I’m having one of my senior moments maybe.
This is multi-purpose face powder with tangerine-inspired hues according to Sephora but honestly, inspired is the keyword here as there really isn’t a whole lot of tangerine going on here, merely soft peachy shades of color.
Take a look!
Just like the Sephora Hot Hues Bronzer this comes housed in a massive compact about the size of a music CD. It’s a ton of powder so if you have a larger stash you might want to second guess the purchase as this is a whole lot of powder to get through. I feel somewhat badly about indulging since I have SO many blushes to get through and this is about the size of of three MAC blushes (nearly 1 oz in size).
The formula is paraben and talc-free which is a plus if you’re sensitive and also terribly aware of ingredients going on your face.
It’s meant to be used as a blusher, bronzer, highlighter, and contour powder with graduating strips of color in various shades. Peach definitely dominates the shade selection but they also included bronze and beige shades.
You will be disappointed if you expect to get the quality of color you see in the pan. This provides a luminous glow on cheeks but lacks the pigmentation for vibrantly flushed cheeks. On super fair skin you’ll probably have better success with it as a blush versus darker skin that will find it works best to highlight or to add a boost to your current cheek stain or powder blush.
The formula is super silky and blends easily. It does kick up a fair bit of dust as you swipe a brush across it, just a warning. I find it works best by swirling all the shades together. Trying to use them individually proves challenging in my opinion since the color strips aren’t large enough to fit a brush into. The finish has a soft glow but nothing overly sparkly or glittery. You can build and go as heavy handed as you want here as the powder is so sheer it’ll never appear overly done.
Wear time was a little iffy for me, it seemed to disappear into hour three, I think I got a better wear from the Hot Hues Bronzer than I did this.
Overall, it’s a rather gorgeous little powder and quite a bang for your buck at this size. I admit, I knew that it wouldn’t be terribly pigmented but was still a little disappointed that it didn’t come across more vibrantly peachy on my cheeks….!
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