My Sun and Stars
Colour Pop My Sun and Stars Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones to its base and warmer, golden shimmer throughout. It had more of a luminous sheen–glowing but not overly shimmery–that sat well on my skin. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but finely-milled and blendable to work with. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which was beyond the “buildable” quality expected from the formula, but some may enjoy that extra starting pigmentation. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
Make Up For Ever B314 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Supercontinental (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).NARS Bowery (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar).Guerlain Gold Palette #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Laura Mercier Peach (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
$7.00/0.21 oz. – $33.33 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly” and have a “natural and healthy flush” that has “long wear” and “can be layered to your desired intensity.” It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one’s skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.
Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Zinc Stearate, Distarch Phosphate , Hydrolyzed Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate , Quercetin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
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