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Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

01/10

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Fireball

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, pink and gold sparkle. It had sheer color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to medium coverage with three layers.

The formula is supposed to be a “smooth, silky powder” that adds “an instant peachy-pink glow” with “light-reflecting particles.” It’s a thin, dusty powder that has a very firm, dry texture to it, though the powder itself did not appear dry applied to the skin. I did, however, find that it did not blend out as easily as I expected as it seemed to absorb the natural oils on my face and adhere very strongly wherever it was initially applied. There were noticeable sparkles in the highlighter, so I would not recommend it for someone who did not like their sparkle or glitter. It wore well for six and a half hours on me before fading.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Fireball
Fireball
Fireball
7
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
70%
Total
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NARS Bord de Plage Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

01/06

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

NARS Bord de Plage Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette

Bord de Plage

NARS Bord de Plage Highlighting & Bronzing Palette ($59.00 for 0.66 oz.) contains four highlighters and two bronzers. If you’re familiar with spring’s Banc de Sable, then this palette might seem familiar; it has a similar formula and includes one shade from it as well (Rivage). The two bronzers–Laguna and Casino–are still available individually in the Sun Wash formula. The consistency of both the highlighters and bronzers is firmer in the pan with a smoother consistency that doesn’t kickup excess product in the pan but works better with a denser brush. The Sun Wash bronzer formula is designed to be sheerer, so they will work best for someone who wants a buildable bronzer. The highlighters can be used wet or dry with wet (well, damp) application yielding a stronger sheen and slightly more pigmented, depending on the shade. They are entirely usable dry, though, as they’re more pigmented dry than described.

It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive but will be available August 4th everywhere else.

NARS Fall 2017 Highlighting & Bronzing Palette Bord de Plage

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Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

01/09

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter

Starburst

Ciate Starburst Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had a high-shine finish even with a sheerer application, though it was not truly metallic until medium or greater coverage.

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The texture was soft, smooth, and a smidgen dusty to the touch, though it did not appear dry on the skin and didn’t have much excess product kicked up in the pan after using it. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. It was easy to blend out the highlighter, and while very metallic, it seemed to reach to the point where the shine made my skin appear smooth instead of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture.

Ciate Glow-To Highlighter Starburst
Starburst
Starburst
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

01/08

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter

Melonade

Dose of Colors Melonade Supreme Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was buildable on the skin for semi-opaque coverage. The consistency was firmer but still that creamier, denser powder that required a heavier hand or denser brush to really buff and blend out the color across the skin for even coverage and diffused edges. On my skin tone, this particular shade had a tendency to disappear so it may not be as detectable in photos as I would have liked but there’s a hint of color on the apples of my cheeks. The sheen was noticeable but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on before fading slightly.

The brand could really use a more informative description of the formula, as all I have to share with you is that it’s supposed to “apply weightlessly, creating an illuminated look.” I bought two shades (there are six available) to try and may eventually purchase the other shades but for now, I just have two (this and Gold is the New Black). The consistency (based on the two I have) is soft but powdery with a denser feel, almost like a part-powder, part-cream texture. I found that it did not apply as evenly as I expected and that typical highlighting brushes did not diffuse or buff the color in as well, and the formula worked a lot better with a dense blush brush. Once I switched up the tool, I found them easy to apply, but they are definitely denser and “thicker” compared to the average powder highlighter.

Dose of Colors Supreme Glow Highlighter Melonade
Melonade
Melonade
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

01/09

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter

Moondust

Ciate Moondust Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, light pink with warm, beige undertones and a sparkling, luminous sheen. It had a moderate to intense glow, depending on how heavy the application, and fine sparkle. I didn’t feel like it read glittery on the skin, but there were larger particles that may not be in keeping with everyone’s preference.

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The powder was soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being dusty, powdery, nor was it too dense or firmly pressed in the compact. It was incredibly easy to blend and diffuse the highlighter on the skin, and even at higher coverage, it did not emphasize smy skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading subtly.

Ciate Glow-To Highlighter Moondust
Moondust
Moondust
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

01/08

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter

Gold is the New Black

Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black Supreme Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer and a lighter touch could get sheerer coverage if desired. The consistency was soft to the touch, almost powdery in a way, but it was also denser and more substantial without being firmly packed in the pan. I found that I had better luck applying and blending out the powder with a blush brush than a tapered highlighting brush, which did not seem dense enough for this texture. Once on the skin, the highlighter lasted for eight hours before fading.

The brand could really use a more informative description of the formula, as all I have to share with you is that it’s supposed to “apply weightlessly, creating an illuminated look.” I bought two shades (there are six available) to try and may eventually purchase the other shades but for now, I just have two (this and Melonade). The consistency (based on the two I have) is soft but powdery with a denser feel, almost like a part-powder, part-cream texture. I found that it did not apply as evenly as I expected and that typical highlighting brushes did not diffuse or buff the color in as well, and the formula worked a lot better with a dense blush brush. Once I switched up the tool, I found them easy to apply, but they are definitely denser and “thicker” compared to the average powder highlighter.

Dose of Colors Supreme Glow Highlighter Gold is the New Black
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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