Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light peach with a stronger, white base paired with a satin finish. There was a subtle sheen to the powder as I applied and blended it on the skin, though it did not look shimmery. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it felt denser in the pan so using a more moderate hand or denser brush would be key (I would not describe the powder as stiff, though!). It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and I did feel like the color darkened slightly after I applied it to my skin (if you have drier skin, it might not darken as noticeably). This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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.
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