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Glowing Peaches, $10.47 Each: The Revlon Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow

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Revlon Peach Glow Highlighting Palette

I don’t know about you, but I’d kind of freak if I walked by a peach tree with glowing fruit, but Revlon’s Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow is still, hands down, one of my favorite drugstore products right meow.

Like its sister, Revlon’s Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow, you can work it as a blush, a highlighter or an eyeshadow.

But because of that brown in the center, Peach Glow can also serve as an improv bronzer, too.

You know, in a pinch.

Probably my favorite way to wear it, though, is the most traditional. Swirling all of the shades together, and applying that as a highlighter, for a bevy of glowing, buttery golden peachy goodness!

Ah…

Using it that way, all mixed together, I think it looks a lot like one of my favorite high-end highlighting powders, the Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light by Hourglass, with the biggest difference between the two being their finishes (and price). I think Revlon’s is slightly shinier than Radiant Light…and maybe more obvious, or less nuanced.

Radiant Light also has tiny flecks of golden glitter in it, and Peach Glow doesn’t (a minor thing considering the big difference in price; Peach glow costs $10.47, while Radiant Light costs $45).

Revlon-wise, if you’re a darker diva and/or have a warmer skin tone, I’d suggest Peach Glow, and if you’re a lighter lass, Rose Glow would be the way to go.

The Revlon Highlighting Palettes in Peach Glow and Rose Glow are available now at drugstores, Ulta and online.

Revlon Peach Glow Highlighting Palette

Revlon Peach Glow Highlighting Palette

Revlon Peach Glow Highlighting Palette

Individual swatches on the far left; all five shades mixed together on the far right

Giving Mortals Angelic Skin: The It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

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It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

Radiant…

That’s a word that gets used a lot in beauty circles, isn’t it?

“Her skin was so radiant that one could read by it!” It’s like, naw, forget the candles. Just bring that girl with the radiant skin over here, badum-bum! :)

Speaking of radiance (how’s that for a lazy girl segue)…I’m kind of lovin’ the CC+ Radiance Palette by It Cosmetics ($38). The bronzer, blush and highlighter make me feel fresh-faced and bright.

Must be the finishes. They all have a little sheen to ‘em, which adds a soft glow to the skin.

Oh, and the wear time? Exceptional. If Tabs refrains from rubbing his forehead all over my face, I get around 10-11 hours of great color from them.

In the pic below I’m wearing the blush and bronzer (the highlighter I’m wearing is the new Aura by Urban Decay — review coming soon).

You can find It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance now at Ulta stores and online.

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

Pirate Karen on the New NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment…

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NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment

The new NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment, $85

Yaaar!“Yaaar!” screeched Pirate Karen. “Avast ye, matey, is that a gel? Shiver me timbers, it looks like a gel. If that thar be a lightweight face moisturizing gel, then make it walk the plank! Because it ain’t gonna do nothin’ for me thirsty skin.

“But blimey! I’m such a curious kitty. I’m thinkin’ I’ll be touchin’ it anyway, just to see how it feels…

“Well blow me down! It’s so rich and silky. It’s lightweight like a gel, but once I work it into me skin, it feels like an oil. My sea-battered pirate skin actually feels plump and moisturized!

“There be a booty of almond, plum and rice bran oils in it to feed me combo dry/oily skin with fatty acids and omegas, and ahoy! There’s seaweed (Alaria extract) in thar too, which is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles…and ye knows I have me some fine lines and wrinkles, har-har.

“Son of a biscuit eater, I was wrong! This is beauty booty. It’s a treasure in a jar!”

Too bad it costs an actual treasure chest filled with pirate gold. A 0.96-oz. jar of NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment is $85 (yaaaar!). Good thing a small amount goes a long way. This rich gel-to-oil moisturizer is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boost skin’s moisture levels. It’s also non-comedogenic and alcohol-free. Coming September 20 to NARS Boutiques and online to narscosmetics.com; October 1 to NARS counters at department and specialty stores.

Fare thee well, ye landlubber. :)

NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment

NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment

NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment

With a MAC Lipglass for scale

This Berry Blush Is Blissfully Grinding: Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Blissful

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Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Blissful

In a way, these Smashbox Halo Longwear Blushes ($24 each) are a lot like potato chips.

It’s really, really hard to have just one. :)

Smashbox calls this beauty Blissful. It’s a berry with a subtle golden sheen. A very fall-friendly shade.

I think it looks super pretty with berry and wine matte lips.

It’s available now at Smashbox counters and online.

Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Blissful

Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Blissful

Smashbox Blissful Swatch

The Look for Less: This $5 Covergirl Cheekers Blush Is Almost a Dupe for $28 Benefit Dallas Boxed Blush

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Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable

Werble, werble, bleep-bleep, boop!

Werble, werble, bleep-bleep, boop!

Oh! That’s the beautiful sound of the Dupe Alert 3000, an advanced, cutting-edge alarm system I secretly acquired from Cyberdyne Systems this week.

Shh… Don’t tell anyone, but I keep it in my office right next to the cat treats, and it chimes whenever a drugstore product that could pass for a more expensive product is in its proximity.

Today it was Covergirl’s $5 Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable that set it off. Soft Sable is a peachy brown with shimmer that could easily stand in for Benefit’s $28 Boxed Blush in Dallas.

To the blush snobs, don’t knock it ’til you try it. Soft Sable buffs more easily than a bodybuilder and blends beautifully. When I wear it, I can usually go six or seven hours between touch-ups.

Plus, and this is my favorite part, it’s only $5.

Dispatch your personal robot assistant to the nearest drugstore or Ulta to find it. It’s also available online.

Werble, werble, bleep-bleep, boop! :)

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable

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