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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
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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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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Saffron Sun Bronzer

01/08

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Saffron Sun

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Saffron Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that was easy to work with.

It’s a new shade in the Victoria Beckham collaboration (which was partially brought back recently). It’s lighter and more golden-toned compared to Java Sun from the initial release, but it performed similarly. The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky without being so soft that it turned dusty or powdery in the pan. The powder applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and was soft enough that it could be used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage as well. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Bronzer Saffron Sun

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light & Radiant Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Luminous Bronze Light

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and golden shimmer. The color seemed more subdued and less yellow-toned compared to the one I have from the original launch in 2015. It mostly opaque pigmentation, which was easily sheered out or used with a lighter hand (or less dense brush) for more buildable coverage. It was also buildable to full coverage with two layers. The consistency was very smooth, silky, and finely-milled with just a touch of dustiness in the pan, which did not translate to the skin once blended out. It was easy to apply, diffuse and blend, and stayed on well for eight hours.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Luminous Bronze Light
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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