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Sneak Peek: Cover FX & NARS Spring 2017 Highlighting Palettes Photos & Swatches

01/07

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Cover FX Light-Medium The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

For spring, two variations of Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palettes ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) were released: one for lighter skin tones and one for darker skin tones. Each palette contains two cream highlighters and two powder highlighters.

Cover FX Light-Medium

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Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection

Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection
Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection

Tom Ford’s Summer 2017 Soleil collection is here.

Availability

Now at Sephora, coming soon to other retailers

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The Details

Clutch-Sized Lip Balm | $36.00 | Limited Edition

The Soleil Lip Balm debuts in the first-ever, clutch-sized TOM FORD Soleil packaging. The rounded bullet glides on conditioning moisture and radiance, and the smooth, jelly-like formula is loaded with a juicy tint and high-gloss shine. Swipe on these six, subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color—from the just-bitten coral of Cruising to the soft fuchsia of Pure Shores and the pink sorbet of L’Odissea.

  • L’Oddisea Pink sorbet
  • Neotropic Rich coral
  • Fathom Pink coral
  • Pure Shore Soft fuchsia
  • La Piscine Plum
  • Cruising Coral pink

Week in Review | February 18th through February 24th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Coloured Raine Vintage

PPermanent. $6.99/0.06 oz.

Coloured Raine Vintage Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

03. Marc Jacobs Beauty Whirl(pool)

Marc Jacobs Whirl(pool) Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright, medium bluish-teal with cooler undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

04. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Brown)ie

Marc Jacobs (Brown)ie Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Estee Lauder Inescapable

Estee Lauder Inescapable Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

06. Coloured Raine Birthday Suit

Coloured Raine Birthday Suit Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

07. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y

Marc Jacobs (Iron)y Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep, gray-leaning taupe with hints of warmer, brown undertones paired with a cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue

Marc Jacobs Out of the Blue Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright cobalt blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

09. Coloured Raine Angel Face

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

10. Coloured Raine Hot Cocoa

Coloured Raine Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Feb 18, 2017 — Feb 24, 2017

87%

Average Score
A
33
B
41
C
8
D
3
F
0

Total Reviews (85) — Brands Reviewed (10)

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MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool | Look Breakdown

MAC Tropic Cool | Look Breakdown

Tropic Cool Times Nine

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows in an assortment of yellow, green, and blue. It’s a bolder, brighter set of shades, but it also had a very smoldering edge with the deeper blue and bluish-gray inclusions. As you might expect, the yellowy shades need a primer to look as they do in the pan, but I also had some trouble with two of the darker blues.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Tropic Cool Times Nine
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Sneak Peek: Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Glosses Photos & Swatches

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Glosses
Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

For spring, six new shades of Bite Beauty Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) were added to the range (and the new ones do not appear to be limited edition–at least they are not marked as such on Sephora). Here are swatches:

Creme Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty #014, 016, 018 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

#014

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The consistency was slightly soft, firm without being painful, and was forgiving enough that I was able to fill in most of my lips. It wore well for five and a half hours, and it was a touch drying toward the end. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Sake; I think it would work well with
Gin Fizz (brighter, lighter, cooler), Dragonfruit (brighter, deeper), Eggplant (darker), or Mauvember (darker) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #014
#014
#014
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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