Clionadh Faunus Powder Highlighter ($ 12.50 for 0.21 oz.) swirls together to create a soft, silvery beige with a warmer, peachy shift at certain angles. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and denser, so it was easier to use a lighter hand to achieve more buildable coverage. I would describe the coverage was opaque, though, which was more than marketed.
The powder applied evenly to bare skin and buffed out to a glowing sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$ 12.50/0.21 oz. – $ 59.52 Per Ounce
There’s not much that describes the formula other than it has a “soft, buildable application.” They tended to be quite pigmented–semi-opaque to fully opaque–with soft, smoother textures that weren’t too dense nor too softly-pressed into the pan. For sheerer or more buildable application, I’d highly recommend using a lighter hand a less-dense brush to do so.
The texture was typically smooth, slightly dense and a bit thicker than most powder highlighters on the market, so they often needed to be really buffed and diffused on the skin. The finishes were often more intense, leaning toward metallic, and occasionally, they emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at higher coverage levels. They wore between eight and nine hours on me for the most part.
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Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Manganese Violet, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone
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PPermanent. $ 12.50.
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