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Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder

Tawny Glow

Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow Highlighting Powder ($48.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with a finish that was noticeable but still more moderate than full-on metallic.

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The finish was about the same whether I wore it with semi-sheer coverage or more opaque coverage, though if I applied the barest amount, then maybe I could see something subtle about the luminosity on my skin. The powder had a smooth, soft consistency–softer than a lot of similar formulations, where they can feel a smidgen dry to the touch, though they look lovely on!–that was easy to apply, blend out, and use on the skin. I found that the rosy tone of this came through more as I applied and blended out the product in practice than initially swatched. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

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Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder

Sunrise Glow

Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow Highlighting Powder ($48.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones and warmer pink and gold shimmer along with faint gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without trouble.

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The finish was frosted to metallic with slight sparkle particles visible on the skin, but the more I buffed and blended the powder on my cheeks, the less I saw. It added a smidgen of noticeable color to my skin tone, but it may work more as a highlighting blush on lighter skin tones. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too dense nor so soft that it became powdery in the pan. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours on m e before fading.

Ingredients

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
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Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder

Sunkissed Glow

Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow Highlighting Powder ($48.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warmer undertones and gold pearl and shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin.

The formula is designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” I would better describe it as a moderate to metallic highlighter with a consistency that was soft and forgiving enough to be used with a light hand for less impact but a moderate hand and typical highlighter brush yielded a strong sheen. The finish was highly reflective but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

01/06

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

Twilight

J. Cat Beauty Twilight You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium gold with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling finish. There were larger bits of sparkle strewn throughout the powder, which made for a rougher texture overall.

The formula is described as a “multi-dimensional baked formula” that has “all day long” wear with an “intense shimmer pigment.” It had medium, buildable pigmentation that blended out surprisingly well, given the chunks of sparkle in it. I noticed a moderate amount of the sparkles on my cheeks, so this might not be suitable for anyone averse to glitter. It had a more metallic sheen overall, but it did emphasize my pores slightly. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading.

Twilight
Twilight
B-

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

01/06

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Molten Gold

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a brighter, medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s supposed to have a “chrome effect” that can be applied “lightly for a subtle glow” or built up for a “bold melted metal look.”

It was quite pigmented in a single layer, though the consistency was soft and pliable, so it was easy to control the amount of product picked up on a brush to get sheerer coverage. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft enough that it was a touch powdery in the pan, but it did not look dry or powdery on the skin. On the cheekbones, it had a noticeable glow that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. If you wanted really over-the-top, traffic-stopping glow, just spritz your brush (after picking up the product) with a bit of water or facial mist; I found that the texture of this shade was particularly workable damp but is often a trick that can be used with a slew of powder highlighters. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total