Kaleidos Mars Melter Area Age Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a lightweight, peachy-coral base with flecks of pink-to-orange shifting sparkle. It had a extra translucent base, as marketed, so the protection was semi-sheer to medium, buildable with extra of the protection coming within the type of sparkle and reasonable shift that had a wet-like sheen.
The feel was drier, considerably crumbly, and it felt just like the powder was disintegrating a bit as I used it, so I had to make use of a really mild hand to keep away from breaking apart the powder an excessive amount of within the pan. For probably the most half, it didn’t seem as dry on my pores and skin because it felt to the contact or appeared within the pan, however there was a noticeable quantity of stray sparkle after six hours of damage. The powder was blendable on my pores and skin and was simply shy of emphasizing my pores and skin’s pure texture.
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$14.00/0.1 oz. – $140.00 Per Ounce
The formulation is meant to have “vibrant, color-shifting” shades which have an “ultra-lightweight, easy texture that virtually melts onto pores and skin.” They’re described as being “translucent but spotlight reflective” with a “multi-chrome end.” I had completely different experiences throughout the vary, so it was not probably the most constant of ranges. They did, on common, apply slightly higher in apply than they appeared initially swatched.
For probably the most half, the regularly-priced ($14 on the time of publishing) shades had been extra like intense duochromes than true multi-chromes to me, and I do assume the worth displays that (as their true multichromes are $36 every). That they had translucent bases throughout the board with some shades having stronger preliminary protection than others, however they produced a noticeable sheen and shift on my pores and skin.
The feel was what diverse from shade to shade with some shades feeling drier, virtually crumbly, and being significantly susceptible to emphasizing pores and skin texture, although I haven’t got that a lot seen texture on my cheeks (this isn’t a typical difficulty for me, it will probably occur however it’s rare that I actually really feel a highlighter emphasizes my texture!) whereas different shades had been firmer however utilized extra easily on my pores and skin.
I appreciated the tones and shade vary extra so than the formulation, however a few shades had been actually beautiful to work with. They tended to put on round eight hours on my pores and skin earlier than fading visibly, although the chunkier, extra sparkly shades had seen migration across the six-hour mark.
Browse all of our Kaleidos Area Age Highlighter swatches.
Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Paraffin, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Purple 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
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