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Ciate Glow-To Highlighters for September 2017

Ciate Glow-To Highlighters for September 2017
Ciate Glow-To Highlighters for September 2017

The Details

Three new highlighters from Ciate now available.

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Mermaid Glow, $32.00 (New)

Add a mystical element to your makeup routine with Ciaté London’s Mermaid Glow rainbow highlighter. With a simple swirl of a brush, pretty pastels transform into a skin flattering universal highlight. Swipe across cheekbones, brow bones and your cupid’s bow to create a magical silvery, luminous glow.

  • Mermaid Glow Rainbow

Glow-To Highlighter, $32.00 (New)

Step into your spotlight with Ciaté London’s Glow-To Highlighters. Formulated with velvetly soft pigments and celestial duo chrome pearls, they create a weightless, smooth finish. These unique, ultra-blendable luminizers perfectly capture and reflect light to enhance every angle and curve of the face.

  • Solstice Purple/pink duo chrome
  • Celestial Peach/gold

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Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017

The Details

The Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette features 24 pigment-packed shades inspired by the kaleidoscopic stained glass windows of old world gothic cathedrals. Embrace your softer side with 12 saintly shades—dreamy, wearable, and effortlessly romantic. Unleash your inner Sinner with 12 bold color pops—empowering, unexpected, and insanely pigmented.

Experience divine dimension with three fearless finishes: electrifying metallics, velvety mattes, and shimmering pearls, plus two new special effect glimmer shades. Rightfully placed at the peak of the palette, these transformative super-glimmer shades amp up any eye look with prismatic micro-pearls that catch the light with every movement. Each cushiony shade is blendable and buildable. Kat Von D’s signature high-performance, long-wear eyeshadow formula creates next-level eye looks that deliver major impact. Whether you’re feeling saintly, sultry, or a little of both, you’re sure to find endless inspiration within this show-stopping palette of epic proportions.

Now online, 10/6 in stores

Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, $62.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Absolution Ivory with gold super-glimmer
  • Worship Pearlescent eggplant
  • Immaculate Pearlescent olive
  • Chalice Metallic antique bronze
  • Sacred Heart Pearlescent coral
  • Amen Matte cream
  • Sanctuary Pearlescent nude coffee
  • Heaven Metallic silver
  • Crucifix Matte deep chocolate
  • Cathedral Gunmetal with silver blue glitter
  • Soary Metallic garnet
  • Baptism Matte pale pink
  • Rapture Rosy pink with pink super-glimmer
  • Sabbath Matte jet black
  • Ashes Taupe with gold glitter
  • Martyr Matte toffee brown
  • Devil Matte pumpkin orange
  • Revelation Brown with gold glitter
  • Vestment Shimmery maroon with blue-green shift
  • Ministry Metallic cobalt
  • Exodus Chartreuse with gold glitter
  • Exorcism Matte deep purple
  • Relic Metallic fool’s gold
  • Stigmata Metallic scarlet

Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

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Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

L'Amour Exotique

Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection ($58.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette with four highlighters–two are new to me and two are also available in the permanent range. I found all four shades to be consistent with the permanent formula, which has a slightly drier, almost looser texture to the touch (not uncommon for this type of formula) with medium to opaque coverage that lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

Value

The full-sized shades of the highlighter retail for $44.00 each and contain 0.35 oz. or $125.71/oz. The palette contains 0.44 oz. worth of product or $55.31 worth of product. It would not be a “value packed” palette from a quantity standpoint; the way it would be “value packed” is in the sense that the full-sized highlighters are rather pricey on their own, even though they are large, so for less than the cost of two standalone shades, you would be getting four. (The price vs. amount is also not drastically lower.) If you’re someone who does not typically pan their powder highlighters, the palette would definitely be worth trying if you like this type formula.

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B+

Infatuation

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B

Temptation

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A-

Devotion

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Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

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Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Girl Next Door/Chic Freak

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a light, pinky-peach with a frosted finish and a deeper, more metallic peachy coral. The left side wasn’t as reflective as the right side, which had more visible sparkle and did emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Some might enjoy the intensity and shine of the right side even if it doesn’t have a smoothing finish, while others are loathe to draw attention to their skin’s natural texture. If you’re part of the latter, I don’t think that this formula (generally) will be the best fit.

B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

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Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Trophy Wife

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is an intense, medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There were quite a few larger, more noticeable glitter particles in this one–this would be suitable for someone who is looking for a strong, metallic highlight and likes looser glitter.

The texture was soft in the pan, but it was more loosely pressed with more glitter than base product, so as I blended the powder on my arm, I could see the glitter separate from the powder. As a result, the texture would be easier to work with on normal-to-oily skin or over a base (like liquid foundation) to help minimize the separation, which can result in a very imprecise application and stray glitter all over the face. It blended out fairly easily but still some glitter meandered as I blended on my normal-to-dry skin. The metallic finish did emphasize my skin’s texture immediately, even with just a semi-sheer application, which may not be everyone’s ideal result. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before becoming a bit patchy, but there was moderate glitter fallout/travel while worn.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.28 oz. - $121.43 Per Ounce

The formula is described ranging from “subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged” with a “cream-powder hybrid” formula that feels “weightless” and is long-wearing. They can also be used on the eyes, body, lips, and so forth, per the brand. They feel like a traditional powder, but they have a smooth, moderately dense texture that doesn’t kick up a lot of excess product in the pan but also does not feel stiff or difficult to pickup with the brush. The finishes varied from shade to shade; where Metal Moon was the most subtle and had a satin-to-pearl finish, Trophy Wife was the most over-the-top with chunky, obvious glitter and less base color compared to the other shades.

The duos featured a light-to-moderate highlighter on the left and then a more sparkly, metallic highlighter on the right with the exception of Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, where the left shade (Ginger Binge) was more intense (possibly owing to the richer color and payoff). In general, I found the left, more subtle side of each duo to be sheer to semi-sheer, somewhat buildable, whereas the right, more metallic side was substantially more pigmented. All of the more intense highlighters (Trophy Wife and the right side of the duos) did accentuate the look of my skin’s natural texture to some degree.

For use on the eye, they worked better with a slightly dampened brush, as it gave the powder a bit more binding powder for better adherence to the lid, but the ones I tried on the lid were blendable and easy to apply with no real concerns from the application itself other than the potential for fallout over time.

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Ingredients

Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total