Lethal Cosmetics Morphology Magnetic Face Powder Review & Swatches
Lethal Cosmetics Morphology Magnetic Face Powder (Blush) ($14.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had buildable pigmentation from higher medium to fully opaque (two to three layers) that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out fairly well.
I did find that this shade was a little drier and wasn’t as effortless to apply and blend out as other shades in the range, though. I’d recommend going in with a less-dense brush initially to get an idea of the general placement and topping up as necessary for greater coverage. It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Glossier Haze (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Lethal Cosmetics Pansy (P, $15.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- ColourPop Potted (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- ColourPop Happiest Cruise (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- ColourPop New Lowes (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Milk Makeup Beyond (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- ColourPop So-Called (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar).
- Urban Decay NOHO (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
$15.50/0.18 oz. - $86.11 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to blend "effortlessly" and "build" to a "luminous matte" finish and "any intensity with ease." In general, they had medium, buildable coverage that easily built up to mostly opaque to opaque coverage.
Per the brand, they recommend "tapping" rather than swirling one's brush, which I'd agree with for picking up more buildable pigment--swirling or heavier motions could yield more opaque coverage in one go (which could be desired).
The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and not powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so the product picked up well with more feathery brushes as well as denser brushes.
As I applied the powder and buffed it into my skin, they had a more semi-matte to natural matte finish--not flat or dry but not overly shimmery either. They looked more "melted" on my skin, which gave them a better and more flattering finish applied. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before fading visibly.
Browse all of our Lethal Cosmetics Magnetic Face Powder (Blush) swatches.
CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (May Contain): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]
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Oooooowww! That would look sooooo lovely on a mahogany brown skin tone or darker! It may look beautiful elsewhere too, but I’d love to do someone’s makeup with such a skin tone and this!
Just yesterday, I picked up Kevyn Aucoin’s Grapevine (for $14.99 Canadian, though it’s listed on Sephora for $50) and I’m delighted to see that it’s a good dupe not just for this blush but also for Dior Confident (which I sort of wanted but couldn’t really justify buying) and also for IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve which, for some strange reason has never been available in Canada.
Even though it’s way too deep for even my medium olive self, this one would be fantastic on really rich skintones! It is a gorgeous shade!