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Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

01/11

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero | Look Breakdown

Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero | Look Breakdown

Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero | Look Breakdown

Nicole Guerriero

Anastasia Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.96 oz.) includes six highlighters that are “metallic” and have “intense luminosity.” The formula is supposed to be “ultra-fine” and “won’t leave behind shimmer particles.” From experience, the formula didn’t feel quite as smooth, creamy, or as finely-milled as some of the original Glow Kits but felt more like the Sweets Glow Kit to me (not as glittery as the Ultimate Glow Kit)–smooth, denser but still blendable on the skin. There were some sparkles that blended beyond the area I had actually applied the color. With the exception of Forever Lit, the palette was very warm-toned, but I felt like Kitty Kat and Daydream looked very similar on along with Glo Getter and 143 (these two I think will be more similar across more skin tones, whereas the stronger orange tone in Daydream may be more or less apparent on some skin tones/undertones). If you love a strong, metallic, and sparkling highlighter, you may enjoy this kit, but if you like your highlighters more buildable, subtle, or cooler, this one likely won’t be the one for you. They can be worn on the eyes (per the brand) as well.

Anastasia Glow Kit Nicole Guerriero
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Forever Young

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Daydream

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Forever Lit

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A-

Glo Getter

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B-

143

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NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

01/06

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

Banc de Sable

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette ($49.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three highlighters that go from light to light-medium to medium in depth with all three being warmer in tone and fairly shimmery. They’re not listed as part of the Dual Intensity formula, though they felt a lot like it (firmer but not stiff, a little dry to the touch but very blendable and don’t appear dry or dusty on the skin), and the description of the formula was similar–use dry for “shimmering veil of second-skin color” or wet for a “high-impact glow.” All three shades were quite shimmery applied dry, and they were metallic when applied with a damp brush. I’d disagree with these being “sheer shimmer” or “second-skin color” in any way dry–all three were mostly opaque to opaque dry, which is where the palette fell “short.”

I think this palette will work best for someone who likes a more intense highlight and stronger underlying pigmentation. All three shades are very shimmery to metallic, warm-toned, and do complement each other well.

NARS Highlighter Palette Banc de Sable

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Rivage

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Salé

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Embruns

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MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x 15 Palette

01/09

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x15 Palette

In the Flesh

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x 15 Palette ($65.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows in a variety of finishes with a neutral-themed color combination. The first row seemed warmer, while the middle row was more pink-based, and the bottom row was smoky. A lot of the pre-made 15-pan palettes have been better (on average) compared to MAC’s quads, but this one was more of a miss.

MAC Eyeshadow x15 Palette In the Flesh
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/05

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

Solar Glow Times Nine

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows. I’d characterize this palette by its finish–glittery–and as a result, it is difficult to use on its own (I’d recommend a glitter adhesive as a base), sheerer (which is by design when it comes to the Lustre finish but not so much for the other finishes), and short-wearing.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Solar Glow Times Nine
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet | Look Breakdown

MAC Semi-Sweet | Look Breakdown

Semi-Sweet Times Nine

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows. It’s a darker, more muted take on neutrals. This particular palette has more repeats than others–Bamboo and Carbon are permanent, Drawing a Blanc, Outre, Persuade, and Dance in the Dark are all repromotes–so you might want to check your stash for repeats! In general, I wish some of the shades were more blendable or more pigmented, but if you normally use primer, it significantly improved blendability and opacity, as MAC’s matte formula is very buildable.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Semi-Sweet Times Nine
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey | Look Breakdown

Peanut Butter and Honey

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) contains nine eyeshadows, most of them neutral in type with a pop of darker yellow. It’s the pop of yellow that is “different” in a sea of warmer neutrals that we have seen (even by Too Faced!). The look I put together with this palette reminded me a lot of the one I did for Viseart Warm Mattes, but the latter was much easier to create. The Viseart palette is more expansive and well-rounded so the yellow shade worked more. Obviously, though, it’s over double the cost of Too Faced’s palette. They’re listed below, but if you already have a collection of warmer neutrals, you might consider picking up a single like ColourPop Paper Tiger or Make Up For Ever M408 Mustard to recreate the feel of this palette yourself.

It’s supposed to be scented with the smell of peanut butter and honey (duh), but it just smelled like sweet vanilla to me. I don’t know if my sense of smell was off or no, as the Sweet Peach palette definitely had a noticeably different scent than just vanilla.

Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Peanut Butter and Honey
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total

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