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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette & Fireball Shimmering Powder for Summer 2017

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette
Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Two new cheek products from Urban Decay now at Ulta!

Availability

Now online for Ulta Platinum members

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The Details

Afterglow Highlighter Palette | $34.00

Give your skin a luminous glow that won’t quit with Afterglow Highlighter Palette by Urban Decay and let ’em wonder what you’ve been up to. This slim, square palette is loaded with four NEW shades of UD’s cult-favorite Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter that look great on any skin tone. Use them individually or cocktail them to create your own custom highlight.

  • Bliss Champagne gold pearl
  • Peroxide Iridescent pink
  • NSFW Peachy pink
  • Side Piece

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder | $32.00

  • Fireball Iridescent pink sparkle with peach shift

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Ciate Matchmaker & Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blushes

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Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Matchmaker

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly on the skin. The texture was smooth to the touch, firmer and denser but not difficult to use–the type of texture that doesn’t kickup any excess product in the pan but still blends seamlessly on the skin. On me, the blush stayed true for eight and a half hours before fading.

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush Matchmaker
Matchmaker
Matchmaker
A-

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Also In This Review

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #393

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

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  • Haul: Chanel Cream/Powder Eyeshadows, Anastasia Summer products (not yet here), Natasha Denona Sunset Palette
  • Weekend plans: It’s Restaurant Week here, so we’re going out to a nicer restaurant for dinner. I need to organize my desk–I have over half a dozen earrings that need to be put away–and the front hall (which has become the “mail room”).
  • What’s one thing that always cheers you up?: Mellan and a hug from my hubby!

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Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

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Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Antigua

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a more “neutral” vibe, as it did not appear strongly yellow and wasn’t bright like a really cool, more cotton candy-like pink or a richer pinky-coral shade. The color did appear much darker swatched (both on my arm as well as my cheeks) than it appeared in the compact. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and slightly firmer in feel in the pan, but it did not feel dry nor was it stiff to work with. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and lasted for eight and a half hours on my skin.

The Illuminating Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s permanent line-up but for summer, they re-released three shades with embossing but the actual product and shades can be purchased year-round (the range has six shades, and the other three shades appear browner, like you might expect in a bronzer). The formula is described as an “ultra soft and smooth pressed powder that delivers a shimmering, sun-kissed glow.” All three of the re-released shades had a smooth consistency–firmer in the pan but not dry or stiff to work with–that was incredibly blendable on the skin. They were very pigmented with moderate to strong luminosity.

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

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Antigua
Antigua

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