Lethal Cosmetics Tendril Magnetic Face Powder (Blush) ($14.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation (to opaque in two layers or even just one heavier layer), and I definitely felt like I had to use a lighter hand to achieve true, buildable coverage.
The texture was smooth to the touch, moderately dense but not thick or heavy, so the powder picked up readily with a brush and had good adhesion and retained its blendability on bare skin. This shade stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$14.00/0.18 oz. – $77.78 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to blend “effortlessly” and “build” to a “luminous matte” finish and “any intensity with ease.” In general, they had medium, buildable coverage that easily built up to mostly opaque to opaque coverage.
Per the brand, they recommend “tapping” rather than swirling one’s brush, which I’d agree with for picking up more buildable pigment–swirling or heavier motions could yield more opaque coverage in one go (which could be desired).
The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and not powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so the product picked up well with more feathery brushes as well as denser brushes.
As I applied the powder and buffed it into my skin, they had a more semi-matte to natural matte finish–not flat or dry but not overly shimmery either. They looked more “melted” on my skin, which gave them a better and more flattering finish applied. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before fading visibly.
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CI 77019 (Mica), Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- (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)]