bareMinerals Swoon Blush

bareMinerals Swoon Blush ($19.00 for 0.03 oz.) is described as a “petal pink satin.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with a matte finish. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is warmer, slightly more orange. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $25.00) is lighter.MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $21.00) is a touch warmer. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is darker. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is pinker, less matte. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is several shades darker. See comparison swatches.

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bareMinerals Swoon Blush
bareMinerals Blush Swoon
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion ($52.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wearing formula” that can be used as a “primer, foundation, or even a highlighter.” It says it can last as long as 12 hours. It has a lightweight, thin, liquid-y consistency with a warm, golden sheen. The powder version of Candlelight The Celestial Powder is much more beige, less golden/yellow. See comparison swatches against some golden powder highlighters. The most comparable shade with a similar formula that I could think of was Giorgio Armani No. 10, which is liquid as well, but it is warmer, darker. Other formulas that have similar consistencies would be MAC Lustre Drops, MAC Strobe Liquid, and Tom Ford Skin Illuminator.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion
Kevyn Aucoin   The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Chanel Chamade (67) & Intonation (69) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Chamade (67) Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “deep pink.” It looks rather red in the pan, and applied, it’s more like a reddish-pink with subtle cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. It is extremely pigmented; as in, a couple pats of color onto the cheeks is plenty for fair to medium complexions. The consistency is lightweight, creamy initially, but it quickly sets to a soft, powdery texture that is easy to blend out on the skin. It lasted well for nine hours on me before showing signs of fading. Chanel Affinite (65) (P, $38.00) is much lighter. MAC Keep It Casual (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Rouge (LE, $43.00) is powder and more shimmery. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is slightly pinker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Chamade (67) Le Blush Creme de Chanel
Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel Chamade (67)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Skinfinishes

There are three shades of MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 for 0.31 oz.) in the upcoming Magnetic Nude collection, which launches in-stores and at-counter on December 26th. Superb is a repromote, while the other two shades are new (and of course, limited edition). Those are the two that I’m testing for wear today, so I will update with ratings and wear times once I’ve finished wearing them.

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MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Skinfinishes
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Fairly Precious
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blushes

In the MAC Magnetic Nude collection, there are three shades of Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 for 0.22 oz.) releasing. The collection will be available in-stores and at-counter on December 26th.

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MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blushes
MAC Extra Dimension Blush At Dusk
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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bareMinerals Crystallized Collection (Quick)

bareMinerals Crystallized Collection (was $54.00, now $38.00) is a holiday set that’s already on sale, so I guess the timing of this review still works out since now you can get it for even more of a steal than before! It contains eight products, and most of them are full-sized. Everything is in silver-hued packaging. The standsout in the kit are definitely the Eyeshadow Duo (but I’m such a huge fan of the formula, that’s not a surprise) and lipstick.

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bareMinerals Crystallized Collection
bareMinerals Full Face Collection 2013 Crystallized
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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