rms beauty Midnight Hour Luminizing Powder ($38.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy gold with warm undertones and a luminous, lightly shiny finish. The powder had a smooth, cream-like feel to it–silky, lightweight, and thin without being dry or powdery. It had high coverage that applied evenly and blended out easily (so it could also be applied sheerer if desired). The powder sat well on my skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture, and it had a particularly smooth, almost “melted” look after blended out. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
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$38.00/0.52 oz. - $73.08 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "silky smooth, moisturizing, [and] luminizing." The three shades that it comes in were consistent: very pigmented, creamy and smooth to the touch, and lasted between eight and nine hours. The texture was thinner and firmer, as there was no powderiness, but it was yielding and easy to pick up with a brush. The powders applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and never emphasized my skin's natural texture.
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Mica, Zinc Stearate, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).
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