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Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pinkish-white with a luminous sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Craving (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This has a similar formula to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and very blendable without being too soft or too firm. The texture feels a little dry, but it doesn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores on my skin, though if you apply more heavily and feel like you have larger pores, then there’s enough shimmer in it that it could be a possibility. I liked that while it was very light, it didn’t have a really strong, white powdery base, so it didn’t look chalky on my skin tone (and sometimes these types of colors can), which makes it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. I think that those with cooler undertones, the pink tone/tint in this may be more noticeable as well. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me. This product also came with a mini kabuki brush, which is okay, but I did personally prefer a less dense brush for application (as well as a softer one). This is one of the better highlighters Dior has released in the last few years.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Pink (001)

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Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as a “soft luminescent white.” It’s a pale, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Snow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I reviewed this previously when it was released in the Champagne Glow palette, but I had noticed (or felt) that the consistency of the powders in the palette was slightly drier compared to the permanent versions I had (of the existing two shades in the palette). I know that a lot of readers have been eagerly awaiting Pearl in powder form, so I figured I would check it out. I do think the standalone version is smoother, but the standalone version is also slightly more shimmery (just slightly, though!). The texture was still softer than the majority of the Pressed range, and worth noting, it is 0.25 oz. compared to the 0.28 oz. size of the other shades. It can emphasize pores if I am not careful with the application–the palette version was more forgiving in that aspect. On me, the highlighter wore for eight hours.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Pearl
Pearl
Pearl
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Too Faced Warm Glow Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow
Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow

Too Faced Warm Glow Candelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new addition to the Candlelight Glow range (the other is Rosy Glow) in a warmer tone; Too Faced also indicates that they’ve changed the formula (“We’ve revamped our bestselling highlighter by popular demand”)–I didn’t notice that bit until writing up this review, so I’ll be looking to purchase Rosy Glow in the future as well. The formula is supposed to have sheer coverage that highlights the skin. The duo is nice; they coordinate together and both have a similar warmth, and the wear is good, while the formula is consistent with how it is described. I wish there was a little more contrast between the two, because it would make the product more versatile overall (because you could always mix to lighten the darker one); on my skin tone, they look similar on, though fairer skin tones and cooler skin tones should see a stronger difference applied.

Warm Glow (Left) is a light, golden champagne with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. The finish reads more shimmery than just a glowing, luminous one, but it isn’t frosty or metallic. It adds glow and shimmer without emphasizing pores. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to apply, while the coverage is sheer. It is buildable to semi-sheer with a few layers. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours. Smashbox Glow (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00)(95% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Snowlit (LE) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Flexitarian (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double-Gleam (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sunlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warm Glow (Right) is a light-medium, golden peach with warm, orange-y undertones and a frosted finish. The texture on this shade was a little drier compared to the left side, though not so dry that it read that way on the skin. Once blended and buffed into the skin, it also produces a strong sheen that just slightly emphasizes pores for me. This shade also lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is darker (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P) is darker (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Warm Glow
Warm Glow
Warm Glow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator
NYX Enigmatic Illuminator

NYX Enigmatic Illuminator ($9.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peachy-pink with warm, golden shimmer that gives it a frosted sheen. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is the last of the five shades in the NYX Illuminator range. The formula is supposed to have “radiant shimmer” that gives skin a “subtle glow.” The texture of this shade was slightly dry, but it applied without a fuss on the skin and didn’t look powdery, though it did emphasize pores slightly. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The highlighter blended out well and lasted for six and a half hours on me.

NYX Illuminator Enigmatic
Enigmatic
Enigmatic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “champagne with pearl.” It’s a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00)(90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $32.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Highlighter (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a frosted sheen that didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a more noticeable highlighter on. The texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and never looked cakey or powdery. The version in this standalone compact was less sparkly/metallic compared to the one in a previous holiday palette. On my skin, I wore it as a highlighter, and it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading along the edges.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Sparkling Rose
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a subtle, pink iridescent sheen. Urban Decay Hush (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Amber (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $38.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long-time MAC fans will recognize this name, as it was released with the MAC Loves Barbie collections many years ago. I remember wearing the life out of this product when I bought it then; it was one of my favorite MAC cheek products. This version is slightly darker with a warmer tone (less pink) compared to the one I have from before; they have a similar sheen, and the color difference is only notable when applied more heavily. The bigger difference is my original has a softer, more buttery consistency, but I didn’t have any issues with the texture of this year’s version practically speaking (the original felt more luxurious). Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC. The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while it had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which is line with how the product is marketed (“veil of colour”). It adds glowing sheen to the skin without emphasizing pores. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

MAC Beauty Powder Pearl Sunshine
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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