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Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Ablaze

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Ablaze
Ablaze
Ablaze
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Enamored

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Enamored
Enamored
Enamored
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

01/09

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

Navagio Beach

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a subtle, pearl sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that glided across bare skin exceptionally well.

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to be a “buildable formula that delivers sheer, high-impact color on lips and cheeks,” and it’s also said another way: “pairs vivid color with a weightless touch,” which seems to suggest that the “sheer” quality is more with respect to the feel of the product than the coverage. That being said, the coverage seems to be “buildable” but still “vivid.” On my skin tone, this color worked more as a highlighter than a blush, but on very fair skin tones, it may also add subtle warmth. It applied best and easiest over bare skin but was workable over a liquid/cream product; I would avoid using it over powder as it tended to cause splotchiness. As a cheek color, it lasted for seven and a half hours, and as a lip product, it lasted for two and a half hours and was non-drying.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple Navagio Beach
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Burberry Pink Pearl & Rose Gold Fresh Glow Highlighters

01/08

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

No. 03 Pink Pearl

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter ($68.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, pale pink with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a noticeable sheen on the skin but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

Burberry added two new shades to their highlighter range (and seemed to make two previously released shades permanent). The formula is supposed to have a “buildable” coverage that illuminates the skin. The formula is fairly pigmented, though the consistency was incredibly soft that it was prone to sheering out on the skin, so the effect was more semi-opaque in practice (unless you used a light hand). The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter No. 03 Pink Pearl
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Superb & Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Superb

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color seemed to be slightly rosier than the last version of this I had (from a limited edition release). It had excellent color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was smooth to the touch without being dry or dusty in the pan. It was easy to apply at full coverage and then diffuse the color or to use a lighter touch for less intense shine. The finish, while nearly metallic, did not accentuate the texture of my skin. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight to nine hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Superb
Superb
Superb
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

01/09

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Aurora

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, sparkling highlighters that are supposed to have a “metallic” finish for “intense luminosity” that can be used on “eyes, face, and body.” I noticed shifts in Eclipse, Spectra, Helia, and Lyra, but Luna and Orion were more static, even with contorting my arm to view the swatches at different angles. I found incredibly difficult to capture the shifts noticeably on camera, but the ones I listed previously were visible in person as I turned my head. The shifts were more amplified when layered over blush colors. The formula was soft, smooth, dense but not too firm in the pan, and I felt like they were easy to apply and blend out. The majority of shades were quite pigmented, though a lighter hand or more feathery brush could be used for medium coverage. For me, the wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across all six shades.

It’s presently available on Anastasia’s website but will release at other retailers this summer.

Anastasia Glow Kit Aurora
Aurora

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Eclipse

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Luna

Permanent
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A

Spectra

Permanent
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A-

Helia

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B+

Orion

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A-

Lyra

Permanent
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