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Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Pearl

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three highlighters: a pale yellow, peachy brown, and golden peach. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two highlighters were better performing than the third, which had a drier, stiffer texture that made it harder to apply and much less pigmented compared to the other two shades.

Smashbox Spotlight Palette Pearl
Pearl
Pearl
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

01/08

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres | Look Breakdown

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres | Look Breakdown

Jardins de Lumieres

Chanel Jardins de Lumieres Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a more muted, smoky shades of deep olive green, golden peach, mid-tone gray, and dark plum. It’s a new, limited edition palette for spring/summer that uses Chanel’s “vibrant, pigment-rich formula” that is “long-lasting” and has a “soft, smooth texture.” The color combination was interesting, and it’s one I’d wear again, but I wish the shades were more pigmented and stayed more true-to-color applied to the lid.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Jardins de Lumieres
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Gold

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three powder highlighters that are golden in tone/hue. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two shades are better in quality, while the last shade had a firmer, drier texture and was more sparkle than powder. Whether one prefers or steers clear of sparkle is one matter, but this type of sparkle did not apply well to the skin, as it was looser and did not spread evenly.

Smashbox Spotlight Palette Gold
Gold
Gold
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

01/08

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Jardins Eclatants | Look Breakdown

Chanel Jardins Eclatants | Look Breakdown

Jardins Eclatants

Chanel Jardins Eclatants Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral palette that featured a pink-peach, peach, warm brown, and deep, coppery brown. It’s a new, limited edition palette for spring/summer that uses Chanel’s “vibrant, pigment-rich formula” that is “long-lasting” and has a “soft, smooth texture.” The colors are definitely dupable, so I see this working best for someone who prefers Chanel’s formula, is looking for an all-in-one quad, or uses these types of shades often. The palette had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, seven to eight hour wear, and was very easy to apply and blend out.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Jardins Eclatants
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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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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Kitty Kat

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Forever Young

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Daydream

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B+

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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