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Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/07

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Vol. 4

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday offering that contains four existing shades and two new, exclusive shades (Filtered Bronze Light and Luminous Glow). The powders performed consistently with other Hourglass powders, so those who enjoy these palettes will likely enjoy this one, too, if the included shades work for your skin tone.

The palette contains $10.51 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $5.13 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $20.27 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $9.50 worth of Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $45.41. If you expect to use most of the powders but don’t usually finish products or often travel, it might be “worth” it to you, though typically palettes like these offer more for your money (since you are buying in “bulk” in a way) or else aren’t nearly so drastic in the difference between value and price.

Vol. 4
Vol. 4
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush

01/08

Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush
Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush

Stand Out (649)

Dior Stand Out (649) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, medium tangerine orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a golden pearl sheen. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on bare skin. The powder was smooth to the touch, dense but not stiff, and remained blendable on my skin, even when applied more intensely. The finish was luminous but didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or appear overtly shimmery. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it faded a bit.

Formula Overview

$44.00/0.23 oz. - $191.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense, ultra-pigmented color that lasts," though under "formula," the brand states that it has "bold, yet buildable color." Most of the shades I tried were quite pigmented, but the denser, smoother consistency of the powder made it possible to apply less for more buildable coverage as they weren't too powdery nor too stiff in the pan to work with. They applied easily, blended out well, and stayed on for eight to nine hours on me. The powders did have a floral scent to them, though I did not notice the scent when applied to my skin (more in the compact).

Browse all of our Dior Rouge Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette

01/06

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette

Naked Cherry

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette ($34.00 for 0.51 oz.) contains a pale peach highlighter, mid-tone pink blush, and iridescent white “topper” (aka highlighter). This palette is definitely going to work best for fairer complexions, though the blush is marketed as “universally-flattering.” The Naked Cherry collection seems like a big launch for the brand, so it struck me as odd not to create standalone cheek colors or else a light and dark version of a cheek trio to reach their very diverse customer base. The quality of the blush left a lot to be desired, so the trio was a big miss for me regardless of whether it was going to show up on my skin tone (which it did).

Also In This Review

A-

Naked Cherry #1

Limited Edition
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D+

Naked Cherry #2

Limited Edition
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B+

Naked Cherry #3

Limited Edition
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Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush

01/08

Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush
Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush

Poison Matte (962)

Dior Poison Matte (962) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer with a smooth, lightly powdery texture that was dense but not firm or stiff to work with. It applied fairly evenly to bare skin and blended along the edges, though I noticed that it tended to look lighter and pinker when worn at sheerer coverage levels (less true-to-pan) so keep that in mind based on skin tone and what level of coverage you tend to wear your blush at. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$44.00/0.23 oz. - $191.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense, ultra-pigmented color that lasts," though under "formula," the brand states that it has "bold, yet buildable color." Most of the shades I tried were quite pigmented, but the denser, smoother consistency of the powder made it possible to apply less for more buildable coverage as they weren't too powdery nor too stiff in the pan to work with. They applied easily, blended out well, and stayed on for eight to nine hours on me. The powders did have a floral scent to them, though I did not notice the scent when applied to my skin (more in the compact).

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Ingredients

NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes Set

01/04

NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes

Dolce Vita and Capri

NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes ($24.00 for 0.26 oz.) contains a pinky-beige highlighter and a reddened-plum blush, and both shades are available individually within NARS’ permanent range. They performed consistently with the full-sized, individually-sold versions I last tried, so I think it’s a good way to enjoy both products without having to spend much–two shades for less than the cost of one! They’re by no means tiny, so one should get plenty of use out of each (frankly, the highlighter formula at full-size is massive!).

A full-sized blush retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $187.50/oz. A full-sized Highlighting Powder retails for $38.00 and contains 0.49 oz. or costs $77.55/oz. This set contains $22.50 worth of blush and $10.86 worth of highlighter for a total value of $33.36.

This set is exclusive to NARS (available now) and Ulta (available 10/14).

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Also In This Review

B+
A

Capri

Permanent
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Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush

01/08

Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush
Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush

Miss (047)

Dior Miss (047) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were faint micro-sparkles strewn throughout, but they did not seem to be visible on my skin. The texture was velvety, slightly denser and firmer in the pan, but then applied in a way that felt somewhat powdery on my skin. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer, but the denser texture made it easier to pick up less on a brush, too, so sheerer coverage could be achieved by using a lighter hand. The blush applied unevenly to my skin, and it took more effort to diffuse and blend out the color so it was mostly even. On me, it lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$44.00/0.23 oz. - $191.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense, ultra-pigmented color that lasts," though under "formula," the brand states that it has "bold, yet buildable color." Most of the shades I tried were quite pigmented, but the denser, smoother consistency of the powder made it possible to apply less for more buildable coverage as they weren't too powdery nor too stiff in the pan to work with. They applied easily, blended out well, and stayed on for eight to nine hours on me. The powders did have a floral scent to them, though I did not notice the scent when applied to my skin (more in the compact).

Browse all of our Dior Rouge Blush swatches.

Ingredients