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NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Lavender Steel

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is an iridescent, lavender with a pale, grayish beige base. It looked more like a very light lavender applied to the skin that appeared deeper in color as I moved around. Mine arrived broken (it’s not an Ulta order unless at least one thing arrives broken), so it was a little harder to discern the true texture, but it seemed a touch drier overall to me and not quite as smooth. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that blended out with ease and sat well on the skin (no emphasis of pores!). On me, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Lavender Steel
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

01/09

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set ($38.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes a lipstick, liquid lipstick, blush, and highlighting powder that come with a heart-shaped makeup bag. The bag itself is fairly small and very flat, so it was hard to use.

Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Muse

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B+

XO

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F

Better Together

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Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Sublimate

Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks ($80.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and cream blush. The formula is touted as “super sheer,” and that’s what you get: incredibly sheer, almost translucent color. Both shades are sheer and barely-there with a dewy finish that never sets or dries down, and as a result, the wear was between three to four hours. Despite never setting, they didn’t feel tacky, just a little emollient to the touch, and can handle a powder being patted on top (though the dewiness went away completely). I wish they lasted longer, but as they have such short wear, it’s not a very practical product for most. I think this will be best for someone who doesn’t need their makeup to last long, has drier skin (perhaps it would last longer), and/or wants a sheerer base for their powder blushes.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheeks Sublimate
Sublimate
Sublimate
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
4
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight

Ibiza

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza The Neo Limelight ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is a mega-sized cheek palette with three shades of highlighter that form a gradient from pale gold to light lavender to lavender. When mixed together, the effect was a light-medium lavender with a subtle warmth and a luminous finish. Each shade was wide enough to be worn alone, though there’s no distinct beginning and end for the shades. The consistency of the palette was fairly smooth, soft, and blendable, while the pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque. The only shade I had trouble with was the darker lavender, which was drier in feel and had buildable coverage. There was a bit of excess powder that kicked up in the pan, but it did not read powdery or dry on the skin. The effect was moderate to high in shine, so the palette would work best for someone who likes a stronger highlighter/highlighting blush.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Limelight Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

01/08

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Limelight

LORAC Limelight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter ($23.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light, minty green with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to appear cooler in the pan, but the shimmer itself seemed warmer (like a pale gold) so that it appeared warmer as I blended out the color. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a touch thin, but it applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. It had a high-shine finish–definitely not a subtle highlighter–but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This was a fun highlight to work with, as the aqua hue transformed anything I paired it with. On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter Limelight
Limelight
Limelight
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Scintillate

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks ($80.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and cream blush. You get plenty of product in the compact, but the product itself is just that type of product that for someone will be essential and for many others, totally unnecessary and almost am “I don’t get it” kind of product. Both shades are sheer and barely-there with a dewy finish that never sets or dries down, and as a result, the wear was between three to four hours. The formula is, however, touted as “super sheer,” so the coverage level is as described. Despite never setting, they didn’t feel tacky, just a little emollient to the touch, and can handle a powder being patted on top (though the dewiness went away completely). I think this will be best for someone who doesn’t need their makeup to last long, has drier skin (perhaps it would last longer), and/or wants a sheerer base for their powder blushes.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheeks Scintillate
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
3.5
Longevity
5
Application
76%
Total

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