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Tom Ford Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Paradiso

Tom Ford Paradiso Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that looked a lot like a cheek stain once blended out on my skin.

The formula is supposed to have a “natural burst of color” with a “healthy glow.” The cream blush had a smooth, moderately emollient consistency–it had some slip but didn’t feel greasy–that blended out easily on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation. If applied heavily, the product tended to sit on the skin without drying down, but applied at medium coverage and blended out, it did dry down for the most part. It had a luminous finish that was a mix of dewiness and subtle pearl. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Paradiso
Paradiso
Paradiso
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator & Illuminating Stick

01/10

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Diamond Dust

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a grayish-white base with strong shift to pink-violet paired with a luminous sheen. It had rich color payoff, which was easily blended and diffused for sheerer coverage, if desired. The consistency was smooth, blendable but not so soft that it was powdery in the pan. The brand actually described the formula as a “translucent wash of luminous color,” and while with a very, very light touch and barely-there application, that effect was achievable, the reality was this was a pigmented highlighter–which may not be a deal-breaker for many. On my warmer skin tone, the cooler base made it easier for me to wear layered on top of blush, but the shift was noticeable on its own or layered. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Diamond Dust
9
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Laura Geller Ballerina & Gilded Honey Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminators Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

01/07

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Ballerina

Laura Geller Ballerina Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.85 oz.) is a soft, medium rose gold with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which was only opaque just-squeezed out of the applicator, but the watery texture made it impossible for it to actually stay that way once I started to blend the product out. I tried applying a second layer on top with minimal success. As long as the product was blended on the skin, it dried down for the most part. I don’t recommend applying with the sponge applicator, especially if you use any base products, as it will absolutely pick up foundations and concealers, which then muddies the highlighter a bit. It had a subtle sheen that was more noticeable in person than in photos (almost looked like nothing was on my cheeks in photos) with little color (against my skin tone). The faint glow lasted for seven hours on me.

It’s supposed to be “sheer” liquid version of the brand’s powder highlighters. There’s a sponge applicator on the end, and you squeeze the product out onto it, which was the aspect of this product I liked least. I think a simple squeeze tube would have made more sense and been just as practical–it would have worked well for getting product out for highlighting key areas of the face as well as for mixing with base products. It’s much harder to mix with base products that way it is packaged. It was fairly sheer on the skin (as marketed), but it might have been in that range of “too sheer” for some. It also worked well as a base for powder highlighters or mixed with base/foundation products.

Laura Geller Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator Ballerina
Ballerina
Ballerina
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

01/09

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter

Rose Gold

Jouer Rose Gold Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, gold-shimmered pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. A lot of the warmth came from the shimmer, as the base seemed cooler in comparison.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “creamy, powder formula” that is “long-wearing, highly pigmented” and gives a “lit-from-within glow.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin, and it was buildable to full coverage, if desired. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with as the powder wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. The highlighter was noticeable on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Jouer Powder Highlighter Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Tom Ford Disclosure Cheek Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure Cheek Color

Disclosure

Tom Ford Disclosure Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation–up to mostly opaque–that applied fairly evenly to the skin. I felt like it took a bit of extra effort to really diffuse and blend out the blush, but it wasn’t too much work to get the blush into place. The texture was thin, a little dusty in the pan, but finely-milled. It 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.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Disclosure
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Becca Capri Coast, Ipanema Sun, Maui Nights Sunlit Bronzers

01/07

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer

Capri Coast

Becca Capri Coast Sunlit Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-opaque and buildable to full coverage with two layers of product, if desired. The powder was smooth, soft without being dusty, and easy to work with on the cheeks and face as the powder blended out nicely. There was noticeable shimmer in the powder, but it produced a luminous sheen when blended out on the skin that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have a “silky texture” with a “natural warmth.” It’s a powder bronzer that’s available in five shades–from a light-medium brown to a deeper copper-red. Overall, the texture of the formula was soft, smooth, and blendable with a couple of shades being dusty and others being well-balanced between soft and firm. The coverage was mostly opaque to opaque, so a little went a long way but the softer powder made it easy to diffuse and blend out for sheerer coverage, if desired. The formula wore from seven and a half to eight hours on me.

Becca Sunlit Bronzer Capri Coast
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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