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NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Independence NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, though the smoother, firmer consistency made it easier to work with a lighter hand as there was no powderiness–much easier to control the pickup with this type of a formula. The powder was soft and smooth to the to...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Lola


Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches

Gray (Deep) Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Deep version of the bag, which includes a different blush, highlighter, and one matt...
Tags: Beauty, Paris, Sydney, Estee Lauder, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Stila, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes


NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Lola NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and pink and gold pearl over a luminous finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to diffuse and blend out for sheerer coverage, or it could be applied with a lighter hand for more buildable coverage if preferred. The consistency was smooth to the touch, d...
Tags: Beauty, Lola, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing, NABLA Cosmetics Truth


Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Colorful (Light) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (one matte, four shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use. Pink Fury looked less vivid after the initial application but held that more faded hue for the remainder of its wear. This is the Light version of the...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Deep Teal, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, Kat Von D Vinyl LE


Sydney Grace Cool (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Gray (Light) Sydney Grace Gray (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Light version of the bag, and I don’t have the Deep version, so I am not sure what...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Ibiza, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products


Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020)

Warm (Deep) Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains one loose highlighter, one blush, five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), and one loose glitter (which I didn’t review as it was pure, loose glitter with no real claims to test!). The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with, while the blush was very pigmented but did darken when applied to bare skin so it turned out brig...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Golden Rose, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Milani Bella Khaki, Makeup Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition


Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020)

Warm (Light) Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), one blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. Everything performed consistently with past products I’ve tried in the respective formulas; all the products were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Belle of Georgia, Sweet Peach, and Picking Peaches are specific to the Light version of ...
Tags: Georgia, Beauty, Sydney, Belle, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, MAC Blush Pink LE, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Golden Rose, Becca Opal, Eyeshadows


Patrick Ta Do We Know Her Double-Take Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Do We Know Her Patrick Ta Do We Know Her Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush ($34.00 for 0.37 oz.) contains a slightly richer, true coral cream blush paired with a lighter, peachier coral powder blush. The cream was designed to be layered over the powder blush to keep the skin from looking too matte, though I didn’t find the powder blush was that mattifying–it was very skin-like, actually! They were both fairly consistent with how t...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Patrick Ta, Summer 2020, Patrick Ta Powder Blush


Patrick Ta Oh She’s Different Double-Take Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Oh She's Different Patrick Ta Oh She’s Different Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush ($34.00 for 0.37 oz.) contains a more mid-tone, red-based plum with subtle to moderate warm undertones in a cream as well as a powder form. The cream was sheerer in coverage with a subtle, dewy sheen, while the powder was opaque and had a satin finish that looked skin-like (without being shimmery) on its own, but the cream blush did add a little more ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Soleil, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Becca Nightingale, Kevyn Aucoin Neolita, Pigmentation, Patrick Ta, Temptalia, Patrick Ta Powder Blush, Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel Blush LE, NARS Goulue LE


Patrick Ta She’s That Girl Double-Take Blush Duo Review & Swatches

She's That Girl Patrick Ta She’s That Girl Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush ($34.00 for 0.37 oz.) contains a mid-tone pink with warmer undertones in a cream form as well as a powder form. The cream blush is designed to be layered on top of the powder blush to give it a more skin-like finish, and the two are very similar in actual tone and depth. The cream blush has sheerer coverage and a dewier finish, while the powder blush has ...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Patrick Ta, Patrick Ta Powder Blush, Clinique Blush Pop LE


Kosas Papaya 1972 Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Papaya 1972 Kosas Papaya 1972 Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for oz.) is designed to be the more buildable-coverage version, though it was a lot more pigmented than described (which some may have no issue with!). The duo contained a lighter orange blush paired with a warm, yellowy-peach highlighter. Both shades were on the more powdery side, so there was excess kicked up in the pan, though they looked smooth and flatteri...
Tags: Bali, Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Mickey Shade DC, Anastasia Miami, Kaja Luna


Patrick Ta She’s So LA Double-Take Blush Duo Review & Swatches

She's So LA Patrick Ta She’s So LA Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush ($34.00 for 0.37 oz.) includes a cream and powder blush in similar tones (despite them looking more contrasting in the pans!) with the cream designed to be layered over (rather than under, which is more typical) the powder to breathe “life” back into the skin. I actually felt like the powder blush had a skin-like finish that the cream didn’t add a lot of additional...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Patrick Ta, Temptalia, MAC Perfect Bronze Right LE, LA P Permanent, LA Powder, Patrick Ta Powder Blush, LA Powder PiP Permanent


Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains a brighter, medium orange blush paired with a peachy-orange highlighter. The two shades complemented each other, and they were both pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent). ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås


Natasha Denona Bronze Face Glow Palette Review & Swatches

Bronze Natasha Denona Bronze Face Glow Palette ($55.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a new, seemingly-permanent palette that features four luminous shades with two cream-based formulas and two powder-based formulas. The cream formulas were disappointing and a deliberate departure from the brand’s prior formulas but not in a good way. The powder formulas were consistent with past releases–they worked best with denser brushes/firmer hand but have...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Gabrielle, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Estee Edit Ray LE, Becca Pink Pyrite LE, Estee Lauder Solar Crush LE


Kosas Longitude Zero Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Longitude Zero Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is the lower intensity version which is supposed to have more buildable coverage, though both shades were more semi-opaque to opaque; the more powdery texture makes it easier to pick up less product with a lighter hand if truly buildable coverage is desired. The duo featured a medium-dark pink blush paired with a light pink highlighter. The p...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kosas, Christine


Kosas Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Kosas Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) features “double” the pigment with a deeper pink blush paired with a darker, pinky-beige highlighter. Both shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing; they were easy to work with, and while the formula has more powderiness to it than seems ideal, they actually looked fantastic on my skin as they were a...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Terry Tan Flash Cruise, Kosås, Kosas Longitude Zero High Intensity Color Light, Longitude Zero High Intensity Kosas Longitude, Longitude Zero High Intensity P Permanent


Kosas Contrachroma Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Contrachroma Kosas Contrachroma Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a muted, darker coral blush paired with a lighter, warm beige highlighter. This is the sheerer version, which was true of the blush; the blush had more medium, buildable pigmentation, but the highlighter was rather pigmented while the more powdery texture made it possible to pick up less product without a lot of effort. They both lasted f...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Kissin, Temptalia, Kosås, Contrachroma Kosas Contrachroma Color


Kosas Contrachroma (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Contrachroma (High Intensity) Kosas Contrachroma (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a deeper, rosy-copper blush with a medium, warmer copper highlighter. The two complemented each other, and they were both pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though the formula is more powdery (and yet not an issue in terms of the way it sat on my skin, thankfully!).FURTHER READING: Formula Overview fo...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Laura Geller Ballerina, Chanel Lumieres, NARS Maldives, Kosås, Kosas Contrachroma High Intensity Color Light, Contrachroma High Intensity P Permanent


Kosas Helios Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches

Helios Kosas Helios Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a muted orange blush paired with a warm, light-medium gold highlighter. This is the lower intensity duo, so it was intended to have sheerer, more buildable coverage, which was accurate for both shades. The texture was slightly tackier with the highlighter (true of other highlighters in the same formula) compared to the blush, but both applied well and blend...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Linda, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Kosås


Kosas Helios High Intensity Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches

Helios (High Intensity) Kosas Helios (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the more pigmented version of the duo, which includes a bright, orange blush paired with a golden copper highlighter. Both shades delivered on being “double” the pigment of the lower intensity duo; they were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with and lasted well on my skin.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on gene...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Smashbox, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Kosas Tropic Equinox, Kosas Helios High Intensity Color, Helios High Intensity P Permanent, Helios High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas Tropic Equinox Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Tropic Equinox Kosas Tropic Equinox Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) consists of a darker, peachy-brown blush paired with a warm, peachy highlighter. This is the lower intensity level, so both shades are designed to be sheerer and more buildable, which they were. Both shades applied well over bare skin and had good longevity, but the highlighter’s tackier texture made it less compatible with more matte base products a...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Tropic Equinox, MAC Melon Pink Top LE, Kosas Tropic Equinox Color Light Palette, Tropic Equinox Kosas Tropic Equinox Color, Tropic Equinox P Permanent, Tropic Equinox Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas Tropic Equinox High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Tropic Equinox (High Intensity) Kosas Tropic Equinox (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) consists of a medium, orange-brown blush paired with a golden copper highlighter. The blush was more blendable and easier to work with over both bare skin as well as over foundation compared to the highlighter, which was a little tackier and occasionally lifted up base products a bit. Both shades were quite pigmented...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Tropic Equinox High Intensity P Permanent, Tropic Equinox High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent, Tropic Equinox High Intensity


Kosas Velvet Melon Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon Kosas Velvet Melon Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the sheerer version of the duo and featured a peachy blush with a peachy-beige highlighter. The highlighter appeared darker in the pan than applied–it definitely seemed a fair bit lighter in practice but some of the depth might be more apparent on someone of a very light skin tone. Both products applied well and delivered the pigmentation they were ma...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kosas, Christine


Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Kosas Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the “double the pigment” version that offers a deeper coral blush with a peachy highlighter. Both shades were deeper and more pigmented than the sheerer version of the duo. I didn’t have any issues applying either shade over bare skin or over foundation, though the blush was definitely deeper and pigmented enough that...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Velvet Melon High Intensity P Permanent, Caprylyl Glycol Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Velvet Melon High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas 8th Muse Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

8th Muse Kosas 8th Muse Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the sheerer, more buildable coverage version of the shade and includes a soft pink blush paired with a pearly, light pink highlighter. The shades offered semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage with a creamy, emollient formula that dried down to a more skin-like finish that lasted around eight hours on me.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on gene...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Muse Kosas


Kosas 8th Muse High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

8th Muse (High Intensity) Kosas 8th Muse (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the more intense coverage version of the shade and includes a bright, pink blush paired with a pearly, warm rose highlighter. The blush lived up to its “High Intensity” descriptor and was quite pigmented, but the highlighter seemed more like semi-sheer to medium and didn’t build much beyond medium coverage. The highlighter wa...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Clinique Berry Pop, Muse High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Sydney Grace Thinking of You Blush Review & Swatches

Thinking of You Sydney Grace Thinking of You Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, deep coral with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented to the point where a small tap of the brush picked up enough coverage to get one started. While the consistency was blendable and fairly forgiving, it was definitely easier to build up coverage if necessary than to tamp it down–even knowing it was a...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Milani Berry Rays, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Peaches and Cream Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coral with moderate, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in a single layer, where a little went a long way, so I’d suggest using a lighter hand to make it easier to apply and blend out (it’s usually easier to build up than it is to sheer out, which was true here). The texture was soft, silky, an...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Cream Sydney Grace Peaches, Kevyn Aucoin Dolline


Sydney Grace Mauve Delight Blush Review & Swatches

Mauve Delight Sydney Grace Mauve Delight Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with moderate, warm undertones paired with a matte finish. The color deepened noticeable to a darker, warmer pink when applied over bare skin and blended out, which was actually how it appeared in the pan. To get the lighter, less-warm take on it, I’d recommend applying it over matte or just-powdered skin (matte finishes react more ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica


Sydney Grace First Date Blush Review & Swatches

First Date Sydney Grace First Date Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, peachy orange with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish was glowing while being quite smooth, so it was more of a glow than an overt shimmer. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense without being heavy, thick, or too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up with an assortment of brushes. It was extremely pigment...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Angelique, Gamma Ray, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica