theBalm Frat Boy Blush

The blush is on the larger side, too, at 0.30 oz. (many blushes are 0.20 oz. or less) and is housed in a cardobard palette that comes inside a sleeve (which has the same design as the actual compact). Inside, there is a small mirror framed by a football field. Though cardboard may get dinged here and there from anything in your bag with sharp corners and the like, it’s a lot less prone to scratches and breakage than plastic–and if you drop this from four feet, the cardboard absorbs more of the impact.

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theBalm Frat Boy Blush

Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “toned-down dusty gray lilac” that’s “punked out rather than pastel with the faintest hint of shimmer.”  It’s a dusty medium-dark lilac muted with gray with iridescent aqua and violet micro-shimmer.   I used two coats for opaque color, and when I wore this as a full manicure, it held up really well–a solid week and a half with minor tip wear.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Insouciant
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%

Milani Fusion Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Fusion Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a melange of plum, gold, and copper that turns into a medium-dark bronzed brown with a soft bronze sheen.  This is one of the downsides of baked eyeshadows, especially onces that are swirled with other colors, because it looks so interesting in the pan but when swatched, it doesn’t seem as nuanced.  It applied well both wet and dry, with the wet version darkening just a smidgen.

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Milani Fusion Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Baked Eyeshadow Fusion
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
93%

Stila Sparkle Liquid Eyeliners Swatches, Photos, Reviews

Stila’s Sparkle Eyeliners apply smoothly and evenly with excellent color payoff that requires no layering or build-up. I showed swatches of the very first stroke, then a second and third–never going back to get more product. The sponge applicator on these is thin and tapered to a dull point with enough give to easily maneuver around the curves of the lid but not so much that it is floppy. The formula is budge-, smudge-, and water-proof, as advertised, and removal went easily with both Lancome Bi-Facil and Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes. As you remove, the product will flake off, akin to tube mascaras.

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Stila Sparkle Eyeliner

Zoya Touch Collection


Zoya Touch Collection

Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nude creams – softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable. Zoya is the new color of fashion… The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week – Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2011 collections.

Nail Lacquer ($8.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Minka Latte beige cream with a metallic kiss
  • Shay Desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss
  • Pandora Mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss

availability: Zoya is taking pre-orders May 25th through May 31st, shipping June 1st, 2011