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The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Sephora Kiss Collection for Holiday 2016
The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Limited edition cases and shades created exclusively for Sephora.

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Holiday Kiss Collection | $17.00 to $56.00 | Limited Edition

  • NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick ($32.00)
  • Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick ($20.00)
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks ($21.00) Double Dare, Lolita II, Mother
  • Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick ($17.00)
  • Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte ($21.00)
  • Bite Beauty Mistletoe Amuse Bouche ($26.00)
  • Marc Jacobs Bad Behavior Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00)
  • Tarte Bestie Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00)
  • BUXOM White Russian Full-On Lip Cream ($20.00)
  • Guerlain Rouge Saphir Rouge G ($56.00)
  • Make Up For Ever M400 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00)
  • Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00)

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More Holiday 2016: Besame, Wander, BUXOM, Giorgio Armani, Kevyn Aucoin

Besame Mini Lipstick Set
Besame Mini Lipstick Set

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Besame Mini Lipstick Set | $25.00 | Limited Edition

Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipsticks feature vintage-inspired, smooth lip colors that leave a budge-proof finish that stays put, while the angled design achieves precise application. Each lasting color is inspired by the shades worn by coveted Hollywood starlets of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, imparting an iconic, satin-meets-matte lip look. Each formula is enriched with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile, and aloe to leave your lips feeling soft and hydrated.

  • 5 x 0.035 oz/ 1 g Classic Color Mini Lipsticks in Noir Red (1930), Cherry Red (1935), Red Velvet (1946), Dusty Rose (1969), Chocolate Kiss (1970)

Wander Beauty Prone to Wanter Lipstick Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition

Instantly switch up your lip look with these richly pigmented, long-lasting matte lipsticks. From brights to neutrals, customize the shades you want to take on the go. Simply pick a color combination and insert the two lipsticks into the Wander Beauty core for long-lasting, portable color. Enriched with marula oil, castor seed oil, coco seed butter, jojoba oil, mango seed butter, and sunflower oil, the formula glides on effortlessly and keeps lips moisturized.

  • 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.04 g Lipstick in Velvet Rope, Miss Behave, Wanderberry, Barely There, Exhibitionist, B.B.

BUXOM Frozen Assets Bold Gel Lipstick Collection | $39.00 | Limited Edition

The Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Lipstick Collection includes a range of nude to red shades in moisturizing matte and satin finishes in a lightweight, gel formula. Each shade delivers piercingly vivid, one-stroke color to shamelessly stand out.

  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Matte Lipstick in Racy Reveal (matte warm light pink), Sinful Cinnamon (matte cinnamon brown), Ultraviolet (matte bright violet), Ruby Temptress (matte brick red)
  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose (satin rosy pink), Graphic Grape (satin deep purple), Forbidden Berry (satin deep pink), Fuchsia Fetish (satin hot pink)

New for Holiday 2016 from Bite, BUXOM, Clinique, Sephora, YSL

More Holiiday 2016 Sets
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

More holiday sets have emerged!

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo | $14.00 | Limited Edition

Swipe on gorgeous lip color for every festive occasion with the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo. It features a signature Amuse Bouche shade with a limited-edition, foiled top coat that’s perfect for the holiday season. Available at Sephora.

  • Opal/Jam
  • Gold/Sour Cherry
  • Rose Gold/Fig
  • Bronze/Pepper

BUXOM Frozen Assets Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick | $38.00 | Limited Edition

The Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Lipstick Collection includes a range of nude to red shades in moisturizing matte and satin finishes in a lightweight, gel formula. Each shade delivers piercingly vivid, one-stroke color to shamelessly stand out. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Matte Lipstick in Racy Reveal (matte warm light pink), Sinful Cinnamon (matte cinnamon brown), Ultraviolet (matte bright violet), Ruby Temptress (matte brick red)
  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose (satin rosy pink), Graphic Grape (satin deep purple), Forbidden Berry (satin deep pink), Fuchsia Fetish (satin hot pink)

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner | $60.00 | Limited Edition

Get five matching sets of lip color and liner in glossy or matte finishes—plus two glosses and two enhancers—for a polished look that’s all your own. This 14-piece set features full and deluxe size bestsellers, including Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing to Ciaté London’s Liquid Velvet™ in VooDoo. Available at Sephora.

  • 0.02 oz/ 0.75 g Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever
  • 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.77 mL CiatĂ© London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.54 mL EstĂ©e Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down (full size)
  • 0.01 oz/ 0.25 g Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.49 g Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked (full size)
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT
  • 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
  • 0.009 oz/ 0.27 g Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
  • 0.001 oz/ 0.04 g Tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out
  • 0.035 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu

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BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows split into six duos, plus a miniature sized Buxom Lash Mascara. (The eyeshadows are 0.03 oz., so the palette contains 0.36 oz. worth of eyeshadow specifically.) The palette itself is called “Fire & Frost.” The majority of shades in the palette are available individually, and the palette itself is the same size as the standard six-pan compacts that BUXOM sells for you to fill (you can pop these out and move them around). Some shades are nice, some shades are drier and harder to work with–most of them the new/exclusive shades–and overall, the palette didn’t seem as cohesive or as complementary as I would have expected. I found it difficult to do more than the same smoky eye over and over again with the way the shades looked on the skin. Three of the shades–Graphite Glam, Frosted Pewter, Sequin Sparkle–looked nearly the same when I applied them, partially due to the sheerer quality of them, but they were all this sort of sheer, medium/medium-dark gray.

Formula Overview

BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 each or $40 for six) is a powder eyeshadow that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $12 or purchase a six-pan palette, plus six eyeshadows to go inside of it, for $40. Each eyeshadow is held inside a metal pan that is (presumably) glued into a plastic pan that snaps into the compact/palette. The eyeshadows are easily lifted in and out of the palette, so you can rearrange them or create a new combination if you have more than one set of six. They will fit into a Z-palette, but you’ll need to add a magnet to keep it in place. The eyeshadow formula is one that works better in action than swatched, as several of the mattes seemed on the thinner, more powdery side, but then they would blend exceptionally well while adhering to bare skin–and they wouldn’t fade any faster than the more shimmery eyeshadows. The more shimmery shades tended to outperform the matte shades with better color payoff. These eyeshadows seem to have a slightly firmer press to them (more in the style of your average MAC eyeshadow), and they feel quite different compared to bareMinerals’ Ready line, as those have a thicker, denser consistency.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $12.00 for 0.05 oz. or $240.00/oz.
  • Mascara: $20.00 for 0.37 oz. or $54.05/oz.
  • Set: $86.40 worth of eyeshadow, $10.81 worth of mascara
  • Total Value: $97.21

* When you purchase six shades and a six-pan palette, the cost is $40. The palette is $2 more, but you get a miniature mascara; plus, you get 12 shades instead of six, so you may derive more value in terms of per-shade cost if you are not someone who typically pans your eyeshadow.

Diamond Darling is a bright, warm white with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth, denser texture that wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dream Girl #9 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rainbow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Yves (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Blanc Scintillant (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Velvet Snow is a bright, light white with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a slightly stiffer, firmer texture that blended out okay, but it was harder to get pigmentation out of it. This shade lasted for eight hours. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ice Queen (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P) is cooler (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE)(95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Buzz is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was great, while the consistency was soft, smooth, blendable, and very easy to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Hollywood (17) (LE, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Terre (Left) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Arc de Triomphe (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Handmade (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mink Magnet is a medium-dark bronze with hints of gray on top paired with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, that applied nicely to bare skin, though the texture was a bit looser and drier to the touch. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading. This shade was actually better than the single I have. Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Resist (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Ska (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trendsetter is a light-medium taupe with stronger gray tones and a neutral-to-cool undertone overall. It had a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that tended to sheer out quickly as the consistency was thinner and dustier. I did not have better luck using it over a primer; it was just a dismal shade. The color started to fade after five hours. Kat Von D Lazarus (P) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Graceful (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Frisk (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haute Couture is a dark, bronzy brown with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a really smooth, lightly buttery texture that felt creamy going on and blended out beautifully. The color lasted just over eight and a half hours on me. MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Graphite (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Abu (LE) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Aladdin's Lamp (LE, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sequin Sparkle is a light-medium gray-leaning taupe with warmer, copper sparkle that sat over a satin finish. The sparkle was looser, so it didn’t bind with the underlying color (little made it to the lid as a result), while the texture was firmer and difficult to work with. It had decent pigmentation, but it did not blend easily. This shade wore well for just over seven and a half hours. MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Variation #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Tenacity (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jetsetter is a medium-dark taupe that leans quite gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, dusty, and difficult to build the color on the lid, even over primer. It was a real disappointment given how much better the individual version I have is (so much more pigmented!). It lasted for five hours before fading on me. Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Priceless (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Haze (P) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bedrock (P, $6.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frosted Pewter appeared as a deep, smoldering gray with warmer undertones in the pan, but it was more like a subdued, medium gray with warm undertones applied. It lost a lot of its intensity from pan to skin, probably due to the lack of pigmentation and generally firm, stiff, and trouble-making texture. It tended to apply where it initially landed and not want to diffuse or budge from there. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Kill Joy (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Variation #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Minimalism (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Armor (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphite Glam is a dark gray with neutral undertones and a pearly finish. It appeared much, much richer and darker in the pan than swatched, where it was semi-sheer, faded, and dry. The texture was firm in the pan, which made it hard to apply evenly and blend it out with any semblance of soft, diffused edges. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Twelve Chimes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Palatable (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #8 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Graphite (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Plum Darling (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chimney (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Stormy Sunset (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LBD is a dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that wasn’t as blendable as it could have been. It is workable, but it’ll take extra effort and was best applied in sheerer layers, then built up. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sin City (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Pandora (P) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Blackout (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Coal (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Smoke & Mirrors (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Tie is a deep, inky black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cooler, teal and silver pearl. It had good color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, though it ran a touch dry and the edges looked draggy when I worked with them. With a little extra maneuvering, I was able to diffuse the edges to my satisfaction. It wore well for eight hours on me. Lancome My French #9 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Buxom Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette Fire & Frost
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Limited Edition

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Product
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7
Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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Sneak Peek: BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Palette Photos & Swatches

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows, and it is the same size as the six-pan Eyeshadow Bar Palettes. The difference is that each “pan” is split into two distinct pans. It includes six new, limited edition shades, while the rest are part of the permanent range. Here are swatches…

More Holiday 2016 Sets: Too Faced, Tarte, Smashbox, BUXOM

 

Too Faced Merry Macarons
Too Faced Merry Macarons

Editor’s note: I spotted a few new sets/kits at Ulta for the holidays, so here they are!

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Too Faced Merry Macarons | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Baby it’s cold outside! Transport yourself to Too Faced’s romantic New York ice-skating rink filled with the delightful vanilla scent of Merry Macarons. This limited edition set includes 12 gorgeous vanilla scented eye shadows in exclusive, party-ready shades plus a deluxe size of Too Faced’s bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara for everything you need to be festively fabulous all year long!

  • Coconut Warm beige
  • Dulce de Leche Matte caramel brown
  • Banan Cream Warm golden medium brown
  • Almond Mocha Cool dark taupe
  • Champagne Rose Golden pink
  • Mint Chocolate Matte warm dusty purple
  • Tiramisu Matte soft fawn
  • Chocoalte Raspberry Plum
  • Praline Warm gold shimmer
  • Honey Lavender Pale mauve
  • Violet Cassis Vibrant orchid
  • Cookies & Cream Matte black with silver sparkle

Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector's Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Paint on perfection with Tarte’s exclusive Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set featuring Tarteist tools for flawless, full face looks. The custom print, artistic paint box includes a built-in eyeshadow palette with 24 color-rich shades, including minimalist neutrals and deeper bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes. Blend each shade flawlessly using the new eyeshadow “paint brush” included in a pull-out drawer for easy storage. There’s also a deluxe Tarteist Takeaway Palette with all-new contouring bronzer and highlighting shades and two new, travel-friendly Tarteist faves so you can paint on sexy lashes and lips anywhere. The triple-black Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara delivers a 2700% increase in lash volume instantly, while the high-coverage, high-shine Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint pumps up the volume for a full, pouty look.

  • Reflection Champagne
  • Take it Easel Caramel
  • Roygbiv Shimmering russet
  • Go for Baroque Chocolate
  • On Display Pink
  • Renaissance Woman Mauve
  • Metallic Masterpiece Metallic plum mauve
  • Contrast Deep plum
  • Muse Pinky mauve
  • Abstract Rose quartz
  • Be an Original Metallic aubergine
  • Make the Gradient Midnight aubergine
  • Canvas Ivory
  • To the Pointillism Rose gold
  • Beret Copper
  • Doodle Burnt sienna
  • Set the Tone Light peach
  • Gilded Gallery Antique gold
  • Sepia Brown
  • Landscape Shimmering pine
  • Have We Met Grey mauve
  • Stencil Taupe
  • Kaleidoscope Shimmering plum
  • Gothic Black
  • Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
  • Contour 1 Contour
  • Contour 2 Contour
  • Highlight Highlighter

Smashbox Light It Up L.A. Lights Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive

Lighting is everything in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio – it can bring out your cheekbones and add depth and dimension to your face. Smashbox pro artists packed this palette with 9 perfectly paired blush, highlight and bronzing shades to accentuate and light up your features with a rosy radiance.

  • Rich Coral Orange coral
  • True Coral Pink coral
  • Highlight Coral Shimmering peach
  • Rich Berry Deep pink
  • True Pink Berry Mid-tone pink
  • Highlight Berry Shimmering pink
  • Rich Bronze Brown
  • True Flush Orange
  • Highlight Gold Shimmering gold

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Palette | $30.00 | TBA

Dazzle through the day with this clay-infused, vegan friendly face palette. With all-new, exclusive contouring and highlighting shades, the creamy powder formulas blend and build effortlessly for natural, radiant results across a variety of complexions. In this universal palette, you’ll get a full size matte contouring powder with cool undertones to sculpt cheekbones with a complementing, full size highlighter to illuminate and strobe on dimension. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay for a flake-free finish, this longwearing everyday contouring palette also features a sleek, portable design with mirror so you can get your contour and glow on anywhere.

BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette | $42.00 | Limited Edition

Featuring a 12-shade limited-edition Buxom Eyeshadow Bar palette, including four new diamond-to-coal shades and sultry fan favorites, this collection will give you the must-have, need-now shivers. The primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eyeshadows and mascara for outrageous volume will deliver smoldering looks for eyes that’ll stop them in their snowy tracks.

  • Diamond Darling Shimmering frost
  • Champagne Buzz Shimmering pearl
  • Trendsetter Matte putty
  • Sequin Sparkle Sparkling pewter
  • Frosted Pewter Sparkling iron
  • LBD Matte black
  • Velvet Show Sparkling white
  • Mink Magnet Metallic bronze
  • Haute Couture Metallic java
  • Jetsetter Matte greige
  • Graphic Glam Sparkling charcoal
  • Black Tie Sparkling onyx

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