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Sneak Peek: MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palettes for Spring 2017 Photos & Swatches

01/05

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

Debuting on March 2nd, there will be four new, limited edition variations of MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palettes ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.). Here are swatches:

Semi-Sweet Times Nine

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Tom Ford Inhibition & Gratuitous Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Inhibition

Tom Ford Inhibition Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. There was very fine gold pearl in the finish that added a subtle glow to the skin as it was buffed and blended on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. The consistency was soft, velvety, and slightly dusty in the pan, though it applied beautifully and blended easily. The color wore well for nine and a half hours before starting to fade on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Inhibition
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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B+

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Nikita

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bold, medium red and a reddish-burgundy. The red applied nicely, and it wore well, but the burgundy had a lot of slip and feathered on me.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle). The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Nikita
Nikita
Nikita
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Nikita (Left)

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C+

Nikita (Right)

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