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Huda Beauty Helios N.Y.M.P.H. Highlighter Review & Swatches

Helios

Huda Beauty Helios N.Y.M.P.H. All Over Highlighting Powder ($55.00 for 1.05 oz.) is a rich, golden bronze with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was supposed to have “sheer to medium coverage” that was buildable, but it was actually rather pigmented; being generous, I might say semi-opaque in practice, but it was something you’d use a lighter-hand and a less-dense brush to specifically achieve true buildable coverage.

The formula felt like a gel-powder hybrid, so it had a firmer, denser feel to the touch–ensuring no powderiness–and did pick up more evenly with a moderately dense brush. The product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had produced a noticeable shine that wasn’t quite as intense as it seemed when I initially swatched it, though it did get close to pore-emphasizing territory at full coverage. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

  • Milani Glowing (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Wayne Goss Golden Glow (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Chasing the Sun (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Sequoia (LE, $9.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC In on the Secret (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Persona Del Mar (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • JD Glow Gabrielle (P, $16.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Salt New York Gold (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Losing Sleep (PiP, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

mica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, squalane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, glycerin, polysorbate 20, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), xanthan gum, silica, tin oxide, dicalcium phosphate, iron oxides / ci 77491, titanium dioxide / ci 77891, iron oxides / ci 77499, iron oxides / ci 77492.

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Helios

PPermanent. $55.00.

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