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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2016 (Preview)

Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives 2016

You can now peruse upcoming beauty exclusives for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale through their online catalog. There are “300+ beauty exclusives” for the sale, so this is just what they’ve previewed via the catalog but more will be available when the sale begins. I’ve highlighted the items through larger images, but if you want details, the catalog has fuller snippets for each item 🙂 They also have catalogs up for other items, like clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. If you’re a cardholder, early access begins July 14th; the sale opens to the public on July 22nd, and it ends on August 8th.

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Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan eyeshadow palette with several neutral shades and a few pops of color. One of the selling points is that the palette has a soft pink exterior that was designed for you to decorate with stickers, which are included. (If you purchased directly from Too Faced, you’ll get an additional sticker sheet.) I wish I could say it was a decent palette, but I actually found it surprisingly difficult to apply, even when I used it with Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance Primer. The difference in application with primer was minor, while the longevity was the most improved by primer. The mattes were thinner, and they didn’t blend as well with the denser, metallic shades. The standout shades were Clover and Storm Cloud, but shades like Shooting Star, I Love TF, and Meow! were more time-consuming to use.

Double Scoop is a pale, yellowed beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was very silky and smooth, but it kicked up excess product. On my coloring, it is chalky and doesn’t work as a brow bone highlighter (too stark) — that doesn’t impact the rating, it’s just a note I’m passing on. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bunny Fu-Fu is a medium-dark, burnt orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. While very finely-milled, it was dusty and thin to work with, which made it very hard to use on bare skin, and even using Too Faced’s Primer didn’t fix it, as it didn’t adhere as well as it should have. I had some fall out when used, as some of the eyeshadow would dust and sheer out (even after tapping off excess prior to getting the brush near my lid). It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading. LORAC Tangerine (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rule (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Analogue (LE) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (P) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Coral (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Donut is a deep, slightly muted plum with warm, brown undertones and a mostly matte finish. (There appeared to be subtle sparkle strewn thorugh the pan of product, but I really didn’t detect it when I used it.) The texture was soft and smooth, but a little dusty, and again, it tended to sheer out and did not apply evenly on bare skin. It had semi-opaque coverage, and it was not buildable beyond that (it just kept sheering out!). The color faded noticeably after seven hours. Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte BFF (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Kir Royal (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Stallion (LE, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Bordeaux (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Beauty Mark (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Eye Shadow Collection Totally Cute
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a new formula from ColourPop that’s supposed to be “super intense” with “high impact metallic pearls” and a “non-drying formula” that “is extremely long-wearing” (but it is “not completely transfer resistant”). Of ColourPop’s liquid lipstick formulas, this had the most slip and least pigmentation (across all four shades)–more semi-opaque, though they were buildable. The consistency spreads well across the lips, but it could look more even; I think the darker coloring of the shades made some of the translucency less apparent. They dry down to a mostly transfer-proof finish, and they are flexible and comfortable to wear. I got between four and six hours of wear with these, and they seemed to break down easily with food compared to the Ultra Satins/Mattes. Two of the four shades were a little drying, while the other two were non-drying.

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-berry with gold metallic shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on somewhat evenly; it would be better with a second layer for opacity and evenness. This shade lasted for five hours on me and left behind only a subtle stain. It felt slightly drying overall.
MAC Viva Glam IV (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ursula (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-coipper with warm undertones and pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Christina (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Show-All (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruel (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Wrath (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark bronzy-brown with warm, plummy undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that spread evenly across the lips and dried down to a semi-matte finish. It wore well for six hours and was very lightly drying. MAC Fetish (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Chintz (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Zebra (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Way
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick Kween
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick Maneater
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%
Limited Edition
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Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection Now Available

Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection
Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection


Introducing a limited-edition collaboration that unites the irresistible wanderlust of Mara Hoffman with the beauty expertise of Sephora. Since 2000, Mara Hoffman has been creating colorful, covetable designs in fashion, swimwear, and activewear. Famous for her playful, original prints—sparked by nature, mythology, and her own far-reaching travels—the New York–based designer now turns her eye to eco-friendly beauty.

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Kaleidescape Cheek Trio | $28.00 | Limited Edition

This set features three universal shades for a glowing look with the skin-enhancing benefits of shea butter, Manuka Honey and coconut oil. The blush shade is suitable for any look, from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. The bronzer creates the ultimate sunkissed beach glow, and the highlighter features a lightweight, brightening formula that feels and looks as natural as your own skin—only more illuminated.

Kaleidescape Lip Gloss Set | $28.00 | Limited Edition

An all-natural, high shine lip gloss formula featuring shea butter and green tea extract in five great wearable shades for every occasion. Includes five shades.

Kaleidescape Natural Oil Balm | $30.00 | Limited Edition

This multi-care body balm melts on touch to moisturize, protect, and soothe the skin.Developed to provide a one-step, natural solution to moisturize and restore hydration in dry and irritated skin, this balm offers sophisticated performance increased by notes of organic lavender to protect and soothe the mind and body. A little goes a long way to provide all the nourishment that your skin needs.

Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm | $18.00 | Limited Edition

A rich blend of skin care ingredients and color makes this soothing balm a one-step solution to lip care with a soft touch of sheer color.

Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set | $64.00 | Limited Edition

This set of five face and eye brushes features FSC certified wood handles in a custom Mara Hoffman print. The cruelty-free synthetic fibers are infused with the benefits of eco-friendly bamboo charcoal for easy and healthy application of a variety of formulas.

Kaleidescape Clutch | $42.00 | Limited Edition

This large, versatile, zippered case can fit all your beauty essentials, and also double as a clutch to wear out on the town. The coated organic cotton exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure. Available in Maristar Turquoise and Maristar Lilac.

Kaleidescape Traincase | $110.00 | Limited Edition

Have fun getting organized with this durable train case that can be used to store all of your beauty essentials. It features 16 adjustable compartments to store products of varying sizes. A two-tier stacking tray on each side allows plenty of room to store your favorite products. The case also has security locks, features professional grade construction, and has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Kaleidescape Escapader | $20.00 | Limited Edition

Escape for an adventure with this versatile zippered pouch that easily fits into your purse or carry-on. The tote is water-resistant and promises to keep your makeup, hair, or nail essentials safe and secure. The uniquely appealing size and shape allow you to access all items easily without spilling or losing smaller components, making it a popular choice for travel.

Kaleidescape Overnighter | $30.00 | Limited Edition

Store your makeup and beauty essentials in this luxe but durable everyday cosmetic bag with a sturdy frame. Its unique design allows for better visibility and accessibility of the contents. Turn it inside out for a new look.

Kaleidescape Universalist | $49.00 | Limited Edition

This versatile, zippered case complete with labeled compartments is ideal for the storage of beauty essentials. The brush holder protects the integrity of your favorite brushes and the mesh net pocket keeps products organized, yet easily accessible. The coated cotton canvas exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure.

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