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LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

01/11

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Unzipped Mountain Sunset

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes ten shades in a “cooler” set of neutrals with a few less neutral shades. I wouldn’t describe it as a genuinely cool-toned palette, but they were not nearly as warm-toned as most palettes are these days.

From my experience with LORAC’s formulas, the one in the Unzipped Sunset series seemed more like a hybrid between their Pro and Unzipped formula, as the Sunset palettes did not seem to have the same denseness (particularly in the shimmers) as the permanent Unzipped palettes. The mattes, however, were more substantial (less thin) compared to the Pro formula, which also meant less powderiness/sheering out during application.

LORAC 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Unzipped Mountain Sunset
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Best Everyday Blush | Share Your Recommendations

MAC Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Extra Dimension Blush

Today, I’m asking for your go-to, everyday blushes (specific shades, please!).  The 10 most recommended everyday blush formulas are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

You can view all recommendations here, where you can also refine recommendations by things like price, skin type, skin tone, etc. and share your own recommendations. If you think you might be making recommendations often, consider registering and filling out your profile as the form will pre-fill with your profile information for you each time!

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10 Most Recommended Everyday Blushes

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Wayne Goss Eye Brushes Launch Today (2017)

Wayne Goss The Eye Brushes (2017)
Wayne Goss The Eye Brushes (2017)

Perfect eye makeup starts with perfectly crafted tools. Updated with natural, undyed goat bristles and redesigned shapes, The individual brushes from The Eye Set are now available, and it puts the power to create gorgeous eye looks—from a sultry smokey eye to a daring cut crease—in your hands.

July 27th, 10AM PST

The Details

Eye Brushes, $22 to $30 (New, Permanent)

  • Brush 16 Similar in shape to the best-selling Brush 03, this brush’s fluffy bristles sweep over the entire eyelid to deposit the perfect amount of product. ($30)
  • Brush 17 Previously known as Brush 19, this brush does it all—from blending shadow deep into the crease of the eye to seamlessly concealing dark circles. ($28)
  • Brush 18 Tailor-made for blending without any patchiness, Brush 18 diffuses harsh edges for smooth, seamless results in just a few swipes. ($27)
  • Brush 19 The slim shape and long, wispy bristles make Brush 19 a must-have tool for precise blending—especially on small and hooded eyes. ($23)
  • Brush 20 Smudging and lining are just a few of the techniques you’ll master with this brush. Plush hairs get deep into the lashline without irritation. ($22)

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Sponsored: ColourPop No Filter Concealer Photos & Swatches

01/12

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

Colour Pop No Filter Concealer  

ColourPop No Filter Concealer ($6.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) debuts today (July 27th) at 10AM PST with 15 shades to choose from. For the past year, the brand has been developing this liquid concealer that’s supposed to have “medium buildable coverage” with long-wear, a matte finish, and be crease-proof. You can find your shade match using the Foundation Matrix or use the swatches above and below as a guide! Note: for brightening and under eye conealing, going a shade lighter than your skin tone is usually the rule of thumb.

To learn a little more about the No Filter Concealer and what went into the development of it, check out ColourPop’s video:

ColourPop No Filter Concealer

Hourglass I Wish, One Day, The First Time Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Wish

Hourglass I Wish Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentaiton in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without dragging. The texture was very lightweight but was thicker than the average lipstick, and I did have a bit of color that pulled into my lip lines with this particular shade. It wore well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full pcakaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick I Wish
I Wish
I Wish
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H312

Make Up For Ever H312 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep copper with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The consistency was rather dense, and it was even denser than many other shades in the range. I felt like I really had to use a heavy hand to get an even amount of product on my brush, but then it was difficult to apply as it seemed like a little too product all at once. The powder skipped around on my skin and appeared patchy, where some of the shimmer seemed to thicken in places and a lot of the color disappeared.

It seemed to have good pigmentation but something with how the size of the shimmer played with the underlying base powder did not adhere or work well on my skin. I was surprised it didn’t appear more metallic on the skin, but a lot of the product vanished before I finished applying, so that might have been part of it. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours on my skin before looking even patchier than it did initially (despite buffing and blending for minutes, the color never looked evenly applied).

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter H312
H312
H312
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
1
Application
69%
Total

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