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Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

01/05

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a light, pearly gold and a brighter, peachy gold with a metallic finish. The right side was an intense highlighter but did accentuate the look of my skin’s texture, which may be a deal breaker for some–definitely not “superfine shimmer” as described. The left side was subtle but also quite sheer with a less forgiving texture for ease of use.

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

01/10

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Peach Dream

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is very light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. The color was rather light and would be more suitable for someone with fairer skin. It had medium, buildable coverage.

The consistency was smooth and a touch creamy initially, but after one or two uses, the surface seemed to become drier, more powder-like, though definitely not a true powder. As soon as I used a fingertip to apply or applied the product to my face using a brush, it felt and performed more like a powder-based texture. The downside was that the product had a tendency to lift my base as it was a drier, harder-to-blend product on the cheeks. I had the best application by using my fingertips to pat the color on the apples of my cheeks and using the side of my fingertip to diffuse the edges. On me, it lasted for five hours.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.44 oz. - $68.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "cream-to-powder blush" that has "buildable color" and a "creamy, velvety texture" paired with a "radiant-matte finish." The consistency felt creamy to the touch, but it also felt a little powdery. It had a candy-coated shell initially--very shiny--but after one or two uses, the texture looked more matte and felt a lot drier. It seemed almost as if it was drying out over time, so ultimately, it felt more like a powder going on most of the time.

The texture was thinner and while it was no trouble to diffuse the product across the skin, it did not do so that evenly, and I noticed a lot of color that seemed to sit in my pores (like dots of deeper color). The coverage was more buildable when applied with a fingertip, but it was a challenge to get more coverage that was still blended as the color seemed to disappear as I blended it out (even just a little). The only way I could manage decent application was patting color on the apples of the cheeks with fingertips and lightly pressing to blend, and then going back with a bit of foundation actually blend out the edges. The wear was short end on bare skin at six to seven hours.

Over foundation, they were worse, as they lifted liquid foundations a lot, which resulted in uneven coverage and some unevenness in overall texture, too, as the cream-to-powder formula caused clumping with my liquid foundations (I tried three different ones with this blush formula).

Browse all of our Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

4
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2
Application
60%
Total
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Week in Review | September 9th through September 15th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

What was your week in review like?

My skin tone/coloring:

Favorite look you worn:

Most used product of the week:

Any new beauty discoveries:

Week in Review

01

Make Up For Ever B308

PPermanent. $23.00/0.17 oz.

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Hourglass Dim Light

Dim Light is described as a "neutral peach beige powder." It's a pale, light beige with neutral to warm undertones and a very subtle satin shimmer/sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Urban Decay Love Drunk

Urban Decay Love Drunk Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep red with cool, pink undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Hourglass Diffused Light

Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a "soft, warm pale yellow powder." Read full review.

A

05. Urban Decay Backseat

Urban Decay Backseat Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

06. Urban Decay Accident

Urban Decay Accident Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and lots of greenish-gold pearl. Read full review.

A

07. Make Up For Ever B210

Make Up For Ever B210 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Exhibition

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark magenta purple with warmer, pink undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Hideaway

Urban Decay Hideaway Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Make Up For Ever B212

Make Up For Ever B212 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Sep 9, 2017 — Sep 15, 2017

85%

Average Score
A
16
B
22
C
5
D
1
F
1

Total Reviews (45) — Brands Reviewed (7)

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Confetti

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, bluish lavender with cool undertones and blue and lavender pearl and larger sparkle/micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage that wasn’t buildable beyond that, as the larger sparkles in the shade seemed to clump up as I tried to build up the coverage, and it just looked thick, heavy, and patchy. This shade did not apply well over foundation as it shifted the base around, but it was more forgiving on bare skin, though there it looked like sparse glitter sitting on the skin. It had a drier texture, too, compared to other shades in the range, and it only seemed to get drier and almost grainy after four uses, which made it progressively more challenging to use. On my skin, it lasted for six hours before there was significant sparkle traveling/fallout.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, MICA, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Confetti
Confetti
D

Permanent

6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

 

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection
Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

The Details

Clinique’s newest holiday sets and offerings are now available online.

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Sweet as Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition All About Shadow™ eyeshadow palette features an array of gorgeous shades to help you create head-turning looks for both day and night. Layer shades with a dual-ended all-over brush or contour brush for the perfect finish.

Lip Out Loud, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Go bold with the saturated colors of Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer. Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer has a pigment-saturated formula with creamy matte comfort. All colors have a built-in smoothing primer in a gift-ready purple tin.

  • 2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Bare Pop and Cherry Pop
    2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Ruby Pop and Icon Pop

Honey, Honey Ornament Set, $12.00 (Limited Edition)

Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create a shade that’s yours alone. This duo is emollient-rich and lightweight, leaving lips with glossy, sheer color. The luxe lip set is packaged in a festive holiday ornament, making it perfect for gifting.

  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey and Black Honey

Non-Stop Pop Set, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

Find three fresh ways to make lips pop. Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte delivers a luscious pop of liquid color in one full-coverage coat. Clinique Pop™ Matte hugs lips with up to eight hours of creamy matte comfort. Get all three in a cute travel-size makeup tin.

  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.5 mL Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Cake Pop
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Rose Pop
  • Makeup Tin

Clinique Chubby Treats, $25.00 ($34.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These super-nourishing, bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™ are loaded with mango and shea butters for soft and smooth lips. Housed in a limited-edition tin that’s perfect for gifting, the shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant. Availability at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Broadest Berry, Pink Honey, Bountiful Blush, Super Strawberry, and Black Honey