva Blush Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

01/06

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit

Moons of Saturn

MAC Moons of Saturn Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes two Cream Colour Bases and one Sculpting Powder. The Cream Colour Base formula is supposed to have sheer, buildable coverage with a dewy finish that lasts for “eight hours on face and body” and has “lasting wear for hours on eyes. I tend to prefer Cream Colour Bases on cheeks for better wear and application, but for use on eyes, they’re best used as an all-over wash of color or on the brow bone to add shine. I think this particular kit worked well together, though I’m expecting that the more orange-toned powder to be less-than-ideal for many as it is very warm and orange.

MAC Full Face Kit Moons of Saturn
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

01/06

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

Moons of Jupiter

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes two Cream Colour Bases and one Sculpting Powder. The Cream Colour Base formula is supposed to have sheer, buildable coverage with a dewy finish that lasts for “eight hours on face and body” and has “lasting wear for hours on eyes. I tend to prefer Cream Colour Bases on cheeks for better wear and application, but for use on eyes, they’re best used as an all-over wash of color or on the brow bone to add shine. Both of the Cream Colour Bases in the palette were easy to blend out and had a dewy finish with buildable coverage, but the Sculpting Powder was incredibly difficult to blend out.

MAC Full Face Kit Moons of Jupiter
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Ganymede

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Callisto

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MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

01/05

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

Today We Live

MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, coral blush paired with a medium, taupe-brown. It’s a decent product, but the taupe-brown could be easier to work with. This is part of the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection in collaboration with Kabuki, which will be available online on January 19th.

MAC Powder Blush Duo Today We Live
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

01/07

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarteist Pro Glow to Go

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette ($23.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes two highlighters and one contour powder. It’s a compact trio housed in a slim, black cardboard palette that had a velvety feel on the outside (like NARS’ packaging in a way). I think it will work for someone who likes warmer, more intense highlighters and has use for the tone and depth of contour powder. The problem with something like this is that it’s just not going to work for all skin tones and undertones (I always want brands to at least put out a cool and warm version, if not a light/medium/dark).

Tarte Highlight & Contour Palette Tarteist Pro Glow to Go
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny QuikTrik Stick Duo

Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny

MAC Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) is comprised of a sheer, shimmery silvery rose shade (best for highlighting) and muted, mid-tone brown with subtle, warmer undertones (best for bronzing or contouring).

The QuikTrik Stick is a double-ended, cream-based stick that’s supposed to work for highlighting, contouring, bronzing, or blushing. It is supposed to have buildable, blendable color and can be worn over bare skin or foundation. One side is more shimmery, while the other is darker and more natural (but still has a sheen from the creamier consistency) in finish. In general, the formula applies well to bare skin or over liquid foundation, as it is very emollient, blendable, and easy to spread across the skin, but I notice that it seemed to break up my foundation a bit after six hours of wear. The pigmentation was semi-sheer, buildable up to semi-opaque coverage.

The downside to the formula is that both shades remained lightly tacky with a moderately dewy finish, and, unsurprisingly, the wear time was shorter at six hours. I get better wear (an extra hour or two) if I lightly pat translucent powder on top or pair with a similarly-hued powder blush. The finish is lovely if you like a dewier finish–they reminded me of the type of products I’d reach for in the summer to pat over bare skin.

MAC QuikTrik Stick Duo Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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