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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Colour of Youth Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Colour of Youth Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Colour of Youth Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Colour of Youth Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow ($58.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “rosy hue.” It’s a soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. theBalm Pie (P, ) is darker, glossier. MAC Hi Jinks! (LE, $22.00) is cooler. Charlotte Tilbury Es Vedra (P, $45.00) is darker. Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented. Dior Pink Glow Blush (LE, ) is more pigmented, less glossy. Dior Coral Glow Blush (LE, ) is more pigmented, warmer, less glossy. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is more pigmented, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be “creamy, blendable, weightless, [and] hydrating” with “natural colour.” It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, which seems to be as intended, with a thin, lightly emollient consistency that spread across the skin well without sheering out too readily. The finish had a natural dewiness to it, but I didn’t experience the “long-lasting” quality of the product, as it was significantly faded after six horus of wear. The cream blush worked well on bare skin as well as layered over foundation, though I recommend applying it over slightly damp foundation if you use a liquid/cream-based foundation. As a lip product, it feels thin and a bit clingy, and it stayed on for three hours and was drying over time.

Charlotte Tilbury Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow Colour of Youth
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($80.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a cream-based bronzer and highlighter. Both shades had a really slick, almost greasy feeling to them, which will make them more forgiving even on drier skin types, but I found that it made it hard to get the product to really stay where it was applied and resulted in patchy, more uneven coverage overall. It was shorter-wearing, and the higher slip in the texture made these better suited for bare skin or applied over still-damp base products.

Sun Tan (Filmstar Bronze) is a muted, medium tan brown with warm, yellowed undertones (but not really orange-y) with a faint gold pearl and natural finish (some shine). It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to slightly more opaque color, but it wasn’t very pigmented. I’m not sure this will work for medium-dark or deeper skin tones, as it was subtle on my light-medium to medium complexion (NC25). It lasted for six hours on me. MAC Gold Go Lightly (LE, $28.00) is darker. MAC Nude on Board (LE, $30.00) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sun Light (Filmstar Glow) is as softened, light-medium gold with bronze tones and lighter gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied with a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture. The emollient consistency made it harder to apply without also moving everything underneath it, so it is a product best applied with fingertips-patted on–if applying over foundation or better yet, used over bare skin. It started to break down after five and a half hours on me. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker. Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is darker. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Norman Parkinson
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter
Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter

Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is described as “peaches and cream.” It’s a soft, light-medium gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Urban Decay Glint (LE, ) is darker, more muted. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is lighter. Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Aura (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Summer Opal (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is warmer. Becca Champagne Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This limited edition highlighter is designed to give a “soft, mood-lit” glow that is supposed to be easy to use and give the skin a “soft-focus effect.” The texture was incredibly smooth and finely-milled; it almost felt like a cream-based product with how silky and smooth the consistency was (and it never felt powdery!). It applies easily to the skin and nearly blends itself, while the shimmer is noticeable on the skin, it didn’t emphasize pores. It’s not the most over-the-top highlighter, but it isn’t a subtle one either. On fairer complexions, I suspect it will add a little warmth and peachy color as well as a sheen, but my medium skin tone eats up all that peach and yields mostly a golden sheen. The highlighter lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before fading along the edges.

Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Glow Highlighter Norman Parkinson
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Contour

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)
Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, coppery brown with a soft satin finish. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Too Faced I Will Always Love You (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. MAC Linda (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Passionate is a soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin with a luminous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores but doesn’t look flat on the skin–glowing but not frosted. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, as described, and it lasted for a solid eight hours on me.

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Sephora Colorful Blush Passionate (23)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Contour

Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour)
Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour)

Sephora Los Cabos (24) Colorful Blush (Contour) ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “contour.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a mostly matte finish. Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is warmer. LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is darker. Smashbox Bronze (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NYX Tan (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. NYX Toffee (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) (P, $64.00) is lighter. Sephora Collection Fiji (25) (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, warmer. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (P, ) is darker, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is darker, glossier. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, ) is warmer. Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. The texture of Los Cabos was soft, silky, and just a smidgen powdery, but it was smoother and easier to use on the skin than the previous shades reviewed. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that blended out well. I could see this working as a contour on warmer-toned complexions or as a bronzer. On me, the color wore for seven and a half hours before it started to break down.

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Sephora Colorful Blush Los Cabos (24)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)
Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator) ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “illuminator.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellowed peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. NYX Cream (P, $5.00) is lighter. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Smashbox Highlight (P, ) is brighter. LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlight (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. The texture of this shade was drier and powdery, though it was as loose as Tranquil so it seemed more forgiving applied. The finish is mostly matte, so if it is lighter than your natural skin tone, you may find it gives the illusion of highlight, but on my skin tone, it looks almost like a beige-y blush or face powder. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear.

P.S. — You may be seeing some inconsistency in photo sizes in the next week or two, as we will be increasing the size of our images, but photos that were already processed earlier will be in the previous size. Thanks for understanding πŸ™‚

Sephora Colorful Blush Serene (20)
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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