Lethal Cosmetics Calyx Magnetic Face Powder (Blusher) ($ 14.00 for 0.18 oz.) Is a vibrant, medium-dark coral orange with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had near-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it looked much more pigmented than marketed, although the texture at least allowed a lighter hand to go in for more buildable coverage if desired.
The blush had a smooth, slightly emollient texture that wasn’t pressed too tightly into the pan but still soft enough to give way. It was applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well around the edges, while leaving a semi-matte to satin finish – shiny and “skin-like” but not overly shimmery. It took a good nine hours before it visibly faded.
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$ 14.00 / 0.18 oz. – – $ 77.78 per ounce
The formula should “effortlessly” and “structurally” merge into a “shiny matt” finish and “any intensity with ease”. Generally they had a medium buildable cover that was easy to build into a mostly opaque to opaque cover.
According to the brand, instead of swirling the brush, which I would agree, they recommend “tapping” to pick up more buildable pigment – swirling or heavier motions could all at once result in more opaque coverage (which might be desirable).
The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and neither powdery nor too tightly pressed into the pan, so the product was well picked up with both feathered and denser brushes.
When I applied the powder and buffed it onto my skin, they had a semi-matte to natural matte finish – not flat or dry, but not overly shimmering either. They looked “more melted” on my skin, which gave them a better and more flattering finish. They lasted between eight and nine hours before visibly fading.
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CI 77019 (mica), magnesium stearate, kaolin, zinc stearate, dimethicone, caprylic / capric triglyceride, dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone cross polymer, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone cross polymer, silica, ethylhexylglycerine. [+/- (May Contain): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 778161 (Tin Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake)]
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