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Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access | Cheek/Face Sets

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

The Details

Sephora has early access to over 35 holiday releases for VIB Rouges today.

Editor’s Note: I expect these to be available to everyone else sooner rather than later. I’ve split the posts across categories, so this post focuses on cheek/face sets!

Now avaialble for VIB Rouge

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CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops Set, $42.00 ($50.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Highlight, Strobe and customize your glow with these four bestselling shades of Custom Enhancer Drops. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, these cult-favorite highlighters produce a high-impact liquid metal finish that can be applied alone to strobe and highlight or added to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow. Availability at Sephora.

4 x 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Custom Cover Drops in Celestial, Halo, Rose Gold, Moonlight

Milk Makeup Holographic Powder Quad, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

Put some outer space on your face with these holographic highlighters, packed with meteorite powder and twilight pearls for intense payoff in a single swipe. The talc-free formula features avocado oil, coconut oil, and mango butter to smoothly glide onto eyes as eyeshadow, cheekbones as a highlighter, or lips and body for a hydrating and prismatic sheen. Available at Sephora.

Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter, $35.00 (Limited Edition)

This highlighter builds a natural radiance or blinding strobe with concentrated gold flecks to luxe up your look. The silky, weightless powder features coconut and tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ complex to smooth skin so pigment builds effortlessly. Inspired by Moroccan mosaics, the custom lattice press and bright packaging add some global-glam to your glow. Available at Sephora.

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s Exotique Face Illuminator highlights the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skin tones. Its non-dusting texture allows for excellent color payoff and applies smoothly and evenly onto skin without dragging. The unique formula brings natural-looking radiance to the complexion for an instant glow. Available at Sephora.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Trio Palette, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

Mix and match shades in this palette to create endless layers of light and color. Each is infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, creating radiant luminosity. Available at Sephora.

  • Neo-Setting Powder
  • Neo-Limelight highlighter in Ibiza
  • Neo-Bronzer in Capri

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The Best & Worst of Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colors

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colors
Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colors

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours). There are also two that are specifically listed as Top Coats (Cyber Opal and Cyber Sky), so those are sheerer and very much designed for layering.

My favorites were Cyber Sky, Titanium, and Carbon.

01

Kevyn Aucoin Copper

PPermanent. $30.00/0.14 oz.

Kevyn Aucoin Copper The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a golden copper with warm, bronze undertones and multi-colored pearl (though predominantly gold). Read full review.

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Vanity

02. Kevyn Aucoin Titanium

Kevyn Aucoin Titanium The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl. Read full review.

A-

03. Kevyn Aucoin Carbon

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and fine gold and violet pearl. Read full review.

A-

04. Kevyn Aucoin Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

05. Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Sky

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Sky The Molten Lip Color Topcoat ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a pale, bluish-white with cool, blue and lavender pearl. Read full review.

B+

06. Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a peachy coral with warm undertones and lots of fine, gold pearl (along with pink). Read full review.

B

07. Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a pale, pinkish white with fine pink and lavender pearl that shifts from pink to peachy-gold. Read full review.

B

08. Kevyn Aucoin Bronze

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep reddish bronze with warm undertones and golden and copper pearl. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

88%

Average Score
A
4
B
4
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
4.5
Total
88%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
4.5
Total
88%

Kevyn Aucoin Gold, Bronze, Carbon The Molten Lip Colors

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a warm-toned gold for sure, but it had browner undertones, which made it less orange-based and should be more flattering across more skin tones. The gloss was light-medium in weight, lightly tacky, and smooth on the lips. It spread well across the lips, yielded nearlly opaque coverage, and lasted for four hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating while worn.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Ingredients

Gold
Gold

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B-

Bronze

Permanent
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A-

Carbon

Permanent
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Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold, Copper, Titanium The Molten Lip Colors

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Rose Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a peachy coral with warm undertones and lots of fine, gold pearl (along with pink). I was surprised that it was not more pigmented in a single layer, and while buildable to a point, it did feel a little too heavy with a second layer and was more prone to sliding around so one layer was ultimately the most comfortable. It had medium pigmentation that covered the lips fairly evenly with a high-shine finish. The texture was light-medium in weight with light tackiness and a smidgen of color that pooled in my deepest lip line. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Ingredients

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A

Copper

Permanent
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A-

Titanium

Permanent
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Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoats

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Cyber Opal

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a pale, pinkish white with fine pink and lavender pearl that shifts from pink to peachy-gold. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The gloss had a really milky quality to it, which made it prone to noticeable settling into every lip line I had, though the moderate shine and fine pearl helped distract from it when viewed at a normal distance. The consistency was light-medium in thickness–thicker than the average gloss but not goopy–with a slightly tacky texture. It was one of the lighter-weight glosses that have come out in the metallic finish lately.

The formula is described as a “comfortable long-wearing topcoat that compliments any lipstick color” that can “also be worn alone.” It lasted for four hours on me, which wasn’t terrible but not beyond the average gloss. The lipgloss did feel comfortable on as it was moderately hydrating. I would recommend dabbing it onto the center of lips over another lip color but using far less than a single pull of product as the base is too opaque and white-based to work well over a lot of other products (causes them to streak or become uneven and dramatically alters the color).

Ingredients

Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimelitate, Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Polygyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Silica, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

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B+

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Sahara

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is supposed to contain the brand’s famous Celestial Powder in three shades: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight. The formula definitely doesn’t feel quite as finely-milled or as silky as the standalone Celestial Powders, but the bigger difference is that Candlelight and Starlight are both much, much warmer and less luminous in this palette (Sunlight was very similar). The texture not being quite as luxurious as the individual shades was only something I noticed by feel, not so much when I applied it to the skin, blended out the powders, and wore them. If you like warmer, more bronzy highlighters, you’ll probably enjoy this compact.

Sahara
Sahara
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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