LORAC Mega PRO 3 Palette for Holiday 2016

LORAC Mega PRO 3 Palette for Holiday 2016
LORAC Mega PRO 3 Palette for Holiday 2016


Go PRO with Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3! This limited edition PRO artistry palette is packed with 32 eye shadows in all the matte and shimmer shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from Hollywood. Lorac’s velvety smooth shadows are ultra pigmented with maximum payoff to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

Availability

October 2016; one-day early access for Ulta Platinum members September 25th

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Mega Pro 3 Palette | $59.00 | Limited Edition

  • Mattes: Pink Cream, Tan, Pecan, Walnut, Dusty Mauve, Violet Gray, Eggplant, Dark Navy, Crepe, Toffee, Mist, Vintage, Hickory, Maple, Bark, Jet Black
  • Shimmers: Snow, Cava, Cider, Bellini, Brown Sugar, Sequoia, Glacier, Deep Fog, Tulle, Pink Bronze, Rust, Rose Quartz, Olive, Dark Roast, Pomegranate, Licorice

MAC Dionysus, Burnt Violet, Double Fudge Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which had fairly even coverage, though the darker color paired with the more emollient texture seemed to highlight lip lines slightly as the color would settle and appear darker in mine. The texture was lightly balm-like as it melted against the lips and glided across with minimal tugging initially and then no tugging at all once it warmed up. This shade wore well for seven hours and was non-drying, which is close to as described for wear. NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Burnt Violet Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a blackened plum with subtle, cooler undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. This shade did not apply well, unfortunately, as the texture seemed to separate and look almost like fine crumbles or grains on the lips, despite the texture itself feeling creamier and more balm-like on the lips. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with some color that settled noticeably into lip lines. It did wear for seven hours and left a strong stain behind, though it was a bit drying. NARS Liv (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Confession (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Double Fudge Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, brownish burgundy with warm, red undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which covered the lips with smooth, even color, but there was a bit of translucency where the natural lip color peeked through. I had some trouble getting higher coverage along the inner portion of my lips, which might be due to the formula or the amount of slip in this particular shade (slightly higher than other shades in the range). The texture felt firmer in the tube initially, but it started to melt and glided on to the lips well after a couple of seconds. It was lightly tacky, so despite the glossiness, I did not experience feathering or color migration over time (but I am not prone to either, so your mileage may vary if you experience it more often). This shade wore well for seven hours and left a stain behind, and while it wasn’t hydrating, it wasn’t drying either. Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick Dionysus
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Burnt Violet
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
80%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Double Fudge
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. Cashew felt a little more emollient than the majority of the range, though it was still denser and thicker than the average cream eyeshadow or blush product. It was easy to apply and smooth out the color on the face, so it worked particularly well as a cheek color but wasn’t as spectacular as a lip or eye product, as it sunk into lines. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque coverage.

On the cheeks, it performed well, as the color blended and diffused with ease and sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s texture. I could easily use fingertips or brushes to apply and work with the product on my cheeks. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on my skin as a blush.

On the lips, while it felt comfortable to wear, the more emollient consistency enabled the product to sink into lip lines noticeably from the very beginning. I could not keep the color from settling into lip lines when applied directly to lips, but I expect that a lip liner or lip primer will certainly mitigate some of that. It lasted for four and a half hours but had more color gather into lip lines as it wore on.

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Bite Beauty Multistick Cashew
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
83%

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Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Collection for Holiday 2016

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Collection for Holiday 2016
Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Collection for Holiday 2016


Clé de Peau Beauté specially commissioned Ashley Longshore to create distinctive package art that celebrates the willful women who redefined the world’s perception of femininity. A modern artist, entrepreneur and gallery owner with many celebrity fans, Ashley Longshore draws upon pop culture to express her artistic vision.

A collection as lavish as the holidays…Inspired by an extravagant soiree during the Roaring Twenties. Singularly stunning, yet collectively hypnotic, the women glitter like stars in winter’s midnight sky. A magical season begins…

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The Details

Eye Color Palette | $125.00 | Limited Edition

A limited edition collection of shadows in elegant shades from shimmering to matte, inspired by the spellbinding glittering beauty of a woman. An array of colors and textures highlight and define eyes.

Lip Color Palette | $65.00 | Limited Edition

A limited edition lip color palette in rich lipstick shades paired with a shimmering gloss for lips that dazzle with sensual beauty and elegance. Contains one shimmery lip gloss and two shades of long-lasting rouge a lévres lipstick: one lipstick shade in velvet texture and one lipstick shade in silk texture for lips with spellbinding luminosity. Available in two shades: 01 and 02.

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