Artist Couture Yasss Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with flecks of lavender and gold sparkle over a lightly, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer (obviously “layer” is as consistent as I can be as a human since it is a loose product!).
The texture was lightweight, finely-milled, and blendable with good adhesion to bare skin, though there was some product flyaway as I worked to pick it up from the jar as the powder itself was airier–thank goodness for sifters! (I’d even say to only open it a quarter of the way; I always tap out an excessive amount for photography.) The powder applied evenly to my skin, and it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture but had a very shiny finish that looked almost wet. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$27.00/0.16 oz. - $168.75 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed have a buildable glow, so you can have a "subtle, luminous sheen" or build it up for an "intense, amplified look." They can also be applied to eyes and lips if desired. They appear to be opaque in promotional swatches and imagery, which was what I also found while testing; they were semi-opaque to opaque, though as a loose product, one could simply use the smallest amount to get something sheerer.
The powder was very finely-milled, which helped it spread well on bare skin and not emphasize my skin's natural texture. It seemed to have a shinier finish, while still being noticeably shimmery/sparkly, and the glow could be built up to intensely metallic if desired. I liked to pick up product on a tapered highlighting brush and gently swirl the brush on the underside of the lid, which helped to evenly distribute the product on my brush.
They wore between seven and eight hours on me before fading noticeably.
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