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MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish Review & Swatches

House of Petunia MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm, almost peachy undertones with a smooth, metallic sheen and faint copper micro-sparkle that was more randomly strewn through. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft and yielding without being too powd...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polysorbate, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish, Ingredients Mica Talc Nylon


NABLA Cosmetics Dune Skin Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Dune NABLA Cosmetics Dune Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was far more coverage than described, though I’m sure most will not find it to be a deal-breaker. For those who find more buildable coverage essential, if you use a lighter hand, it should be no trouble to do so as there wasn’t an...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder


NABLA Cosmetics Ambra Skin Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Ambra NABLA Cosmetics Ambra Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it was marketed as buildable; it was more buildable in the sense that if I used a lighter hand or a less-dense brush to apply, I could get sheerer, more buildable coverage–the issue is that’s true with most pigmented products! The consist...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder


NABLA Cosmetics Profile Skin Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Profile NABLA Cosmetics Profile Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a satin sheen. The finish became more luminous as it was buffed and blended out on my skin, especially when worn at higher coverage. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and firmer without being stiff to work with, but it worked best with a moderately dense brush to pick up product ev...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NARS Punta Cana, NABLA Cosmetics Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder


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


Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Luminizer Review & Swatches

Moonlit Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer ($32.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale pink with cool undertones and a barely-there, satin sheen. It definitely lived up to its “glitter-free” promise; it was more like very, very finely-milled shimmer that translated into a very low-level highlighter. I didn’t get “dewy” or a glass-like effect on my skin–like my moisturizer yielded a dewier finish on its own. The f...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Temptalia, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Luminizer


Artist Couture Conceited Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Conceited Artist Couture Conceited Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a more muted, deeper gold with a warm, coppery base with a golden, metallic sheen that also had a dusting of golden sparkle. One layer of product had nearly opaque coverage with a moderate, shiny finish that was glowing, lightly shimmery but not in pore-emphasizing territory. A second layer built up the sheen to a more metallic finish that seemed to em...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, Artist Couture, Kaja Dreamy


Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Luminizer Review & Swatches

Sunlit Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer ($32.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen that had a smidgen of dewiness. There was a very faint glow on my skin, but it didn’t really read dewy to me–it lacked some of that inherent glow and sheen, though there was a subtle, pearlescence on my skin from the product. The formula is supposed to yield a “lustrou...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Temptalia, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Luminizer


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


Artist Couture Yasss! Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Yasss Artist Couture Yasss Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with flecks of lavender and gold sparkle over a lightly, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer (obviously “layer” is as consistent as I can be as a human since it is a loose product!). The texture was lightweight, finely-milled, and blendable with good adhesion to bare skin, though there was some product flya...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Artist Couture, BECCA Ocean, Silica Carmine Yasss


Artist Couture Gold Digger Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Gold Digger Artist Couture Gold Digger Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, white gold with a “cooler” gold sheen paired with a metallic finish. It seemed to have a transparent base, so it was more shimmer/pearl than it was base product. As a result, the color payoff was more semi-opaque and buildable, but at an angle, it read almost opaque based on the way it shimmered and reflected the light. The consistency w...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Artist Couture, Becca Citrine, Silica Carmine Gold Digger P Permanent


Artist Couture Sugar Daddy Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Sugar Daddy Artist Couture Sugar Daddy Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is an intense, light-medium copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic, golden finish. It was richly pigmented in a single layer–a little of this shade went a long way–and seemed to be more pigmented than the other shades in the range. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable, but it was lighter-weight, so it was more prone to powder ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Artist Couture, Estee Lauder Solar Crush LE, Marc Jacobs Beauty Gilty, Silica Carmine Sugar Daddy P Permanent


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


Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Illuminati Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The glow was designed to be buildable, so one layer yielded a high-shine, moderate glow, while a second layer went to full-on, intensely metallic and super shiny glow–very much as advertised. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on bare skin. It ha...
Tags: Hollywood, Beauty, Christine, Fort de France, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Moonstone, Temptalia, Artist Couture, Silica Carmine Illuminati P Permanent


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


Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O!Mega Bronzer Review & Swatches

Tantric Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O!Mega Bronzer ($49.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, though the texture was soft and yielding without being too powdery or overly firm, so it was easy to pick up less product for more buildable application if preferred. The texture was smooth to the touch and blendable, which made it an easy ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Temptalia, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O Mega Bronzer, Tantric Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O Mega Bronzer


JD Glow Serenity Pressed Powder Illuminator Review & Swatches

Serenity JD Glow Serenity Pressed Powder Illuminator ($16.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium pink base with moderate, warm undertones paired with lighter, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a stronger, warmer feel altogether. The highlighter had a fairly strong, luminous glow that stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to blend out for a sheerer effect ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Temptalia, Golden Orange P, JD Glow, Serenity Pressed Powder Illuminator, MAC Starquake LE


JD Glow Periodt Pressed Powder Illuminator Review & Swatches

Periodt JD Glow Periodt Pressed Powder Illuminator ($16.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It had an intense, more golden glow when applied and blended out on my skin, though it didn’t seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The color coverage was nearly opaque in a single layer. The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, JD Glow, Periodt JD Glow Periodt Pressed Powder Illuminator


JD Glow Gabrielle Pressed Powder Illuminator Review & Swatches

Gabrielle JD Glow Gabrielle Pressed Powder Illuminator ($16.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a rich, medium copper with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was powder-like but with some slip to it. The texture was lightweight, thin without being dry or powdery, and had good adhesion to bare skin while blending out nicely along the edges. It didn’t emphasize my s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Estee Lauder Solar Crush LE, JD Glow


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


JD Glow Essence Pressed Powder Illuminator Review & Swatches

Essence JD Glow Essence Pressed Powder Illuminator ($16.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rosy undertones paired with a metallic finish. It had an incredibly intense shine, which resulted in some emphasis of my skin’s natural texture at higher coverage. The texture felt smooth, lightly creamy without being too firmly-pressed into the pan nor was it thick in consistency, which ensured it picked up w...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, JD Glow