Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a pale peach with a hint of pink and a subtle sheen. MAC Stay By Me is actually a bit similar. NARS Sex Appeal is a bit more peach, less pink.  It has a lot in common with Sex Appeal, as it’s the kind of shade that isn’t universal but works really well for some.

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Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Lip Color ($48.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright pop of blue-based medium-dark pink that has a subtle sheen in its finish. MAC Moxie is matte and slightly redder. NARS Carthage is bluer-based. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is redder. MAC Full Fuchsia is very similar, slightly more shimmer. Tom Ford Pure Pink is only a little lighter. NARS Funny Face is redder.

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Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Lipstick
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Aphrodisiac
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Guerlain Lou-Ling Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Lou-Ling Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.38 fl. oz.) is described as a “stunning plum for a spellbinding look.” It’s a deep berry-burgundy with strong red wine undertones and a very subtle dusting of subdued red shimmer. There are a lot of similar shades on the market–the biggest difference is going to be that smattering of shimmer, but it’s not very visible in most lighting. MAC Gadabout Girl is darker. Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies is redder. MAC Blueblood is a smidgen darker, no shimmer. China Glaze Velvet Bow is a touch redder. Urban Decay Wrecked is similar but darker. MAC Purple Majesty is also a fair bit darker. Zoya Anja is fairly close (no shimmer, though). China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions is the closest–it has subtle shimmer and is a tiny bit lighter. Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter is similar but has no shimmer.

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Guerlain Lou-Ling Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Lou-Ling
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Heroine Collection for Fall/Winter 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Heroine Collection

Inspired by our favorite horror movie heroines, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS pays homage to those who dare to face danger with seductive confidence. This season, OCC unveils lips to die for, eyes that smolder, and nails with a stiletto-like sharpness, so that you can confront this Fall/Winter season as wickedly as you want!

Lip Tar ($16.00)

  • Black Dahlia Blackest blackened red
  • Lydia Darkroom plum
  • Marion Deceitfully dirty rose
  • Psycho Dripping with blood red
  • Starling Deeply rusted red
  • Sybil Midnight brownout

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50)

  • Overlook Deep plum shimmer
  • Technoir Purpled navy shimmer

Glitter ($12.50)

  • Blaylock True black glitter

Creme Colour Concentrate ($20.00)

A new innovation from OCC, Crème Colour Concentrate is a smooth, blendable, buildable crème coverage product that’s suitable for use on the eyes, lips and cheeks!

  • Miriam Subdued whitened plum
  • John Doe Ash-toned taupe
  • Cthulu Dirty pale olive green

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Black Dahlia Blackened red (Satin)
  • Psycho Blood red (Satin)
  • Starling Deeply rusted red (Satin)
  • Suspiria UV magenta (Demi-Matte)
  • Captain Howdy Pea soup green (Satin)
  • Debaser Ridge-filling base coat

Availability: Now @ OCC Makeup

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark black with just a hint of brown and multi-colored flecks of shimmer in fuchsia, gold, and bronze. China Glaze Midtown Magic is browner and has more shimmer. Dior Czarina Gold is also browner and has a lot more shimmer–also has a few bits of green sparkle. Chanel Strong almost similar in natural light, but it has a berry tone to it.

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Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

10 MAC Products I Love

10 MAC Products I Love

While some of MAC’s recent limited edition collections may have been disappointing, there are a great deal of fabulous products available year-round.  Here are just 10 (seriously, I could have easily given you a list of 50!) MAC products that I’ve loved for years and continue to love.

What’s in your top 10?