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MAC Beige-ing Beauty Radiant Matte Bronzing Face Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Beige-ing Beauty Radiant Matte Bronzing Face Powder Review & Swatches Beige-ing Beauty MAC Beige-ing Beauty Radiant Matte Bronzing Face Powder ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light brown with muted, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (it was described as sheer-to-buildable) that took three layers to get to more near-opaque coverage. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan.I felt like the color…

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Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter Review & Swatches Picture Perfect Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had an intense glow that was both highly-reflective as well as shimmery, and it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture just a smidge when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage.The texture was smooth, creamy, and dense without being too-firmly pressed into the pan, so it…

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Sydney Grace Day Dream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Day Dream Blush Review & Swatches Day Dream Sydney Grace Day Dream Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep peach with strong, warm brown undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, so for those who love pigmented blush, it’s a contender, but anyone who worries about heavy-handed will have to use a very, very light hand.The texture was incredibly smooth, silky, and blendable on bare skin. It…

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ILIA Decades DayLite Highlighting Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

ILIA Decades DayLite Highlighting Powder Review & Swatches Decades ILIA Decades DayLite Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had a moderate sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture applied in a single layer, but the intensity of the glow was definitely buildable (as marketed) to a highly-reflective, metallic finish with a second layer.The pigmentation was mostly opaque in one layer, so it wasn’t necessary to…

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Fenty Beauty Teddy Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Teddy Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches Formula Overview$32.00/0.22 oz. – $145.45 Per OunceThe formula is supposed to be “non-greasy,” “sweat-resistant,” “easy to blend” cream bronzer (or contour) with “sheer, buildable” coverage that has a “natural-looking” finish. The brand called out two shades specifically as contour shades–Amber and Toffee Tease–though they can certainly be used as applicable to one’s skin tone and undertone.The coverage was semi-sheer to medium in one layer and buildable from there, though a lot of…

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Fenty Beauty Chocolate Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Chocolate Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches Formula Overview$32.00/0.22 oz. – $145.45 Per OunceThe formula is supposed to be “non-greasy,” “sweat-resistant,” “easy to blend” cream bronzer (or contour) with “sheer, buildable” coverage that has a “natural-looking” finish. The brand called out two shades specifically as contour shades–Amber and Toffee Tease–though they can certainly be used as applicable to one’s skin tone and undertone.The coverage was semi-sheer to medium in one layer and buildable from there, though a lot of…

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Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches Formula Overview$32.00/0.22 oz. – $145.45 Per OunceThe formula is supposed to be “non-greasy,” “sweat-resistant,” “easy to blend” cream bronzer (or contour) with “sheer, buildable” coverage that has a “natural-looking” finish. The brand called out two shades specifically as contour shades–Amber and Toffee Tease–though they can certainly be used as applicable to one’s skin tone and undertone.The coverage was semi-sheer to medium in one layer and buildable from there, though a lot…

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Fenty Beauty Crush on Cupid Cream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Crush on Cupid Cream Blush Review & Swatches Formula Overview$20.00/0.1 oz. – $200.00 Per OunceThe formula is supposed to give a “fresh wash of color” that is “effortless” to blend with a “natural-looking” finish. The coverage is designed to be “sheer, buildable” with a “sweat- and water-resistant formula.” The brand recommends to apply with fingertips or their 125 brush (which is a fairly dense, angled brush).The coverage was definitely buildable with a tendency toward semi-sheer coverage, but the…

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Becca Creativity Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Becca Creativity Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter Review & Swatches Becca Creativity Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38.00 for 1.5 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones paired with a smooth, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented where a little could go a long way; one pump was definitely far too much product for highlighting the high points on the face but at least one would be good for the body. For face highlighting, gently tap the top to expel…

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NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches Samoa NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It’s a “cooler” toned bronzer in the sense that it doesn’t lean orange or golden. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which is a little higher coverage than described but not that far off.The texture felt incredibly smooth and silky with light glide, which helped keep it from being…

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Milani Peach-ella Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Milani Peach-ella Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter Review & Swatches Peach-ella Milani Peach-ella Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.24 oz.) has more of a translucent base that’s packed full of iridescent pink and warmer pink shimmer and sparkle that gave it a shiny, glittering finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which seemed in line with the formula’s claims. The texture was surprisingly smooth for as glittery as the finish was, though I could definitely tell it had some…

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Persona Georgia Super Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Persona Georgia Super Blush Review & Swatches Georgia Persona Georgia Super Blush ($22.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a brighter pop of medium coral-orange with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, so I’d say it was more pigmented than it was naturally buildable, but the texture was yielding and workable for use with a lighter hand (or less-dense brush) to achieve more buildable coverage with the right technique.The consistency was smooth to…

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UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Bronzing Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Bronzing Highlighter Review & Swatches Barbados UOMA Beauty Barbados Black Magic Face & Body Bronzing Highlighter ($35.00 for 0.65 oz.) is a rich, deeper copper with strong, warm brown undertones and lighter, brighter gold shimmer throughout. It had a more metallic sheen that could be built up from a finer, more sheen-like finish to an intense, true metallic finish.The texture was lightly creamy to the touch, dense and a thicker formula, so there was no…

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (Medium) Hollywood Beauty Light Wand Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (Medium) Hollywood Beauty Light Wand Review & Swatches Pillow Talk (Medium) Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (Medium) Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and a fine, pearlescent sheen that still had a bit of shine and dewiness to it (despite drying down). The texture was lightweight, fluid, and like a very thin gel as it spread easily on my skin, including over foundation (it didn’t lift up…

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Natasha Denona Light (01) Face Glow Cream Shimmer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Natasha Denona Light (01) Face Glow Cream Shimmer Review & Swatches Light (01) Natasha Denona Light (01) Face Glow Cream Shimmer ($38.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a very pale, golden beige with moderate, warm undertones and a dewy, pearlescent sheen. It had a smooth, moderately emollient texture that spread easily across bare skin as well as patted over foundation as it wasn’t prone to lifting up my base.It had buildable coverage that ranged from higher medium to mostly opaque applied…

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Essence Beloved The Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Essence Beloved The Blush Review & Swatches Beloved Essence Beloved The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The powder looked nearly matte to my eye, but applied and blended out, it looked like it had a more natural finish–still matte and not at all noticeably shimmery.It had rich color coverage, so I’d recommend using a light-to-moderate hand to pick up product if one wanted to build up color (as…

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