نوفمبر 09

Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter

Moon Phase

Makeup Geek Moonphase Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, iridescent white that had shimmer that shifted from a bluish aqua to an icy lavender. The shift was strong enough to be noticeable on the skin, but it was more apparent when I wasn’t looking straight-on (it looked whiter and lighter at that angle).

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The powder had a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was soft without being too dusty or loose in the pan, but it wasn’t difficult to pickup product with a highlighting brush either. It had rich, opaque color coverage, but the texture was forgiving enough that I could easily sheer it out (or just use less) to get a less intense highlight. I did find that even a light application was still a moderate sheen, so the finish makes this product more suitable for someone who likes a noticeable highlight. I could see this one working well over lavender and plum blushes to give them an even cooler tint. On my skin, it wore well for eight hours before fading.

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  • NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Sugarpill Ice Angel (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is darker (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is cooler, lower quality (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar).
Makeup Geek Highlighter Moon Phase

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Moon Phase

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Moon Phase

A-

Permanent

Beauty Bay (UK)Makeup Geek

Disclosure

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

92%
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