Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight

Nova

Melt Cosmetics Nova Digital Dust Highlight ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than a layer patted on top. The powder was moderately firm in the pan, smooth, and easy to blend out on the skin–it felt “dry” in a way but wasn’t actually dry or dusty. The finish was luminous enough to catch and reflect light noticeably, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

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.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlight swatches.

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)

Nova
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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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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Wow this is really nice! I’m glad this is permanent because this will be a great birthday gift for one of my friends. She’s darker than me and loves a good sheen, I think this will be perfect for her.

It’s a beauty! Made me think of that sunkissed look one gets after spending the day at the beach. The “dupe list” reminded me that I have EE G&G Palette w/ Beachy in it, I had totally forgotten that I own that! 😔

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