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MAC Rosy Cheeks & Sweets for My Sweet Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

Rosy Cheeks

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, fuchsia pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage, if desired. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen dusty in the pan (but not applied); I felt like the softness made it easier to control and to grab less product, if desired, so it could be used as sheerer coverage levels without a lot of work. What was even more surprising was how blendable the color was on the cheeks–it melted and diffused as I applied it and I barely had to blend the edges after laying down the initial color. The finish was luminous but not emphasizing of my pores. The color stayed on well for ten hours before fading.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Rosy Cheeks
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Superb & Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Superb

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color seemed to be slightly rosier than the last version of this I had (from a limited edition release). It had excellent color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was smooth to the touch without being dry or dusty in the pan. It was easy to apply at full coverage and then diffuse the color or to use a lighter touch for less intense shine. The finish, while nearly metallic, did not accentuate the texture of my skin. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight to nine hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Superb
Superb
Superb
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Cheeky Bits & Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

Cheeky Bits

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the cheeks. The powder was smooth, soft, and blendable but never powdery or dusty in the pan (and this type of formula often has a slightly “drier” feel). I was impressed by just how effortless diffusing this richer shade was! The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly on me.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Cheeky Bits
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

01/09

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Aurora

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, sparkling highlighters that are supposed to have a “metallic” finish for “intense luminosity” that can be used on “eyes, face, and body.” I noticed shifts in Eclipse, Spectra, Helia, and Lyra, but Luna and Orion were more static, even with contorting my arm to view the swatches at different angles. I found incredibly difficult to capture the shifts noticeably on camera, but the ones I listed previously were visible in person as I turned my head. The shifts were more amplified when layered over blush colors. The formula was soft, smooth, dense but not too firm in the pan, and I felt like they were easy to apply and blend out. The majority of shades were quite pigmented, though a lighter hand or more feathery brush could be used for medium coverage. For me, the wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across all six shades.

It’s presently available on Anastasia’s website but will release at other retailers this summer.

Anastasia Glow Kit Aurora
Aurora

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A-

Eclipse

Permanent
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A-

Luna

Permanent
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A

Spectra

Permanent
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A-

Helia

Permanent
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B+

Orion

Permanent
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A-

Lyra

Permanent
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Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

01/09

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

First Love

Burberry First Love Highlighting Blush ($68.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, satin sheen. It’s a limited edition product that I’ve seen pop-up at a few retailers, though not yet at all retailers that typically carry Burberry (at least, not to my knowledge), but it seems to have sold through quickly. The formula is supposed to be “easy to blend and build” with a “luminous” finish.

The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable with just a touch of dustiness in the pan, but it blended out nicely and did not appear dusty or dry on the skin. It was rather pigmented, but the softness of the consistency made it easier to sheer out or diffuse to more of a wash of color, if desired–I just wouldn’t describe it was buildable. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry Blush Highlighter First Love
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

01/08

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Tan-tastic

Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan ($49.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with less than two layers. The consistency was smooth, denser in the pan but not so firm that it was a challenge to get product to transfer onto a brush. It certainly would work with the coordinating, limited edition Bronze brush, but it worked just as fine with other blush and bronzer brushes I have. The bronzer wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

It’s a limited edition powder bronzer that’s supposed to have a “radiant matte” finish with a “jet-milled powder” that “blends effortlessly” and is scented with a “coconut fragrance.” First thing worth pointing out is that the bronzer is huge–it is double to triple the size of the average powder bronzer on the market–so the price point is almost a “steal” given the brand’s general pricing. It is heavily scented, though I did not notice the scent much, if at all, once applied to the skin, and the scent was coconutty with a hint of sunscreen to me–it felt very beachy but not just pure coconut.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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