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Estee Lauder Lover’s Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

01/06

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Lover's Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Lover's Blush

Estee Lauder Lover’s Blush Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a golden, satin shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to medium coverage.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The texture was smooth but firm, so it took some prodding to get enough product to transfer on a brush (or else use a denser brush altogether) to apply to the cheeks to begin with. It blended out fairly well, but I think the lighter color made it a little more forgiving compared to a deeper shade. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Lover's Blush
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Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

01/08

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush

Elegance (370)

Chanel Elegance (370) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin sheen. The formula is supposed to be “soft” and “silky” with a radiant finish. Elegance had good color payoff–not quite opaque but definitely buildable to opaque coverage in two layers–with a soft, silky texture that didn’t kick up much excess powder in the pan. The blush blended out beautifully on the skin and gave it a natural sheen that did not look shimmery, just glowy. On me, it wore well for just over eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Elegance (370)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

01/09

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush

Coco Code

Chanel Coco Code Harmonie de Blush ($70.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a soft, medium pink-coral with fine gold shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage.

The Harmonie de Blush formula is described as a “multi-task[ing]” product that can be used for highlighting, bronzing, or blushing. There are four shades–a light, shimmery pink, peachy-brown, coral-red, and golden beige–that are easiest to use swirled together, though you can concentrate your blush more toward two of the four shades (vertically or horizontally) for more/less shimmer or color. The majority of the color comes from the coral-red, while most of the shimmer comes from the golden beige. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery or too firm in the pan, so it was easy to apply to the skin. As I blended the blush out, it yielded a luminous sheen that wasn’t noticeably shimmery on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

Chanel Harmonie de Blush Coco Code
Coco Code
Coco Code
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Highlighting Palette

01/07

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Skin Twinkle Vol. 2

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Highlighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a slim, rectangular compact that contains four highlighters from white gold to medium bronze. It is a follow-up to last spring’s Skin Twinkle palette, and it is definitely much improved, because it did not contain a “universal matte sand” shade for brightening the under eye (which was definitely not universal), and that particular shade actually had a more papery, dry texture that was strange. This year’s palette was more consistent, and all four shades are highlighters, so it’s a bit more fitting for more skin tones as a result. The brand also increased the value/amount in the palette to 0.70 oz., compared to last year’s which only contained 0.49 oz. (and they are the same price).

If you aren’t already inundated with highlighters, it’s a nice set. All four shades were very dupable, though, so for those who already have a few go-to highlighters, definitely check your stash for redundancy. For the most part, they’re soft, smooth, blendable, and definitely yield a glow (rather high-shine than “natural” based on their marketing) with good pigmentation and eight-hour wear.

Tarte Lighting Palette Skin Twinkle Vol. 2
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

01/06

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Poppy Passion

Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff from the get-go, which was buildable to full coverage, if desired.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The finish on this shade was rather matte, and it did not seem to get more luminous when blended (which can happen with more satin finish powders), so I can’t say that it was really radiant or dewy on the skin. The texture was thinner and could have been more blendable in practice, as it was fussy and took a lot of maneuvering just to get it to look mostly even. It did, however, wear for almost nine hours on me.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Poppy Passion

Tarte Sparkler & Stunner Amazonian Clay Highlighters

01/07

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Sparkler

Tarte Sparkler Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a glittery, moderately metallic finish. There also seemed to be a rosy tint to it which seemed to become more pronounced as I blended and diffused to the product out (this is a shade that I’d have expected to look quite warm on me, but it more subdued).

The formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear that has a “buildable glow.” I’ve liked a lot of the highlighters Tarte has been releasing recently, but the texture of this one was chunkier and rougher than others; it was not necessarily gritty, but it was much more of a glitter-to-metallic finish, which resulted in less even distribution of product onto the brush and on the face. The glittery bits tended to separate from the more metallic base, and it seemed to have less color to its base as I blended out the product, even though it was rather pigmented! When I used a denser buffer brush at the end, it helped a lot to give it a smoother sheen that did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before starting to separate on me.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter Sparkler
Sparkler
Sparkler
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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