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Too Faced Coral Fire La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Coral Fire La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Coral Fire La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Coral Fire La Creme Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a vibrant, slightly pink-leaning, medium coral with a luminous sheen. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is less pink. Urban Decay Protest (P, $22.00) is similar, slightly warmer. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $34.00) is a touch brighter. Guerlain Nahema (P, $35.00) is pinker. Chanel Genial (LE, $34.00) is pinker. Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is lighter, less pink. See comparison swatches.

The color was incredibly rich with full color coverage, while the texture was lightweight, emollient, and very comfortable to wear. The formula was lightly creamy, so the color glided on easily without tugging or pulling at the lips, and I felt like it went on so smoothly that it made my lips look better than they actually were–that’s a sign of a truly fantastic lip product. Sometimes the La Creme formula wears away somewhat faster than the average lipstick, but Coral Fire held on for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating the entire time when worn.

Too Faced La Crème Coral Fire
Coral Fire
Coral Fire
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Round-up: MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection
MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection

In case you missed anything, here’s a recap of our reviews for the collection! 🙂 Right now, it launches in December, but I don’t have an official, specific date. As soon as I get official word, I’ll be sure to let you know!

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection
MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold, Kryptonite, Insomnia Pigments

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold Pigment
Makeup Geek Liquid Gold Pigment

Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) are available in fifteen shades, and they’re, at their essence, loose eyeshadows that can be used dry or wet (depending on the intensity and finish you seek). They’re supposed to be “high-impact,” “finely milled” and “wont crease or fade.” I’ve been playing with these for the past couple of weeks, and here are my thoughts on three of them (I’ll have a few more to share with you soon), but overall, I’m really happy with the quality, color payoff, and wear of the formula!

The only downside is that the jars come very filled (the brand even mentions they over-fill over what is labeled, so you’re usually getting more than 0.05 oz.), and there is no sifter, so they can be quite messy when opening and closing.  To that end, I know that they are currently working on tweaking the packaging to make them less messy to use, so I look forward to seeing how that turns out.  Until then, I recommend opening over the sink or a paper towel to minimize the mess.

Liquid Gold is described as a “true metallic gold.” It’s a deep, molten gold with a frosted, metallic sheen. It has a very dark, intense base that gives it a lot of depth. Whether you apply it dry or wet, it’s incredibly pigmented, very finely-milled (just melts together when you smooth it over the skin), and wore nine hours without creasing or fading on me. Too Faced Twinkle (LE) is yellower. NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is a cream product, lighter. Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed (P, $6.80) is similar–slightly less metallic.Fyrinnae Aztec Gold (P, $8.25) is similar but slightly green-tinged. Too Faced Instigator (LE) is yellower. Urban Decay Stargazer (P, $20.00) is green-tinged and glittery. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon (P, $30.00) is lighter, more muted. Sugarpill Goldilux is yellower, warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches

Kryptonite is described as a “metallic moss green.” It’s a medium-dark, brown-ish green with a gold and emerald micro-shimmer and a golden olive sheen. The texture is soft, a little dry in a way, and is best applied with a damp brush for maximum color payoff and smooth, even color. Applied dry, it tends to look more khaki/olive, and I would recommend only applying dry over a primer. It wore well for eight and a half hours with creasing or fading, then started to fade by nine hours of wear. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $18.00) is lighter–similar when applied dry. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is darker, browner. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Vintage Coin (LE) is a cream product. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is lighter. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is not quite as warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

Insomnia is described as a “dark chocolate brown duochrome with blue/teal reflects.” It has a medium-dark reddish brown base with a bluish-teal duochrome finish, so it looks more/less teal depending on the angle. The texture isn’t quite as fine as Liquid Gold, but it comes together nicely when applied, especially if used with a slightly dampened brush. Kat Von D Queen (LE) is less metallic. It lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me. Too Faced Girly (LE) is browner. MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $15.00) is darker, bluer. MAC Fireside (LE, $21.00) is bluer. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is very similar. I don’t have a post on it, but MAC Blue Brown Pigment would also be similar to this, as would Too Faced Label Whore. See comparison swatches.

Makeup Geek Pigment Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Kryptonite
Kryptonite
Kryptonite
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Makeup Geek Pigment Insomnia
Insomnia
Insomnia
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

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Urban Decay The Mother Lode Shadow Set & 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Vault (2013 Edition)

Urban Decay Mega Sets for the Collector in You
Urban Decay Mega Sets for the Collector in You

Urban Decay wants to take over your holiday wish list in a fierce way! Can’t say I wouldn’t swoon if I saw one of these under my tree!

Urban Decay The Mother Lode Shadow Set ($595.00, but a $1,234 value, or the equivalent of $8.75 per eyeshadow) contains 68 eyeshadows. SIXTY-EIGHT. Each eyeshadow is a regular full-sized eyeshadow. The list is daunting, but here you go: Blackout (blackest black matte), Gunmetal (dark metallic gray shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Bust (pale sable brown satin), Darkhorse (deep mocha shimmer), Lost (medium metallic brown shimmer), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Stray Dog (cool metallic ash brown shimmer), Toasted (antique copper penny shimmer), Sin (champagne shimmer), Oil Slick (black matte w/silver micro-glitter), S&M (steel gray shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer), Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-glitter), Secret Service (soft cool brown matte), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Roach (deep metallic burgundy brown shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Midnight Rodeo (taupe shimmer w/silver glitter), Scratch (rose-gold shimmer), Gravity (deep violet shimmer w/multicolored micro-glitter), Grifter (sheer lavender shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Flash (bright iridescent purple shimmer), Rockstar (deep aubergine shimmer), Evidence (deep navy blue shimmer), Loaded (deep metallic emerald), Cobra (black matte w/gold micro-glitter), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Last Call (metallic plum shimmer), Woodstock (saturated deep pink shimmer), Fishnet (bright pink shimmer w/purple shift), Psychedelic Sister (deep amethyst shimmer), Radium (peacock blue shimmer), Peace (bright turquoise shimmer), Shattered (turquoise shimmer w/gold shift), Haight (mermaid blue shimmer), SWF (pale cotton candy pink shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Bordello (pale mauve shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Asphyxia (hyacinth shimmer w/blue shift), ACDC (smoky grayish purple shimmer), Hijack (deep metallic teal shimmer), Bender (metallic forest green shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Mildew (mossy green shimmer w/gold shift), Kush (grass green shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Buck (fawn brown matte), Chase (bright bronze shimmer), Baked (rich bronze shimmer), X (peach shimmer w/gold shift), ABC Gum (pale peach matte), Freelove (golden vibrant peach shimmer), Sellout (pinky champagne shimmer), Virgin (cool pale beige satin), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Polyester Bride (white snow shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Vanilla (golden pearl shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (light pink champagne shimmer w/silver glitter), Naked (nude matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Blunt (light golden bronze shimmer), Snatch (pale peach shimmer w/gold glitter), Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/silver glitter), Verve (oyster shimmer), Midnight Cowgirl (warm sand shimmer w/multicolored glitter), Maui Wowie (metallic golden beige shimmer w/silver glitter) and Zephyr (natural pearl shimmer). .

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault ($295.00, but a $760 value or the equivalent of $7.38 per eyeliner) contains 40 full-sized eyeliners (aka, one of every color Urban Decay currently makes). These include: Perversion, Zero, Smoke, Uzi, Oil Slick, Underground, Mushroom, Smog, Roach, Bourbon, Hustle, Whiskey, Corrupt, Demolition, Desperation, Scorch, Goldmine, Loaded, Freak, Invasion, Mildew, Stash, Junkie, Mainline, Deep End, Electric, LSD, Sabbath, Abyss, Chaos, Ether, Delinquent, Vice, Psychedelic Sister, Rockstar, Empire, Asphyxia, Woodstock, Yeyo, Cuff.

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Chanel Impulsive (132) & Enigmatique (135) Rouge Allure Lip Color

Chanel Impulsive (132) Rouge Allure Lip Color
Chanel Impulsive (132) Rouge Allure Lip Color

Chanel Impulsive (132) Rouge Allure Lip Color ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm, coral-red with a frosted, slightly matte, finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, but the texture made lips look wrinkly and dry (and I swear, they weren’t at all!). It wore well for nearly six hours, but it was slightly drying. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $15.00) is darker, redder. Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $49.50) is pinker. MAC Rozz (LE, $15.00) is brighter, redder. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is less frosted but similar in color. Revlon Wild Watermelon (P, $7.49) is pinker. Chanel Amant (P, $34.00) is similar but less frosted. Tom Ford Beauty Willful (P, $48.00) is less frosted, warmer. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $49.50) is similar but less frosted. Chanel Flamboyante (P, $34.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Enigmatique (135) Rouge Allure Lip Color ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm, slightly muted, red with a soft, frosted finish that almost looks like a matte frost. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and though the lipstick itself glided onto lips easily enough, the finish made my lips look dry rather than smooth. It wore well for six hours but was slightly drying over time.  MAC Night to Remember (LE, $15.00) is less frosted. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is slightly cooler. Chanel Amant (P, $34.00) is a touch lighter. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is slightly browner. Milani Cherry Crave (P, $5.49) is more frosted. Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $35.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Impulsive (132)
6.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Enigmatique (135)
7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

MAC 2x Dare Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC 2x Dare Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC 2x Dare Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC 2x Dare Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) contains five eyeshadows. If you’re not familiar with the newer Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes, they feature a newer eyeshadow formula that can be used wet or dry. The range tends to lean towards the more frosted, metallic, and glittery, though it technically can range from matte to glitter. This particular palette is the cooler-toned of the two, though I wouldn’t say it’s all that cool-toned overall. It is also very, very frosted–if you are not a fan of shimmer or frost, you’ll want to stay clear of this one. If you love high-shine, shimmery, metallic finishes, then you may quite enjoy the formula.  2x Dare was one of the better palettes I’ve tried in this formula, though it wasn’t without its share of flaws–some light fading before the eight-hour mark, some fall out with the second shade, but there were no total misses in this palette.

2x Dare #1 is a bright, creamy white with a high frost, metallic finish. It had so-so color payoff applied dry, but it came together better when applied damp; it was more opaque and smoother. Dior Lune (001) (P, $30.00) is slightly warmer. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is similar. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE) is similar. theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is less metallic. theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is less metallic. MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pearl (LE, $32.50) is also cooler-toned. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

2x Dare #2 is a glittery, muted golden bronze with a metallic, glittery finish. The texture was a bit loose, slightly chunky because of the glitter, and the color payoff was decent but didn’t seem affected by a wet or dry application. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is yellower. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is yellower, less glittery. MAC Retrospeck (P, $15.00) is slightly more golden. Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is similar. Chanel Apparence (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. bareMinerals Kudos (LE) is less glittery. See comparison swatches.

2x Dare #3 is a cool-toned, gray-leaning taupe with subtle, cool brown undertones and an array of plum, bronze, and silver shimmer/sparkle. It was sheer applied dry, but it was mostly opaque when applied damp, and it also smoothed out more when applied damp. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is less gray. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $15.00) is less frosted. MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Electroplate (LE, $18.50) is less frosted. Inglot #434 (P, $6.00) is less sparkly but very similar. See comparison swatches.

2x Dare #4 is a dirty, muted brown with a gray, yellow, and brown mix of sparkle and tone. It’s a very murky shade. I would almost call it pewter, because it’s not quite brown, but it’s not a bronze or gold either. It seemed to be more similar to other pewter-hued shades, though, so I’d classify it closest to that, but it’s a little warmer/browner. It was semi-opaque applied dry, fully opaque applied damp, and it had a more metallic finish when applied damp. Dior Millenium (381) (P, $30.00) is a cream product. Chanel Moon River (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cream product. MAC Silver Birch (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

2x Dare #5 is a cool-toned, gray-leaning taupe with a plummy-brown undertone and a light pearly shimmer. This was the least frosted/metallic shade in the palette. It had a slightly drier texture, which gave it less intense color payoff both applied dry and damp. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $30.00) is warmer, cream product. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is more frosted. MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $15.00) is grayer. MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is similar, slightly warmer. MAC Moth Brown (LE, $15.00) is a touch purpler. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $21.00) is purpler. See comparison swatches.

The MAC x RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection launches in December. I don’t have a specific date yet, and as soon as I do, you’ll see me update the collection’s official information post. Your best bet is to catch me on Twitter or Facebook, as I usually make a mention on social media first 🙂

MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette 2x Dare
2x Dare
2x Dare
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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