Phytosurgence Cosmic Cinders is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark copper with a satin finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $26.01 and contains 0.25 oz.
Phytosurgence Cosmic Cinders Spectral Shine Radiance Balm ($26.01 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a gentle sheen. It had more opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. I found it worked as well on top of a more emollient/dewier base (like La Mer The Soft Fluid) but tended to look a little cakey when applied on top of a more matte foundation (like Fenty Pro Filt'r).
The product had a denser, stiffer feel to it in the pan, and the creaminess was more apparent if one swirled a fingertip into the pan more heavily. The brand recommended to use a brush over fingertips as the latter could cause the product to stiffen over time, and I'd agree; a brush was most foolproof and ensured the product didn't get too compacted over time. For working over a matte foundation, though, I felt like I needed the warmth of my fingertip over a brush, but a brush was my preferred method for working on top of bare skin or over a dewier base.
It delivered a barely-there glow, which was as intended, and never emphasized my skin's natural texture as a result. The product seemed to become more seamless after an hour or so of wear, even over matte foundation. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Inspired by light emanating phenomenons of the natural world, Spectral Shine is our long awaited, much requested radiance balm. This is not your traditional highlighter. This will not make you glow from space. No metallic glitter or sparkles here. We used the finest pearl pigments in these dry to the touch creams, so that they don't reflect light off of the skin, but rather catch and hold light to it. What you get is the softest, diffused, and gentle veil of luminosity that translucently filters the skin. Because the pearl pigments are so fine, they do not have any sparkle or glittery quality to them - even in direct sunlight which often gives away when someone is wearing a highlighter.
Isododecane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane (and) Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Carnauba Wax, Boron Nitride, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Capyrlyl Glycol. May Contain: Titainium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77499, 77891).
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