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Pat McGrath Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

01/04

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio

Sublime

Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio ($50.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains three, metallic highlighters that are supposed to have a “gel-powder” formula that has a “silky smooth texture” and “buildable intensity” (with respect to finish). The three powders were very smooth, silky, and blendable with high pigmentation, and the texture did feel like a cross between a gel and a powder as there was no powderiness, but it didn’t feel wet either. The level of shimmer and shine could be built up by layering on more product. They lasted between eight and nine hours. They had a more “melted” look on the skin that I think made them appear more “lit-from-within” when worn at medium coverage.

Sublime
Sublime
A

Permanent

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

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Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

01/07

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Universal (001)

Dior Universal (001) Backstage Glow Face Palette ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) contains two highlighters (first row) and two blushes (bottom row) with all four shades having a shimmery finish that’s supposed to be “easy-t-blend” and “highly-concentrated” that can be “worn alone or blended together.”

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ColourPop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Up the Ante

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a medium, red-brown bronzer and warm, gold highlighter. The highlighter was pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, while the bronzer had solid color payoff but could have been a bit more blendable and less powdery.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Step Right Up

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes a light, yellow-toned brown bronzer and a warm, beige highlighter. I see this duo being more “suitable” for fair to light-medium complexions. The highlighter was beautiful and easy to work with, while the bronzer was decent but could have been more pigmented and more blendable overall.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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B-

Spectacle

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A

Dreamscape

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Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

01/07

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Dream

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.96 oz.) includes six, sparkling highlighters, which were described as a “buildable, metallic-lustre formula” that has “multi-dimensional sparkle.” If you do not like glitter or sparkle, this will not be the palette for you as all six shades are chocked full of it! On the other hand, if you like duochromes and sparkles, then this palette may be right up your alley. They have stronger, more metallic finishes and sparkles and flecks of glitter that are visible on the skin.

It’s a fun set of shades, but I think creating trios or duos of these shades would have been more useful. Most of the shades were semi-opaque or greater in “coverage,” which sometimes came from a mix of base color and sparkle and others were more concentrated in the form of sparkles/sheen. I definitely saw that they did not have any strong white base that some duochrome highlighters have, which the brand worked to minimize in order to make the shades more workable across more skin tones.

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Wish

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Unicorn

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Magic

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Ethereal

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B+

Sunshine

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B+

Regal

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ColourPop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

House of Mirrors

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes a soft brown bronzer and a warmer peach highlighter in a small, plastic compact. I really loved the size of the duo, as I felt it offered plenty of product with a small footprint and affordable price tag. The bronzer didn’t have great pigmentation, and the texture wasn’t the easiest to work with, though the highlighter was lovely.

B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Opening Act

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