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Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad

01/05

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Modern Era (315)

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a shimmery, green-themed “quad.” All four shades were decent to good with slightly softer, looser consistencies, which made a couple shades appear sheerer and fade a bit faster. Both were solvable with regular eyeshadow primer as a base. The pop of brighter, lighter green was interesting, as it had a starker appearance but still paired well with the other shades when I tried it.

Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Modern Era (315)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday Eye Color Palette

01/09

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Les Annees Folles

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday Eye Color Palette ($125.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features eight eyeshadows. Each row of eyeshadows is actually removeable and can be put into one of the brand’s quad compacts. The formula was very finely-milled, but it was so soft that it was prone to sheering out as it was a little thin and dusty, though the formula blended well on the skin. If you’re someone who wants very true-to-pan color and intense coverage that lasts, you’ll likely be disappointed with this palette. If you’re someone who likes softer, more muted takes on color and doesn’t mind using an eyeshadow primer, it might be more in your wheelhouse (but it is undoubtedly expensive, so there are numerous other options that are more versatile–e.g. capable of delivering intense pigmentation but can also be sheered down).

Cle de Peau Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette Les Annees Folles
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

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Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipgloss formulas I’ve tried:

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. Check out our list of the top 15 Anastasia Lipglosses, plus here are of my favorite shades are: Weekend Barbie, Purple Rain, Orchid, and Warm Bronze.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. Some of my favorite shades are: Infamy and Red Corset.

Availability

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

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Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing highlighters useful 🙂

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a luminous, powder highlighter that strikes the right balance between being noticeable without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The shimmer is fine, while the powder is silky and smooth. There are only three shades at the moment, and the one I use the most is Starlight, which works as a highlighting blush on my skin tone.

Availability

Sephora, Nordstrom, Beautylish, Neiman Marcus,

Cle de Peau #15, 17, 18, 16 Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Fast Lane (15) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark magenta purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, almost jelly-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly, but this was one of the less pigmented shades in the range and did not have the same evenness in the application I had come to expect from the formula. The color wore well for just over five hours and was hydrating, though. MAC Dilly Dazzle (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Narcissus (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Snuggle Up (LE, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love You Big Time (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 500 Lilac (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC How Chic is This (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, bold medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it applied very evenly and smoothly. The texture was gel-like on the lips, but it was lightweight and made my lips appear smoother. This shade wore for over six hours and was moisturizing over time. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Carla (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stolen Cherry (P, $52.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (17) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-berry with subtle, cool undertones and a shiny finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which looked like a true stain, as it was translucent but still very visible in color. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and gel-like, where it made lips appear plumper and smoother. The color wore well for over six hours and felt hydrating on me. Anastasia Carla (-, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $52.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Deco (16) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium, coral-orange with warm, reddish undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. The texture was thinner and did not seem as glossy or as gel-like as other shades in the range, so it wasn’t as flattering or as smoothing on the lips. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, at least, and it still wore better than most glosses at five hours. Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Cosmic (656) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Viva (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tattoo My Heart (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler, lower quality (90% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Neon Carnival (-, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Sirocco (604) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Glistening Coral (525) (P, $8.99) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Hibiscus (-, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Papaya (-, $16.00) is brighter (80% similar). NARS Eternal Red (P, $26.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing “glossy stain” that give lips a “shiny, vinyl look” with “rich color.” The consistency is smooth, lightweight, and like a watery cream when initially applied, but it develops into a lighter weight gel texture after a few minutes. Most of the shades have medium or greater coverage, long-wearing, high-shine, and are hydrating while worn. There is a subtle floral scent to the formula, but I did not notice it except in the tube and did not encounter any taste. They look more like a stain than they actually behave like one, as I only found the darkest shades to leave behind any trace of color after it had worn away. There is a slight tackiness after an hour or so, but it never turned truly sticky.

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Fast Lane (15)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Bugatti Red (17)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Lempicka Red (18)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Deco (16)
Deco (16)
Deco (16)
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Cle de Peau #11, 12, 13, 14 Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Lingerie Radiant Liquid Rouge
Cle de Peau Lingerie Radiant Liquid Rouge

Cle de Peau Lingerie (11) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a cream-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly, but some of the color settled into lip lines noticeably, particularly on my bottom lip. I was surprised at how it did not leave “lines” when I pressed my lips together as it is such a light shade. The texture was smooth, comfortable to wear, and felt hydrating over the five hours it lasted. Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is lighter, less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Fleur d'Eau (192) (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Bliss (181) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Chenille (12) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a cream-like finish and lots of shine. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture was lightweight, gel-like as it “set,” and was very comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for six hours and was hydrating. MAC Hyper-Fabulous (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Intrigue (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tuned In (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Flushed (13) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a fine, silver pearl. It was very pigmented, though just shy of being full coverage, and the color went on smoothly and evenly without streaking or looking patchy. The formula had a gel-like consistency that was comfortable to wear, as it wasn’t clingy or too tacky. I was able to wear this color for just over five and a half hours, and it was moisturizing while worn. MAC Astral (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Fast Life (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Frenemy (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia St. Tropez (-, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cle de Peau Sequin (14) Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, peony pink with warm, yellow undertones and a fine silver pearl. It had richer color payoff than the others, but the texture was thicker overall as well, which made it a little harder to apply and keep from welling up in my lip lines. The color wore well for just over four and a half hours, and it was nicely hydrating. Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Go for Girlie (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Pink Dahlia (14) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Blushing (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Tiny Pink (269) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Hoop (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Little Miss Mischief (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge ($48.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing “glossy stain” that give lips a “shiny, vinyl look” with “rich color.” The consistency is smooth, lightweight, and like a watery cream when initially applied, but it develops into a lighter weight gel texture after a few minutes. Most of the shades have medium or greater coverage, long-wearing, high-shine, and are hydrating while worn. There is a subtle floral scent to the formula, but I did not notice it except in the tube and did not encounter any taste. They look more like a stain than they actually behave like one, as I only found the darkest shades to leave behind any trace of color after it had worn away. There is a slight tackiness after an hour or so, but it never turned truly sticky.

Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Lingerie (11)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Chenille (12)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Flushed (13)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Sequin (14)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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