Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Palette ($55.00 for 0.75 oz.) will launch exclusively on UrbanDecay.com on October 20th. Full review to come!
MAC Cantaloupe Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “rich warm cantaloupe [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, peachy tones and a satin sheen. NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Cantaloupe had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled, and blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor was it too firm–nicely balanced and made for easy application. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for eight hours before showing signs of fading along the edges.
Christian Louboutin Lip Colour
Unctuous in nature, this formula is the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear: Glides on lips with an opulent and sensual feel. A unique blend of ultra-fine colour pigments expresses deep and generous colour with a silky satin finish and soft shine. Medium to full coverage delivered in one stroke with a supple and soft feel on lips. A complex of natural oils and seed butters enhances moisturization for up to 4 hours and creates a protective effect against dryness. Maintains an excellent appearance on lips up to 4 hours without bleeding and with durable comfort. Available in a universal shade palette, ranging from light to deep tones, across mid-tonal and bright hues of pinks to berries, reds and corals, nudes and browns.
To facilitate every woman’s own unique expression, Rouge Louboutin is available in 3 different textures: Velvet Matte, Silky Satin and Sheer Voile. Combining a sleek line with an elegant curve, the bullet shape of the Silky Satin and Velvet Matte lip colours offers the optimal contact surface on lips, amplifying the sensorial experience on application. The Sheer Voile texture, tender in nature, offers equally optimal contact surface through the generous width of its bullet. Each lip colour features a subtle scent evocative of the feminine and glamorous qualities of a woman who enjoys cosmetic products. The colour will be encased in a gold base, crowned with a gold cap and offered with a gold ribbon. Consistent with the jewelry inspiration, they will also be presented in a shiny lacquer-effect jewelry box with a gold reveal. Offered in 3 finishes, each with its own unique design.
Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)
- Very Prive
- Let Me Tell You
- Miss Clichy
- Me Nude
- Belle Bloom
- Tres Decolette
- Miss Loubi
- Rouge Louboutin
Velvet Matte Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)
- Just Nothing
- Eton Moi
- Rouge Louboutin
Voile Sheer Lip Colour ($90.00) (New, Permanent)
- Tres Bea
- Private Number
- You You
- Rose du Desert
- Petal Rose
- Rouge Louboutin
Lip Definer ($40.00) (New, Permanent)
To perfect the lip colour experience, Christian Louboutin offers an expert tool designed to highlight women’s lip contour. True to Christian Louboutin’s creative touch, this expert tool is designed yet again as an objet d’art. Unlike traditional lip pencils, the Lip Definer is intended to highlight women’s “lip contour”, define its natural tone without competing with the applied lip colour. And as such can be worn with any shade of lip colour or without any for naturally fuller looking lips. Upon observing that different complexions need specific nudes, Christian Louboutin created the Nudes shoe capsule collection. This was also the philosophy behind the Nudes Nail Colour Collection and now the Lip Definer shade assortment.
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