Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight

Gold Ore

Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore Digital Dust Highlight ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling finish. There were larger sparkles/micro-glittrers in the powder, so while it had a shinier, metallic finish, there were noticeable sparkles that sat on the skin, too. The texture was smooth to the touch but dense and firmer, so there was no excess product kicked up but a moderately dense or moderate-to-heavy hand was needed to pickup product. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The powder emphasized my skin’s texture just slightly when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$39.00/0.28 oz. - $139.29 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have a great description of the highlighter formula generally, just descriptions of each shade. The lightest shade--Stargazer--is described as "buildable" but the other two are silent with respect to pigmentation, and the lightest shade was quite pigmented. Since there was no general description, I'm holding the formula to the average powder highlighter's claims--pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable, except Stargazer, which I would expect to have "buildable" pigmentation. The formula has a denser, firmer texture, but it never felt stiff nor was it difficult to blend out on the skin. The coverage was semi-opaque and buildable with a high-shine to metallic finish. All three lasted eight hours on me.

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Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexlgycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492)

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Product Availability

Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore $39.00/0.28 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro Filt'r Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Double Entendre Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brownie Highliner
On lips:
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Send Nudes Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Super pretty, and rather natural looking, shade! What I found to be very interesting was how many WnW dupes there are, and those are far less expensive and actually look higher quality. If I see it while I’m out and about, I may just buy that Goddess Glow!

This is actually too dark for me to wear as a highlight without a fake tan, but it was the first of the Melt highlight’s that I purchased. Love it to pieces, chunkier shimmer and all.

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