Lethal Cosmetics Morphology Magnetic Face Powder (Blusher) ($ 14.00 for 0.18 oz.) Is a medium black berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had buildable pigmentation from higher medium to completely opaque (two to three layers) that was evenly applied to bare skin and masked out pretty well.
I found this shade to be a little drier and not as easy to apply and fade out as other shades in the range. I would recommend working with a less dense brush first to get an idea of the general placement and topping up as needed for better coverage. It carried well for nine hours before noticeably fading.
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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 movements could all at once result in a 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 feathery 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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