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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream
Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream

Burberry Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow formula that is available in eight shades. The formula is supposed to be “creamy, blendable” in texture with a “long-lasting” and “crease-free” wear. Burberry says it can be used to “deliver an effortless wash of luminising colour.” The texture is lightly spongy, though the two shades I tried had a firmer consistency with less spring compared to other formulas I’ve tried. They’re very blendable with semi-opaque coverage that’s easily taken down to more of a wash of color or layered for more opaque coverage, but they’re more medium buildable than a true wash of color. They lasted for six to eight hours on me before creasing.

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with a gold, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one layer, though it can be sheered out by blending more or layered once more for opaque coverage. The texture is smooth but firmer and less emollient in the pot. This shade started to crease after six hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker. Stila Peace (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Makeup Geek Purely Naked (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Selfie (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Desire (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a blendable consistency. It had more slip than Gold Copper but was dry enough that pressing at the mound in the jar showed it to “crack” almost, even though it did have some slip and was certainly still a cream eyeshadow. It wore well for eight hours before creasing on me. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker. MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever S560 Taupe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Anastasia Pink Champagne (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Gold Copper No. 100

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Dusky Mauve No. 108

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9/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” I bought three to try out the formula, and this post features those three. The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin with none of the three I tried having a really flat, matte finish (like a liquid lipstick), so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. All three shades were easy to apply, comfortable to wear, and long-wearing. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer pink tones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied without dragging, but it could have applied a little more evenly. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was a little hydrating in the beginning but never drying. Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Punk Couture (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Stronger Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia-magenta with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture of this shade was firmer and thinner compared to the other two shades, though it didn’t tug at the lips, but the resulting finish was also the closest to true matte. It had mostly opaque covoerage that applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for seven hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Le Metier de Beaute Paris (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Colour Pop Drive In (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Unattainable Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a reddish-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on easily without tugging on the lips. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered well. I noticed some color seemed to slip into lip lines, but it was hard to notice from a normal viewing distance. On me, the color stayed on for almost eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating at the end. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is glossier. Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Shameless Violet

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Unattainable

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8.5/10

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9.5/10

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Kat Von D Beloved Liquid Lipstick, NYX Suede Liquid Lipsticks (not sure when they’ll ACTUALLY arrive, though!).
  • Weekend plans: Relax! Try to catch-up on blog things that I’m behind on. A lot of photographing/swatching is in store for this weekend.
  • Who is or was your role model growing up?: My mom was and still is! :)

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Wet 'n' Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer
Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer

Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer ($3.99 for 0.46 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with a luminous sheen. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is lighter. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker. Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less pigmented. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This highlighter isn’t new, but when they originally launched, I couldn’t find this shade, and the other day I was at the drugstore and was reminded about it and picked one up to try–and I’m so glad I did. The texture of this powder is exceptionally smooth, almost creamy, with a finely-milled consistency that doesn’t get powdery at all. It has a really fine shimmer that translates into a glowing sheen, rather than noticeable shimmer, and it never turns frosty. It seemed nearly impossible to over-apply as a result! The resulting finish is absolutely beautiful, and it wears a solid eight hours.

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Reserve Your Cabana

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10/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Dior Cosmopolite Collection
Dior Cosmopolite Collection

Manifold and universal, the Dior woman is above all free. Her makeup is a reflection of her wants, her needs and her many facets. For this very woman, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, has created his first collection of colors. Like a manifesto of freedom for each and every woman, the collection promises plural forms of beauty, a “Cosmopolite” beauty.

Dior Addict Fluid Shadow ($32.00)

The eyes light up with mirror-shine color, highlighted by the innovative Dior Addict Fluid Shadow texture and its magnetic shimmer. Created by Peter Philips, the new-generation eyeshadow gives eyelids the unprecedented, lacquer-like shine of a continuous film of light. A major innovation from Dior research, this lightweight fluid with flawless hold revolutionizes makeup application: applied in a solid block of color over the entire eyelid or along the upper lashes like an eyeliner, Dior Addict Fluid Shadow comes in six precious, metallic shades that light up the eyes with a quick stroke of the brush.

  • Magnetic
  • Eclipse
  • Cosmic
  • Phenix
  • Univers
  • Nova
  • Aurora

DiorBlush Cheek Stick ($34.00)

A practical, essential, take-anywhere blush… It’s every woman’s dream, and Dior made it come true. To meet the needs of their fast-paced lifestyle, Dior created Diorblush Cheek Stick, a jumbo-size blush that delivers custom results. Sculpt the face with bold strokes or caress the cheeks with a light veil – the new Dior blush can do it all, depending on your desire. Ultra-easy, intuitive application with the fingertips and three shades to choose from – coral, rosewood or fresh pink – for a face with an incomparable healthy glow.

  • Cosmopolite Coral
  • Cosmopolite Rosewood
  • Cosmopolite Pink

5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00) (Limited Edition)

Under the expert hands of Peter Philips, the iconic 5 Couleurs palette gets a new look for fall as the four letters of DIOR dance across its harmony of brand new colors. The two new limited-edition creations flatter all eyes, whether dark or light, and all types of beauty. Because the Dior woman has many facets – couture or natural, sophisticated or discreet – she can choose between a harmony of brown, beige and gold contrasted with denim blue; or an accord of silver, mauve and burgundy set against a moss green. Whether she opts for a bold or more delicate look with the 5 Couleurs shadows, her eyes are always defined with the Sourcils Poudre pencil. A Dior makeup essential since 1991, it is now decked out in a new cloak of midnight blue. In addition to the four existing shades, two new ash shades are now available for blonde or light brown tones. Inspired by the professional tools of Dior makeup artists, the pencil combines the definition of a wax and the finish of a powder. Its brush tip makes it the accessory no woman can do without for a flawless, harmonious brow line.

  • Exuberante
  • Electric

DiorSkin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ($45.00)

Experts in the art of the nude complexion – a natural no-makeup look – Dior continues to enrich its Diorskin Nude range this season with an illuminating face powder that leaves a glowy finish. In a single shade, Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite suits and enhances any skin tone with a barely-there feel.Its luminous finish without the shine promises radiant beauty with a natural glow. The four letters of DIOR twirl across the powder in a new joyous, playful dance.

DiorAddict Fluid Stick ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Versatile
  • Avant Garde
  • Chic

Rouge Dior ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nouvelle Femme
  • Continental
  • Unique

Dior Vernis ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Miroir
  • Metropolis
  • Darling Blue
  • Cosmopolite

Availability: Now at Dior; some pieces spotted at Nordstrom

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