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Tom Ford Love Lust & Flush Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Love Lust

Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden finish. This was the most shimmery shade out of the entire range, though it was still not quite as shimmery as the prior version of Love Lust–and the color is completely different (see comparison), as the original was darker and more pink-based. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty, and blendable on the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that wore well for nine and a half hours before fading on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Long-time readers will remember that this was one of my favorite formulas, and while it’s still a good formula, the texture and finish are no longer the kind that I gravitate toward, as I like a denser, creamier, and more pearly finish and the new formula is thinner, more powder-like, and is less shimmery overall–so it is just a personal preference.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Love Lust
Love Lust
Love Lust
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

01/10

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Prismatic Amethyst

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as a “lavender duo-chrome.” It’s a pale pink with cooler undertones and fine gold, pink, and violet pearl. As far as the shift went, I tried to detect it but found it very subtle–at most I saw a very subtle gold to lilac shift. The finish was a soft, luminous sheen and far less shiny and metallic on the skin, even applied heavily, than the majority of the shades in the same formula. On my skin tone, it was barely perceptible on its own, though it was more apparent if I layered it over other blushes (particularly pinks, berries, and plums).

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was easy to sheer out (lighter hand, more feather brush) for less coverage, if desired. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, easily blended on the skin, and sat well on my skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture or the look my pores. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Prismatic Amethyst
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Sahara

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is supposed to contain the brand’s famous Celestial Powder in three shades: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight. The formula definitely doesn’t feel quite as finely-milled or as silky as the standalone Celestial Powders, but the bigger difference is that Candlelight and Starlight are both much, much warmer and less luminous in this palette (Sunlight was very similar). The texture not being quite as luxurious as the individual shades was only something I noticed by feel, not so much when I applied it to the skin, blended out the powders, and wore them. If you like warmer, more bronzy highlighters, you’ll probably enjoy this compact.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Highlighter Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Moonbeam

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The finish had slightly larger sparkles to it, though it was still a more moderate highlighter once blended out on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two or three layers–it was best built up by letting each layer dry first. The consistency was blendable, spreadable, but thin and water-like so it felt cool on the skin initially. The highlighter wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Moonbeam
Moonbeam
Moonbeam
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Crystal Glare

NYX Crystal Glare Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and fine, pearly sheen. The shimmer read as a luminous glow than overt shimmer on the skin, even when layered. It had semi-sheer to opaque, buildable coverage (two to three layers for more opaque coverage, though!). The consistency was thin, water-like but dried down after I blended it onto the skin. This shade would be ideal for someone who wants subtle warmth and sheen without a metallic finish. While it could absolutely be mixed in with base products, like a primer or foundation, the wand makes it most practical for dabbing onto the face. The highlighter wore nicely for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Crystal Glare
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Lavender Steel

NYX Lavender Steel Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is an iridescent, lavender with a pale, grayish beige base. It looked more like a very light lavender applied to the skin that appeared deeper in color as I moved around. Mine arrived broken (it’s not an Ulta order unless at least one thing arrives broken), so it was a little harder to discern the true texture, but it seemed a touch drier overall to me and not quite as smooth. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that blended out with ease and sat well on the skin (no emphasis of pores!). On me, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Lavender Steel
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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