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.

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Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette
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 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.

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ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
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
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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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Guerlain Mauve Gloves, Lilac Belt, Plum-brella La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to be a “buildable, lightweight lipstick” with an “ultra-luminous” finish. They are deliberately scented to smell like La Petite Robe Noire, which is a sweet, fruity and floral fragrance–the scent is noticeable both in the tube and applied, though I do not notice it after about about an hour or so of wear (if you are sensitive to scent, I would consider trying these in person or purchasing with the ability to return). There was a somewhat soapy, sweet taste (it contains Stevioside, used as a sweetener) at times, particularly if I ate/drank with the lipstick on.

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Guerlain Mauve Gloves (068) La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour Mauve Gloves (068)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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LORAC Infrared Color Source Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush ($22.00 for 0.017 oz.) is a deep, red-burgundy with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush Infrared
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%

Tarte Texas Toast & Swamp Family Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Texas Toast Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a light-medium consistency that was slightly mousse-like, not as thin as some of the Lip Paints have been. It had a smooth feel on the lips, but it slides around noticeably. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me with some color fading more strongly from the center of the mouth, and the formula was somewhat drying overall. Maybelline Gone Greige (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cool Girl (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bianca (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Oblivion (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Texas Toast Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Texas Toast
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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