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Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

01/07

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Light-Medium

CoverFX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) includes two powder highlighters and two cream highlighters housed in a cardboard palette. The cream formula is supposed to have a “dewy, radiant glow,” while the powder highlighters have a “silky, luminous finish.” Overall, the four shades included have more of a subtle to light sheen, so the palette would be best for someone who liked lighter, golden hues and subtle highlighters.

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette Light-Medium
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B+

Celestial

Limited Edition
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A-

Moonlight

Limited Edition
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B-

Celestial

Limited Edition
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B+
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Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

01/11

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Make Believe In Yourself

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette ($40.00 for 0.485 oz.) includes ten eyeshadows and one highlighter. housed in a circular compact with a large mirror inside. The formula is supposed to have a “silky-soft” texture and a “long-lasting finish without any fallout or chalkiness.” Across the board, the formula featured a denser powder texture, where there was no excess product kicked up in the pan and often using a patting/pushing motion with brushes was better than gently sweeping for picking up product onto a brush. There were a few that I think would work best with flat, synthetic brushes rather than anything fluffy (like Wings and Marvel).

The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, frosted and metallic in finish, and blendable on the eye, though a couple ran sheerer or seemed chunkier in texture, so they required a little more finessing. The lone matte eyeshadow seemed out of place, both with respect to the tone of it (pinker) as well as the fact that it’s not going to work across all skin tones. Since the whole palette is so shimmery, I think that the one matte eyeshadow should have just been one more shimmer, as I expect anyone who would have wanted a matte eyeshadow to need to reach for more mattes than just the one presently included. The highlighter was intense but might emphasize one’s natural skin texture at medium or great coverage levels. The palette’s powders had a subtle, vanilla scent.

Tarte Eye & Cheek Palette Make Believe In Yourself
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Stellar Beauty Beam & Flare Cosmic Blushes

01/08

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush

Beam

Stellar Beauty Beam Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The consistency was very soft but incredibly powdery, so there was a lot of excess powder that came away from the surface, even with a light touch, which made it messier to work with. (I’d also be slightly concerned for anyone who has much drier skin than I, in case it exacerbates flakiness.) It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that applied evenly and blended out easily. It wore well for six and a half hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to have a “translucent wash of pigment” that has a “subtle glow” and “long-wear” that “builds easily to a strong, lustrous finish.” There are only three shades in the range presently, and the pigmentation was more semi-sheer to medium in coverage, buildable with a very soft texture–but so soft that there was a ton of excess powder kicked up in the pan even with a light touch and a soft brush. They have a luminous finish on the skin, but they only last six to seven hours on me, which is shorter than average.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Beam
Beam
Beam
B-

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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B-

Flare

Permanent
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Tarte Exposed & Sparkler Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighters

01/06

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Exposed

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff that was mostly opaque after three layers.

It’s a liquid highlighter in a squeeze-tube format that’s supposed to be buildable “from sheer to intense” with a more “hybrid gel-cream” texture that can be applied on its own or mixed in with base products. It had a creamier consistency–much denser and more gel-like compared to many highlighters–that stretches out well on the skin. It took a little longer to dry down, but it did set and did not feel tacky or wet afterward. I liked the versatility in coverage, as the more gel-like texture made it easy to spread, diffuse, and sheer out but did not sheer out too quickly (where building up would have become difficult). The highlighter worked well mixed with the two foundations I tried (Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea and Lancome Teint Idole) and did not overly warm them, just made them look a little dewier. It wore well for eight hours as a cheek highlighter.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A-

Sparkler

Permanent
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Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

01/08

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Eclipse

Stellar Eclipse Beauty Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. The shimmer translated into a more luminous sheen rather than obvious shimmer particles once blended on the skin. It seemed as if the powder “melted” on the skin as it did not appear as dusty on my cheeks as it did swatched initially.

The formula is supposed to have a “translucent wash of pigment” that has a “subtle glow” and “long-wear” that “builds easily to a strong, lustrous finish.” There are only three shades in the range presently, and the pigmentation was more medium in coverage, buildable with a very soft texture–but so soft that there was a ton of excess powder kicked up in the pan even with a light touch and a soft brush. They have a luminous finish on the skin, but they only last six to seven hours on me, which is shorter than average. Eclipse was consistent with the other two–medium coverage, buildable, and dusty and drier in the pan, but it applied and blended out nicely. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Eclipse
Eclipse
Eclipse
B-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/06

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Stunner

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a champagne gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The coverage was buildable from semi-sheer to opaque, but for totally opaque results, I would recommend applying a semi-sheer layer, allow it to set, and then go back with a little more but would just pat it over the areas you want to intensify the most and do minimal blending to avoid lifting any base products.

It’s a liquid highlighter in a squeeze-tube format that’s supposed to be buildable “from sheer to intense” with a more “hybrid gel-cream” texture that can be applied on its own or mixed in with base products. It had a creamier consistency–much denser and more gel-like compared to many highlighters–that stretches out well on the skin. It took a little longer to dry down, but it did set and did not feel tacky or wet afterward. It was fairly easy to use on bare skin, with foundation, or applied on top of liquid foundation or over loose powder. Used on its own as a cheek highlighter, it wore well for eight hours on me.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter Stunner
Stunner
Stunner
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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