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.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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.
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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).
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