Milani Corallina Baked Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with gold shimmer. NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Corallina has a soft, smooth consistency that is a little dusty but not really powdery or dry. The color blended out easily on the skin, and the shimmer wasn’t too large, so it didn’t emphasize pores and gave off a very luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, as described, and it was forgiving, as you could sheer it out or intensify it without it looking caked on or becoming splotchy. The blush wore for seven hours on me before fading slightly.

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Milani Baked Blush Corallina
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #327

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Jack Black Lip Balm, L’Occitane Hand Creams, Josie Maran Hand Cream
  • Weekend plans: I think it’s a low-key weekend for us! Might binge-watch (which is like, three episodes for me, ha) the original 90210!
  • How’s your handwriting?: Horrific. I never had really great handwriting, but it was more than passable; now, with hardly writing at all, it’s quite messy and the style is inconsistent.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Beautiful day for a long walk at the park! Ps. That's a gentle leader collar, not a muzzle!

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MAC Black Walnut, Cat’s Meow, Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liners

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to be an “easy-glide formula” with a “soft texture that’s perfect for rimming the sensitive waterline” that has “colour intensity and extreme depth” in a “long-wearing waterproof formula.” It’s a slim, twist-up eyeliner thas has light slip–not enough to slide around too easily but enough not to tug–with semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. They felt creamier rather than waxy to me. On me, the formula wore between six and nine hours on me before noticeably thinning. None of them lasted for more than a few hours on the waterline, and some shades applied better/worse on the waterline. Some shades flaked while they wore, between four and six hours in (noted by the shade).

Black Walnut ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “brown-black.” It’s a medium-dark black with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two passes. The consistency didn’t drag on the lash line, but it wasn’t really wet or emollient (usually a good thing!). It lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. Sephora Collection All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (P, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cat’s Meow ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and glided on without tugging (the swatch of it looks drier than it felt) and yielded mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. The color lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Collection Black Lace (P, $9.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Collection All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Squid ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “carbon black.” It’s a dark black with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in one pass with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the skin. This one wore for eight hours on the lower lash line, five hours on the waterline. MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Collection Black Lace (P, $9.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Collection All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Black Walnut
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
82%
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Cat's Meow
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
84%
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Squid
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%

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Natasha Denona Oxide, Golden Rose, Golden Beige, Petroleum Blue, Deep Pacific Eyeshadows

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.08 oz.) comes in 66 shades with four distinct finishes (Matte, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, and Sparkling). According to the brand, the eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “full, rich and intense color that won’t fade out, be “long-lasting,” and smooth. The majority of the shimmery shades were very pigmented with a soft consistency that was something just right and other times a little prone to crumbling/loosening in the pan, while the mattes were smooth but quite powdery, which resulted it color that didn’t adhere to bare skin as readily. The texture of most shades is soft, blendable, and most of the shimmery shades I’ve tested applied well to bare skin. The wear was fairly consistent, but there was some variance from shade to shade (which didn’t seem related to finish). The wear has ranged from five to eight hours, depending on the shade. Primer helps with longevity, adding two to three hours to the shade’s no-primer wear time, but they seem like shorter-wearing eyeshadows compared to most powder formulas I’ve tried.

Check out my first review for more depth about the formula as well as a pricing breakdown for singles compared to palettes.

Oxide (63M) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, buttery, and smooth texture. This was easily one of the best shades I tried from the brand. It wore for seven and a half hours before creasing. MAC Faux Gold (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS California (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Rose (60M) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a strong, metallic gold sheen. It had good pigmentation with a blendable texture that was a little soft and prone to fall out during application, but it did apply well to bare skin. On me, I noticed slight creasing after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I804 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Oxide (63M)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
Permanent
Natasha Denona Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow Golden Rose (60M)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Permanent
Natasha Denona Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow Golden Beige (52M)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Permanent
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