Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm gold with orange tones and a frosted, metallic finish. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar, slightly darker. Clarins Enchanted Summer contains a gold that is similar but also a little darker. Dior Couture Gold has a slightly lighter shade. Milani Drenched in Gold is less orange-toned.

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Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Eyeshadow Caramel Brown
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Zoya Daul Nail Lacquer

Zoya Daul Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle.” It’s a medium violet purple with red undertones and plenty of pale gold sparkle. The sparkle particles are fairly large, bordering on micro-glitter but flatter and smoother. Zoya Tru has a similar base color but less shimmer and copper-red-colored shimmer at that. Zoya Dannii is lighter, more lavender.

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Zoya Daul Nail Lacquer
Zoya Nail Lacquer Daul
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
87%

Hourglass Raven Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

Hourglass Raven Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “orange-red.” It’s a vibrant, bold orange-red that’s much more orange than red. Nonetheless, it is extremely bright and attention-grabbing! The color is not that unusual; there are numerous orange-red lipsticks. MAC Strut Your Stuff is a smidgen lighter. Guerlain Genna is very similar but has a sheen. Estee Lauder Extravagant Red is similar but has gold shimmer. MAC Ruffian Red is less orange. OCC Stalker is quite similar.

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Hourglass Raven Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
4
Total
83%

Giorgio Armani Black Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner

Giorgio Armani Black Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner ($28.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, deep black. If you want an intense, no-bones-about-it kind of black, that’s exactly what this. It joins the likes of MAC Black Black and Urban Decay Perversion when it comes to richness.

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Giorgio Armani Black Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Acqua Waterproof Eyeliner Black (01)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Launches


This August:  New Aqua Rouge

Calling all lip color addicts. MAKE UP FOR EVER is adding another make up bag must-have to its award winning Aqua range – Aqua Rouge. This new collection of smudge-proof, high-impact liquid lip color delivers the intensity and long-lasting coverage of a lip stain, with the eye-catching shine of a gloss.

Gina Brooke, Madonna’s longtime make up artist, has collaborated with MAKE UP FOR EVER to create the official lip color for the Material Girl’s highly anticipated MDNA tour — new Aqua Rouge #8 in an iconic shade of red. Brooke, a beauty expert in her own right whose work has appeared in every major fashion magazine, approached MAKE UP FOR EVER after falling in love with their Aqua Rouge collection for fall 2012. Together, MAKE FOR EVER and Brooke created the ideal shade of red lip color for the tour.

Available in 12 shades from soft beiges to bold berries, Aqua Rouge’s double-ended tube provides highly pigmented color in two simple steps: first apply your favorite opaque shade using the applicator, and then top with the transparent gloss for a lacquered finish. Aqua Rouge was created for professional make up artists working backstage and on-set who desire products that need minimal touch ups.

Aqua Rouge provides waterproof, kiss-proof color that will not transfer. A combination of high molecular weight polymers and volatile oils lock color on the lips and provide full coverage, to guarantee ultra-long wear. The formula also boasts mica for intense color payoff, and a gelling agent for comfortable and effortless wear.

  • #1 Nude Beige
  • #2 Rosewood
  • #4 Chestnut
  • #5 Beige Brown
  • #7 Pink Brown
  • #8 Red
  • #9 Burgundy
  • #10 Raspberry
  • #11 Dark Raspberry
  • #13 Purple
  • #14 Light Rosewood
  • #15 Pink

Availability: August of 2012 @ Sephora, $24.00 each

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Launches this August 2012


For August: MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

Every artist knows the secret to creating a flawless look is a smooth well-prepped canvas. Introducing M•A•C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, formulated for oily and combination skin. This silky gel emulsion hydrates and primes to improve the application of foundation or powder. Contains rosemary and barley extracts, as well as long-term oil controlling ingredients, laminaria extract and silica. Chestnut and white willow bark extracts retexturize and smooth skin. Tangerine peel extract and vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, as caffeine calms and reduces redness. Golden light illuminating pearl powders reflect for optic brightening. Permanent. $40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN.

Availability: August 9th, 2012 (MAC Online), August 16th, 2012 (North America Locations), September 2012 (International PRO Locations)

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