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Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell & Opal Flashes Jade Light Chaser Highlighters

01/07

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light pink with a luminous sheen and subtle, warm undertones. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dry but did not seem as finely-milled as Becca’s more popular highlighting powder formula. This shade was a more subtle shade in the range (though I would classify it as a moderate highlighter in the grand scheme of all that is highlighting), as it did not have the high-shine finish, and it definitely did not have anything like a duochrome shift. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

The Light Chaser Highlighter formula is supposed to be “more than a highlighter” and have a combination of “kaleidoscopic color and light” that makes it “shift as you move.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Bronze Burst

Milani Bronze Burst Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a medium, orange-copper with warm, red undertones and a faint, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation that was fairly blendable on the skin. When I used all the shades together, the wear time was eight hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Bronze Burst
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode & Pearl Flashes Gold Light Chaser Highlighters

01/07

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Amethyst Flashes Geode

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and cooler, lavender sparkle and pearl. This shade had larger sparkles that sat on the skin along with finer pearl that gave a more luminous sheen on the skin. The texture was chunky, dry, and had a tendency to appear patchy without a good deal of buffing. It emphasized my skin’s natural texture, though it was nowhere near as shiny as the brand’s original pressed highlighters. It had good pigmentation, though, and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. I did not detect much of a shift, more that it had a warmer, pink base with a cooler sheen but no real shift or duochrome-like appearance.

The Light Chaser Highlighter formula is supposed to be “more than a highlighter” and have a combination of “kaleidoscopic color and light” that makes it “shift as you move.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter Amethyst Flashes Geode
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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Bite Cava Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, creamy, and velvety feel that glided across the lips and skin easily. As a cheek color, whether dabbed on or used with a brush to apply, it had buildable coverage from medium to opaque. If swiped directly from the tube, it had more opaque coverage. It felt lightweight as a cream blush, which lasted for almost ten hours on me, and as a lip product, it had a more powdery, thicker feel on the lips but was non-drying and stayed on for five hours. When I wore it as a cream eyeshadow, it had faint creasing within an hour and a half of wear.

It’s a new shade addition to the Multistick range, which I’ve reviewed extensively in the past (see this extensive overview). It is a cream formula that can be worn on eyes, lips, and face, and it is supposed to be “blendable, breathable, and buildable” with a “soft focus finish. The consistency is medium in thickness–more noticeably thick when used on the lips, as it is quite dense–and is quite blendable across the majority of shades. I really liked the formula as a cream blush, as it was blendable, buildable, and long-wearing. As a lip product, it was decent to good (the performance depended largely on the shade), and as an eye product, it was a total miss for me due to poor wear.

Bite Beauty Multistick Cava
Cava
Cava
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Berry Rays

Milani Berry Rays Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together resulted in a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt fairly soft and was blendable on the cheeks with semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable but also easily diffused for sheerer coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one.

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.” The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Berry Rays
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

01/05

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Golden Sand

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) includes one cream highlighter and three powder highlighters housed in a slim, cardboard palette (no mirror). Each highlighter has quite a bit of product–it’s a substantial size for a cheek palette. The brand released two versions (the other is Pink Sand), though I was surprised they weren’t more dissimilar. The Pink Sand version is supposed to be lighter skin tones with the Golden Sand version for medium and dark skin tones.

The cream highlighter had more pigmentation than the average cream highlighter, but the formulation was incredibly dense, thick, and difficult to blend out or use; it was extremely challenging to use it over any base products as it caused it them to break down and move around a lot. The powder formula was smooth but dense, and they needed a heavier hand or a denser brush to get even coverage and color onto the skin.

The cream formula is described as a “pearlescent creamy formula” that will create a “flawless, lit-from-within canvas” and is ideal for layering with powders, though it can also be used “on its own for [a] dewy and natural” effect. The powder highlighters can be used alone or together and are merely described as “light-catching.” The palette is designed so you can build the level of luminosity from subtle to over-the-top. I felt like the cream highlighter definitely gave a more natural sheen, but the three powder highlighters were all quite frosted to metallic and layering any over the cream base made them just as shimmery, if not more so.

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Golden Sand
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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