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Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light, rosy pink with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love This Bitch (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Upgrade (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to mostly opaque) with a texture that was slightly dry to the touch, but it still had a very smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin. I really expected this to emphasize the natural texture of the skin, but once blended, it produced an illuminating sheen that was moderate rather than metallic. I think this would work really well paired with a slew of blushes to brighten and add sheen. I noticed signs of the powder fading on my skin after eight hours of wearing it.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Devotion
Devotion

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Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, metallic finish. Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Sunglow (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #17 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Daytime Halo (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia 143 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage–so buildable, as billed–that was easy to apply and build-up without it becoming too intense with respect to the finish. The texture was fairly smooth, soft, and blendable on the skin, but there was a slight dryness present (something common to this type of formula, from my experience) that doesn’t impact the way it looks or wears from what I can tell. It didn’t emphasize pores, though it is a more obvious highlighter, so if you prefer something subtle, I would recommend using a feathery brush and a lighter hand. On me, it wore well for eight hours.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Addiction
Addiction

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Burberry London With Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter
Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter ($68.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. It is made up of a lighter, warm white highlighter and a deeper, medium-dark pink with a satin finish. Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It sold out within a few days of launching at Sephora (and I believe it was previously on Burberry’s website), but if it ever launches elsewhere or restocks, hopefully this review is of use. (Or if you missed out, providing you with dupes.) It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to skin, didn’t emphasize pores, and lasted for eight hours before fading. It’s as described–a highlighting blush–so it adds color and luminosity. I wish Burberry would consider adding highlighters to their permanent range, because I think they’ve done a good job with the texture of their recent releases, so it would be a great thing to make permanent.

Burberry Blush Highlighter London With Love
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy champagne shimmer.” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator formula is supposed to give a “translucent wash of luminous color” that can be used all-over or as a highlighter with a powder-cream hybrid texture. Long-time readers will know I have a fondness for this formula, so I was happy to see shade extensions! The biggest “downside” to the formula is that they’re really more pigmented than described, so if you really, really want something barely-there, then I’d say to look elsewhere; otherwise, they’re easy to use as a semi-sheer product or applied at more opaque coverage. To me, the formula would be better described as having medium, buildable coverage. Peach Glow is one of the more metallic, lightly sparkly shades in the range–it did emphasize the texture of my skin slightly when I applied it as I have done with the other three shades in the range. It can be applied without emphasizing pores, but it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. That being said, on my skin tone, it looks almost the same as Charming Pink (I triple-checked photos, because they were so similar) as they’re both light and slightly warm (which makes it worth pointing out that the range could really use medium-to-dark options for darker complexions). The texture was soft, blendable, and a smidgen dry. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Peach Glow
Peach Glow
Peach Glow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder ($68.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tawny (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $27.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Medium Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new addition to the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder range. Similarly, it is available in the smaller size (which is what is shown in the review) as well as a larger size. It is more subdued and more yellow-based than the other two shades. The texture was a little drier and didn’t blend out easily as the other shades, which was a disappointment. It had a thinner feel that seemed smooth, but there was a dryness present that made it prone to sticking in certain places but not wanting to diffuse or stretch across the skin for even coverage. It had decent color payoff and wore for eight hours on me.

Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder Bronze Age
Bronze Age
Bronze Age
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft pink pearl.” It’s a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Enamored (Highlight) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Algenist Rose (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX State of Flux (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #19 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator formula is supposed to give a “translucent wash of luminous color” that can be used all-over or as a highlighter with a powder-cream hybrid texture. Long-time readers will know I have a fondness for this formula, so I was happy to see shade extensions! The biggest “downside” to the formula is that they’re really more pigmented than described, so if you really, really want something barely-there, then I’d say to look elsewhere; otherwise, they’re easy to use as a semi-sheer product or applied at more opaque coverage. To me, the formula would be better described as having medium, buildable coverage. Charming Pink is soft, smooth, and easily blended on the skin. There’s enough shimmer to highlight the skin, but it is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. This one lightens and brightens on my skin tone, but it may show a little color on much fairer complexions. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Charming Pink
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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