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Lancome Magnetic Mauve, Rouge Magma, Meteoric Violet Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Magnetic Mauve (04)

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rose pink with warm undertones and lighter pink and gold pearl. It had medium coverage, so it fell rather short of its full coverage claim. The texture was tacky, light-medium to medium in weight (definitely noticeable on), but it didn’t slide around. The gloss stayed put for five hours and maintained its glossy shine throughout the wear. It was moisturizing over time as well.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Magnetic Mauve (04)

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Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Palette

01/10

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette Look | View Breakdown

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette Look | View Breakdown

Royal Peach

Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Kyshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a range of hues (all warm-toned except the blue) and finishes. The palette also has a fluffy brush, which I did not find particularly useful for applying other than diffusing transition shades in or around the crease (just too fluffy for lid color application for my application style).

What you might not know about the Kyshadow formula is that they are supposed to have “medium buildable coverage and a velvety smooth texture.” It’s unusual to see a brand proclaiming anything less than opaque coverage, and most of the eyeshadows were actually quite pigmented. I didn’t realize that until after I had scored the palette based on the eyeshadows needing to be pigmented, so I happen to know that score–83%–but when I re-rated based on the pigmentation claim, it still ended up coming to 83% (as the sheerer shades were boosted and the opaque shades were lowered). I liked the shimmer formula, but I didn’t care for the more sparkly shades (Duchess, North Star), as they had fallout and poorer application. The mattes were easy to use, blendable, and mostly buildable.

The palette is supposed to be restocked today at 3PM PST.

Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Eyeshadow Palette Royal Peach
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/08

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#004

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is deeper reddish bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had a much stronger red undertone and an almost rosy overtone, so it did not appear as orange or as warm-toned as some bronzy shades can. The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable and was easy to apply to the face. It was richly pigmented, and even though it had a high-shine finish, it did not seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when I wore it. The highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #004
#004

MAC Simply Smoked, Esspresso, Lady-Be-Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Simply Smoked

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, though I would recommend a second layer or a lip liner for full opacity. The consistency was thinner than it should have been, as it did not apply as evenly as the best shades in the range have (but it was not the worst and looked decent after it dried down). On me, the lipstick wore well for six and a half hours, while the formula was somewhat drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Simply Smoked
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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