MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick

MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer translucent nude.” (I will also note that MAC’s website only describes it as “nude,” which is more misleading than the press release’s description.) It’s a wash of warm beige with a soft, frosted finish. It has a lustre finish. For all intents and purposes, it looks like I put lip balm on, because it looks completely colorless on my lips. As far as dupes go, any lip balm that has more of a sheen than a glossy shine would substitute.

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MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Tropical Mist
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
80%

ORLY Fired Up Collection for Fall 2012


Fall 2012: ORLY Fired Up Collection

Set sprits ablaze this fall 2012 as ORLY introduces Fired Up – a dynamic collection created to showcase inner power. High gloss shades mimic the inner workings of the human body, providing a natural explosion of color. The collection ranges from fiery red and deep wine tones to bright accents of golden yellow and vibrant orange balanced by hues of pewter and chocolate brown. Lacquers in the Fired Up Collection offer a dynamite seasonal touch of color to fingers and toes.

  • Glow Taupe creme
  • Flare Pale gold shimmer
  • Flicker Rust duo chrome shimmer
  • Ignite Red creme
  • Smolder Deep wine shimmer
  • Rapture Chocolate brown creme

Availability: September 2012 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty,
Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink with pearl.” it’s a translucent light-medium pink with lots of silver sparkle. On my lips, it enhances the natural pink coloring found in my lips and gives them a truer pink look (less washed out, since my natural lip color is rather corpse-like). If you have more pigmented lips, it’s going to resemble clear gloss with a truckload of sparkle. MAC Floating Lotus is lighter and has finer shimmer. MAC Sweet Bean has finer shimmer. Bobbi Brown Pastel is much lighter, milkier. MAC Sueprglass has flaky shimmer instead.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Pink Tulle
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “adventurously bold peacock teal.” it’s a rich blue-based teal with a subtle shift to a slightly greener-teal and tends to darken around the edges. Urban Decay Mars is greener. Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal is lighter. ORLY Haley’s Comet has chunkier shimmer/sparkle. Illamasqua Viridian is darker and greener.

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China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Deviantly Daring
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
94%

NARS Lovejoy Blush

NARS Lovejoy Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “shimmering bronzed rose.” It’s rosy-red with a little brown thrown in paired with a golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Ring of Saturn is more orange-red, brighter–the two look a little more similar if used softly. Tom Ford Savage is similar but seems a smidgen lighter and has a mostly matte finish. MAC Buddy Up seems fairly close but doesn’t have the golden sheen. MAC Stratus is darker, a little redder.

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NARS Lovejoy Highlighting Blush

Tom Ford Beauty for Fall 2012


Tom Ford Beauty for Fall 2012

Lip Color ($48.00)

  • Aphrodisiac Plum
  • Black Orchid Dark purple

Ultra Shine Lip Gloss ($45.00)

  • Naivete Dark plum

Cheek Color ($55.00)

  • Narcissist Pink

Eye Creme Color ($35.00)

  • Plum Absolute Plum

Lip & Cheek Stain ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tainted Love Red

Eye Defining Pencil ($35.00)

  • Exotic Teal Teal

Nail Lacquer ($30.00)

  • Dominatrix Smoky purple
  • Minx Smoky brown

Eye Color Quad ($75.00)

  • Emerald Lust Teals
  • Enchanted Neutrals

Availability: Now @ Saks, will also be at Neiman Marcus

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