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Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

01/10

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Happy Face

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a light, yellowed gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to medium coverage on the skin.

The formula is supposed to be a “cream-to-powder highlighter” that has a “buildable champagne peach radiance” that is best applied with “fingers or Kabuki brush.” The texture felt smooth to the touch, and initially, there was a bit of slip to the surface, but after I used it once, the remaining amount exposed was drier, almost powdery, but there was still some velvetiness that gave it a more cream-like feel than powder-like feel.

The sheen from this was noticeable but still on the more subtle side, which may appeal to some but anyone who wants a more moderate or intense highlight would likely want to look elsewhere. I did not like this formula with a brush, as the brush did not pick up much product and did not seem to distribute the product well onto the face–it was as if the product dried on my brush. Using fingertips, I was able to get more product to transfer onto my skin. It blended out nicely but was more challenging to blend out over foundation (liquid) as it tended to lift and cling to the foundation in places. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Happy Face
Happy Face
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
72%
Total
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Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/05

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017)

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) contains two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Bronzing Powder, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder. The palette should work well for someone who likes the Ambient formula, as I felt like the formulas were consistent with the standalone shades I’ve tried in the past.

I know in the past, the value of the Hourglass palettes has been an issue, so I did the math for these – each powder was listed as 0.049 oz. each, which is comparable in size to last year’s palette. The breakdown is: $12.88 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $6.28 worth of Ambient Bronzing Powder, $24.83 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $11.64 worth of Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $55.63. It might still be worth it for someone who rarely finishes their products, would not buy these products individually, and/or travels often.

I’m not sure what the release date for this palette is at all retailers but imagine it will be in the next few weeks.

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

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ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Bae Area

ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was incredibly blendable and easy to apply to the skin. The high-shine finish seemed to emphasize my skin’s texture a bit at medium or greater coverage, though. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PTFE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Bae Area
Bae Area
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

01/09

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Smoky Quartz

Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed less metallic compared to other highlighters in the range, which may or may not be your cup of tea. It yielded a strong, noticeable glow on the skin that didn’t accentuate my natural skin texture but was still a stronger highlight. On my complexion, there was some warmth (without being orange-based) and color, so I would expect it to be more of a highlighting bronzer or blush on very fair skin tones and more of a sheen on deeper skin tones. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being dusty in the pan. The pigmentation was opaque and appeared a bit darker swatched and applied than it did in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.28 oz. - $135.71 Per Ounce

The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is described as having an "ultra-reflective shine" with a "creamy" texture that "applies seamlessly." In general, the texture of the highlighters is incredibly smooth, silky, and finely-milled with frosted to metallic finishes and the occasional more sparkly finish. They tend to have a high-shine, more metallic finish and are a stronger highlighter, so they are going to be best suited to someone who likes an obvious highlight over a very subtle one. That being said, with a fan brush and a deft hand, one could certainly achieve a subtler, all-over luminosity as well, but if one takes a typical, tapered highlighting brush, there will be quite a bit of pigment and highlight on the skin. I find that some shades can emphasize the look of pores slightly to moderately, depending on application. They tend to last between eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine).

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

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

01/10

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Lilac Geode

Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones paired with warmer, golden shimmer. On my complexion, it ended up translating to a warmer color overall, though on cooler skin tones, the blue in the base might come through more prominently. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too soft nor was it too firm in the pan. The highlighter was easy to work with using a myriad of brushes and could be applied more lightly just by using a lighter hand or less dense brush. It had a more metallic, high-shine finish on the skin at medium or greater coverage, though it did not emphasize my skin’s texture to my eye. On me, it stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.28 oz. - $135.71 Per Ounce

The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is described as having an "ultra-reflective shine" with a "creamy" texture that "applies seamlessly." In general, the texture of the highlighters is incredibly smooth, silky, and finely-milled with frosted to metallic finishes and the occasional more sparkly finish. They tend to have a high-shine, more metallic finish and are a stronger highlighter, so they are going to be best suited to someone who likes an obvious highlight over a very subtle one. That being said, with a fan brush and a deft hand, one could certainly achieve a subtler, all-over luminosity as well, but if one takes a typical, tapered highlighting brush, there will be quite a bit of pigment and highlight on the skin. I find that some shades can emphasize the look of pores slightly to moderately, depending on application. They tend to last between eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides).

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

ColourPop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter

Here Kitty Kitty

ColourPop Here Kitty Kitty Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was intensely pigmented and had a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, which made it a cinch to apply and work with on the skin. The shimmer in this particular shade seemed finer than what I’ve seen through a lot of the other ones in the range, and I think for those who like a very shiny, reflective highlighter, this would be one to consider. I didn’t feel like it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, and at some angles, the high-shine finish seemed to “smooth” out my skin. The highlighter wore well for almost nine hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, PTFE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total