Wayne Goss Bright Poppy Blush Palette Review & Swatches

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Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette
Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette

Bright Poppy

Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette ($45.00 for 0.67 oz.) features a bright, shimmery coral blush with a warm, coppery brown highlighter. Both shades were very pigmented, which was not at all how they were described (“veil” of color, featuring pigments that “build up,” and “soft wash” were all used as descriptors), and you’d really have to use a very light hand to get sheer coverage out of either–which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preferences.

They both were longer-wearing, and the highlighter applied easily, while the blush was better over a more matte finish as it wasn’t foolproof to apply over bare skin or if one was using a more luminous base–I could make it work, but it wasn’t the most blendable over bare skin.

Bright Poppy

PPermanent. $45.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush
Wayne Goss Sunny The Weightless Veil Blush

Sunny

Sunny is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with fine, golden shimmer woven throughout that gave it a luminous finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was a lot more payoff than described. The texture was thinner, a little drier, though the shimmer seemed to ensure it didn’t become too difficult to blend, but it was a texture that performed better over a matte base, whether that was bare skin or over foundation as any natural moisture underneath made it harder to really diffuse and spread. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as a "smooth-glide powder" that gives a "veil on top of skin that blurs the look of pores, fine lines, and texture" that uses "microfine pigments" that can be built up for long-wearing color. The description seems to apply for both the blush and highlighter, which are presently found together in a duo.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade; two of the four blush shades were fairly pigmented, while the other two ranged from semi-sheer to medium and buildable. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner, particularly for the shades with less visible shimmer. I am not entirely sure why the formula was billed as a "matte blush" when two shades have visible shimmer particles in the pans.

That thinner, drier formula made it harder to apply on bare skin or over foundation that wasn't fully set/matte as the color applied unevenly, was difficult to diffuse and spread out, and lifted away foundation when I redoubled efforts to blend out using a buffer brush.

I could gently pat the color into place by using very soft, pressing motions over the full area (going back and getting more product each time) but I just couldn't dab some on the apple of my cheek and diffuse and blend it out.

I would highly recommend applying over a matte finish, whether that's translucent powder dusted over bare skin or over foundation, to ensure a more blendable product. This is often an issue with drier, thinner, more matte powders used on cheeks, and this formula didn't improve upon that, unfortunately.

If you do wind up with a wonky application, the best method is to really cheat it by using a bit of foundation (often whatever's leftover on your tool) to diffuse and blend it back rather than working with the blush itself. Alternatively, as it comes in a duo with a highlighter, apply the highlighter first and add blush (as the powder highlighter mattifies a bit), but this does limit the versatility of the product (always shimmery).

The ones with slight to light shimmer were easier to work with as I was able to apply, blend, and diffuse readily over bare skin as well as over foundation without having to set it or have a matte base. The wear time ranged from eight to nine hours. The blush formula seemed to layer over and under the highlighters of the same formula fairly well.

The duos are significantly larger than most others on the market–it’s a massive amount of product as most full-sized blushes are around 0.15 to 0.20 oz.–but the formula lists a nine-month shelf life, which was shorter than expected given it's so large (and would take awhile to finish). For reference, a lot of powder blushes seem to be somewhere between 12 and 18 months for shelf life; 12 seems more common, and I only came across one that was also nine-months (Fenty Killawatts); NARS and Shiseido had a couple of formulas at 24 months.

Browse all of our Wayne Goss The Weightless Veil Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 36 (CI 12085), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

Sunny

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter
Wayne Goss Golden Glow The Weightless Veil Highlighter

Golden Glow

Golden Glow is a brighter, light-medium coppery brown base with lighter, more golden copper throughout that gave it a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft without being powdery, and picked up well with a brush. It had a moderate glow to it, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture.

It was richly pigmented, so a light touch would be necessary to actually achieve sheerer, more buildable results (which was how it was described at the point of purchase)–this was really the only thing “wrong” with it (and why it was rated lower). It applied evenly to bare skin and diffused easily for a seamless edge. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The formula is described as a "smooth-glide powder" that gives a "veil on top of skin that blurs the look of pores, fine lines, and texture" that uses "microfine pigments" that can be built up for long-wearing color. The description seems to apply for both the highlighter and blush, which are presently found together in a duo.

The highlighters were actually quite pigmented--one would need to use a light hand to pick up just a bit of product. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. I noticed that one shade--Pearl--looked a bit cakey on skin rather than luminous unless it was really buffed onto my skin. They lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

The duos are significantly larger than most others on the market–it’s a massive amount of product as most full-sized blushes are around 0.15 to 0.20 oz.–but the formula lists a nine-month shelf life, which was shorter than expected given it's so large (and would take awhile to finish). For reference, a lot of powder blushes seem to be somewhere between 12 and 18 months for shelf life; 12 seems more common, and I only came across one that was also nine-months (Fenty Killawatts); NARS and Shiseido had a couple of formulas at 24 months.

Browse all of our Wayne Goss The Weightless Veil Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Golden Glow

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
9
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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it’s always disappointing when companies can’t describe pigmentaton properly.
Golden glow is gorgeous, sunny is a bit too intense for me, and i’m not sure that I would have paired them in the same duo.
I love your bow earrings! Do you mind to share where they’re from?

Agreed! It’s fine to be sheerer / more pigmented, but let’s just get on the same page about expectations 😉

They’re from Kate Spade, but they were from a few years ago, so they’re no longer available, unfortunately!

Ah bummer! But thanks anyway.

It seems to me that companies try to describe pigmentation in a way that the target customer would find enticing, but we all just need accuracy! I’m not buying again something that disappoints me.

We’re so in sync 🙂

It’s obviously way easier to be like “well, the brand said this” rather than justify why *my* preferences should dominate… and I always think, well, if I was in the market for a sheer blush and bought it, would I be disappointed? Probably. On the flip side, if you skipped the launch because sheer/buildable didn’t appeal and then found out they were super pigmented, that might change your mind to try it.

Lisa Eldridge actually did a fantastic job on describing the payoff of her new glosses – on the ecomm site, it actually says medium pigment / high pigment by shade! So useful.

Ignoring the claims and just thinking about blush/highlighter in general, the highlighters seem to be better as a product — kind of wish they were available separately! There are a lot of other blush formulas I’d reach for over this one, but I could see the highlighter formula being interesting as they tend to be lower-sheen and have finer shimmer than the typical highlighter these days.

For sure, the highlighters definitely seem to be a bit more unique and quite pigmented. That would be awesome if they sold them in singles.

Glad I waited for the review. I really don’t like blushes that are difficult to blend on my bare skin. Too much blending splotchy bright blush is a deal breaker for me. And for the price I would need it to perform better. Hope the bright Azalea duo does better.

I’m the same – if it’s harder to blend, I’m just not going to reach for it! I definitely like when the formula is more forgiving, too, so you can use it with whatever base (or no base) without thinking ahead.

No, I agree with you Christine – there is nothing ‘veil like’ about these two vivid and highly pigmented shades. I thought the Golden Glow was actually a really nice bronzer – so many of them seem to have such an orangey base, but this one didn’t. I think this product is better than the eyeshadows.

I saw these blusher duos on a pair of youtubers (light and dark skinned) and my interest completely evaporated. This shade look crazy intense, and that can be lovely (not my thing tho..) as long as it diffuses beautifully.

I’m not a fan of Wayne’s colour palette. Can you imagine this with his eye palette? I cannot.

I think this looks really pretty!

And those pans hold a LOT of product! I don’t think I’ve ever actually finished a blush or highlighter so it’d be wasted on me but the 2 shades are lovely, especially combined.

Honestly, I think it took me over a year just to hit pan on a blush when it was the only one I used, LOL! (Years ago!)

I was trying to decide whether I was impressed with the highlighter’s color or if it just looked incredible on you. The shade is so close to Fenty’s Rum that I know it’s both! I can’t stop looking at that bronzy, summery glow on you.

Wow- that’s incredible pigment. This would be stunning on users with darker skin or who want deep, pigmented colors. I agree that the description of “buildable” and “veil” lead a very different idea in my head. If they had been described as “richly pigmented”, then this is what I would expect. Very pretty, but not at all what I expected. I’m glad I saw your review! I’m interested to see how the other shades work.

Yeah, the range is definitely way more pigmented than not! Two of the blushes are actually more medium/buildable, but otherwise, all the highlighters and the remaining blushes are closer to full coverage than anything else!

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