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Laura Geller Ballerina & Gilded Honey Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminators Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

01/07

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Ballerina

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.85 oz.) is a soft, medium rose gold with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which was only opaque just-squeezed out of the applicator, but the watery texture made it impossible for it to actually stay that way once I started to blend the product out. I tried applying a second layer on top with minimal success. As long as the product was blended on the skin, it dried down for the most part. I don’t recommend applying with the sponge applicator, especially if you use any base products, as it will absolutely pick up foundations and concealers, which then muddies the highlighter a bit. It had a subtle sheen that was more noticeable in person than in photos (almost looked like nothing was on my cheeks in photos) with little color (against my skin tone). The faint glow lasted for seven hours on me.

It’s supposed to be “sheer” liquid version of the brand’s powder highlighters. There’s a sponge applicator on the end, and you squeeze the product out onto it, which was the aspect of this product I liked least. I think a simple squeeze tube would have made more sense and been just as practical–it would have worked well for getting product out for highlighting key areas of the face as well as for mixing with base products. It’s much harder to mix with base products that way it is packaged. It was fairly sheer on the skin (as marketed), but it might have been in that range of “too sheer” for some. It also worked well as a base for powder highlighters or mixed with base/foundation products.

Laura Geller Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator Ballerina
Ballerina
Ballerina
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

01/09

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Rose Gold

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, gold-shimmered pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. A lot of the warmth came from the shimmer, as the base seemed cooler in comparison.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “creamy, powder formula” that is “long-wearing, highly pigmented” and gives a “lit-from-within glow.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin, and it was buildable to full coverage, if desired. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with as the powder wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. The highlighter was noticeable on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Jouer Powder Highlighter Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

01/06

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

Pirates of the Caribbean

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes three highlighters and three blushes. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, though two of the three shades were rather pigmented and one was more medium and buildable. The palette’s more amped up pigmentation was why it was rated lower, but if you’re the type of person who wants more pigmented highlighters and blushes, then it should work well for you.

LORAC Cheek Palette Pirates of the Caribbean
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Fortune

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B

Lost Soul

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B+

Destined

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B+

Caribbean

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B+

Star Reader

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B+

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Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Ablaze

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Ablaze
Ablaze
Ablaze
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette

Enamored

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Enamored
Enamored
Enamored
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

01/09

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple

Navagio Beach

NARS Navagio Beach Sheer Pop Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a subtle, pearl sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that glided across bare skin exceptionally well.

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to be a “buildable formula that delivers sheer, high-impact color on lips and cheeks,” and it’s also said another way: “pairs vivid color with a weightless touch,” which seems to suggest that the “sheer” quality is more with respect to the feel of the product than the coverage. That being said, the coverage seems to be “buildable” but still “vivid.” On my skin tone, this color worked more as a highlighter than a blush, but on very fair skin tones, it may also add subtle warmth. It applied best and easiest over bare skin but was workable over a liquid/cream product; I would avoid using it over powder as it tended to cause splotchiness. As a cheek color, it lasted for seven and a half hours, and as a lip product, it lasted for two and a half hours and was non-drying.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple Navagio Beach

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