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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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The Details

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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Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Artistic Lip Ink & Brush Set

Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set
Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set

Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Set ($40.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) includes an Artistic Lip Ink and a lip brush to apply it with, which are housed in a decorative, metal tin. The brush had a good length for dipping in the container, but it was a bit long and had a thinner edge than seemed ideal as I applied it, but I was able to get sharp, relatively clean edges without a lot of effort with it.

Red Ink is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The formula was watery and thin in the container, and it took about 15 minutes to dry down on lips, but even after a half hour, it had not dried down on my arm (which is why the swatch has more sheen). Initially, it looked rather streaky, but it seemed to even out as it dried. After it dried down, the product didn’t feel clingy or dry, but it was still thin and lightly tacky for another 15-20 minutes. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding over the seven hours it lasted. The formula felt drying to me after four hours of wear.

Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Red Ink
Red Ink
Red Ink
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette

Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette

Make Up For Ever Artistic (Holiday 2016) Artist Palette ($49.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes nine shades of Artist Eyeshadow–all shades are from the permanent range, and if you already have a few of the brand’s pre-made palettes, this is probably redundant. I personally prefer the cardboard palettes they’ve put out before, as they are slimmer and more travel-friendly–the metal case is more substantial but seems rather bulky. The quality of the eyeshadows was consistent with the permanent singles I have, and if you’ve never tried the brand’s formula, this might be a palette to check out. But as many fans of the Artist range have said: with 200 shades to choose from, how is it that they keep pulling from the same 50?

Value

  • Artist Shadow: $21.00 for 0.08 oz. or $262.50/oz.
  • Total Value: $118.13

ME122 Snow is a bright white with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, denser consistency that blended out well but is best used with a flatter brush for maximum pickup. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden Snow #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mortal (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Moonstone (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S102 Onyx is a deep black with a satin finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage with a smooth, cream-like consistency that applied well to bare skin. Even though it is quite pigmented, I didn’t have any trouble blending and diffusing the edges out. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, )(100% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes (Cream) (P, ) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME108 Steel is a medium-dark gray with a metallic finish and bluer undertones. The pigmentation was great, while the texture was fairly smooth, blendable, and dense. It could have been a touch easier to blend out around the edges. It started to break down on me after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #451 (P, $6.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.75) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D552 Crystalline Gray Beige is a very light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was not quite opaque, but it was buildable to full coverage with two layers. The texture was soft, a little sparkly, so there were some loose sparkles that came away from the base color as I blended it out on the lid. This shade wore well for eight hours and had minor fall out. Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Serenity (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Warm Silver (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME614 Graphite Brown is a deep brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and a satiny sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a cream-like, dense, and smooth texture that applied well to bare skin. I noticed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Dark Roast (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Hot Fudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Life's Luxury (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Thunderbird (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Reign (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I220 Sapphire is a rich, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, but the texture was firmer and too dense–it was harder to pick up color and diffuse it around the edges without the color looking draggy around the edges. It wore well for nine hours but stained slightly. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Arcturus (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Truth (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P, ) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D712 Creme Brulee is a medium copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, despite having a moderate sparkle to it. I felt like most of the sparkle meshed with the base color, so there was very little fall out during application and almost none during the nine hours it wore for. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Melonie (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #16 (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Marais (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Divergent Peaceful Shimmer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Affection (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME302 Peacock is a deep teal with warm, brownish undertones and a cooler overtone paired with a pearly sheen. The color coverage was opaque, but it could have been a bit truer-to-color. The texture was smooth, cream-like, but it was a bit denser than the permanent version, so it wasn’t quite as effortless to apply. It started to crease after nine hours of wear. Urban Decay Floss (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Deep Teal (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Fyrinnae Jaguar (DC, $6.75) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Dazzle (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Loaded (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME912 Orchid is a bright, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen. This is actually a blush, as it is not recommended use on the eyes. The texture was soft, smooth, dense but not stiff, and it blended out well on the cheeks as a blush. It wore well for nine hours on me. bareMinerals Boudoir (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Punch Fuchsia (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Infamous (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Power Boosted (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Masquerade (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Ardency Inn Orchid (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Artist Palette Artistic Palette
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Best Brushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Brushes | 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 a few of my must-have brushes (there are so, so, so many more I wanted to include!):

Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush

Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush<

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Chikuhodo GSN-09 Eyeshadow Brush ($25.00) is a small-medium, dome-shaped eyeshadow brush made out of gray squirrel hair. The narrower width allows it to apply color more precisely, which is helpful if you’re using more than two or three colors on the lid. It packs on, sweeps, and diffuses eyeshadow beautifully. The edge also fits into the crease area well and can apply color there, too. It’s incredibly soft and silky against the skin, but it still picks up plenty of product, so you don’t sacrifice color payoff in your application. This is a brush that I have multiples of!

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Beautylish

Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush

Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush

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Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush ($73.00) medium-sized, blush brush with a domed edge and tapered bristles (so the lengths get shorter as you move outward from the center). It’s not a rounded brush, more flattened, but it is not really thin or flat. The brush is made out of gray squirrel. It’s excellent for applying soft, even color along the cheeks with minimal blending required.

Availability

Beautylish

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | 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 lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

Availability

Sephora

Best Eyeshadow Palettes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Eyeshadow Palettes | 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 eyeshadow palettes helpful!

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes 14 eyeshadows that come in a mix of warmer neutrals and pops of pink/red. For a mostly matte palette, it actually applied quite well to bare skin, and I didn’t have issues blending out the majority of the shades. The eyeshadows adhered exceptionally well to bare skin without sheering out or becoming patchy. The majority of the shades were pigmented and wore for seven to eight hours.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette ($19.00 for 1.58 oz.) contains 28, metallic eyeshadows. I picked this up a couple of months ago, because it was getting a lot of buzz, and I’ve been really impressed by the quality overall. Only a few shades had issues, and they were fairly minor (slightly less pigmented, could apply better with primer or with a dampened brush). The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, applied beautifully on bare skin, blended out easily, and lasted for seven to nine hours on me (without primer). As they are all shimmery, it may not work as well as an all-in-one-look palette, though. If you like your high-shimmer, metallic eyeshadows, it’s well worth checking out!

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BH Cosmetics

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