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Huda Beauty Luna N.Y.M.P.H. Glaze Skin Glowing Perfector Review & Swatches

Luna Huda Beauty Luna N.Y.M.P.H. Glaze Skin Glowing Perfector ($35.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous, lightly dewy sheen. It had medium, buildable color coverage that was more inclined to sheer out as the creamy consistency spread out across my skin. The texture was creamy, smooth, and moderately emollient, but on the lighter, slightly thinner side with some tackiness. It applied bet...
Tags: US, Beauty, Luna, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Huda Beauty, Temptalia, Huda Beauty Luna, Luna Huda Beauty Luna


Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette Review & Swatches

Triple Dip Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette ($42.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, sparkling highlighters with two new shades and one previously-released shade (Fenty Glow). The key takeaways one needs to know about this formula is that it is high-sparkle with a sheerer base and a consistency that can be fussy (ha, ha) to work with. I find fingertips to work the best for getting product from the compact to my s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Carmine CI, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition, LE Limited Edition, Huda Beauty Topaz, All Dupes Clionadh Phoenix Embers


MAC Rose Gold Glow Strobe Face Glaze Review & Swatches

Rose Gold Glow MAC Rose Gold Glow Strobe Face Glaze ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) appears as a darker, reddish-coral base with cooler, iridescent pink pearl throughout, but it was translucent and very sheer, as marketed, so the end result resulted in a barely-there, warmer pink tint on my skin tone. It had a slightly thicker, somewhat tacky consistency that had a high-gloss finish that never dried down, which achieved a certain look but was a ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Kevyn Aucoin Rose Cliff, Fall 2021


Huda Beauty Rich Glow Obsessions Mini Face Palette Review & Swatches

Rich Huda Beauty Rich Mini Glow Obsessions Face PaletteHuda Beauty Rich Mini Glow Obsessions Face Palette ($29.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes four shimmery shades of different takes on copper–they were more similar than they needed to be! The texture of the formula was where the palette fell short; it was firmer, denser, and thicker overall, which made it harder to pick up product evenly with a brush. In order to do so, I typically had to...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Gabrielle, Laura Mercier, Westman, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Huda Beauty, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Mario Bronzite


Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Stargazer Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light, golden peach with a hint of pink in its base paired with a smooth, lightly metallic sheen. It had finer pearl throughout, which prevented it from emphasizing my skin’s natural texture when applied as a standalone highlighter. The consistency was lightweight, fluid, and more like a thin, sp...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil


Huda Beauty Medium Glow Obsessions Mini Face Palette Review & Swatches

Medium Huda Beauty Medium Mini Glow Obsessions Face PaletteHuda Beauty Medium Mini Glow Obsessions Face Palette ($29.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes two gold highlighters and two copper highlighters (or blushes). The texture of the formula was where the palette fell short; it was firmer, denser, and thicker overall, which made it harder to pick up product evenly with a brush. In order to do so, I typically had to use my brush to push upwar...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Westman, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Huda Beauty, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia


Melt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Peaches and Cream Melt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and a fine, pearlized sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well over bare skin, on top of foundation, or all-over the body. The consistency was lightweight, very fluid, and more gel-like–it was al...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Natasha Denona Tan, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Peaches, Cream Melt Cosmetics Peaches, NARS St Barths, Cream P Permanent


Anastasia Iced Out Powder Highlighter Review & Swatches

Iced Out Anastasia Iced Out HighlighterAnastasia Iced Out Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a pale, white gold that flashed light-medium, more yellowy-gold with a metallic sheen. The lighter base didn’t seem to translate when applied to my skin, so it appeared a little warmer than I had anticipated. The texture was moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff to work with, and felt consistent with the gel-powder hybrid formula it was. Yo...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Citrine


Charlotte Tilbury Nudegasm Face Palette Review & Swatches

Nudegasm Charlotte Tilbury Nudegasm Glowgasm Face Palette ($75.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes two shimmery shades and two matte shades; the latter two being designed for contouring/bronzing. The consistency of the two sculpting shades felt thinner and stiffer compared to most gel-powder hybrid formulas, though the other two powders were more yielding and more in line with the dense/slightly stiff (but not in a bad way!) expected from a gel...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Samoa, Charlotte Tilbury, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Contours, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia


Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Purple (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one highlighter that you’ll find in all of the Purple (Deep) mystery bags, plus two to three additional items that may vary from bag to bag. In the bag I have, my additional products were: Charissa, a new Lip Cream, and Blossom, an existing Cream Shadow. The quality was consistent with the brand’s eyeshadow formulas over...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Charissa, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Fragrance Oil, Makeup Palette/Set


Sydney Grace Purple (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Purple (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Purple (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one highlighter that you’ll find in all of the Purple (Light) mystery bags, plus two to three additional items that may vary from bag to bag. In the bag I have, my additional products were: Amber Jewels eyeshadow (from Autumn’s Reign) and Flower Crown (new blush). The quality was consistent with the brand’s formulas ov...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Ibiza, Christine, Pat McGrath, Stila, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia


Sydney Grace Green (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Green (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Green (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one new highlighter across all variations of the Deep bags, along with two to three additional products, which may vary between bags (my bag included Comforting Light, a loose pigment that’s part of the permanent range, and Footprints, another new eyeshadow). The pressed eyeshadows and highlighter were excellent–pigmented,...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Makeup Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil


Sydney Grace Green (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Green (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Green (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one new highlighter across all variations of the Light bags, along with two to three additional products, which may vary between bags (my bag included Optimism, a loose pigment that’s part of the permanent range, and Katherine, a new Lip Cream). The pressed eyeshadows and highlighter were excellent–pigmented, blendable, ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Katherine, Soleil, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Fragrance Oil


ColourPop Still Loading Super Shock Highlighter Review & Swatches

Still Loading ColourPop Still Loading Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, rosy lavender with cooler undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture was smooth, emollient to the touch, and quick to turn to a more powder-like finish once it came into contact with my skin. It had semi-sheer color coverage applied with a brush and medium coverage with a fingertip, but it was hard to achieve fully opaque coverage ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Ibiza, Christine, Ulta, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Fall 2021


Sydney Grace Taupe (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Taupe (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Taupe (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and a new highlighter, which are intended to remain the same across all Taupe (Deep) mystery bags, while two to three other products are also included that can vary (my bag contained a cream shadow and a loose glitter, which are both from the permanent range). The inclusion of two very warm-toned, more orange/copper-bases shad...
Tags: Mississippi, Beauty, Sydney, Eiffel Tower, Christine, Plato, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Hiver, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Fragrance Oil


ColourPop U Got Mail Super Shock Highlighter Review & Swatches

U Got Mail ColourPop U Got Mail Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, pearlized finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage applied with a synthetic brush and more opaque coverage applied with a fingertip, as marketed. The texture was wet to the touch with a smooth, lightweight, and thin quality to it that helped it apply well to bare skin as well as o...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Fall 2021, All Dupes Too Faced Better Together LE, Sydney Grace Pink Razz LE


ColourPop At First Crush Cheek Quad Review & Swatches

At First Crush ColourPop At First Crush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a medium-depth set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The highlighter was the best performing, but all the products were consistent with my experience with the formulas over time–the powder shades could have been more blendable and easier to work with for me. In my experience, ColourPop’s powd...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan, Milani Berry Rays


Sydney Grace Taupe (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Taupe (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Taupe (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and a new highlighter, which are intended to remain the same across all Taupe (Light) mystery bags, while two to three other products are also included that can vary (my bag contained a cream shadow and a loose glitter, which are both from the permanent range). I was a little surprised that the highlighter was so, so warm-to...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Laura Geller, Eye Products, Cetyl Alcohol, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Temptalia


ColourPop Such a Rush Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Such a Rush ColourPop Such a Rush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is more of a medium-dark depth cheek set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the powder shades actually applied more evenly and blended out with less difficulty than I typically experience with this formula. The highlighter was fantastic, which was what I’d expect...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop Born to Blush Cheek Quad Review & Swatches

Born to Blush ColourPop Born to Blush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The three powder products had more buildable coverage paired with slightly more powdery, thinner textures that worked best over matte or powdered skin. The highlighter performed beautifully on bare skin as well as layered over foundation. In ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Pink Dahlia Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick BlushAnastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color payoff when applied with a brush and more semi-opaque, buildable color payoff when applied with a fingertip. I preferred the latter as it was quick and easy, though a brush worked well. The consistency was smooth, lightweight...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Pat McGrath Lovestruck, Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop Just a Flush Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Just a Flush ColourPop Just a Flush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a lighter-leaning set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The highlighter performed the best for me, while the blushes could have been more blendable/easier to work with, especially over bare skin. In my experience, ColourPop’s powder blush formula has a really smooth, silky consistency that can b...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


Anastasia Peach Caramel Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Peach Caramel Anastasia Peach Caramel Stick BlushAnastasia Peach Caramel Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones–not too red, not too orange–paired with a mostly matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage when applied with a synthetic brush and more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation when I used my fingertips to pat it on. The texture was lightweight, thin, and emollient with...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Fenty Beauty Fenty Glow LE, Peach Caramel P Permanent


Melt Cosmetics Chocolate Dipped SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Chocolate Dipped Melt Cosmetics Chocolate Dipped SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Chocolate Dipped SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm red undertones and flecks of gold and purple sparkle throughout. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, that spread evenly across my skin. The applicator tends to pump out too much product if one is using it for the face (whether ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int


Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Peachy Keen Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick BlushAnastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, slightly muted coral with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture felt smooth, lightly emollient, and thinner, but it spread readily over bare skin and layered over foundation without lifting it up. The formula dried down to a more powder-like finish, which helped it stay matte, but i...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush Review Swatches


Anastasia Latte Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Latte Anastasia Latte Stick BlushAnastasia Latte Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, dusty pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. I found that it had no shimmer but didn’t have a fully flat dry down, as it seemed to let my natural skin finish come through. It had medium, buildable pigmentation applied with a brush and more semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with fingertips. The texture was smooth, lightweight, a...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Laura Mercier Rose, CERA CIRE DE CANDELILLA


Anastasia Cognac Diamond Stick Highlighter Review & Swatches

Cognac Diamond Anastasia Cognac Diamond Stick HighlighterAnastasia Cognac Diamond Stick Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dark, coppery brown with subtle, warm red undertones and lighter, golden pearl and micro-sparkle that gave it a sparkling, satin sheen. It had less luminosity as it did random sparkle particles that showed up, so it wasn’t as flattering as other highlighters or even ones within the formula’s range. The consist...
Tags: US, Beauty, Aruba, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Bronze FX, Summer 2021, Anastasia Cognac Diamond Stick


Anastasia Soft Rose Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Soft Rose Anastasia Soft Rose Stick BlushAnastasia Soft Rose Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightweight, emollient with a thinner, more gel-like glide, but it dried down to a more powder-like finish that was mostly matte with a bit of my skin’s natural finish coming through. It had medium, buildable pigmentation when I applied it using a synthet...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Anastasia Soft Rose Stick Blush Review


Dior Pearlescent Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Pearlescent Glow (03) Dior Pearlescent Glow (03) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) has a transparent base and was chocked full of bluish-white, iridescent micro-sparkle and finer pearl. It had a shiny, sparkling finish applied to my skin, which created a noticeable contrast and highlight but didn’t accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The consistency felt smooth to the touch, firmer without being stiff, and picked ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Luminizer, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, MAC Violet FX LE


Dior Golden Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Golden Glow (04) Dior Golden Glow (04) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warmer, more orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a slightly firmer, denser consistency that felt like a gel-powder hybrid. This type of formula works best with a denser brush or heavier hand, though this was more yielding than most formulas like it, so as lon...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Luminizer, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where