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Milani Afterglow & Dayglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

01/06

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Afterglow

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but if I used a lighter touch, I was able to get sheerer coverage that applied and blended out well. It was also forgiving enough that I could diffuse and buff out the highlighter if I felt like I applied more than I needed (or wanted). The consistency was soft enough that it was easy to pick up the product onto my brush while being firm enough that there was no powderiness in the pan. It was blendable and did not appear dry or chalky on the skin. There was a moderate sheen on the skin at medium or greater coverage that did not accentuate my skin’s texture. The highlighter stayed on well for eight hours on my skin.

The formula is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades (you can view swatches of all shades here). The consistency was similar to a lot of other “gelee” highlighters: smooth, soft but more firmly pressed (where there was no powderiness but was still pigmented) with semi-opaque to opaque coverage and a frosted to a metallic finish. Some shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn heavily. This formula will be most suitable for someone who likes an intense, more metallic highlighter and warmer-toned shades.

Ingredients

Mica (Ci 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

Afterglow
Afterglow
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Dayglow

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Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/06

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Deep

Chanel Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a fine, golden micro-shimmer. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the skin. The texture was smooth, silky, and slightly powdery in the pan but applied well to my skin–even the drier areas–and had a subtle sheen. It wore well for just over eight hours on me.

Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

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

Bobbi Brown Bikini & Desert Sun Glow Sticks

01/06

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick

Bikini

Bobbi Brown Bikini Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and gold and pink pearl. It had sheer coverage with a dewy sheen that did not dry down. The effect is pretty on the skin if you like a really dewy glow, but the lack of dry down made it a fussy product to use as it disturbed any base products, broke foundation/powder down within hours, and on its own, it had moved around noticeably on the skin after four hours. The formula was just too emollient for practical, all-day long wear.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” The formula was very emollient with a lot of slip and wetness; it never dried down and always felt slick on the skin. All of the shades I tried were sheer, and they were not buildable, so several shades ended up looking very similar on my skin tone (but may look more or less different on other skin tones/undertones). The emollient feel of the formula did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

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Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

01/07

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Light

Chanel Light Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable color payoff that sat well on the skin. The consistency was incredibly soft, smooth, and a little dusty in the pan, but I felt like it did not apply well to drier skin (my arm is drier, my cheeks are more normal-to-dry) and had a tendency to sheer out quite a bit without building up. If I applied it over just-applied liquid foundation, the powder went on more smoothly and was more noticeable. This shade should work better on very fair complexions for either bronzing or highlighting as well as light skin tones for highlighting–in photos, it didn’t show up at all, but in person I could detect it just barely on my skin. The powder seemed to last about eight hours on me.

Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Light
Light
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

01/09

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Chrissy Teigen

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette ($46.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes two highlighters, a blush, and a bronzer housed in a large, square-shaped palette. One of the four products is a repeat from the permanent line (Rose Gold), while the other three are exclusive to the palette. It’s well worth some consideration if you’re a fan of warmer cheek products in hues of peach, pink, and coral and like your shimmer. The four shades coordinated well with each other and layered nicely, blended without issue, and lasted well on the skin.

The palette contains $48.86 worth of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, $12.92 worth of Sunlit Bronzer, and $13.76 worth of Luminous Blush, which is a total value of $75.54.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

01/09

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter

Glimmers of BS

Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS Shimmering Swan Highlighter ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The powder highlighter is supposed to be “velvety smooth” and “highly pigmented” with a “lustrous” finish. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with whether I wanted a barely-there highlight or true-to-pan color, though it was quite pigmented so a moderate touch yielded a very strong highlight on the skin. If one wanted something more diffused or subtle, I would recommend using a lighter hand and a feathery brush.

The powder sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture, while it still gave a radiant glow. On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before starting to fade noticeably on me.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Talc, Zinc Stearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Hexylene Glycol, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate.

A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total