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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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NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Crushed Bloom

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is muted, medium-dark peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a pink-to-gold shift paired with a soft, pearl finish. It yielded such a lovely glow on the skin–luminous, glowing–but never emphasized pores or appeared metallic. The shimmer in this particular shade seemed to be particularly fine.

The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff or difficult to work with, and blended out easily on the skin. It was richly pigmented, but it was easy to control so sheerer coverage wouldn’t take real work (just a lighter touch). Depending on your skin tone, this may work as a highlighting blush or just as a highlighter. When I tried it, the highlighter lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Crushed Bloom
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/06

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Going Native

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The blush was a real bust–firm, stiff, lacking pigmentation–and the bronzer was just so-so, though the highlighter was quite nice.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Going Native
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Snow Rose

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light, cool-toned beige with pink-to-lavender pearl that gave it more of a soft, frosted sheen. This was one of the more interesting shades (though the type of duochrome it had is something we have seen before), as it can really alter whatever it is layered over. On its own, the whiteness of the base color is rather apparent, so on my skin tone, it would be best when layered over another blush or highlighter. For someone very fair, it could definitely be worn more on its own without looking like it lightened one’s skin. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff or difficult to get pigmentation out of. It applied evenly to the skin, blended out well, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Snow Rose
Snow Rose
Snow Rose
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Sesso

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The bronzer and highlighter were lovely to work with–pigmented, long wearing, and blendable–but the blush was under-pigmented and harder to blend out.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Sesso
Sesso
Sesso
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Nooner

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The highlighter was the highest performing shade out of the trio, while the blush was the least, though as long as you don’t mind less pigmented (but buildable) blush, it may still work well for you.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Nooner
Nooner
Nooner
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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