NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “black with green pearls.” The base is definitely very dark, more like deep, dark forest green, but there is a lot of emerald green, olive green, and copper-gold shimmer, so it ends up looking like a very dark, sleek forest green with multi-colored shimmer. China Glaze Glittering Garland is more of an emerald green with more yellow undertones. Zoya Edyta is similar but has more of a metallic finish. Nubar Verde is similar but, again, has a metallic finish, which gives it a much more reflective sheen. The shimmer in the previously two mentioned shades is larger, not as fine as in Night Porter.

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NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer
NARS Nail Polish Night Porter
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

5 Bright, Daring Pink Blushes

5 Bright, Daring Pink Blushes

Don’t let bright pinks scare you! First, they can always be worn as soft and as sheer as you’d like; it’s all about application and the tools you use–opt for a stippling brush and a lighthand, and you’ll get subtler results. Second, you can let your cheeks become the focal point of the look by going lighter on eyes and lips!

  1. Tarte Amused — bright fuchsia pink
  2. Make Up For Ever #3 — bright, darkened fuchsia pink
  3. MAC Full Fuchsia — bright red-pink
  4. Make Up For Ever #75 — bright, dark pink
  5. Make Up For Ever #85 — brightened pink

What’s your favorite bright pink blush?

MAC In Extra Dimension Collection for Spring 2012


MAC In Extra Dimension Collection

availability: April 5th, 2012 (North America), April 2012 (International)

Introducing a new liquid-powder hybrid formula with prismatic reflections thatinstantly sculpts, highlights and models the face to the desired effect – extra dimension. Two formulasto try: the three shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish and the ten shimmering tints of ExtraDimension Eye Shadow. This cool, creamy, silky, near-fluid formula creates a luminous, visually arresting,well-defined finish. With the flawless, deft application of the 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush andthe 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush, these are your mediums. SHARE YOUR FUTURE.

Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Whisper of Gilt Light, soft white gold with shimmery sheen (Metallic)
  • Superb Soft peachy nude with multi-dimensional shimmer (Metallic)
  • Glorify Copper with golden shimmer (Metallic)

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Thunder Dirty silver grey (Metallic)
  • Blue Orbit Light iridescent purple (Metallic)
  • Grand Galaxy Dirty mid-tone violet (Metallic)
  • Lunar Royal blue (Metallic)
  • Havana Dirty copper brown (Metallic)
  • Sweet Heat Bright peach champagne (Metallic)
  • Modern Pewter Dirty olive gold (Metallic)
  • Rich Core Dirty aubergine (Metallic)
  • Dark Dare Charcoal black (Glow)
  • Young Venus Pale white pink (Metallic)

Brush

  • 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
  • 234 Split Fibre Blending Brush ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

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Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer

Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer
Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer

Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer

Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer ($1.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a bright tangerine orange with gold-tangerine shimmer. I don’t have a shade that looks quite like this with shimmer, but China Glaze Papaya Punch is just a bit darker, while China Glaze Sun Worshipper is closer (though lighter) but lacks the shimmery element of Cloud 9–and I think the shimmer is what makes it stand out. China Glaze Riveting is much more of a fiery orange-red.

The color coverage wasn’t quite opaque after two coats, but it was close enough that I would not feel a third coat was necessary. I only get visible nail line in some lighting at certain angles. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and I really liked the application on this shade–a very happy thing after the frustration of Sinful HD Nails. I do get a week of wear out of Sinful’s formula, though there is minor to noticeable tip wear after seven days (but no chipping!).

Sinful Cloud 9 Nail Lacquer

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
87%

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Revlon Raspberry Pie ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Raspberry Pie ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark raspberry pink with a naturally glossy shine. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is redder and brighter. Estee Lauder’s Wild Violet is redder. MAC Scandelicious is just a bit redder but has a very similar finish. Dolce & Gabbana Orchid is a hint darker.

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Revlon Raspberry Pie ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Raspberry Pie
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%