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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
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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

Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette

01/09

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Burberry Silk and Bloom Spring 2017 Blush Palette

Silk and Bloom

Burberry Silk and Bloom Blush Palette ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, violet and pink shimmer. The finish had a noticeable sheen, though it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or the look of my pores.

The brand describes the formula as “lightweight” and “blendable” that can be “layered for custom intensity” that delivers “a soft glow with a hint of colour.” It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth consistency that was denser but not stiff or difficult to pick up on my brush or to blend out on my cheeks. I wouldn’t consider it subtle, though, as there was plenty of shimmer and shine on the skin. The blush applied beautifully to the skin, blended out easily, and didn’t start to fade until after eight and a half hours of wear.

Burberry Spring 2017 Blush Palette Silk and Bloom
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Synthetica

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a pop of orange with warm, red undertones and a gold, frosted finish. It had good color coverage–not quite full coverage but close–with a smooth, silky consistency that was denser and firmer in the pan. It blended out easily on the skin, but I would recommend using a denser brush or using a heavier hand to get product onto the brush. I didn’t feel like the powder was stiff, but it wasn’t as loosely pressed as a lot of highlighters on the market, which did make it easier to control and build coverage and sheen up. This should work well for highlighting on darker skin tones and act more as a highlighting blush on lighter complexions. On me, the highlighter lasted for eight hours before fading.

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

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