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Kaja Beauty Aura Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Aura Kaja Aura Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, pink-coral base with warm, peachy gold pearl. It had buildable pigmentation from sheer to semi-opaque (three layers), though this particular shade seemed a little drier compared to the others in the range, which made it harder to build up without moving the product around more than was ideal (particularly over base products). Applied and blended out, it had a natural sheen that was luminous without being o...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Laura Mercier Bellini, Laura Mercier Golden Pink, Kaja, Kaja Beauty


Kaja Beauty Spoils of Mars Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Spoils of Mars Kaja Spoils of Mars Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Highlighter ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, berry pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. I found that the more I blended it out, the less shimmery it appeared; it had more of a “natural” finish that wasn’t matte but wasn’t truly dewy or shimmery either. The texture was smooth to the touch but firmer and less “sponge” like compared to some other powder-gel hybrid products (with enough pressure, I could feel it pr...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, NBL, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Laura Geller Plumberry, Kaja, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Kaja Beauty Spoils, Lauroyl Lysine Aluminum Hydroxide


Kaja Beauty Atmosphere Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Atmosphere Kaja Atmosphere Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Highlighter ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones that leaned slightly pink paired with a faint, satiny sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque, while the texture felt smooth to the touch with the slightest sense of slip/wetness (as it is a hybrid “powder-gel” formula). The blush applied well over bare skin with fingertips, as recommended by the brand, and well over liquid foundation ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Kaja, Kaja Beauty


ILIA Before Today Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment Review & Swatches

Before Today ILIA Before Today Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment ($32.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a natural, demi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and blendable on my skin with a cream-like texture that was a little denser and substantial, so it didn’t feel overly watery or thin. The pigmentation was semi-sheer to medium, slightly buildable, but it didn’t build up to full opacity for me (just seemed to want to diffuse and diffuse). The bl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ilia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation


ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment Review & Swatches

Sing ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment ($32.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural, matte finish. It had buildable coverage from sheer to medium (two layers), though it was hard to get it to greater coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and spreadable with more substance than a true, liquid-based blush but was more emollient and felt wetter to the touch compared to a potted, cream blush. However, it did tingle on my skin fo...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, NBL, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bobbi Brown Berry, Pigmentation, NARS Penthouse LE


MAC x Disney Aladdin Your Wish is My Command Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Your Wish is My Command MAC Your Wish is My Command Powder Blush ($35.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed balanced between red and orange and didn’t have some of the saturation that some warmer bronzers can have. The texture was velvety and smooth to the touch, which made it easier to pick up and blend out on my skin. Historically, MAC’s limited edition bronzers have had ratings all over the place but are often very stiff and diff...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Frost, Christine, Dillard, Mac Cosmetics, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Carmine CI, MAC Launch Reviews, Becca Malibu Soleil, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, My Command Powder Blush Review Swatches, Milani Sun Tan


MAC x Disney Aladdin Always One Jump Ahead Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Always One Jump Ahead MAC Always One Jump Ahead Powder Blush ($35.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to apply and diffuse along the edges for a seamless finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and silky without being powdery (nor was it stiff in the pan)–it was denser and creamier than most of the Powder Blus...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Frost, Christine, Dillard, Mac Cosmetics, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews


Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a bright pop of orange with stronger, warm yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque that dried down to a dewy finish that wasn’t tacky. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and gel-like–emollient without being runny or watery. I had no trouble applying and blending out the blush color on my cheeks over bare skin or over foundation. This shade lasted nicely for eig...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Givenchy In Vogue Orange P, Guerlain Orange Blush LE, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb, Nectar Nectar A Permanent Where


Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones. It was fairly balanced between pink and orange, so it may appear pinker on those with cooler undertones and more orange on those with warmer undertones. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and easy to work with as it felt more gel-like–more substantial but not heavy or cream-like but not was watery as a typical liquid blush. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to m...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb


Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Cinnamon Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a dewy sheen. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, which definitely depended on how much product was squeezed out at a time. The texture was smooth, gel-like–fluid and spreadable but not watery or runny–and applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation (without lifting it up). It dried down for the most part but retained a lot of t...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Cinnamon Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb, All Dupes Chanel Destiny, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides


Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Bubbly Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light, bubblegum pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable coverage that ranged from sheer with one layer and medium with two to three layers–a lot of it depended on how much product one applied. The squeeze tube made it particularly easy to squeeze out the smallest amount possible, which was a nice touch, and made it very controllable. The consistency was lightweight, more like a thin ge...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Bubbly Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb


ColourPop Between the Sheets Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

Between the Sheets Colour Pop Between the Sheets Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, more clay-like texture that was less emollient, which I found made it harder to pick up with a brush as well as with a fingertip–the latter being the only manageable way to apply it decently. The color went on with semi-sheer color payoff when I applied with my fingertips, which I was able to build to about medium...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop


Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Bitten Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a bright, deep berry with cool, pink undertones and a natural finish. It has a lightweight, gel-like texture–not quite as dense as a cream but not as watery as a true liquid blush would feel–that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely without sinking into my pores or emphasizing my texture. The formula also worked well over base products without disturbing or lifting them up as the blush was applied and blended o...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, NBL, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bobbi Brown Berry, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Bitten Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine


rms beauty Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder Review & Swatches

Madeira Bronzer rms beauty Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder ($38.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was soft without being too firmly pressed in the pan, yet it wasn’t powdery or thin either. The powder applied evenly to my skin and “melted” as I buffed and blended out the product. It had a noticeable sheen but wasn’t overly shimmery, so it didn’t emphasize my skin’s t...
Tags: Beauty, MADEIRA, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, RMS Beauty, Bay Int l bluemercuryRiley Rose, Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder Review Swatches, Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder, Madeira Bronzer Madeira Bronzer


bareMinerals Whimsy Endless Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Whimsy bareMinerals Whimsy Endless Glow Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale, iridescent white with pink-to-lavender shifting pearl. It did have some whiteness in its base, so it may not be suitable for all skin tones unless layered over other, richer products or really sheered out. The powder had an incredibly smooth, lightly creamy texture–more like a cream-powder hybrid–that applied evenly and blended out effortlessly. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer but...
Tags: France, Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Bare Escentuals, Fraser UK, LA LE


bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Free bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the soft, yielding consistency made it easy to use a lighter hand to pick up less product or else really blow out the color once on the skin to sheer it out. The powder had a creamier, lightly emollient texture, so there was no powderiness at all, which helped it “melt” against my skin for a...
Tags: France, Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Bare Escentuals, Fraser UK


rms beauty Midnight Hour Luminizing Powder Review & Swatches

Midnight Hour 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 particular...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, RMS Beauty, Becca Sunstone, Bay Int l bluemercuryRiley Rose


bareMinerals Joy Endless Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Joy bareMinerals Joy Endless Glow Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a moderate sheen. It had opaque color coverage but had a lighter, more white-based sheen/finish, so it looked a bit lighter and brighter once applied and blended out on my skin tone. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a light slip to it that gave it a creamier feel to the touch. The powder seemed to smooth out my skin a bit, and it definitely d...
Tags: France, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Bare Escentuals, Fraser UK


10 Cheek Products to Look For this Spring

press sample, bought by me, affiliate links Spring is just over a month away and I am literally counting the days until the buds bloom and warmer weather arrives.One makeup item that seems to bloom from the makeup brands this time of year is the cheek product. From new cheek palettes, to pretty pink and peach blushes to bronzers and highlighters galore, the brands are launching SO MANY new cheek products. ...
Tags: Makeup, Mac, Bali, Beauty, House, NARS, Sephora, Cheek Products, Top Ten Tuesday, Lori Loughlin, Pink Squad, Bronze Squad, Erica Jayne, NARS Mosaic Glow BlushI, GALifornia Sunny Golden Pink Blush, Sephora Collection Bronze Illuminate PaletteThis


ColourPop Rodeo Drive Pressed Powder Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Rodeo Drive ColourPop Rodeo Drive Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm, rosy undertones and a natural, matte finish. The texture was soft, slightly powdery, and more prone to sheering out on the skin. I loved the color of the bronzer but wish the consistency was better; there was something about how it sat on my skin that seemed like the color pulled into my pores and looked a bit splotchy. It was not noticeable from a normal...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Colourpop, Budget Beauty Products, Becca Bronzed Bondi, ColourPop Rodeo Drive Pressed Powder Bronzer


Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Spiced Peach Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark plummy brown with faint, golden pearl. It had more of a satin-to-pearl finish that gave the cheeks a luminous glow but wasn’t overtly shimmery. The texture was thin, a cross between cream and powder, as it did not have the slip or wetness of a typical cream but it wasn’t quite a powder. As soon as the product touched my skin, though, it felt like a powder. This was on...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Too Faced, Lake CI, Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush, Red 28 Lake CI, Spiced Peach


Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

B308 Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a more “natural matte” finish, which I’d define as a matte finish (no shimmer) but reads skin-like applied, rather than dry, flat, or powdery. What I liked was that it did not darken on the skin like some matte blushes can and looked very true-to-pan applied. The consistency was denser, like others in the formula, but smooth to the touc...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, MAKE UP FOR EVER


Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) contains two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Bronzing Powder, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder. The palette should work well for someone who likes the Ambient formula, as I felt like the formulas were consistent with the standalone shades I’ve tried in the past. I know in the past, the value of the Hourglass palettes has been an issue, so I di...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Powder, Hourglass, Christine, Dolce, Lovejoy, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Face Products, Vol, Becca Moonstone, Gabbana Desert, MAC Corol


Too Faced Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Sweetie Pie Too Faced Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer ($30.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warmer undertones that were slightly rosy overall. There was an overspray, which would result in a more golden, shimmery finish initially, so I tried to remove using a brush but still found a lot of it leftover, so I used a paper towel and tried to rub away several layers of product for swatches and application swatches. Despite that, though, there still seemed to be a bit...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Too Faced


ColourPop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Private Party ColourPop Private Party Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque coverage but the product was more prone to sheering out on the skin, so it ended up being medium, buildable coverage functionally. The texture was more powdery to the touch and felt drier with a thinner consistency compared to the powder highlighters that the brand just released alongside the bronzers. It was incredibly blendable, though, and e...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Private Party, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Colourpop, Budget Beauty Products, Kevyn Aucoin, Estee Lauder Saffron Sun LE, Colour Pop Pressed Powder Bronzer Private Party


Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color (Sculpting) Review, Photos, Swatches

S300 Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed more like a true peach to me–a little pink, a little orange but neither dominating. I could see it leaning cooler or warmer depending on one’s undertones. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, sat on the skin naturally and never looked dry, and was easy to blend out and diffuse along the edges. The texture was soft, s...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Contours, MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC Corol, MAC Nude Pink LE


Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

S300 Make Up For Ever S300 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed more like a true peach to me–a little pink, a little orange but neither dominating. I could see it leaning cooler or warmer depending on one’s undertones. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, sat on the skin naturally and never looked dry, and was easy to blend out and diffuse along the edges. The texture was soft, s...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Contours, MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC Corol, MAC Nude Pink LE


ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter

Bae Area ColourPop Bae Area Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was incredibly blendable and easy to apply to the skin. The high-shine finish seemed to emphasize my skin’s texture a bit at medium or greater coverage, though. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredi...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Colourpop, Budget Beauty Products, Laura Geller Ballerina, Mimi LE, Bae Area


Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Smoky Quartz Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed less metallic compared to other highlighters in the range, which may or may not be your cup of tea. It yielded a strong, noticeable glow on the skin that didn’t accentuate my natural skin texture but was still a stronger highlight. On my complexion, there was some warmth (without being orange-based) and color, so I wou...
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Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color (Blush)

B314 Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. The pearl gave it a satin-to-pearl finish where it became more luminous the more I buffed and blended the powder on my skin. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single layer, but the moderately dense, smooth texture made it easy to pickup less product for sheerer coverage as well. The blush stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, MAKE UP FOR EVER