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Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Spellbound Glow

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, golden pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. If you keep more toward the left side, it will appear warmer and less pink, and if you keep more toward the right side, it will appear cooler and less golden.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighter that’s supposed to impart an “ethereal, rainbow highlight” and can be used swirled together or more concentrated on a particular shade. Each strip is fairly narrow (think better suited for an eye brush), so swirled is the most practical way, and of course, you could lean a little warmer or a little cooler. It’s supposed to be long-wearing and pigmented. The consistency was rather dense but was smooth and blendable on the skin. The pigmentation was great, and it had a strong sheen, so despite the dense texture, a typical highlighting brush worked fine for moderate, buildable coverage. When I applied this at higher coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture a bit. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, talc, zinc stearate, cetearyl isononanoate, dimethicone, boron nitride, glyceryl behenate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, poloxamer 338, silica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), manganese violet (CI 77742), carmine (CI 75470), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510). OE111HL000101

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Lancome Gold Lights & Rosegold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/09

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Gold Lights

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied without issue to the skin, though I felt like it was easiest and fastest to work with fingertips for blending over a brush. The consistency was thin, a little mousse-y, and dried down so the wear was longer (seven and a half hours) but gave me enough time to work with it first.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Ingredients

Water, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tin Oxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, Myristyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylamide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- May Contain: Ci 75470 / Carmine Ci 77491, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide Mica].

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Lancome Amber Lights & Pink Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/04

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Amber Lights

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dirty, medium gold with brownish undertones and a luminous finish. It seemed a little like an antique gold, though it seemed warmer and brighter than a true antique gold to my eye. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, a little mousse-y but still more like a liquid than anything else. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage that blended decently but had a tendency to look patchy (I tried using a few different blushes as well as fingertips and always saw the same, slightly uneven results). It lasted for eight hours on me.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Ingredients

Water, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tin Oxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, Myristyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylamide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- May Contain: Ci 75470 / Carmine Ci 77491, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide Mica].

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Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Soleil Afterglow

Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer housed in a white compact, which contains a ton of product (as it should, I suppose, at this price point!). Per the brand, all three are supposed to provide “sheer to medium coverage.” The only one that was true to the idea of “sheer to medium” was the bronzer, whereas the highlighter and blush were rather pigmented.

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

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Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Pearl

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three highlighters: a pale yellow, peachy brown, and golden peach. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two highlighters were better performing than the third, which had a drier, stiffer texture that made it harder to apply and much less pigmented compared to the other two shades.

Pearl
Pearl
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Gold

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three powder highlighters that are golden in tone/hue. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two shades are better in quality, while the last shade had a firmer, drier texture and was more sparkle than powder. Whether one prefers or steers clear of sparkle is one matter, but this type of sparkle did not apply well to the skin, as it was looser and did not spread evenly.

Gold
Gold
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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