Spoils of Mars
Kaja Spoils of Mars Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Highlighter ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, berry pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. I found that the more I blended it out, the less shimmery it appeared; it had more of a “natural” finish that wasn’t matte but wasn’t truly dewy or shimmery either. The texture was smooth to the touch but firmer and less “sponge” like compared to some other powder-gel hybrid products (with enough pressure, I could feel it press down). There was light slip, which felt more like a powder as soon as I put my finger to the product.
It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque, which didn’t apply evenly to my skin. I struggled to diffuse and move the product around evenly, and it ended up looking splotchy on me. It was a bit better over a foundation, as some of the natural unevenness of my skin was particularly accentuated by the depth/tone of the blush itself, and this shade didn’t lift up my base when I tested for that. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
CoverGirl Deep Mauve (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).Laura Geller Plumberry (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Chanel Vivacite (88) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (85% similar).NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Hourglass Iridescent Flash (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).MAC Here You Go (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).Buxom Goa (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).Black Up NBL 03 (P, $26.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Urban Decay Easy (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
Mica (CI 77019), Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Pentylene Glycol, Red 30 (CI 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ultramarines (CI 77007), Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Hydroxide.
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