Saturday, July 27th, 2013

5 Must-Have Corals Under $20

Four of the five are under $10, even! :) You can see them all side-by-side here.

  1. Physicians Formula Warm — soft, glowy pink-coral
  2. Revlon Kiss Me Coral — warm, orange-coral gloss
  3. Zoya Tinsley — gold-shimmered coral
  4. Maybelline Shocking Coral — vibrant pink-coral
  5. Inglot #361 — matte orange-coral

Do you have a favorite budget-friendly coral-hued product?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Inglot #123R Rainbow Eyeshadow Pan
Inglot #123R Rainbow Eyeshadow Pan

Inglot #123R Rainbow Eyeshadow Pan ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) consists of three hues of orange ranging from muted, tangerine-ish orange to a deep, reddened orange. All three shades had nice color payoff, and the texture was consistent throughout–soft, finely-milled, not powdery, and easy to blend out on the lid.  When I wore the three together, they lasted well for seven and a half hours.  After eight and a half hours, I saw some minor fading.  Over a primer, I had no trouble with all the shades maintaining their vibrancy for as long as ten hours of wear.

#123R Top is a brightened, medium orange with a satiny finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled. MAC Ablaze is redder. Dior Pareo is similar. See comparison swatches.

#123R Middle is a medium-dark orange-red with a satin finish. The pigmentation was true-to-pan and very rich, while the texture was blendable and soft. NARS Persia is darker. MAC Red Brick is matte. MAC Orange is brighter. See comparison swatches.

#123R Bottom is a deeper orange-red with a satin finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, finely-milled feel. NARS Persia is darker. MAC Orange is very similar. See comparison swatches.

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Pure, snow white–in a variety of finishes, plus a highlighter that looks almost white in the pan but is a little warmer and golden than that. I wanted to include a white polish, but there weren’t many permanent ones to choose from (that I’ve covered and were good) — what white polishes have you found to work best? You can check out comparison swatches of my picks, too :)

  1. Inglot #453 — bright, metallic white (and not too cool-toned)
  2. Sugarpill Tako — matte white
  3. Maybelline Too Cool — creamy, cool-toned white
  4. NARS Albatross — a dusting of shimmer and sheen
  5. NARS Santa Monica Blvd. — bright white for your lash line

What’s your favorite white-hued beauty product?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

I tried to pull a good variety in blues, from cobalt, purplish blues to sky blues to your bold, bright blues–and not just eyeshadows! I had to pick an eyeliner, because it’s a great way to add a bold pop of color without going full-on blue. If you want to see my picks together, the comparisons.

  1. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans — a pop of cobalt blue for the lash line
  2. OCC Pond — Tardis blue for your nails
  3. Le Metier de Beaute Lapis — a beautiful, medium-dark blue with shimmer
  4. Color Club Over the Moon — a shimmering, holographic blue
  5. Inglot #426 — a brightened, medium blue

What’s your favorite blue-hued beauty product?

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Inglot #122R Rainbow Eyeshadow
Inglot #122R Rainbow Eyeshadow

Inglot #122R Rainbow Eyeshadow Pan ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a trio of warm, yellow-toned browns that range from a dirty orange to terracotta to medium-dark brown.  The quality of this trio was quite good across the board, with the bottom shade being really impressive.  All three shades had nice pigmentation, soft textures, and none of them were too powdery.  I had no trouble applying or blending out the colors on the lid, and they do work well together.  I might opt for a lighter inner lid color, just to provide more contrast.  When I wore these three shades together, they lasted seven and a half hours well with some minor fading becoming apparent after eight and a half hours.

#122R Top is a warm, dirty, yellowed tangerine with orange and brown tones and a light satin sparkle. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft without being too powdery. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy is a cream product, more orange, warmer. MAC Chessa is darker. MAC Juiced is slightly yellower. Dior Aurora #1 is more shimmery. Chanel Tigerlily is similar. OCC Mimosa is slightly warmer, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

#122R Middle is a medium, terracotta brown with soft sparkle and warm, reddish undertones. It had good pigmentatio and applied smoothly and evenly. MAC Indie Spirit is darker, browner. MAC Body Conscious is not quite as warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

#122R Bottom is medium-dark brown with subtle, warm, red undertones and a soft sparkle. The color payoff was lovely, and the texture was soft, finely-milled but not powdery. NARS Surabaya #1 is slightly darker. MAC Brown Script is less shimmery. MAC Beautyburst is less shimmery. Guerlain Les Fauves #1 is more shimmery. bareMinerals Frisson is lighter. See comparison swatches.

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The quality of this trio was quite good across the board, with the bottom shade being really impressive.

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Inglot #121R Rainbow Eyeshadow
Inglot #121R Rainbow Eyeshadow

Inglot #121R Rainbow Eyeshadow Pan ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a trio of warm, earthy greens that ranges from light to medium to dark. They sit together in the same pan, and they are equal in size/height. All three eyeshadows have the Double Sparkle finish, which means there is a light dusting of fine shimmer in them–but the shimmer was nearly undetectable applied.  When I tested the wear, all three shades lasted well for a full eight hours and only had some very minor fading apparent after nine hours of wear.

#121R Top is a chartreuse–a mix of yellow and green–with a soft satin finish and warm undertones. It had a soft texture with slight powderiness (one of the trade-offs of having such a soft, easy-to-blend texture is that they’re usually a bit on the powdery side). It had good color payoff and was true-to-pan. CoverGirl Lime Light is more shimmery. Aveda Papyrus is darker. Make Up For Ever #304 is cooler, more shimmery. NARS Rated R #1 is slightly warmer, darker. MAC Bitter is warmer. Inglot #343 is brighter. See comparison swatches.

#121R Middle is a medium-dark, olive green with soft, brown undertones and a dusting of khaki shimmer. It only had so-so color payoff when I initially swatched it on the skin, but it was buildable, so I was able to get more opaque color on the lid. Clinique Whopping Willow is darker, warmer, cream product. Urban Decay Jealous #1 is slightly darker. Urban Decay Mildew is more shimmery. MAC Spread the Wealth is a cream product. Guerlain Coup de Foudre is a bit darker. See comparison swatches.

#121R Bottom is a dark, khaki brown with subtle warm undertones and a dusting of green and muted bronze shimmer. It was a little on the dry side, so it didn’t swatch well and looked like it was going to have low color payoff. On the lid, it can be packed on, but I did have some trouble blending the color out–it was not as effortless as many Inglot eyeshadows can be. theBalm Lead Zeppelin is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Olive is warmer, more shimmery. Giorgio Armani #14 is more shimmery, lighter. Giorgio Armani #24 is darker. bareMinerals Speaker Box is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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The top shade was the best of the three, while the other two were somewhat disappointing as they were a bit drier and didn't have great color payoff. The middle shade was better on the lid, but the bottom shade was still somewhat stiff to work with.

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