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Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/07

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Light

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable color payoff that sat well on the skin. The consistency was incredibly soft, smooth, and a little dusty in the pan, but I felt like it did not apply well to drier skin (my arm is drier, my cheeks are more normal-to-dry) and had a tendency to sheer out quite a bit without building up. If I applied it over just-applied liquid foundation, the powder went on more smoothly and was more noticeable. This shade should work better on very fair complexions for either bronzing or highlighting as well as light skin tones for highlighting–in photos, it didn’t show up at all, but in person I could detect it just barely on my skin. The powder seemed to last about eight hours on me.

Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Light
Light
Light
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

01/09

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Chrissy Teigen

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette ($46.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes two highlighters, a blush, and a bronzer housed in a large, square-shaped palette. One of the four products is a repeat from the permanent line (Rose Gold), while the other three are exclusive to the palette. It’s well worth some consideration if you’re a fan of warmer cheek products in hues of peach, pink, and coral and like your shimmer. The four shades coordinated well with each other and layered nicely, blended without issue, and lasted well on the skin.

The palette contains $48.86 worth of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, $12.92 worth of Sunlit Bronzer, and $13.76 worth of Luminous Blush, which is a total value of $75.54.

Becca Glow Face Palette Chrissy Teigen
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

01/09

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Glimmers of BS

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The powder highlighter is supposed to be “velvety smooth” and “highly pigmented” with a “lustrous” finish. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with whether I wanted a barely-there highlight or true-to-pan color, though it was quite pigmented so a moderate touch yielded a very strong highlight on the skin. If one wanted something more diffused or subtle, I would recommend using a lighter hand and a feathery brush.

The powder sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture, while it still gave a radiant glow. On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before starting to fade noticeably on me.

Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter Glimmers of BS
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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MAC Bronze Hero & Sun Rush Lustre Drops

01/05

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

Bronze Hero

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops ($21.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep copper with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, pearl sheen. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer coverage, if desired. There was subtle color and dewiness on my complexion when I used it as a cheek highlighter/bronzer. It also worked well mixed in with body cream for a subtle, warming effect on legs and decolletage. The consistency was thin, definitely watery, and blendable without lifting up base products easily. On its own, the highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

Lustre Drops are supposed to be “water-based” liquid highlighter that has a “sheer, natural-looking” effect that is “luminous” and “shimmering.” They can be mixed with base products (like primer, moisturizer, or foundation) as well as worn alone as a spot highlighter. I like this type of product best for mixing and getting a dewier finish to my base or as a base for underneath blush or highlighter. If you’re someone who enjoys a subtle highlight on the skin or likes a dewy finish, the formula works nicely on its own for just that result. They come in a puff paint-like bottle, and the fine nozzle is great for controlling how much you want.

MAC Lustre Drops Bronze Hero
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Dior #003 and #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serums

01/06

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

#003

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum ($53.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium golden copper with warm undertones and faint pink and gold pearl. It was very sheer on its own, and when blended, I could barely detect any shimmer or sheen on my skin. It blended out decently but still had a tendency to lift and turn patchy if applied over any foundation (bare skin was fine, as there was nothing to disturb or lift)! When I tried to mix it in with my foundation, it seemed to cause it to separate more and break down faster (by about two hours) but had such barely-there effect that I would reach for so many other products in lieu of it or else use a dewier foundation. On its own, it seemed to last around six hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “highlighter serum” that be used alone, with foundation, and applied all-over the face. There are four shades (I only purchased two–I only saw two when I picked them up at Selfridges!) that seem to correspond with the Diorskin Nude Air powder highlighters in terms of the shade range. The formula has a thin, watery feel with a lot of slip that was harder to blend out without it blending out to almost nothing. It was also heavily scented with a powdery, floral fragrance that was overwhelming and noticeable for hours on the face.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum #003
#003

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Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator & Illuminating Stick

01/10

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Diamond Dust

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a grayish-white base with strong shift to pink-violet paired with a luminous sheen. It had rich color payoff, which was easily blended and diffused for sheerer coverage, if desired. The consistency was smooth, blendable but not so soft that it was powdery in the pan. The brand actually described the formula as a “translucent wash of luminous color,” and while with a very, very light touch and barely-there application, that effect was achievable, the reality was this was a pigmented highlighter–which may not be a deal-breaker for many. On my warmer skin tone, the cooler base made it easier for me to wear layered on top of blush, but the shift was noticeable on its own or layered. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Diamond Dust
9
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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