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What brands are most consistent in quality?

Anastasia, Bite Beauty, ColourPop, Make Up For Ever, and Tom Ford all came to mind. They’ve all had a few misses, but I feel like, usually, they’re quite good (or in line with what I’d expect from the brand, even if not technically perfect based on claims).

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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

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

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