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MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

01/05

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

Today We Live

MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, coral blush paired with a medium, taupe-brown. It’s a decent product, but the taupe-brown could be easier to work with. This is part of the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection in collaboration with Kabuki, which will be available online on January 19th.

MAC Powder Blush Duo Today We Live
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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B-

Taupe

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Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/08

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#003

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. Of the four shades in the range, this one had more noticeble shimmer and sheen on the skin, and it emphasized my skin’s natural texture a bit even at medium coverage. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was easy to blend out and diffuse for a softer effect. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #003
#003

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/07

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#002

Dior #002 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, light pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented–you really do not need much to obtain a noticeable glow!–with a smooth, blendable consistency that wasn’t powder or dusty at all. It was incredibly easy to apply, and while it the finish was nearly metallic, it did not emphasize my skin’s texture unless applied very heavily. The highlighter lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #002
#002
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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Buddy Powder Blush Duo

01/08

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

Buddy

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Buddy Powder Blush Duo ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) consists of a rose with a matte finish and a shimmery plum. Swirled together, they create a pearly, rosy plum. The matte side wasn’t quite as good as the shimmery shade, but they were both decent to good blushes. The two shades work well together, layered, or worn alone, though the shimmery shade is narrow enough that most blush brushes would not fit well (without getting some of the matte shade on them).

MAC Powder Blush Duo Buddy
Buddy
Buddy
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+

Buddy (Matte)

Limited Edition
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A-

Buddy (Shimmer)

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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish

01/08

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Compassion

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, golden pearl. It’s part of the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural family, so it had noticeably less shimmer and was nowhere near as metallic on the skin as a result, but it wasn’t matte like the permanent range of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powders either.

The finish is what made it a more standout product to me–it was luminous without being visibly shimmery on the skin. It had a soft, smooth consistency that was blendable and easy to work with, while it had full coverage in one layer, though it could easily be sheered out as well. It wore well eight hours on me before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Compassion
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

5 Silver Dust

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a dirty, grayish taupe with silver, gold, white, and teal glitter. It is more “wearable” than you might expect of a silver/gray as a highlighter, and that had a lot to do with the sheerer formula. It had more of a cooler, silver effect that did highlight on my cheeks/eyes as the base color did not come into play.

5 Silver Dust had sheer to medium coverage, but it was hard to get higher coverage than medium as the layers would create a thicker, more uneven surface that was uncomfortable on the lid and impractical on the cheeks (looked very much like layers of chunky glitter sitting on the skin that had a tendency to flake away if I accidentally touched the area). The texture was thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread across the skin and kept it sheerer for each layer applied.

It wore well for eight hours on the cheeks, but there were a few glitter particles that had migrated on my face over time. When I tried it on the eyes, the product showed a bit of creasing after seven hours of wear and had some fallout over time, though it was not as much fallout as I typically experience with glittery, powder eyeshadows.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 5 Silver Dust
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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