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NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/04

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Moonbeam

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The finish had slightly larger sparkles to it, though it was still a more moderate highlighter once blended out on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two or three layers–it was best built up by letting each layer dry first. The consistency was blendable, spreadable, but thin and water-like so it felt cool on the skin initially. The highlighter wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Moonbeam
Moonbeam
Moonbeam
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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There are actually so many that one doesn’t NEED to have tons of variations of. First and foremost, any type of product that isn’t something I’d reach for in every other look can get redundant. I also think that owning a few shades that cover a spectrum of finishes, undertones, and light-to-dark can then be layered and mixed to get all of the shades in-between. Here are a few that came to mind, for me: most body/hair products (I just work through whatever I’m using), lip balm, mascara, and eyeshadow primer. I think highlighters can often be an area where even noticeable differences can get lost once applied to the skin, especially if you tend to layer over a blush or bronzer, though I can’t resist a good highlighter…

— Christine

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ColourPop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

01/06

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

Colour Pop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo

One of a Kind

ColourPop One of a Kind Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a rich berry and a shimmering, cranberry red. They worked well together, but the look was very dark and red-toned, which won’t work for everyone. Of all of the new duos, this one seemed like the one would be most versatile paired with other shades rather than used as a standalone duo. This duo is limited edition and part of the brand’s Valentine’s Day collection, but ColourPop is releasing them as singles today.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Eye Duo One of a Kind
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons
Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a new take on the brand’s popular Highliner formula: twelve new shades with a more matte finish. Here are swatches…

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

Possession

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bright, medium pink and a darker, fuchsia pink. The lighter shade could have been a bit more pigmented, while both shades could have applied more evenly. The darker shade was bright enough that its shortcomings in texture weren’t as noticeable. I would recommend using a lip liner with this duo to maximize its potential, though.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle).

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Possession
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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