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Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

01/06

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Spiced Peach

Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark plummy brown with faint, golden pearl. It had more of a satin-to-pearl finish that gave the cheeks a luminous glow but wasn’t overtly shimmery. The texture was thin, a cross between cream and powder, as it did not have the slip or wetness of a typical cream but it wasn’t quite a powder. As soon as the product touched my skin, though, it felt like a powder. This was one of the more blendable shades in the line-up, though on bare skin, I could still see “dots” of color where it looked like the color sank into my pores rather than blended out evenly. It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.44 oz. - $68.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "cream-to-powder blush" that has "buildable color" and a "creamy, velvety texture" paired with a "radiant-matte finish." The consistency felt creamy to the touch, but it also felt a little powdery. It had a candy-coated shell initially--very shiny--but after one or two uses, the texture looked more matte and felt a lot drier. It seemed almost as if it was drying out over time, so ultimately, it felt more like a powder going on most of the time.

The texture was thinner and while it was no trouble to diffuse the product across the skin, it did not do so that evenly, and I noticed a lot of color that seemed to sit in my pores (like dots of deeper color). The coverage was more buildable when applied with a fingertip, but it was a challenge to get more coverage that was still blended as the color seemed to disappear as I blended it out (even just a little). The only way I could manage decent application was patting color on the apples of the cheeks with fingertips and lightly pressing to blend, and then going back with a bit of foundation actually blend out the edges. The wear was short end on bare skin at six to seven hours.

Over foundation, they were worse, as they lifted liquid foundations a lot, which resulted in uneven coverage and some unevenness in overall texture, too, as the cream-to-powder formula caused clumping with my liquid foundations (I tried three different ones with this blush formula).

Browse all of our Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, 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, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
2.5
Application
70%
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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Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

B308

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a more “natural matte” finish, which I’d define as a matte finish (no shimmer) but reads skin-like applied, rather than dry, flat, or powdery. What I liked was that it did not darken on the skin like some matte blushes can and looked very true-to-pan applied. The consistency was denser, like others in the formula, but smooth to the touch, blendable, and easy to work. The blush wore well for nine hours on me before I noticed any fading.

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 – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B308
B308
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Too Faced Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

01/11

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer

Sweetie Pie

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer ($30.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warmer undertones that were slightly rosy overall. There was an overspray, which would result in a more golden, shimmery finish initially, so I tried to remove using a brush but still found a lot of it leftover, so I used a paper towel and tried to rub away several layers of product for swatches and application swatches. Despite that, though, there still seemed to be a bit of pearl that gave it a more semi-matte to satin finish.

The bronzer is supposed to be a “radiance-boosting” powder with “blendable, intense color payoff” for “universal warmth.” It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, slightly dusty texture that was very blendable and easy to work with on the skin, but it was prone to sheering out a bit so the functional color payoff was more semi-opaque and buildable. The color ran lighter, so I would not expect this to work as a bronzer on medium-tan and deeper skin tones. The bronzer lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly. It had a sweet, peachy scent but it did not linger noticeably on my face.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

ColourPop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

01/06

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer

Private Party

ColourPop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque coverage but the product was more prone to sheering out on the skin, so it ended up being medium, buildable coverage functionally.

The texture was more powdery to the touch and felt drier with a thinner consistency compared to the powder highlighters that the brand just released alongside the bronzers. It was incredibly blendable, though, and easy to work with. I think someone who prefers more buildable coverage and likes lighter bronzers will find this right up their alley. The finish was glowing without being shimmery. On my skin, the bronzer stayed on well for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.25 oz. - $32.00 Per Ounce

ColourPop's Pressed Powder Bronzer is supposed to have a "super velvety-soft" feel that yields a "natural tanned glow." There was no mention of coverage, but the brand's promotional swatches showed full coverage. The bronzers had a soft, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but tended to apply with ease, blended out nicely, and sat well on the skin. The majority of the shades seemed to have a semi-matte to satin finish, which helped them glide on and appear more natural (in finish) on the skin. The wear ranged from eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Bronzer 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).

B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S300

Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed more like a true peach to me–a little pink, a little orange but neither dominating. I could see it leaning cooler or warmer depending on one’s undertones. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, sat on the skin naturally and never looked dry, and was easy to blend out and diffuse along the edges. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a slightly denser texture overall, but I had no trouble picking up product with a typical blush brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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 – Sculpting swatches.

Ingredients

S300
S300
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total