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Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

01/08

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Plisse Lumiere de Chanel

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, metallic sheen.

It’s described as a “powder highlighter [that] adds an ethereal touch of radiance.” The powder had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture; I felt like I had good control over whether I wanted a more subdued effect or an intense, metallic finish. It didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture, even when worn at higher coverage. It’s a lovely highlighter for someone who doesn’t already have several of the previously released limited edition (or several permanent options, at this point in the highlighting game!). If you have similar coloring to me, you may find it is “your skin but better” as it didn’t add noticeable color, just shine and shimer. The highlighter wore well for just over eight hours on me.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Plisse Lumiere de Chanel
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

01/06

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Rose Gold

Cover FX Rose Gold Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark golden copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. The finish was more metallic on this shade compared to the other two recently added shades but more in line with the original, core set of shades.

The Custom Enhancer Drops formula is supposed to a “buildable highlight” that can be used alone (“even on top of powder”) or mixed in with base products (like foundation, primer, or moisturizer). For a more extensive overview of how I’ve used the formula in different ways, check out my original reviews here. The formula tends to be buildable but plenty pigmented, and I find that so much of how it applies and whether it looks intense or subdued is in the application (more so than the average product).

The texture of the product was light-medium in thickness–not really thin nor was it thick–and it felt more like the core range (and not like the other recently added shades). It was smooth, lightweight on the skin, and easily spread across the skin, whether over base products (including powder) or mixed in with another cream or liquid product. When I tried it as a highlighter on my cheeks, it gave my skin a luminous glow that was shiny but not sparkly or glittery. It had medium, buildable coverage, though it was very easy to sheer it out or build it up, depending on what I used to apply it. On my skin, the highlighter lasted for ten hours.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44.00 for 0.80 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The shimmer was fine enough that it didn’t read metallic when sheered out, but it was buildable enough that it could be nearly metallic when layered on the skin. Overall, the pigmentation was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, depending on application method, but to get higher coverage, it would be best to apply one layer, allow that to dry, and then pat on additional product.

The formula is supposed to be a “gel-cream” that can be used on “the skin directly” or “added into” base products (like foundation or primer). It’s supposed to “build for the ultimate sheen.” That gel texture made it easy to spread without it sheering out immediately, but it also meant that one “pump” was far more product than one would need for spot highlighting (e.g. cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and so forth) and was more in line with what you might use to mix in with a base product. There was a very subtle coconut scent to it, but it wasn’t particularly sweet and was more toned down compared to the Coconut Face Primer. I had no trouble blending this product out on bare skin, over liquid foundation, or patted over powder highlighter. It wore well for nine hours on me as a standalone highlighter, and it did not impact the wear of my foundation (I used it with Tarte and Guerlain).

This was unexpectedly large–or conversely, unexpectedly cheap given the size–and can easily be used regularly for mixing with base products or all-over the body (in fact, you’ll want to in order to finish a bottle!). I think it is particularly spectacular mixed with body lotion or even dabbed and blended across shoulders and decolletage for an all-over glow. It actually seemed like a perfect mix between typical liquid highlighter (often quite sheer and subtle) and some of the more intense, metallic powder highlighters out there. That being said, the color and effect are easily duped by a number of powder products, so unless the gel-cream texture is something you’ve been looking for, you might have something like this in your stash.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Dew You
Dew You
Dew You
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Urban Decay Luminous & Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids

01/06

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Luminous

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a translucent, pearly white with fine white and pale gold pearl. The brand considers this to be a more “universal” shade, but the translucent base seemed to make it one of the most subtle shades in the range as well. This one literally seemed to be “my skin but better,” assuming that one associates a natural “dewiness” to the skin as being better. When I layered it over a blush or bronzer, it had more noticeable luminosity. The consistency was thin, fluid and a little watery, and it blended out nicely over bare skin. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that lasted for eight hours on me.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid Luminous
Luminous
Luminous
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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B+

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Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

01/06

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Blossom

Cover FX Blossom Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a light-medium rose gold with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. The shimmer seemed slightly finer than the original shades launched in the formula, though when applied more heavily, it yielded a more metallic sheen on the skin–it just didn’t emphasize pores at all.

The Custom Enhancer Drops formula is supposed to a “buildable highlight” that can be used alone (“even on top of powder”) or mixed in with base products (like foundation, primer, or moisturizer). For a more extensive overview of how I’ve used the formula in different ways, check out my original reviews here. The formula tends to be buildable but plenty pigmented, and I find that so much of how it applies and whether it looks intense or subdued is in the application (more so than the average product).

The consistency was lightweight, thin without being watery (though thinner than past shades), and spread well across the skin without disturbing base products (as well as worked just fine over my bare skin or mixed with base products). The pigmentation varied from semi-sheer to opaque, depending on application method and how much product one used. I didn’t feel like I had to apply a ton to use it as a standalone highlighter nor did I have to be really careful about how much I mixed in with a base product. As a cheek highlighter, it wore well for almost nine hours on me.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) Blossom
Blossom
Blossom
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights & Holographic Lights Strobe Highlighters

01/06

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Ever Glow Lights

Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft white with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. This was one of the more subtle shades with respect to finish, and this was much more in line with the concept of “natural illumination.” The texture was soft, a little dusty but did not appear dry on the cheeks, and was blendable. It had good pigmentation–less buildable than just pigmented–but that dustiness made it sheer out a bit on the skin, so it was easy to control and sheer out the coverage, if desired. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

The Strobe Highlighter formula is described as a “light powder highlighter [that] gives a natural illumination.” It’s supposed to have buildable coverage, and it can also be used wet for a stronger finish. The texture reminds me of parchment–a little dry, almost “noisy” when I run my finger over it. There was a dryness present that I find common to more baked and mineralize kind of products, which is noticeable in the pan but rarely on the skin (where it counts the most!). The coverage was medium, buildable, and the dustiness in the texture made it very easy to blend and diffuse the powder across cheekbones for an even glow. The formula wore between seven and a seven and a half hours on me.

Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter Ever Glow Lights
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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