Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit

Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four ultra-shimmery highlighters in warmer hues. The formula is consistent in the palette and also consistent with the other two, previously-released Glow Kits. I wish they had gone darker on both of the lighter shades–Summer and Moonstone–and differentiated better between the two, as they look quite similar even heavily applied but almost the same when diffused/sheered out (more like how typical highlighters are applied).

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Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit Sun Dipped
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains three cheek colors and nine eyeshadows. The formula on some of the more matte shades was very, very silky and soft, but they kicked up a lot of excess powder in the pan and often sheered out when blended–more so than some of Tarte’s past palettes. I noticed that some of the darker shades seemed to become more muted just a few minutes after applying, so it felt like I had to really pat and pack on some shades to get definition and depth out of them. I think the colors complement each other well, and I liked that there were some plummy hues thrown in with warmer, more orange-toned shades. I also felt like the cheek colors actually worked with the palette and its different color combinations, so the scheme is very cohesive. The palette is slated to be fully released on June 6th!

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Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette
Tarte Summer 2016 Palette Swamp Queen
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, bronzy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (Original) (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Champagne Pop
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and fine pearl. Colour Pop Flexitarian (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette

Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes two highlighters and three blushes. Each highlighter contains 0.19 oz. of product ($51.57 worth), each Mineral blush contains 0.12 oz. ($38.40 worth), and the Luminous blush contains 0.10 oz. ($16.19 worth)–the palette has a total value of $106.16 or $10.40 per shade. I think there’s plenty of each product, and the size of each pan (even the smaller blushes) is appropriate and can be used with a slew of blush and highlighter brushes. Like other Becca palettes, the texture is noticeably drier and looser in the pan for the highlighters, compared to the standalone formula, which is something I notice more by feel and initial application, but it doesn’t seem to change the color, tone, or the way the product looks applied and blended on the skin (this is my only hesitation about the palette). Worth noting, Becca called out the Mineral Blushes as matte, but their interpretation of matte is more like true satin–there is a sheen to the skin but is not overly shimmery, and secondly, Becca seems to market their blushes as more buildable/medium in coverage but all three are very pigmented–this is, as a result, reflected in the rating but if you like your blushes pigmented, you should mentally bump up the ratings.

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Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
Becca Face Palette Champagne Collection
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Creme Duo

MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo ($33.00 for TBA oz.) has a highlighter and contour in a cream formula. The formula felt denser and had less slip than MAC’s Cream Colour Bases, and they are consistent with previously-released Pro Sculpting Creams (I have a review for them from 2012). I found them easy to apply and blend out with fingertips or synthetic brushes, as the texture was creamy with enough color payoff to show up on the skin but wasn’t so dense as to become difficult to use. They lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

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MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo
MAC Pro Sculpting Crème Duo Tryphaena and Cleopatra
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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