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Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters

01/08

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Too Faced Blinded by the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter

Blinded by the Light

Too Faced Blinded By the Light Love Light Prismatic Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a very light beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly finish. I could just barely detect a subtle sheen on the skin when I applied this, as it was quite sheer and did not build as I tried to layer it–it just seemed to add bits of sparkle that did not stay well on the skin (lots of migration over time). The texture was smooth, firm but did not seem like it was going to be problematic, and it definitely didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture! What I could see of the highlighter seemed to last for seven hours no me.

The formula was described as having “gorgeous color payoff” that will yield a “mesmerizing metallic shine.” The powder was smooth, firmer (you’ll want to use a denser brush for picking up color), and it was quite blendable on the skin, but a lot of the product didn’t seem to actually adhere that well to the skin, because despite seeing product on my brush, the formula translated to something much sheerer and more subdued. The powder did seem to get softer and easier to use (with more traditional highlighting brushes) after a few uses. In reality, the formula was less “metallic shine” and more moderate sheen. This is the type of texture that can often be used with a dampened brush, which helps with improving coverage and increasing the reflectiveness of the finish–though I did not see Too Faced mention it specifically about theirs.

I think this product is going to work best for someone who wants a subtle to moderate sheen, doesn’t mind fine sparkle, and likes sheerer products.

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter Blinded by the Light
5
Product
4
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
60%
Total

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Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balms (Part 1)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

L'Odissea

Tom Ford L’Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. There was “coverage” with this shade, but it had less noticeable impact on my lips due to my natural coloring; I saw deepening of the color with a warmer tone overall. On those with more natural pigmentation, it may be even less impactful (possibly lightening, brightening, or warming only). The formula felt smooth going on, thin without being clingy, and was comfortable over the hour and a half it lasted. This one did not seem to leave behind any stain and was just slightly hydrating.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for summer, which is supposed to have a “jelly-like” feel that is hydrating, tinted (described as “subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color”), and shiny. This is the type of product that I’ve found some readers love–quick, easy for every day, and comfortable–and others can’t see paying this much for something that is sheerer. The formula was thin, slightly shiny, somewhat hydrating, and tinted; some shades had a more noticeable tint than others, but it was very much like a lip stain or tinted balm, where a lot of the natural color came through. They wore down within one to three hours, but some of the deeper shades left behind a subtle stain afterward. I did not find the formula to be all that hydrating (the brand’s regular, squeeze-tube Lip Balm is a favorite for me). They had a very subtle vanilla scent and are similar in size to the brand’s Lips & Boys Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Beauty Clutch-Size Lip Balm L'Odissea
L'Odissea
L'Odissea
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom Les Tissages de Chanel Blushes

01/08

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect

Tweed Coralline

Chanel Tweed Coralline Les Tissages de Chanel Blush ($48.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with a hint of pink and a satin finish. The finish was naturally luminous without reading shimmery, frosted, or sparkly.

Very long-time readers may remember this blush type releasing many moons ago–I feel like it has been ages since I have seen this pattern emerge from Chanel’s archives! The formula is described as a “sheer blush harmony” that is “woven with shimmering powder.” I’d love to know if the person who wrote that description actually tried either of the shades just made available, because they are anything but sheer. In fact, Coralline is intensely pigmented where a little went a long way–I would highly recommend using a lighter hand or a more feathery, less dense blush brush when working with these to control coverage. The texture was soft, smooth without being dusty, and blended easily on my skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

If you normally love pigmented blushes, I think it might be right up your alley! If you were hoping for the “sheer blush harmony” Chanel described, the formula’s pigmentation level may be overwhelming.

Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect Tweed Coralline
9
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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NARS Roman Holiday, Never Say Never, Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Roman Holiday

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium pin kwith subtle, cool undertones and a soft, pearl sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The color could have applied a bit more evenly, both in terms of overall texture as well as actual coverage. The texture felt smooth and velvety going on, so it was not uncomfortable to apply, but it felt thin and clingy while worn. It stayed on for three and a half hours and was somewhat drying.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Roman Holiday

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Chanel Energie & Vibration Rouge Allure Glosses

01/06

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Energie

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright pop of orange-red with warm undertones and faint gold pearl.

The formula is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “lacquered shine of a lipgloss” that is “long-wearing.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation and felt primarily like a lipgloss. There was a touch of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines, but the color applied evenly and did not appear streaky. The texture was moderately tacky, spread decently (but this particular shade seemed tackier to me than I remember the formula being), and comfortable to wear, as it was hydrating over time. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie
Energie
Energie
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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B

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Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

01/08

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Plisse Lumiere de Chanel

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, metallic sheen.

It’s described as a “powder highlighter [that] adds an ethereal touch of radiance.” The powder had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture; I felt like I had good control over whether I wanted a more subdued effect or an intense, metallic finish. It didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture, even when worn at higher coverage. It’s a lovely highlighter for someone who doesn’t already have several of the previously released limited edition (or several permanent options, at this point in the highlighting game!). If you have similar coloring to me, you may find it is “your skin but better” as it didn’t add noticeable color, just shine and shimer. The highlighter wore well for just over eight hours on me.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Plisse Lumiere de Chanel
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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