Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four highlighters that range from a light champagne to a darker copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

Hard Candy is described as a “mood-changing golden peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with an iridescent pink-to-peach shift paired with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that blends out well and doesn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.
Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “radiant golden peach.” It’s a medium, gold-shimmered brown with a smooth, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very silky texture that diffused easily over the skin. I felt like the reflective quality was high enough that it didn’t emphasize pores or texture, but it is very metallic and is an intense highlight (as described). On me, this is more like a highlighter/blush duo. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $54.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starburst is described as a “rush of cool pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. I don’t get cool pink at all, and I can’t find the cool pink aspect no matter the room or lighting; even in the pan, it is warm-toned. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight, silky feel that blended out easily on the skin. This one shouldn’t add a lot of color on most skin tones, but it will yield a very strong sheen. It didn’t emphasize pores for me, and the highlighter lasted for eight hours. Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Glow Kit Gleam
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades with a more frosted/metallic finish. All four shades performed well, had good pigmentation, blended out nicely, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me (without primer). The formula can be used wet or dry, with damp application yielding a slightly darker, smoother, and richer color overall that was sometimes more metallic. Tom Ford’s wet/dry formula doesn’t have a lot said about it, only that it can be applied dry for a “sleek and soft finish” or “wet for a bold and chromatic finish.” It performs well, and it’s easy to use, but the shades are very dupable, so if you’re looking for something unique to justify the price tag, I don’t think this it. If you’re focused on quality and like this combination of shades, it’s certainly worth a look.

According to Tom Ford corporate/PR, all of the new quads for spring are permanent. This is consistent with most of the counters/stores I called, though two said that they were all limited edition.

Honeymoon #1 is a medium, coppery orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque coverage both dry and damp, but the damp application made it appear slightly darker and more metallic. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing. Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (P) is darker (90% similar). Stila Affection (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honeymoon #2 is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was opaque and a little lighter with less of a smooth sheen, whereas damp application pulled the brown tones out of it and made it appear smoother on. It definitely takes less product to get opaque coverage when used damp. It wore well for nine hours on me. Milani Fusion (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Coil (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze Glow (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Cinnamon (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Chopper (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Smiths (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Wet/Dry Eye Color Quad Honeymoon
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of peachy shades. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” The lightest shade comes the closest to delivering a decent blush that misses them mark on the 24-hour wear time but isn’t so far off the mark from the other claims, but the darker shade is still a disappointment.

Mickey (Shade) is described as a “baked peach.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation that built-up to semi-sheer color after three to four layers of product. The texture wasn’t quite as firm as the majority of the darker shades in the blush duos, but it wasn’t easy to work with. The very sheer coverage made it more forgiving on, as it was hard to see it anyway, so any patchiness wasn’t as noticeable at a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mallory (Light) is described as a “porcelain pink.” It’s a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (!) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency. This shade was easier to work with and blended out without turning patchy or putting up a fight. It did not show up visibly as a color on me, just a kind of mattified look (slightly powdery/chalky against my complexion), but the pigmentation was enough that it is more the result of my skin tone being a poor match for the color itself vs. lack of pigmentation. The blush lasted for seven hours. MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Nancy (Light) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Mickey + Mallory
F
Product
5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
4.5
Total
53%
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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Palette for Spring 2016

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Palette


Inspired by the social media sensation that is Peanut Butter from our bestselling Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Collection, we created this peanut butter palette of nine gorgeous matte and shimmer shades featuring antioxidant-rich cocoa powder with a creamy peanut butter twist! Includes our signature Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.

Availability

February 28th

Too Faced Ulta

The Details

Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Palette | $36.00

  • Spread the Love Medium peach with gold sparkle
  • Peanut Butter Matte medium orange brown
  • Peanut Butter Cup Metallic golden bronze with gold sparkle
  • Bananas Soft peach gold with fine gold shimmer
  • Peanut Brittle Metallic burnt orange
  • Jammin’ Dark chocolate with golden sparkle
  • Extra Creamy Matte creamy beige
  • Jelly Vibrant orchid
  • Nuts About U Matte brown with red

Thank to CNDC0618 & Ashley for today's question!

Have you ever participated in project pan?

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, project pan typically involves using up products you already own – e.g. you have to finish your foundation or five lipglosses before buy more of that type of product. Much like a low or no-buy, it can be set-up however works for your stash, but the premise is really to encourage you use to use things you already own. I have not!
-- Christine

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