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Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Unicorn

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter ($5.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a multi-colored powder highlighter that features hues of pink, orange, yellow, pale green, blue, and lavender. Swirled together, they yielded a green-tinged gold with a heavy, metallic finish.

The powder highlighter is supposed to have an “ultra-saturated, high impact, shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight.” I tried using a fan brush to apply the colors more individually, though the strength of the orange and lavender were the weakest (they seemed firmer in the pan, so that might have been part of the issue). The consistency was drier and slightly loose in the compact and emphasized my skin’s texture when applied, even with a lighter application, as it was quite pigmented. I was surprised that a visible rainbow effect was achievable, though I would recommend going back in with smaller brushes (like eyeshadow brushes) to improve the definition of the pink and lavender shades on the skin. On me, it wore well for seven hours before turning patchy.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dodecene, Isostearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510].

Unicorn
Unicorn
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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NYX Buzzkill, Pure Society, Acme Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Buzzkill

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle over a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, and the thin, moussy texture made it easy to spread the product across the lips without the color pulling into lip lines. It wasn’t particularly metallic, though. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Tin Oxide, Water/Aqua/Eau, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120). MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica.

Buzzkill
Buzzkill
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Gimme More Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Colour Pop Gimme More 6-Pan Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette

Gimme More

ColourPop Gimme More Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.78 oz.) includes six highlighters in a slim, cardboard palette. It is new and limited edition, and presently sold out, but the palette will be restocked at a future date. The brand’s Pressed Powder Highlighter formula is supposed to have a “high-shine” finish with “butter-soft powders” that have “high colour intensity.” All six were denser with some having a very creamy, smooth consistency and a couple felt sparklier and not as smooth to the touch. They varied between frosted to sparkly but were certainly more intense highlighters. On me, most of the shades lasted for eight to nine hours. Overall, while they did not have the best texture throughout when swatched, they seemed to sit better on the skin after being diffused and blended.

Gimme More
Gimme More
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Extra

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B+

Upgrade

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A-

Bottomless

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C

Full Service

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B+

Bigger and Better

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/11

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Yes, Please! 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

ColourPop Yes, Please! Look | Look Details

Yes, Please!

ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette filled with twelve shades of warm neutrals in a mix of mattes and shimmers. Almost every single shade performed well, was pigmented, long-wearing, and easy to work with (one fell a little short but wasn’t bad!). The pans were removable, and each one was 0.03 oz. (full-sized eyeshadows are 0.05 from ColourPop), which was plenty of product for a palette without feeling or looking tiny. It released a week or so ago, sold out very quickly, but it will be restocked soon–ColourPop just postponed the restock date yesterday and hasn’t announced a new date yet, but I’m sure it’ll be soon.

It absolutely has several very, very similar shades to the Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette. You can compare them side-by-side here to see just how many shades overlap (all except Spoiled, which is a lot warmer than the closest shade in the Sunset palette, Panjin).

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana Foil Eyes Palette

01/08

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

Club Tropicana

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana Foil Eyeshadow Palette ($12.50 for 1.16 oz.) is a collection of brighter pops of color in the brand’s more shimmery formula. I’ve reviewed the Original Foil Eyes and more recent Foil Eyes 2 palettes in the past, and I find that the original is the easiest to work with across the palette, but Club Tropicana was the worst/hardest to use as-is. I think if you’re someone who enjoys very shimmery, sparkly, or metallic shades and typically works with a dampened brush or an adhesive base, you’ll find this palette useful and easier to use. There were just several shades that required a dampened brush to help improve binding and adhesion (for evenness) to the lid, and for me, traditional eyeshadow primer doesn’t do much as the issue was more texture/formula than a matter of pigmentation or longevity.

One thing I noticed was that the two previous Foil Eyeshadow Palettes contained 1.58 oz./1.60 oz. of product, whereas this one only contained 1.16 oz. The ingredient list was the same between Club Tropicana and Foil Eyes 2 (but the Original has a slightly different list/order of ingredients), so I’m not sure what accounted for such a dramatic decrease in weight. Even at 1.16 oz., it works out to be 0.04 oz. per shade, which is close to the average full-sized eyeshadow (0.05 oz.).

B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

01/06

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

White Goddess

J. Cat Beauty White Goddess You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light, white gold with a cooler, whitish base paired with warmer, greenish-gold shimmer. The white base was more powdery, but it did not seem to be as present when blended and buffed onto my skin, though it may suit fairer complexions better due to the stronger white base.

The formula is described as a “multi-dimensional baked formula” that has “all day long” wear with an “intense shimmer pigment.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and yielded a fairly metallic finish on the skin, though I did not feel like it emphasized my skin’s natural texture. The texture was powdery with a drier quality that made the shimmer seem like it separated from the powder itself. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me.

(I know they have a “Pink Goddess” shade, but I feel like the current name wasn’t quite thought out and wish they had gone with “Pearl” or “Gold Goddess.”)

B-

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total