Clinique Golden Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, gold shimmer-sheen finish. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. While Nude Glow was subtle and sheer, this shade was not; it had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with two layers, and it was noticeably shimmery on the skin–I can’t really imagine most wanting to use this as an all-over powder. If you’re looking for a soft, warming highlighter (or highlighting bronzer, perhaps) and like some sparkle, this might work on fair to medium-dark skin tones. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a little drier overall where some of the sparkle separates from the color itself. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted just over eight hours before fading.

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Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Golden Glow
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
79%

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Matte Artist Rouge Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, permanent lipstick range that features 45 shades split into two finishes, Cream and Matte. Here are swatches of all the mattes (reviews to come!).

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks (Matte)

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NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos & Hardwired Eyeshadows for Fall 2016

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos & Hardwired Eyeshadows
NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos & Hardwired Eyeshadows


NARS introduces the Sculpting Multiple Duo for Fall 2016. NARS’ iconic multi-tasker works two places at once. The darker shades blend effortlessly to create a contour enhancing the face’s natural features, while the illuminating shades provide a sheer color that illuminates the high points of the face. Both double up on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Portable. Buildable.

NARS Cosmetics [also] introduces the limited-edition Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection—a rich and radiant lineup of six precious metals. A rare combination of high-pigment with high-shine, ultrafine blends of shimmer, glitter, and pearl reflect light for eye-catching effects. Glides on smoothly and evenly. Layers and intensifies. Lasts through the night.

Availability

Now online

Sephora

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The Details

Sculpting Multiple Duo | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Copacabana/Sidari Beach Shimmering pink silver/Rose bronze
  • Hot Sand/Laguna Peach champagne/Bronzed brown
  • Playa Flamenco/Oahu Sparkling soft gold/Deep bronze

Hardwired Eyeshadow | $28.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Earthshine Iridescent pink lilac
  • Lunar Soft iridescent violet
  • Outer Limits Iridescent rose gold (Repromote)
  • Parallax Metallic dove grey
  • Pygar Gold lame
  • Stud Soft pewter bronze (Repromote)

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Cream Artist Rouge Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, permanent lipstick range that features 45 shades split into two finishes, Cream and Matte. Here are swatches of all the creams (reviews to come!).

Make Up For Ever Cream Rouge Lipsticks (Creams)

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ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Collection

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Collection
ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Collection


ColourPop introduces the Ultra Glossy Lip, their collection of 21 new lip glosses! This new formula provides extreme shine with absolutely no stickiness or tackiness! Lips will look full and super kissable while the gloss smooths and conditions with emollient ingredients. Ultra Glossy Lips have a $6 price tag and will be available in 4 finishes: Sheer, Sheer-Metallic, Crème, and Ultra-Metallic. The collection will launch July 21, 2016 available exclusively on www.colourpop.com. Finishes:

Sheer: Transparent gloss with a hint of colour that does not contain any pearl or glitter.
Sheer-Metallic: Transparent gloss with multi-dimensional glitter.
Crème: Medium coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearl or glitter.
Ultra-Metallic: Full coverage gloss with a smooth pearl metal finish that does not contain any glitter.

Availability

July 21st, 2016 at Noon PST

Colourpop

The Details

Ultra Glossy Lips | $6.00 | New, Permanent

  • A Boo Pale pink
  • Bestie Pink beige
  • Casino Pink-red
  • Catalina Lavender
  • Cheat Code Bronze
  • Crystal Green
  • Drop Out Brown
  • Fairy Floss Beige
  • Finders Keepers Taupe
  • Fluff Gray
  • Honey B Raspberry pink
  • Master Plan Gray mauve
  • My Jam Champagne
  • Piranha Peach
  • Saddle Orange
  • Tarot Orange-red
  • Thotful Pink
  • Tight Fit Shimmery beige
  • Tokyo Tea Coral-orange
  • Weho Mid-tone beige
  • Wolfie Plum

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