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Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Scatter Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light lavender with cool undertones and a luminous finish. It applied evenly and blended out with ease on my skin as the powder was smooth without being powdery, yet it wasn’t overly-dense or too thick. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easy to apply with a lighter hand or build up to get full coverage. There were signs...
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Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid Review & Swatches

Sunkissed Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid ($48.00 for 1 oz.) is a light-medium, champagne gold with warmer undertones and ultra-fine pearl that gave it a barely-there, luminous sheen when applied to skin. It had a more watery consistency, and it was marketed to work all-over, mixed in with other products, or patted on the high points of the face/body to highlight, which made it an intentionally sheerer formula...
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Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Opal Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale white with subtle warmth coming through paired with a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had larger, more visible sparkle compared to most shades in the highlighter range, so for those who prefer a smoother, shinier finish, it may be too sparkly. The texture felt almost wet to the touch, but the powder itself was more...
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Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Crystal Nebula Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with fine, lighter pearl and a soft, luminous sheen. It imparted a glowing, almost wet-like shine to my skin that wasn’t overtly shimmery but was more intense than a lot of other liquid highlighters on the market (which are often very sheer and lower in pearl). It had a sheerer base, but the intensity of the glow was ...
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Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Celestial Fire Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warmer, fine gold pearl and a dewy sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, as marketed, that was somewhat buildable to more medium coverage if layered up, though I’d say that the finish became more shimmery and intense when layered overall. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin without being too watery or too d...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Kosas Tropic Equinox, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021


Lethal Cosmetics Flare Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Flare Lethal Cosmetics Flare Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a luminous sheen. It appeared more metallic when initially swatched, but applied and blended out on my cheeks, it was a softer glow that never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer but could be applied with a lighter hand or diffused more heavil...
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Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Cosmic Rose Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, golden peach with ultra-fine pearl that gave it a soft, luminous sheen when left to set and dry down on skin. It wasn’t transfer-proof but fairly transfer-resistant, and it was key to let it set as this was how one achieved the “smoothing” effect that helped the product meld better with skin and appear reflective and glowing without bei...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021


Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Gravity Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It was one of the more metallic shades in the brand’s range, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with a second. The consistency was soft, smooth, and not too...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Luna, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics


Pat McGrath Nude Venus Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Nude Venus Pat McGrath Nude Venus Divine BlushPat McGrath Nude Venus Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with a hint of tonal pink pearl over a semi-matte finish. This was less shimmery and luminous compared to the other shades with the “satin pearl” finish, though it was definitely more than semi-matte once applied and buffed onto my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage but was mo...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora


Urban Decay x Prince Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Universal Urban Decay Universal Liquid HighlighterUrban Decay Universal Liquid Highlighter ($32.00 for 1.35 oz.) is a soft, peachy beige with barely-there pearl that gave it more of a glass-like sheen on skin. It’s supposed to be a universal shade, and it was rather translucent in practice as it stretched and blended out very readily, though I couldn’t say whether it would look lighter or have an ashy cast on deep skin. The texture ...
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Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Nymphette Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine BlushPat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, very fine gold pearl throughout. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, so it was more pigmented than marketed–in order to get sheerer, more buildable coverage, you’ll need to use a lighter hand and a less-dense brush. The blush had a very smooth, silk-like...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, Pat McGrath Nymphette


Pat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Golden Nectar Pat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow HighlighterPat McGrath Golden Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter ($48.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium peach with a slightly darker peach base paired with a shiny, reflective finish that was metallic but not prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The color appeared to have some depth to it as at certain angles, the darker base was more visible, which gave it a more highligh...
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Pat McGrath Desert Orchid Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Desert Orchid Pat McGrath Desert Orchid Divine BlushPat McGrath Desert Orchid Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of rosiness and warmer, peachy-gold pearl throughout. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was its “con” as it wasn’t a buildable formula; I had to use a very light hand and be consciously careful of how much I was picking up to achieve sheer or buildable covera...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, BlushPat McGrath


Milani Rosa Italiana Baked Highlighter Review & Swatches

Rosa Italiana Milani Rosa Italiana Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a light copper with warmer, brownish undertones and lighter, golden shimmer and sparkle throughout. It was more prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture, especially any dryness, as the highlighter had a drier, chunkier feel where the shimmer/sparkle separated more from the base. It had medium, buildable color coverage, which was as marketed, and it ...
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Milani Rose Italiana Baked Highlighter Review & Swatches

Rosa Italiana Milani Rose Italiana Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a light copper with warmer, brownish undertones and lighter, golden shimmer and sparkle throughout. It was more prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture, especially any dryness, as the highlighter had a drier, chunkier feel where the shimmer/sparkle separated more from the base. It had medium, buildable color coverage, which was as marketed, and it ...
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Lethal Cosmetics Isotope Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Isotope Lethal Cosmetics Isotope Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The finish gave a moderate glow–not overtly shimmery–and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The consistency was moderately-dense, smooth, and easy to pick up with feathery and...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Moonstone, Temptalia, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics


Lethal Cosmetics Fusion Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Fusion Lethal Cosmetics Fusion Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) has a light-medium orange base with much lighter, golden shimmer throughout that gave it a luminous finish. The end result was lighter and less orange–and more golden–when applied to my skin at certain angles. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was moderately dense but not thick or difficult to pick up with a dry, fe...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Becca Dreamsicle, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Fusion


ColourPop x Barbie Beach Party Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

Beach Party ColourPop Beach Party Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and slightly cooler, rosier pearl woven throughout that gave it a luminous sheen. The texture was lightly emollient to the touch and spongy when pressed with a fingertip. It felt more powder-like as soon as it came into contact with skin, and it applied well with fingertips (for more opaque coverag...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Beach Party ColourPop Beach Party, All Dupes Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood LE, View Swatches Beach Party LE Limited Edition


ColourPop Extra Glazed Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Extra Glazed ColourPop Extra Glazed 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($12.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: champagne gold, pearly mid-tone pink, brighter, matte pink, and matte, rosy brown. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of ...
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Lethal Cosmetics Flux Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Flux Lethal Cosmetics Flux Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light pink with cool, bluish undertones and a soft sheen. The powder had a smooth consistency to it that was moderately dense but not thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan–just not powdery–and blendable on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.FURTHER READING: For...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Flux, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics


ColourPop Sweet Roll Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Sweet Roll ColourPop Sweet Roll 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: rich copper, gold-shimmered rusty red, matte plum, and matte reddish-brown. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of the blushes...
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ColourPop Cookie Cluster Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Cookie Cluster ColourPop Cookie Cluster 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($12.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: light copper, gold-shimmered orange, matte orange-coral, and matte pink-coral. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Ulta, Stila, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Becca Tigerlily


ILIA Stella by Starlight Illuminator Review & Swatches

Stella by Starlight ILIA Stella by Starlight Illuminator ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that built up to medium coverage if desired. The entire ethos of the brand seemed to revolve around soft, sheer, wash, etc. so presumably the coverage was designed to be comparable to the Multi-Sticks (which have the same feel and packaging). The textur...
Tags: Beauty, Stella, Christine, Ilia, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Mary Lou Manizer, ILIA Stella, Starlight ILIA Stella, Starlight Illuminator, Persona Zuma


ColourPop Sugar Frosted Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Sugar Frosted ColourPop Sugar Frosted 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($12.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: pale white gold, gold-sparkled light peach, matte peach, and matte, warm brown. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of t...
Tags: Georgia, Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Milani Rosa Romantica, Persona Laguna


Sephora Wild Wishes Multi-Palette Blockbuster for Holiday 2020

I was wondering when we’d see (or if we’d even see) a new mega Holiday Palette from Sephora and here she is the new Sephora Wild Wishes Multi-Palette Blockbuster for Holiday 2020. Makeup Collections are planned a year or more in advance of release but some reason COVID has convinced me that brands will slim down their Holiday offerings this year. I felt positive we wouldn’t see bigger palette releases from a variety of brands and to be honest, we really haven’t! Typically brands like Too Fac...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, Blushes, Bronzers, Highlighters, Eyeshadows, Holiday Collections 2020, Cream Eyeliners


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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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