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MaryJane

Active member
If you’re interested in either of the glowgasm palettes, I highly recommend checking them out in person or waiting for more reviews. My first impression of the lighter palette is that it’s just too light. For reference, I’m an NC20, Armani #4 . The bronzer is so hard pressed that it takes many, many layers to build up any color on the face. The highlighter (upper left) is almost identical to the film star bronze and glow. The two colors on the right give a really nice duochrome color when layered together on the face but, again, it’s all glow and little pigment. By the time you build it up enough to get any payoff it’s so much glow that it emphasizes texture.

I’m trying the darker palette tomorrow. Since those colors are darker and deeper, I’m hopeful there will be more color payoff.
Quick update....wore the darker palette today and it’s definitely more pigmented and blends very nicely on the face. I had the same issue with the bronzer as it required some building up. I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping this. I need to try it out for a few more days. Overall, I don’t think I could recommend either....especially at that price tag.
 

shellygrrl

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Staff member
The shade range is a vast improvement compared to the other CT foundations (especially Magic Foundation). That said, I cannot tell much difference between 12.5, 13, and 14 Neutral (aside from 14 being slightly richer?), and it could probably do with a few more darker shades (unless they weren't swatched).
 

MaryJane

Active member
The foundation is being released on the CT website this week. Is anyone getting it?
I'm going to check it out when it's released at Nordstrom on the 29th. I got a sample card and, although I don't usually care for full coverage or matte, the finish was beautiful. It erased all of my pores and felt really light weight.
 

Alysse011

Active member
I’m curious about it too. At first it didn’t seem like it was for me (matte, full coverage), but I’ve seen early reviews from a couple people who have similar preferences to mine and they have raved about it. I ordered it yesterday with an early access link.
 

MaryJane

Active member
I got a sample of this from Sephora and am testing it today. So far, I’m very impressed. I don’t normally like matte or full coverage foundation. My normal day to day foundation is CT Light Wonder or the new ABH Luminous foundation. Today, I used just a little, not even a half pump, with a damp sponge and probably got a solid medium coverage. I was very happy to see that it’s not a flat matte, there is a little luminosity to it. I’m going to see how it lasts through the rest of the day and try it for a few more days before purchasing.

A few things to be aware of before purchasing.....on the CT site the swatches show it first applied and then what the color looks like after a few minutes. I found this to be true. Not sure if this is what people mean when they say it oxidizes or that it just takes a few minutes to get the true color. Take the You Tube reviews if this with a grain of salt.....almost everyone I’ve seen, the person is applying way too much and then complaining it looks like a mask. IMO, you don’t need more than a full pump to get full coverage. Less is more with this.
 

Mac-Guy

Well-known member
I got a sample of this from Sephora and am testing it today. So far, I’m very impressed. I don’t normally like matte or full coverage foundation. My normal day to day foundation is CT Light Wonder or the new ABH Luminous foundation. Today, I used just a little, not even a half pump, with a damp sponge and probably got a solid medium coverage. I was very happy to see that it’s not a flat matte, there is a little luminosity to it. I’m going to see how it lasts through the rest of the day and try it for a few more days before purchasing.

A few things to be aware of before purchasing.....on the CT site the swatches show it first applied and then what the color looks like after a few minutes. I found this to be true. Not sure if this is what people mean when they say it oxidizes or that it just takes a few minutes to get the true color. Take the You Tube reviews if this with a grain of salt.....almost everyone I’ve seen, the person is applying way too much and then complaining it looks like a mask. IMO, you don’t need more than a full pump to get full coverage. Less is more with this.
This is my pet peeve for most of the Youtubers. Applying too much of everything and then complaining it is sticky, too heavy, etc.
 

Monsy

Active member
I got sample of 6w. I am usually mac nc15/20 and I think another foundation from her I have is shade 4? will have to check. but this one i wasn't sure so out of sephora options for samples i chose 6w. seems good now for summer because I am tanned (nc30 almost nc35)
 
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