Revlon Gold Coin Nail Lacquer

Revlon Gold Coin (925) Nail Lacquer ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a dirty champagne-gold foil with a metallic shimmer-sheen. The most recent iteration of this that I reviewed was Chanel Diwali, which is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Superfreak is lighter. Dior Timeless Gold is very similar. And while I haven’t yet reviewed, I do have Illamasqua Swinger now swatched, and it is rather similar–marginally darker and warmer at best. Timeless Gold has the least amount of visible brush strokes (next to none), while Diwali has the most visible brush strokes.  Gold Coin and Swinger are tied for having just a few noticeable ones under really bright light.

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Revlon Gold Coin Nail Lacquer
Revlon Nail Enamel Gold Coin
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Beautiful Beginnings with CoverGirl

Beautiful Beginnings with CoverGirl

What was the first CoverGirl product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: I can’t remember if I had tried anything prior to the blog, though I feel like I must have. The first product I reviewed was the Smoky ShadowBlast. I remember being most impressed by their LiquilineBlast eyeliners, though. Those were really fun!

Share your first time experiences with CoverGirl in the comments! 🙂

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 2)

The last six shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) that we’re going to go through are: Highly Charged (rich purple with pink pearl), Infra-violet (mid-tone pink violet with blue pearl), Love Power (soft shimmering rose), Pure Flash (pale champagne), Superwatt (light shimmering taupe), and Switch to Blue (rich cobalt). Please read my review for how these feel, wear, etc.

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MAC Highly Charged Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Infra-violet
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 1)

The first six shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) that we’re going to go through are: Blacklit (black with multi-dimensional pearl), Brilliantly Lit (bright acid yellow green), Coil (copper bronze), Dynamo (mid-tone coral), Electroplate (cool gunmetal grey), and Fashion Circuit (bright kelly green). Please read my review for how these feel, wear, etc.

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MAC Blacklit Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 1)

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Tests

There are twelve shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.), which is a new formula (though rumor has it is the concept is Big Bounce Eyeshadows reformulated). There’s not a whole lot of information on these; the texture is described as soft and lightweight, it will deliver rich color, there is “sensational blending power,” and has “medium-to-high coverage.” The press release mentioned also wearing it as a wash of color. I think I managed to wear all twelve shades over eight different tests (a mix of with and without primer, different primers).

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MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Tests

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%

Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer

Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “a limitless sea blue.” It’s a deep, almost inky, blue with subtle hints of teal–you might call it a very blue teal or a teal-tinged navy blue. MAC Deep Sea is greener and much, much darker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal is a bit darker and greener. Illamasqua Viridian is more of a teal.  Nothing I could think of was close; everything that was even remotely similar was significantly darker.

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Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer
Essie Nail Lacquer Go Overboard
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%