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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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Holiday 2016 Lip Sets from Marc Jacobs Beauty, BUXOM, & Bite Beauty Now Available

Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Le Marc Lip Creme Collection
Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Le Marc Lip Creme Collection

Three new, limited edition lip sets for the holidays have launched.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Le Marc Lip Creme Collection, $49.00 ($62.50 Value) (Limited Edition)

Indulge your lips with Marc Jacobs’ revolutionary 10-hour wear lipstick that covers your lips in buttery, creamy vibrant pigment in one sensual swipe. Experience unprecedented color payoff from their concentrated color-boost pigments that are triple-milled and steeped in hydrating ingredients, to give your lips ultimate long-lasting color and moisture for a plumped appearance that lasts. These five, rich Le Marc Lip Crème shades are tucked away into a Marc Jacobs metallic, hot pink vegan patent leather pouch. Zipped with a swinging tassel, this pouch is so elegant, it could double as an evening bag. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • No Angel Apricot nude
  • Slow Burn Creamy nude rose
  • Oh Miley! Strawberry spice
  • Miss Scarlet Deep ruby
  • Scandal Intense plum

BUXOM 6 Degrees Below Sexy Full-On Lip Polish Collection, $32.00 ($56.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Give lips tingle, shimmer, and shine like an ice vixen with this bestselling set of mini lip polishes. It features six, sheer nude-to-berry shades in glamorous glimmer finishes for alluring lips. This sheer, high-shine lip polish creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips with a refreshing tingling sensation and gentle plumping effect. Infused with vitamins A and E, the lip formula helps keep your lips soft, supple, and protected to ensure your smoothest moves ever. Available now at Sephora and Ulta.

  • Dominique Glittering ice
  • Amy Golden nude
  • Celeste Prismatic soft peach
  • Clair Plum haze
  • Starr Brandy cordial
  • Jasmine Black cherry

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set, $25.00 ($32.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These high-impact lipsticks have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, sublime texture, and incredibly creamy wear—plus a mouth-watering citrus flavor. This set is complete with two nude shades, a rosy pink, and a rich cognac brown. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 oils and triple-milled pigments, these lipsticks provide saturated color and weightless coverage with a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Fig Nude rose
  • Pepper Dusty rose
  • Honeycomb Beige nude
  • Nori Deep brown-red

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016
Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick for Fall 2016

Shimmer Shock Lipstick gives lips intense color and extreme shine, in a lightweight formula that’s comfortable to wear. Light-reflecting pearls make lips look fuller, and illuminated—just swipe on this bold, sexy lip formula for an audacious lip look.

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Shimmer Shock Lipstick, $18.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Pyro Shimmering light mauve
  • Volatile Sparkling sandstorm
  • Flasher Retro pink
  • Uncontrollable Illuminating peachy pink
  • Fireball Flickering red
  • Dynamite Sparkling watermelon
  • Sexysurge Glittering electric pink
  • Aftershock Raspberry spark
  • Va-Va-Voltage Fuchsia flash
  • Atomic AllureMagenta flash
  • Thunderbolt Glitter eggplant
  • Supercharged Glimmering grape

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BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

BUXOM Eyeshadow
BUXOM Eyeshadow

BUXOM Silver Screen Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brilliant lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. This shade had more noticeable sparkle, though I didn’t notice any fall out during the day, which I think is owed to the denser, thicker consistency of the eyeshadow overall. It had great color payoff, and the powder had a smooth, cream-like feel to it that was blendable and adhered well on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours. Viseart Bijoux Royal #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Flash (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). Stila Frosted Lavender (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Spectra (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Shiver (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Made of Jade Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light-medium green with subtly warmer gold shimmer on top with a slightly cooler, silvery base paired with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture, which was a little looser in the pan compared to the shades. It applied well, though, but it is one that I liked better with a firmer/flatter brush. This shade wore nicely for eight hours before fading slightly. Colour Pop Up and Up (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jade Shore (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Isla (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC All Hands on Deck (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Tarvos (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Rose Gold Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark gold with a warm, reddish-copper base paired with a frosted finish. It didn’t seem to shift color, but it had a very strong base color and a more contrasting shimmer color, which gave it a lot of dimension and depth on the lid. In some ways, I think it had more nuance than a duochrome, since it is apparent regardless of the angle. Makeup Geek Ritzy (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Lou (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Ore (P, $25.50) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Hologram (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #3 (P, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Unwind (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed (P, $6.75) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Dusk ‘Til Dawn Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, forest green with warm, olive undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. The color payoff was amazing with fully opaque coverage immediately as a little went a long way. The texture was soft, smooth, dense, and creamy, which made it easy to use on the lid as it blended out nicely and sat well on the skin. This shade stayed on for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly. Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Take Two (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I324 Bronze Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Golden Olive (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Twilight Tryst Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, almost blackened, blue-teal with cooler undertones and a strong, purple-red base. It had a near-metallic finish. The texture was very dense, though it was still smooth and blendable on the skin. It had fantastic pigmentation that applied and adhered well to bare skin. The color wore well for nine hours on me, and it did stain just faintly. Makeup Geek Secret Garden (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Storm Cloud (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Trendy (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Chantecaille Lagoon (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Mermaid (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bae (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Editor's Pick (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Magpie (P, $13.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Mix It Up (P, $6.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Bronzed Bod Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, dark bronze with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, buttery consistency that was so smooth that it almost felt like a cream eyeshadow. It applied beautifully and blended out almost effortlessly. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear on me. MAC Sizzlin' Diva (LE, $16.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Baby I'm a Star (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Ember (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Dethrone (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Boss (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Reflection (684) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Bad to the Bronze (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Thunderbird (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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.

Buxom Eyeshadow Silver Screen
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Buxom Eyeshadow Made of Jade
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Buxom Eyeshadow Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Buxom Eyeshadow Dusk 'Til Dawn
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Buxom Eyeshadow Twilight Tryst
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Buxom Eyeshadow Bronzed Bod
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Sneak Peek: BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows
BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

There are six new shades of BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) now available. All six are metallic, and I wouldn’t describe them so much as duochromes as I would say they have stronger bases compared to the shimmers, so they have more dimension to them, but I didn’t get genuine shift in the color.

BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

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