Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “very sheer pale milky pink.” It’s also supposed to be “buidlable to an almost opaque finish.” It’s a soft pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. It’s semi-opaque after two coats with a hint of visible nail line. There’s also an incredibly fine white shimmer that almost disappears in natural light. I don’t have an extensive collection of sheerer shades, but my first instict would be to look in Essie’s catalog of colors. Essie French Affair is darker, cooler-toned. Nubar Pink Lily is a little starker, because it’s opaque, but the colors are quite close, though Pink Lily is a cream finish. China Glaze Encouragement is also similar–to me this is the closest–and the major difference is this has larger shimmer. China Glaze Something Sweet is a bit darker and is a cream finish.

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Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Enticing
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Some impressions/first thoughts on NARS’ summer collection! :) P.S. — We are working on figuring out the lighting situation for videos! Still trying to figure out why it turns out so dark!

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Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012


Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012

Face Palette ($59.00)

  • Seashell Pink/White Foam Cheeks are warmed with a sun-kissed flush

Eye Palette ($95.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Ecailles Black Pearl A harmonious blend of deep sea blue, algae, lagoon turquoise and shimmering, crest-of-a-wave white, colours to awaken eyes with a splash of natural radiance

Eye Designing Palette ($59.00)

  • Ecailles Mediterranea A cooler harmony in the black lacquered signature compact, with four shades layering pearly blue and grey with frothy white and inky navy, to intensify lash lines

Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00)

  • 20 Obsidian Black
  • 21 Obsidian Grey
  • 22 Ecailles
  • 23 Madre Perla

Gloss d’Armani ($28.00)

  • 509 Pink Quartz
  • 510 Rose Crocoite
  • 511 Raspberry Zincite
  • 512 Red Andradite

availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani

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Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss

Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss ($45.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a creamy finish. It’s mostly opaque in color coverage, but there is some translucency. The closest dupe I could come up with is Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet, which is also a yellow-toned pink, though it reads a little beige-like compared to Sugar Pink, and it has shimmer. MAC Curvaceous is plummier.  What makes it harder to dupe is the amount of color coverage it has–a lot of glosses are sheer to semi-sheer.

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Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss Sugar Pink
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
89%

Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque pale blue with a hint of green” with a cream finish and subtle shimmer. It’s a dusty aqua blue with bluish-white shimmer. It really does hide in certain light, but with enough light, the shimmer is noticeable. OCC Pool Boy is similar but brighter, more vibrant. Nubar Blue Hydrangea is bluer. It’s actually really cool to see Cult Nails put out shades that I haven’t seen on the market–it just seems more often than not they’re creating a shade that meets an unmet need (though I certainly haven’t seen every shade by every brand ever made, so there may be closer dupes out there).

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Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Manipulative
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC and Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012


MAC and Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012

M·A·C Cosmetics announced today a limited edition line of cosmetics with fashion visionary and muse Carine Roitfeld, to launch in Fall 2012. Carine collaborated on all creative aspects of the collection; package design, product names and colour palettes. The M·A·C Carine Roitfeld Collection features 20 pieces with a focus on eyes and brows that reflect Carine’s signature look: smoky eye, bold brows and nude lips.

A specially created Good Luck Star stencil makes its debut and can be seen in the collection image for which Carine was photographed by Mario Sorrenti. This marks the first time M·A·C has worked with the legendary photographer.