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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

01/07

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

Beauty and the Beast

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette ($28.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes three blushes and one highlighter. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, but only one of the blushes was on the buildable side while the other two were quite pigmented. If you like your cheek colors to be more pigmented, the palette would work well for you, especially as all four shades were blendable, easy to use, and wore for seven and a half to eight and a half hours for me.

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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See Beyond

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Fearless

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Enchanted

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Rose

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Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt & Champagne Dream Flashes Bellini Light Chaser Highlighters

01/07

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter

Topaz Flashes Gilt

Becca Topaz Flashes Gilt Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and shimmer that shifted from gold-to-green. The texture was soft to the touch and a little drier but not in a way that impeded application. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out without issue, though it emphasized my pores just slightly. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

The Light Chaser Highlighter formula is supposed to be “more than a highlighter” and have a combination of “kaleidoscopic color and light” that makes it “shift as you move.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell & Opal Flashes Jade Light Chaser Highlighters

01/07

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter

Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light pink with a luminous sheen and subtle, warm undertones. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dry but did not seem as finely-milled as Becca’s more popular highlighting powder formula. This shade was a more subtle shade in the range (though I would classify it as a moderate highlighter in the grand scheme of all that is highlighting), as it did not have the high-shine finish, and it definitely did not have anything like a duochrome shift. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

The Light Chaser Highlighter formula is supposed to be “more than a highlighter” and have a combination of “kaleidoscopic color and light” that makes it “shift as you move.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine).

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

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Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode & Pearl Flashes Gold Light Chaser Highlighters

01/07

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter

Amethyst Flashes Geode

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and cooler, lavender sparkle and pearl. This shade had larger sparkles that sat on the skin along with finer pearl that gave a more luminous sheen on the skin. The texture was chunky, dry, and had a tendency to appear patchy without a good deal of buffing. It emphasized my skin’s natural texture, though it was nowhere near as shiny as the brand’s original pressed highlighters. It had good pigmentation, though, and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. I did not detect much of a shift, more that it had a warmer, pink base with a cooler sheen but no real shift or duochrome-like appearance.

The Light Chaser Highlighter formula is supposed to be “more than a highlighter” and have a combination of “kaleidoscopic color and light” that makes it “shift as you move.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine).

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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B

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

01/05

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Golden Sand

Huda Beauty Golden Sand 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) includes one cream highlighter and three powder highlighters housed in a slim, cardboard palette (no mirror). Each highlighter has quite a bit of product–it’s a substantial size for a cheek palette. The brand released two versions (the other is Pink Sand), though I was surprised they weren’t more dissimilar. The Pink Sand version is supposed to be lighter skin tones with the Golden Sand version for medium and dark skin tones.

The cream highlighter had more pigmentation than the average cream highlighter, but the formulation was incredibly dense, thick, and difficult to blend out or use; it was extremely challenging to use it over any base products as it caused it them to break down and move around a lot. The powder formula was smooth but dense, and they needed a heavier hand or a denser brush to get even coverage and color onto the skin.

The cream formula is described as a “pearlescent creamy formula” that will create a “flawless, lit-from-within canvas” and is ideal for layering with powders, though it can also be used “on its own for [a] dewy and natural” effect. The powder highlighters can be used alone or together and are merely described as “light-catching.” The palette is designed so you can build the level of luminosity from subtle to over-the-top. I felt like the cream highlighter definitely gave a more natural sheen, but the three powder highlighters were all quite frosted to metallic and layering any over the cream base made them just as shimmery, if not more so.

B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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Seychelles

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Tahiti

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Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

01/05

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette

Pink Sand

Huda Beauty Pink Sand 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) includes one cream highlighter and three powder highlighters housed in a slim, cardboard palette (no mirror). Each highlighter has quite a bit of product–it’s a substantial size for a cheek palette. The brand released two versions (the other is Golden Sand), though I was surprised they weren’t more dissimilar. The Pink Sand version is supposed to be lighter skin tones with the Golden Sand version for medium and dark skin tones.

The cream highlighter had more pigmentation than the average cream highlighter, but the formulation was incredibly dense, thick, and difficult to blend out or use; it was extremely challenging to use it over any base products as it caused it them to break down and move around a lot. The powder formula was smooth but dense, and they needed a heavier hand or a denser brush to get even coverage and color onto the skin.

The cream formula is described as a “pearlescent creamy formula” that will create a “flawless, lit-from-within canvas” and is ideal for layering with powders, though it can also be used “on its own for [a] dewy and natural” effect. The powder highlighters can be used alone or together and are merely described as “light-catching.” The palette is designed so you can build the level of luminosity from subtle to over-the-top. I felt like the cream highlighter definitely gave a more natural sheen, but the three powder highlighters were all quite frosted to metallic and layering any over the cream base made them just as shimmery, if not more so.

Pink Sand
Pink Sand
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Santorini

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Ibiza

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