Melt Cosmetics Gold Ore is a very warm-toned, medium gold with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $39.00 and contains 0.28 oz.
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.
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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)
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