The texture was very thin, fluid, and almost watery, so it was something that readily sheered out. It was intended to be sheer, which was accurate, but it was definitely such a sheer product that I didn’t feel like the warmth of the color really translated in practice. I got more of a soft, luminous effect with more golden flecks of pearl and sparkle–as a result, some shades in the range tend to look the same once on.
It applied evenly to bare skin with fingertips or a brush, while a brush was better for getting an even application and minimizing lifting when applied over a base product. The product mixed well with foundation for all-over luminosity but the effect was definitely subtle when mixed in. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading visibly.
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$44.00/0.61 oz. – $72.13 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be “ultra blendable” with “sheer coverage” and have a “natural dewy” finish. It can be applied on its own, on top of products, or mixed in with foundation.
The coverage was very sheer, and the more fluid, almost watery, consistency made what was already sheer coverage have a tendency to be even sheerer. I found that the effect of it on its own, as a standalone highlighter, on top of products or bare skin was very subtle to the point where it looked more like faint particles of shimmer but little color and subtle luminosity.
Applied over bare skin, fingertips or brushes worked well, but I preferred a duo-fiber, more feathery brush for applying it over foundation as it seemed more prone to leaving behind fingertips when I tried patting it over foundation. It mixed well with different foundations, and it also was something that mixed well with moisturizers or more fluid primers.
It dries down for the most part, so it wasn’t prone to sliding around while worn nor did it feel tacky on. They wore around eight hours on average before fading.
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Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Mica, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Cellulose Gum, Ci 77491/Iron Oxides, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Methylparaben, Nylon-12, Parfum/Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Isobutane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Aluminum Hydroxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.
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