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Anastasia Moon Jelly, Girly, Parfait Lip Glosses

01/08

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Moon Jelly

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) has a translucent base–possibly gold-tinted–with iridescent blue and lavender sparkle. It looked like a sheer gloss with “semi-sheer” sparkle. It had somewhat even dispersion of the sparkle, but it could have been more evenly spread across the lips. The texture was smooth, slightly thinner than their more opaque glosses, but still on the tacky side. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. The pigmentation was the reason for the rating on this shade, as the formula is described as opaque and there was nothing that indicated this was different (at least not on the brand’s website).

The formula is described as “an opaque, high-shine lip color” that has “intense pigment” and a “precision” applicator. The pigmentation of Anastasia’s Lip Gloss formula has been what distinguishes it from a lot of ther gloss ranges, because many shades have been opaque, but two of the new shades released for summer are decidedly sheerer. It would not surprise me if this was intentional–they both have “reflect” in the description (more shimmery than most shades within the core line-up) but none were described as sheer.

Anastasia Lip Gloss Moon Jelly
9
Product
3
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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B-

Girly

Permanent
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A-

Parfait

Permanent
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What are you not looking for in a foundation?

While I don’t mind sheerer coverage and see the need for it to exist, it’s usually not what I’m personally looking for (I’m more likely to go bare). I don’t like really dewy or luminous finishes on my skin. I prefer foundations to be fragrance-free so heavily scented foundations aren’t my favorites. I don’t need my foundation to do a lot of extra stuff re: skincare (like anti-aging).

— Christine

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Ciate Baby Doll & Summer Love Glow-To Illuminating Blushes

01/08

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Baby Doll

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, cooler undertones paired with warmer, golden shimmer. It had a luminous sheen that was pronounced on the skin but stopped just short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had buildable color payoff from medium to opaque that applied easily to bare skin and blended out almost effortlessly. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and not at all powdery or dusty in the pan but very easy to pickup with a brush. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush Baby Doll
Baby Doll
Baby Doll
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

01/12

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Sunset

Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) includes 15 eyeshadows in various warm-toned hues–a lot of red/orange-toned coppers, oranges, and browns–with a mix of matte, shimmer, and sparkle finishes. I think it is actually one of the best Natasha Denona palettes that has been released with respect to cohesiveness and quality. I also feel like 15 is a solid number of shades to create a curated, cohesive, and useful palette from, and for the brand, while still pricey, still a more palatable price compared to the larger 28-pan palettes. The more sparkly shades included in this palette were a serious improvement from the Star palette as well, though I would still recommend using them damp for maximum performance. The majority of the eyeshadows also wore better without primer on me this time around than they have in the past.

It’s a real shame that this palette is limited edition–I think the brand should consider adding it to the permanent line-up or else doing a major re-release. I know that some retailers that carried this palette are working on a limited restock, but I have not heard anything solid or a confirmed date yet. Alternatively, an excellent palette with a similar vibe (very warm-toned) is Viseart Warm Mattes, which I would then supplement with shimmers within one’s stash or some of these single eyeshadows or BH Foil Eyes, which has a lot of frost/metallic shades.

Edit: As of 2:54PM PST, Sephora has it back in stock.

Natasha Denona Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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