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Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

01/06

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Skywalk

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a sheer, bluish white with fine, iridescent pearl. As described, it was sheer and only buildable to semi-sheer coverage and the key was to let the initial layer dry down before adding any more on top. The consistency was thin, more water-like, and fluid over the skin. I was able to pat it over my cheeks and blend out with my fingertips on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation, but I did have to be careful not to disturb any powder products I layered it over due to the wateriness of the formula. On its own, the highlighter lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me. You can view swatches all of the full line here.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid Skywalk
Skywalk
Skywalk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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What do you look for in a foundation?

I like medium, buildable coverage that has a natural finish–not totally matte but not dewy either. I want it to dry down and feel comfortable but not tacky. I want it to wear for a solid eight to nine hours with minimal change. It should respond well to powder on top, whether setting powder or powder blush/highlighter/bronzer. I prefer liquid over cream/powder but like creams/gels (just depends).

— Christine

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette for July 2017

Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette for July 2017

The same neutral tones from our beloved Shade+Light Eye Contour Palette are reimagined in 4 wearable glimmer finishes, in different levels of intensity, to bring light-catching dimension to the eyes.

Availability

July 2017

Editor’s Note: More information to come as it is released! Kat Von D Beauty just released this teaser on their Instagram today.

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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Blushes

01/09

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

Peony Petal

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a firmer, stiffer consistency. This shade has been released in the past, but the version I received to review for this launch was noticeably harder to use due to the firmly pressed powder. I was able to apply and blend it out enough for fairly even coverage, but it was not easy to use. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

MAC Powder Blush Peony Petal
Peony Petal
Peony Petal
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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I’m not a fan, usually, as the scents are often floral-based and overwhelming. I’m using a face moisturizer right now that works well, but I loathe the scent of it.

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Anastasia Summer 2017 Eyeshadows (Part 1)

01/07

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Summer 2017 | Look Details

Anastasia Summer 2017 | Look Details

Enchanted

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, violet purple with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was rather dense, almost thick compared to most of the brand’s formulas (including other frost/metallic shades) but is incredibly pigmented. I would recommend using a flat synthetic brush or medium dome-shaped eyeshadow brush (I used MAC’s 239 just fine with this). If you’re familiar with the more recent silicone-heavy eyeshadows that have released lately, you’ll enjoy the formula as it has that same creamy, smooth feel. The eyeshadow adhered beautifully to bare skin, still blended out, and stayed on for nine hours on me.

The new single eyeshadows will be available at online retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd but are available through Anastasia now.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Enchanted
Enchanted
Enchanted
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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