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ColourPop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

01/06

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo

Done Deal

ColourPop Done Deal Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” The blush had sheerer coverage that was buildable, but the texture was very dusty and prone to making a mess inside the palette, while the highlighter worked better on the skin than anticipated.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

Done Deal
Done Deal
B+

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Above & Beyond

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A-

Made Me Do It

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ColourPop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

01/06

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Double Play

ColourPop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” If you prefer your blushes buildable, then you might like the blush in this palette, but if you want true-to-pan color and coverage in one layer, I’d skip the duo. The highlighter had a more metallic finish with some sparkle but a lighter touch can get more subdued results.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Padded Down

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Precious Petals & Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powders

01/06

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Precious Petals

Wet ‘n’ Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a stronger, more obvious highlighter, so it would be best suited for someone who prefers intense highlighting over subtle highlighting. There was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture when worn at medium or higher coverage.

The formula is supposed to be “velvety-smooth” and give a “naturally luminous glow.” The powder was soft, blendable, and just a touch loose in the pan, but it was easy to apply to the high points of the face and diffuse the color. For a less intense sheen, I’d recommend using a fan brush or a very light hand and just lightly dusting on the skin instead. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

This is a fantastic option for anyone who has wanted some of the hyped-up, limited edition gold highlighters we’ve seen over the last six months, since it’s very, very similar to so many of them.

Ingredients

Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Nylon-12, Ethyl Macadamiate, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, o-Cymen-5-ol, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine/CI 75470]. - See more at: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/new/megaglotm-highlighting-powder.html#sm.0001blak47iyfd28s4e1dm32is08d

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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C+
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Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

01/07

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Medium-Deep

CoverFX Medium-Deep The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) includes two powder highlighters and two cream highlighters housed in a cardboard palette. The cream formula is supposed to have a “dewy, radiant glow,” while the powder highlighters have a “silky, luminous finish.” The tones are definitely warm and run slightly redder overall, as three of the four shades have more of a brown/red mix of undertones than yellow. The cream highlighters could have worn longer, but if you like a dewy, subtle sheen, the formula might be up your alley. Both of the powder highlighters can be purchased individually, but should you prefer them in a palette, the colors are consistent but the quality is better in the individual versions for me.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Sunlight

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ColourPop Forget Me Not & Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek

Forget Me Not

ColourPop Forget Me Not Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There were a few larger sparkles in the finish, but it wasn’t truly glittery. The texture was smooth, thin without being dry or difficult to use, and felt slightly wet to the touch. It had good pigmentation when applied with fingertips–which is as marketed–and medium, buildable coverage that blended out easily along the edges. It highlighted the skin with a noticeable, luminous sheen but did not emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter/blush lasted for ten hours on me.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

A+

Discontinued

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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A

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Tom Ford Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure Eye & Cheek Palette

Solar Exposure

Tom Ford Solar Exposure Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes four eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one blush. If you’re normally a fan of Tom Ford’s eyeshadow quads (the regular kind), then I’d expect you would likely find the eyeshadows similar in quality. The deepest shade was sheerer but buildable, but it would be best over a primer. The cheek products are nice enough but are not quite as dense or as silky as the original powder blush formula but aren’t quite as thin as the current blush formula

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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