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NARS Bahama, Do Me Baby, Lonely Heart Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

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NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Bahama

NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium plum with warm, rosy undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged or dragged. The consistency was thin but lightweight and not clingy, which made it more comfortable to wear, though it was not hydrating. The color stayed on the lips well for four and a half hours.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Bahama
Bahama

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Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017
Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017

Customize and amp up your glow by layering the Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Paletteā€™s blendable shades together, or wear them separately for a radiant glow. These diffused, multi-dimensional shades complement all skin tones.

For a discrete warm glow base, apply Aurora all over the face, cheeks, and eyes. For a refined glow, layer Reflect or Prism to add a chic sheen to your skin. For a special-effect glow, layer Beam or Ray to impart an iridescent reflection or wet-like dewiness.

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Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette | $52.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

A palette featuring four lightweight, sheer, and blendable cream highlighters that interplay with light to reflect a prismatic glow.

  • Aurora
  • Prism
  • Beam
  • Reflect
  • Ray

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Estee Lauder Rose Tea, Inescapable, Incensed Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Rose Tea

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, pinky mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though not quite opaque, that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without tugging. The lipstick was creamy, lightweight, and hydrating without being too slippery on the lips. This shade stayed on well for just over five hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Rose Tea
Rose Tea

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Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color (2017)

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Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is deep, reddish copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The original version was a bit lighter, more pink than copper, and definitely more shimmery (see comparison here). The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a little thin, though I had no trouble applying or blending out the color on my cheeks. It had rich color payoff, which was not true to the claim of buildable, but with a lighter hand and less dense blush (something like a fan or highlighter brush), sheerer coverage was certainly possible. The color stayed true for nine and a half hours 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 Ravish
Ravish
Ravish
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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