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Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

01/07

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder

Disco Queen

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Powder ($29.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a sparkling, medium lavender with warm, pink undertones paired with cool blue and pink sparkles. It had medium color payoff with a denser, almost cream-like consistency that was slightly thicker in the pan. I would recommend using a denser, firmer brush and/or heavier hand when picking up product.

It is intended to be a more intense highlighter, though the brand said that it could be built up between “subtle glow” and “high-watt highlight.” The coverage was described as “translucent.” In my experience, the highlighter had semi-sheer, buildable coverage–up to semi-opaque–with a finish intensity buildable from medium glow to intense, sparkling glow. The powder did contain actual sparkle/micro-glitter, so the highlighter is designed for those who enjoy glitter in their highlighters. It applied fairly well to bare skin and blended out with much effort. There was a noticeable shift from blue to lavender, and the pinker, warmer base helped it read less contrasting on my skin tone, though cooler skintones may have preferred a cooler base color. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Tin Oxide. All Shades May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder

01/06

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018)

Ibiza

NARS Ibiza Highlighting Powder (2018) ($38.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than another layer applied on top. The consistency was smooth, thin, and blendable, despite having a firmer feel in the pan itself (but no powderiness that way!). The highlighter applied evenly and blended out with ease along the edges, and it revealed a high-shine finish that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.49 oz. - $77.55 Per Ounce

The new powder highlighter formula is supposed to "melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow" with "buildable radiance." The texture had a smooth feel that was finely-milled but firmer, almost stiff in a way, in the pan (not in a bad way), and it was not at all powdery. There was a dryness and thinness present in the texture that made it less like traditional powder highlighter formulas (including the brand's original range of highlighting powders), and none of that translated into poor performance.

That being said, all of the shades applied better on the cheeks than the they did applied to my arm. I also noticed that finish became more and more luminous--almost blindingly at times!--as the powder was buffed and blended on my cheeks. They were very reflective and shiny on my cheek bones with semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. I had no trouble blending and diffusing any of the shades on my skin, and despite having a firmer feel in the pan, I could use fan brushes and other feathery brushes to pickup product. The powders lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our NARS Highlighting Powder (2018) swatches.

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder

01/06

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018)

Fort de France

NARS Fort de France Highlighting Powder (2018) ($38.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a pale gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff seemed to be more medium to semi-opaque when I swatched it on my arm, but when I went to apply it to my cheeks using a tapered highlighting brush (standard tool!), it applied intensely with nearly opaque coverage in a single layer and a very high-shine, metallic finish. Thankfully, it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture despite having so much shine!

The powder felt smooth to the touch with a thinner consistency that really did seem to “melt” on the skin, as promised by the brand. It applied nicely to my skin and blended out with very little effort. It started to fade noticeably on my cheekbones after eight and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.49 oz. - $77.55 Per Ounce

The new powder highlighter formula is supposed to "melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow" with "buildable radiance." The texture had a smooth feel that was finely-milled but firmer, almost stiff in a way, in the pan (not in a bad way), and it was not at all powdery. There was a dryness and thinness present in the texture that made it less like traditional powder highlighter formulas (including the brand's original range of highlighting powders), and none of that translated into poor performance.

That being said, all of the shades applied better on the cheeks than the they did applied to my arm. I also noticed that finish became more and more luminous--almost blindingly at times!--as the powder was buffed and blended on my cheeks. They were very reflective and shiny on my cheek bones with semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. I had no trouble blending and diffusing any of the shades on my skin, and despite having a firmer feel in the pan, I could use fan brushes and other feathery brushes to pickup product. The powders lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our NARS Highlighting Powder (2018) swatches.

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NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder

01/06

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018)

St. Barths

NARS St. Barths Highlighting Powder (2018) ($38.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it took two layers for full coverage (if desired). The powder had a smooth, firmer consistency in the pan, but I had no trouble picking up product on my typpical, go-to highlighter brushes (both fan and tapered). It applied beautifully my skin and blended out with little to no effort on my part–it felt like the type of product that did the work for you. The finish was strong and shiny but did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture to my eye. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.49 oz. - $77.55 Per Ounce

The new powder highlighter formula is supposed to "melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow" with "buildable radiance." The texture had a smooth feel that was finely-milled but firmer, almost stiff in a way, in the pan (not in a bad way), and it was not at all powdery. There was a dryness and thinness present in the texture that made it less like traditional powder highlighter formulas (including the brand's original range of highlighting powders), and none of that translated into poor performance.

That being said, all of the shades applied better on the cheeks than the they did applied to my arm. I also noticed that finish became more and more luminous--almost blindingly at times!--as the powder was buffed and blended on my cheeks. They were very reflective and shiny on my cheek bones with semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. I had no trouble blending and diffusing any of the shades on my skin, and despite having a firmer feel in the pan, I could use fan brushes and other feathery brushes to pickup product. The powders lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our NARS Highlighting Powder (2018) swatches.

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

01/13

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette
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Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Backtalk

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette ($46.00 for 0.88 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warm-toned palette with a pinker-leaning, but I don’t think that it resulted in quite the berry/mauve (read: cooler-toned) palette that readers expected when it was initially launched. I think that the palette may suffer from a lack of versatility, as I felt like a lot of potential looks looked rather similar, but for someone who is after a certain type of look, the color scheme might work just fine.

The eyeshadow quality was below the brand’s typical one (though I liked the two mattes in the palette quite a bit) from my experience, particularly for shimmery shades like Shade and Attitude (I find the brand shines with these types of finishes, usually), though I didn’t experience as bad of a palette as others, including some readers, have had. I didn’t have any trouble with the cheek colors, though Urban Decay markets their Afterglow blushes/highlighters as buildable in pigmentation and having eight-hour wear.

Reviews seem to be either “worst palette ever” or “it’s decent” (I’m not seeing tons of “best palette ever” kind of remarks). I try to avoid reading too many reviews about products before testing and reviewing them myself (when I know that I plan to review) to avoid any potential to be influenced. Even my best blogging friend, Muse, and I had very different experiences (and we tend to agree most of the time), where hers was one of the worst palettes she had ever used. I saw several customer reviews mention that there was “no pigmentation” even when used over primer or after three layers of product, which was definitely far worse (and different) than my experience – I also compared the press sample I received to one I purchased from Sephora (online) the day it launched but didn’t find any significant differences.

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder

01/06

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018)

Albatross

NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder (2018) ($38.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a bright, light white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The powder blended out effortlessly, and the more I buffed and worked the powder onto my skin, the shinier and more metallic it looked, though it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.49 oz. - $77.55 Per Ounce

The new powder highlighter formula is supposed to "melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow" with "buildable radiance." The texture had a smooth feel that was finely-milled but firmer, almost stiff in a way, in the pan (not in a bad way), and it was not at all powdery. There was a dryness and thinness present in the texture that made it less like traditional powder highlighter formulas (including the brand's original range of highlighting powders), and none of that translated into poor performance.

That being said, all of the shades applied better on the cheeks than the they did applied to my arm. I also noticed that finish became more and more luminous--almost blindingly at times!--as the powder was buffed and blended on my cheeks. They were very reflective and shiny on my cheek bones with semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. I had no trouble blending and diffusing any of the shades on my skin, and despite having a firmer feel in the pan, I could use fan brushes and other feathery brushes to pickup product. The powders lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our NARS Highlighting Powder (2018) swatches.