Huda Beauty Theia N.Y.M.P.H. Kiss Glow Blush ($39.00 for 0.24 oz.) has a more transparent base chocked full of pink-to-peach duochrome sparkle. The base had a peachiness to it that went from yellower to more coppery, depending on the angle. The finish was shiny and sparkling, and while the brand said it didn’t have glitter, I could absolutely see some readers finding this way too “glittery.”
The formula is supposed to work as a “blush or a shaded highlighter” that adds “instant color and shine without any … glitter.” It is described as having “buildable” coverage and a “light-as-air” texture. The coverage was definitely more medium and buildable, as marketed, and the coverage came largely in the form of shimmer/sparkle.
The consistency was a little drier to the touch, but it picked up well and evenly on a brush, applied evenly, and blended out nicely as the sparkles/shimmer dispersed over my skin without lifting away. The powder seemed to have that gel-powder hybrid feel and performance, which gave it a more “melted” and seamless application after the powder sat on my skin for a few minutes. It stayed on well for eight hours but had slight migration while worn.
- MAC Delicate Drift (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Smashbox Prismatic Petal (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Too Faced Canary Diamond (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- MAC Stylishly Merry #2 (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar).
- Stila Painted Lady (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- MAC Snowflushed (LE, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- Stila Mystere (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Cover FX Lunar (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
- Pat McGrath VR Violet (PiP, $25.00) is darker (85% similar).
- Bad Habit Transcend (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
synthetic fluorphlogopite, mica, silica, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, squalane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, glycerin, polysorbate 20, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, 1,2-hexanediol, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, chondrus crispus, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, alumina, iron oxides (ci 77491), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
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LELimited Edition. $39.00.