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Milani Sunglow, Sunset Glow, Summer Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

01/06

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Sunglow

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–that was buildable to full coverage by patting on just a touch more product. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft and blendable without being powdery in the pan, and sat well on the skin except when worn at full coverage, then it emphasized my skin’s texture ever-so-slightly. On my skin, the highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

The formula is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades (you can view swatches of all shades here). The consistency was similar to a lot of other “gelee” highlighters: smooth, soft but more firmly pressed (where there was no powderiness but was still pigmented) with semi-opaque to opaque coverage and a frosted to a metallic finish. Some shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn heavily. This formula will be most suitable for someone who likes an intense, more metallic highlighter and warmer-toned shades.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Sunglow
Sunglow
Sunglow
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/06

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Medium Light

Chanel Medium Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed peach with a satin sheen. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to medium coverage (three layers). The texture was very silky and finely-milled, but it was also powdery and kicked up a fair amount of powder in the pan. This also led to it being harder to apply on drier skin (like my arm) as the product did not adhere that well; it was less of a concern over my cheeks (more normal) nor when applied over freshly applied liquid foundation. I could see this shade working as a bronzer on lighter complexions, as only a faint sheen showed on my light-medium skin tone (easier for me to see it in person than in photos), but it could be used as a highlighting powder on light and light-medium, warmer skin tones without adding much color (if any!). The product wore well for eight hours on me.

Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Medium Light
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
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For me, when a makeup brush seems to shed noticeably, which makes it seem like it is falling apart, or no longer feels as soft as it used to would be when I’d consider replacing it. For other tools, when they no longer do the job they’re supposed to; maybe an eyelash curler that doesn’t give the same curl or a makeup sponge that doesn’t have the same give any more.

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Pops of Color with Anastasia's Summer 2017 Collection

Posted by Christine

01/04

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About this Look

I’m testing out several of Anastasia’s products from their summer collection!  I also thought it would be fun to share how a very cool vs. less cool pink blush would work with this type of look.  I’m warmer-toned, so I tend to think something warmer would work a little better but the coolness of the aqua/purple in the look made me consider a cooler pink as well.  If I did it all over again, though, I’d opt for something peachy (needed to test these two shades next but for cohesiveness, still personally prefer a peach blush with these colors!).

Housekeeping & Minor Updates (May 2017)


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Discord — Let’s Chat!

First, I started a Discord for Temptalia, which is a real-time chatroom for readers to get to know each other, talk beauty, ask questions, and interact with the community (I’m there, too!). If you’ve used Skype chat before, you’ll easily get the hang of Discord, if you haven’t tried it before! You can chat using Discord through your web browser, as a desktop application (that you install), and/or on your mobile phone–it’s totally free.  (We’re not being paid to use, mention, or promote Discord.)

It’s a tool that is more popular in the gaming niche, but I thought it might be a great way to interact more closely with each other and work just as well in beauty! Learn more about Discord or download the app here. You can join Temptalia’s Discord here  It’s been great getting a chance to interact with readers already, so I hope to see you there!

Swatch Gallery

We have revamped “By Formula” to be “By Product.” The search is much more free-for-all, so you can find a swatch for a single product (like MAC Ruby Woo), all swatches from a formula (like MAC Lipstick), or swatches for a single palette (like Anastasia Modern Renaissance).

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Save your foundation shades to your profile!

If you’re a registered user (and if you’re not, join our community!), we have extended the information you can save to your profile in three ways (all optional). You can update your information by going to your user menu and selecting “profile.”

  • Social media: in addition to linking to your blog and YouTube channel, you can also add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr channels
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