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Milani Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica Baked Blushes

01/06

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Bella Bellini

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque.

The Baked Blush formula is described as “richly pigmented and highly buildable” (that’s not confusing at all, right?)–it would make more sense to say something like “buildable from sheer to full coverage.” That is more in line with how they used to describe the formula when I reviewed shades from the range last year, but they have since changed it to what I’ve included here. I’m not aware of any reformulation in the last year, I feel it’s fair to take their meaning as “highly buildable” to “richly pigmented” payoff.

The consistency was smooth, slightly dusty, but it blended out nicely on the skin and did not appear powdery once buffed and worked into the skin. The blush had a very strong sheen, which slightly emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. The color started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/06

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Deep

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a fine, golden micro-shimmer. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the skin. The texture was smooth, silky, and slightly powdery in the pan but applied well to my skin–even the drier areas–and had a subtle sheen. It wore well for just over 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 Deep
Deep
Deep
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Bobbi Brown Bikini & Desert Sun Glow Sticks

01/06

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bikini

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and gold and pink pearl. It had sheer coverage with a dewy sheen that did not dry down. The effect is pretty on the skin if you like a really dewy glow, but the lack of dry down made it a fussy product to use as it disturbed any base products, broke foundation/powder down within hours, and on its own, it had moved around noticeably on the skin after four hours. The formula was just too emollient for practical, all-day long wear.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” The formula was very emollient with a lot of slip and wetness; it never dried down and always felt slick on the skin. All of the shades I tried were sheer, and they were not buildable, so several shades ended up looking very similar on my skin tone (but may look more or less different on other skin tones/undertones). The emollient feel of the formula did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

Bobbi Brown Glow Stick Bikini
Bikini

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D+
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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

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

01/09

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Sweet Revenge

Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge Make Them Blush Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a very subtle sheen–more like a “natural matte” blush when applied and diffused on the cheeks.

The formula is supposed to have “silky smooth” feel, long-wear, and be “pigment-rich.” I would describe the formula as thin with buildable coverage from medium, and long-wearing, but it was by no means “pigment-rich” as it took two to three layers for more opaque coverage. The powder was thinner and harder to diffuse and blend out on the skin; it was the type of product that tended to stick strongly wherever it was initially applied and would take stronger buffing to pull and spread the color outward. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Powder Blush Sweet Revenge
C+

Permanent

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

Pretty Vulgar Mirror, Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

01/09

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Mirror Mirror

Pretty Vulgar Mirror, Mirror Make Them Blush Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is an intense, bright pink with cooler undertones and warmer, gold shimmer. It was richly pigmented–a little went a long way–and even a light hand would be highly recommended to start, regardless of your skin tone! The base color is cooler, while the gold shimmer adds noticeable warmth, though it still looked a little cooler-toned when blended out on my skin tone but may appear cooler on cool undertones and warmer on those with stronger, warm undertones.

The formula is supposed to have “silky smooth” feel, long-wear, and be “pigment-rich.” The powder was smooth, dense but not stiff or difficult to pick up, and very blendable on the skin. The latter was absolutely key given how pigmented the product was, and while shimmery, it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture at all. When I tested the blush for wear, the color wore exceptionally well for nine hours before I started to see some fading.

Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Powder Blush Mirror Mirror
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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