Okay, so I don’t quite get the alligator/reptilian pattern on the pans (gives me the heebie-jeebies and the urge to moisturize my shins!), but I do get a good bargain-hunting vibe from Sonia Kashuk’s new $12.99 Chic Luminosity Duos.
Each of the three Duos in petal pink Glow, warm coral Glisten and rosy nude Glimmer comes with a blush and bronzer; the formulas remind me of some of the powder/cream/gel products we’ve seen from EstÃ©e Lauder and Chanel over the past couple of years.
Glisten, the warm coral I’ve been wearing off and on since last weekend, looks just like one of EstÃ©e Lauder’s Ilumminating Powder Gelee Highlighters and Blushes, which usually cost between $40-50.
And like the Gelees, it illuminates cheeks with a refined, glimmering finish that softens the appearance of pores and fine lines, almost like a 1940s powderpuff lens.
Glisten houses a warm-toned coral sheen and a pearly, golden, orangey tan bronzer.
I tried using the bronzer once to contour my cheekbones, but I thought the outcome looked a little unnatural on me, perhaps on account of the shimmery finish and orange undertones. Since then, I’ve been using both the blush and bronzer shades as blushes and liking my results. I’ve been layering them on my cheeks for a bronzed beach babe look.
I thought that maybe Glisten wouldn’t get along with my cheeks because of how dry they’ve been lately, but no problems there. I expected it might emphasize any flakes or dry patches, but nope. Glisten has held its own just fine.
These claim to last 12 hours without fading, but I’ve gotten from 6-8, which still isn’t bad, as long as I keep my hands away from my face. If for any reason I fiddle with or rub my cheeks, I’ve noticed that my fingers come away with some of the product.
Just something to think about, but not necessarily a deal-breaker for me.
PRICE: $12.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and target.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
So, so funny, babe! When I came downstairs to make breakfast this morning El Hub was in a huff. Apparently he’d read an article (from yesterday) about how the actor who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead suddenly quit the show over creative differences.
El Hub then went on a 15-minute rant about how it was going to ruin the series, “Why can’t they just leave well enough alone!?” and “jumping sharks!” and whatnot, LOL! I was barely awake and only semi-functional, so I just let him vent and grumbled in agreement every so often.
I’d just finished breakfast when El Hub, who was still fuming over the article, quietly said, “Oh…I guess it was an April Fool’s joke.”
Wha!? I laughed so hard that coffee came out of my nose!
You have a good one today, okay? I’m hangin’ in there if you are.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,