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Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Sesso

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The bronzer and highlighter were lovely to work with–pigmented, long wearing, and blendable–but the blush was under-pigmented and harder to blend out.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Sesso
Sesso
Sesso
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Nooner

Urban Decay Nooner Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The highlighter was the highest performing shade out of the trio, while the blush was the least, though as long as you don’t mind less pigmented (but buildable) blush, it may still work well for you.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Nooner
Nooner
Nooner
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Physicians Formula Light Bronze & Bronze Butter Bronzers

01/06

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Light Bronze

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer ($14.99 for 0.38 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers.

The Butter Bronzer formula is supposed to “smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.” The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It seemed to “melt” on the skin and looked satiny but not shimmery. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. There is a strong, coconut-based scent.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Light Bronze
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Physicians Formula Plum Rose & Natural Glow Butter Blushes

01/07

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush

Plum Rose

Physicians Formula Plum Rose Butter Blush ($12.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, dusty pinky-plum with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, very slightly powdery texture that was very smooth, easy to blend, and sat well on the skin.

The Butter Blush formula is supposed to “deliver a gorgeous blushing glow.” The powder has a strong coconut scent. The color wore well for eight hours on me, but this shade will show better and be better on fairer skin tones as it doesn’t show up much on me so I’d expect it to look a bit different and more nuanced on lighter skin tones. The finish was more matte than glowing with this particular shade, though. It had one of the more finely-milled powder consistencies I’ve tried by a drugstore brand, so I wish they had more shades available–something that might work for someone that’s light-medium or darker. It’s a surprise to see a brand that really doesn’t seem to want to cater to diversity and richness in skin tones that the beauty industry has in 2017–but given the brand still releases foundations with just two shades, I guess it shouldn’t really be a surprise.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush Plum Rose
Plum Rose
Plum Rose
B+

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Twilight Tint

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is cool, bluish white with an iridescent blue-to-violet sheen. The finish was somewhere between luminous and frost; slightly visible shimmer but once blended and buffed into the skin, the finish appeared more like a very smooth, luminous sheen. It had a moderately dense texture–the kind that has a very smooth feel with zero dustiness or powderiness to it but wasn’t actually stiff or difficult to work with. It had nearly opaque coverage, though I felt like it was easy to control and use with a lighter hand (or a different tool) to get semi-sheer to medium coverage, if desired. This type of shade can work exceptionally well layered over other products, especially to add a cooler, bluer tone to them, while also highlighting an area. When I tested this for wear, the highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Twilight Tint
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

01/10

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Camelia de Chanel

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, sparkling sheen. There was both finer, more luminous shimmer and slightly larger, more noticeable sparkles in this product.

Chanel says the formula is supposed to be a “sheer highlighting powder.” The texture was fairly smooth, not at all dusty or powdery, and denser but not stiff or difficult to get product onto a brush. The included brush certainly worked for applying to the face, though I still preferred a myriad of other highlighting and blush brushes in my arsenal. It had more medium coverage than sheer, though with a lighter touch, sheer coverage was certainly possible. The coverage was also buildable to full with two to three layers, which I think made it a more versatile product. The highlighter didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture unless worn at more semi-opaque to opaque coverage, and then there was slight emphasis. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Camelia de Chanel
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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