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ColourPop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter

Total Package

ColourPop Total Package Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was slightly looser in the pan, so there was some excess powder that was kicked up in the pan after using it with a brush, though it did not appear dry or dusty on the skin. There were slightly larger sparkles in the finish, too, so it would be ideal for someone who likes a more shimmery finish in their highlighter/blush. When applied as sheer to medium coverage, it sat well on the skin but at fuller ocverage, it emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly. It was richly pigmented and very blendable, while the formula lasted eight hours on my skin 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

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)

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter (Desi x Katy)

01/07

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter

Mírame

Dose of Colors Mírame Supreme Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it had a blendable texture that made it easy to use less or to diffuse for sheerer coverage if desired.

The powder had a soft, silky texture that was slightly dense but was not as dense as Fuego, and it applied more smoothly and sat more flatteringly on the skin as well (just by a bit). The color went on lighter in practice than it appeared in the pan, and it was quite metallic on the skin but did not accentuate the look of my natural skin’s texture. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Zinc Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica, Dimethicone, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin

Mírame
Mírame
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder

26 Old Silver

Make Up For Ever 26 Old Silver Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is muted, medium silvery lavender with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage. Applied damp, it had opaque pigmentation that was still blendable and easy to work with. On the cheeks, it definitely worked as a highlighter but added some cooler coloring, too, and on my complexion, would be better suited when paired with a blush to help give it more depth and dimension but could be quite lovely on cooler skin tones on its own. It had a more metallic sheen that seemed quite smooth to my eye and did not accentuate the texture of my skin. On me, the powder wore well for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.02 oz. - $1050.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter (Desi x Katy)

01/09

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter

Fuego

Dose of Colors Fuego Supreme Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. The finish was incredibly shiny but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

The powder was smooth, moderately dense, and was best applied with a heavier hand or denser brush for true-to-pan, nearly opaque coverage that could then be blended out for more diffused application. The pigmentation level was good but not quite opaque in a single layer, though it was buildable with a second layer without worrying about texture as the powder sat on the skin. I had no trouble blending out the highlighter along the cheekbones or anywhere else on the face. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Zinc Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica, Dimethicone, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin

Fuego
Fuego
A

Limited Edition

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

ColourPop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter

Angel Food

ColourPop Angel Food Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is as soft, light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, soft consistency that was moderately dense but not difficult to apply or to blend out on the skin–it was dense enough just to avoid powderiness in the pan. On my skin tone, a lot of the pinkness seemed to get lost as I diffused and blended it out, but on fairer complexions, I suspect it could also be worn as a shimmering blush. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

Formula Overview

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. View swatches of all shades.

Also: the compacts do not have the shade name printed on the label, but if you pop the physical pan out, there is a label on the back of the pan–but I hope they take note and print the names on the labels going forward.

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)

Angel Food
Angel Food
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H106

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is brilliant, blinding medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a very smooth, almost cream-like texture that was moderately dense but easily blended out on the skin. The powder diffused nicely along the cheeks, and the more I blended it out, the less metallic it became. At full coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture just slightly, though. On me, this highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

H106
H106
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total