Vieve Tan Modern Bronzer Duo Review & Swatches

Vieve Tan Modern Bronzer Duo ($43.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes a darker, warmer hue on one side and a slightly lighter, more muted bronzing hue on the other side (almost more in the vein of a contour powder, though still quite warm-toned overall). The powders performed decently, but the left shade wasn’t as blendable as ideal for a face powder. Tan (Left) is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It seemed less satin-like than other shades in the range. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that felt drier to the touch with some thinness, which made Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Moodlight Shade and Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight Shade and Illuminating Duo ($89.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new highlighting duo that included a soft gold with a light, rosy copper. They could be used individually or together to add shine and warmth to the skin. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, but they were blendable, easy to work with, and forgiving to use otherwise. Moodlight (Top) is a light, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. Semi-opaque pigmentation (slightly more than marketed) Gel-powder formula, so dense and firm to touch, best with dense brush Applied evenly and blended out Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Intensity 2.0 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Intensity 2 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo ($90.00 for 0.5 oz.) consists of two sheerer cream-based products designed to highlight and contour. This is the second darkest duo within the range. I found the highlighter didn’t wear quite as long on me as the contour shade, but both products were sheer (as marketed), blendable, and forgiving. Intensity 2 (Highlight) is a light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and fine pearl that gave it a satin-like sheen once dried down. Sheer to semi-sheer coverage, buildable to medium Lightweight, emollient, thin Dried down for the most part, blended Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Tanlight Shade and Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Tanlight Shade and Illuminating Duo ($89.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new highlighting duo that included a medium-dark, yellowy gold with a deeper copper. They could be used individually or together to add shine and warmth to the skin. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, but they were blendable, easy to work with, and forgiving to use otherwise. Tanlight (Top) is a rich gold with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones paired with a luminous finish. Opaque pigmentation (more than marketed) Gel-powder formula, so dense and firm to touch, best with dense brush Applied evenly and blended out Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Intensity 0.5 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Intensity 0.5 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo ($90.00 for 0.5 oz.) consists of two sheerer cream-based products designed to highlight and contour. This is the lightest duo within the range. I found the highlighter didn’t wear quite as long on me as the contour shade, but both products were sheer (as marketed), blendable, and forgiving. Intensity 0.5 (Highlight) is a very light, warmer white with a lightly dewy, luminous sheen. Sheer to semi-sheer coverage, buildable to medium Lightweight, emollient, thin Dried down for the most part, blended out well over base products Average-wearing (7.5 hours before Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Peachlight Shade and Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Peachlight Shade and Illuminating Duo ($89.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new highlighting duo that included a pale pink and a darker rosy copper together. They could be used individually or together to add shine and warmth to the skin. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, but they were blendable, easy to work with, and forgiving to use otherwise. Peachlight (Top) is a light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Mostly opaque pigmentation (more than marketed) Gel-powder formula, so dense and firm to touch, best with dense brush Applied evenly and blended out Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Intensity 3.0 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Intensity 3 Shade and Illuminate Cream Contour Duo ($90.00 for 0.5 oz.) consists of two sheerer cream-based products designed to highlight and contour. This is the deepest duo within the range. I found the highlighter didn’t wear quite as long on me as the contour shade, but both products were sheer (as marketed), blendable, and forgiving. Intensity 3 (Highlight) is a soft, medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a fine pearl that gave it a satiny sheen once dried down. Sheer to semi-sheer coverage, buildable to medium Lightweight, emollient, thin Dried down for the most part, Continue Reading…

Tom Ford Nudelight Shade and Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Nudelight Shade and Illuminating Duo ($89.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new highlighting duo that included a very pale champagne gold and a darker, warmer gold together. They could be used individually or together to add shine and warmth to the skin. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, but they were blendable, easy to work with, and forgiving to use otherwise. Nudelight (Top) is a pale, champagne gold with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. Opaque pigmentation (more than marketed) Gel-powder formula, so dense and firm to touch, best with dense brush Applied evenly Continue Reading…

LYS Beauty Higher Standard Mini Blush Trio Review & Swatches

LYS Beauty Higher Standard Mini Blush Trio ($20.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes three miniature-sized cream blushes that dry down to a more matte finish; two shades are exclusive (and new) to the set. The formula was lovely to work with; pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, which made it consistent with the formula based on prior experience. Grateful is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish (after it dried down). Opaque coverage in one layer (easy to sheer out, though) Lightweight, thin, lightly emollient Dried down but forgiving, not too quick Applied evenly, blendable over bare skin + Continue Reading…

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Divine Blush + Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Celestial Nirvana Cheek Palette ($62.00 for 0.7 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette that contains four blushes (two from the permanent range) and one highlighter. The blushes were more pigmented than marketed, which is something I’ve encountered with the brand’s blush range, in general, so those who don’t mind more pigmentation can bump up the rating a bit in their minds. The two blushes that are from the permanent range were more consistent in color than the other holiday palette’s repromotes were. Desert Orchid II is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a Continue Reading…

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