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Wayne Goss Bright Poppy Blush Palette Review & Swatches

Bright Poppy

Wayne Goss Bright Poppy The Weightless Veil Blush Palette ($ 45.00 for 0.67 oz.) features a bright, shimmery coral blush with a warm, coppery brown highlighter. Both shades were very pigmented, which was not at all how they were described (“veil” of color, featuring pigments that “build up,” and “soft wash” were all used as descriptors), and you’d really have to use a very light hand to get sheer coverage out of either–which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preferences.

They both were longer-wearing, and the highlighter applied easily, while the blush was better over a more matte finish as it wasn’t foolproof to apply over bare skin or if one was using a more luminous base–I could make it work, but it wasn’t the most blendable over bare skin.

8.5

Product

6.5

Pigmentation

8.5

Texture

9

Longevity

4.5

Application

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Sunny

Sunny is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with fine, golden shimmer woven throughout that gave it a luminous finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was a lot more payoff than described. The texture was thinner, a little drier, though the shimmer seemed to ensure it didn’t become too difficult to blend, but it was a texture that performed better over a matte base, whether that was bare skin or over foundation as any natural moisture underneath made it harder to really diffuse and spread. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is described as a “smooth-glide powder” that gives a “veil on top of skin that blurs the look of pores, fine lines, and texture” that uses “microfine pigments” that can be built up for long-wearing color. The description seems to apply for both the blush and highlighter, which are presently found together in a duo.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade; two of the four blush shades were fairly pigmented, while the other two ranged from semi-sheer to medium and buildable. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner, particularly for the shades with less visible shimmer. I am not entirely sure why the formula was billed as a “matte blush” when two shades have visible shimmer particles in the pans.

That thinner, drier formula made it harder to apply on bare skin or over foundation that wasn’t fully set/matte as the color applied unevenly, was difficult to diffuse and spread out, and lifted away foundation when I redoubled efforts to blend out using a buffer brush.

I could gently pat the color into place by using very soft, pressing motions over the full area (going back and getting more product each time) but I just couldn’t dab some on the apple of my cheek and diffuse and blend it out.

I would highly recommend applying over a matte finish, whether that’s translucent powder dusted over bare skin or over foundation, to ensure a more blendable product. This is often an issue with drier, thinner, more matte powders used on cheeks, and this formula didn’t improve upon that, unfortunately.

If you do wind up with a wonky application, the best method is to really cheat it by using a bit of foundation (often whatever’s leftover on your tool) to diffuse and blend it back rather than working with the blush itself. Alternatively, as it comes in a duo with a highlighter, apply the highlighter first and add blush (as the powder highlighter mattifies a bit), but this does limit the versatility of the product (always shimmery).

The ones with slight to light shimmer were easier to work with as I was able to apply, blend, and diffuse readily over bare skin as well as over foundation without having to set it or have a matte base. The wear time ranged from eight to nine hours. The blush formula seemed to layer over and under the highlighters of the same formula fairly well.

The duos are significantly larger than most others on the market–it’s a massive amount of product as most full-sized blushes are around 0.15 to 0.20 oz.–but the formula lists a nine-month shelf life, which was shorter than expected given it’s so large (and would take awhile to finish). For reference, a lot of powder blushes seem to be somewhere between 12 and 18 months for shelf life; 12 seems more common, and I only came across one that was also nine-months (Fenty Killawatts); NARS and Shiseido had a couple of formulas at 24 months.

Browse all of our Wayne Goss The Weightless Veil Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 36 (CI 12085), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

Sunny

PiPPermanent in Palette.

7

Pigmentation

8.5

Texture

9

Longevity

4.5

Application

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Golden Glow

Golden Glow is a brighter, light-medium coppery brown base with lighter, more golden copper throughout that gave it a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft without being powdery, and picked up well with a brush. It had a moderate glow to it, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture.

It was richly pigmented, so a light touch would be necessary to actually achieve sheerer, more buildable results (which was how it was described at the point of purchase)–this was really the only thing “wrong” with it (and why it was rated lower). It applied evenly to bare skin and diffused easily for a seamless edge. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is described as a “smooth-glide powder” that gives a “veil on top of skin that blurs the look of pores, fine lines, and texture” that uses “microfine pigments” that can be built up for long-wearing color. The description seems to apply for both the highlighter and blush, which are presently found together in a duo.

The highlighters were actually quite pigmented–one would need to use a light hand to pick up just a bit of product. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. I noticed that one shade–Pearl–looked a bit cakey on skin rather than luminous unless it was really buffed onto my skin. They lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

The duos are significantly larger than most others on the market–it’s a massive amount of product as most full-sized blushes are around 0.15 to 0.20 oz.–but the formula lists a nine-month shelf life, which was shorter than expected given it’s so large (and would take awhile to finish). For reference, a lot of powder blushes seem to be somewhere between 12 and 18 months for shelf life; 12 seems more common, and I only came across one that was also nine-months (Fenty Killawatts); NARS and Shiseido had a couple of formulas at 24 months.

Browse all of our Wayne Goss The Weightless Veil Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

6

Pigmentation

9

Longevity

5

Application

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