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Guerlain Amber Silver (05) & Black Jack (01) Eye Pencils

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil ($30.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “silver.” It’s more like a silver-shimmered, brownish taupe color with a frosted, metallic finish. It was creamy and had semi-opaque color payoff in a single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color but not fully opaque. It’s the type of color that looks great on the lower lash line to brighten and open up eyes with something more defining than beige. It lasted well for seven hours, and after eight, it looked slightly thinner but did not gather into the corners or smudge. Urban Decay Stray Dog is much darker, as is Urban Decay Mushroom. MAC Catch My Eye is more silver. See comparison swatches.

Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil ($30.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a deep black with a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to fully opaque color. The consistency was creamy, so the pencil glided on easily without skipping or tugging at the lash line. It wore well for eight and a half hours, and it even managed the water line for six and a half hours. It started to thin slightly but still looked quite nice after ten hours of wear–and no smudging or migration. It’s a basic black eyeliner, which is essential for each brand to have within their range, but it also means there are plenty of similar shades on the market.

It’s a new (but permanent) formula for fall. It looks like a pencil eyeliner, but it is retractable and comes with a plastic sharpener that pops off on the opposite end of the pencil tip. There is slightly less waste compared to your traditional pencil eyeliner, as you do not have to sharpen the full edge away, but you do get 0.01 oz. (compared to 0.04 oz. of a regular pencil eyeliner).

Guerlain The Eye Pencil Amber Silver (05)
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Guerlain The Eye Pencil Black Jack (01)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Dior Chimere (821) & Meteore (661) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows

Dior Chimere (821) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Chimere (821) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Chimere (821) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a dirty peach with pink and gold shimmer and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color in one layer, but two layers made it fully opaque. It could also be sheered out for a wash of shimmer. Too Faced Ringleader is lighter, warmer. Aveda Bare Bellis is more matte. theBalm Stubborn is less metallic. theBalm Third Eye Blinded is less pink. Maybelline Inked in Pink is pinker, lighter. MAC Jete is similar. Giorgio Armani #7 is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

Meteore (661) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a warm, shimmering copper with a sparkling, metallic finish. It is opaque when applied in a single layer, but the consistency is lightly creamy and blendable, so a sheerer wash of color can be achieved if desired. LORAC Garnet is less shimmery. Guerlain Cuivre Ora is slightly more orange. NARS Isolde #2 is browner. MAC Faux Gold has a redder tone. MAC Antiqued has a redder tone and is darker. See comparison swatches.

The consistency of both shades was in line with other shades I’ve reviewed (see my original review). It had a spongy texture that was between gel and mousse, which applied and felt like a cream on the lid but set and wore like a powder eyeshadow. Both shades wore without fading or creasing for twelve hours, without a primer, but there was some fall out that was only slightly noticeable after nine hours of wear but somewhat noticeable after twelve hours of wear. With a primer, the fall out is lessened. The shimmer in this formula is very, very fine, so the fall out is less noticeable than it would be with a larger particle size (like glitter).

Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Chimere (821)
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Meteore (661)

Chanel Rendez-vous (87) & Secret (85) Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel Rendez-vous (87) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Rendez-vous (87) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rendez-vous (87) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense blue-pink.” It’s a medium, subtle blue-based pink with a luminous sheen. This shade is part of the Colour range, so it is designed to be more pigmented–and it is at nearly opaque coverage–than the original range of Rouge Coco Shines. It wears for four hours, which average, and is lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Fiend is warmer. MAC Please Me is lighter. Chanel Belgravia is darker, cooler-toned. Le Metier de Beaute Fuji is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Secret (85) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft shimmering pink.” It’s a warm, peachy beige with a shiny finish. This is part of the sheer range, and as a result, it has semi-sheer color coverage. It doesn’t really alter my natural lip color, but you can see how it does even out my lip color–especially at making my lip freckle look quite faded. Secret lasted two hours on me, and when I wore it a few times back-to-back, it was lightly hydrating. Chanel Melba is lighter. Chanel Gourmandise is similar. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Rendez-vous (87)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Secret (85)
Secret (85)
Secret (85)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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New! MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm and Highlighter Extensions for Fall 2013


M•A•C’s Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm leads the next generation of BB creams, evening skin tone, blurring imperfections and enhancing skin’s natural luminosity while shielding it from harsh UV rays. Now in six new shades, the extended colour spectrum ranges from light to medium to beige, and on to caramel bronze. Semi-translucent and luxuriously light. Available in an SPF 35 cream and a go-anywhere SPF 30 solid cream compact.

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige
  • Medium Warm beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Plus Neutral tan beige
  • Dark Deep Rich golden bronze

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige
  • Medium Warm beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Plus Neutral tan beige
  • Dark Deep Rich golden bronze

Prep+Prime’s pen-style highlighter is now available in new Peach Lustre, which brings a soft, sheer wash of colour to the skin in a gleaming bronzy orange. Its precise application adds radiance just where you want it, going on smoothly for soft, comfortable wear. Use over makeup for highlights, touch-ups or under makeup to brighten and prime. Also available in Light Boost, Bright Forecast and Radiant Rose.

Prep + Prime Highlighter ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Peach Lustre Bronzy orange

Availability: August 15th (North America), October 2013 (international)

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MAC Indulge Collection for Fall 2013


You’re invited to a dinner of supreme decadence, where no taste is too extravagant and no behaviour beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend Blush flushes skin with a sensual glow while Eye Shadow smolders for the ultimate in seduction, intensified by Fluidline in Gilt Gourmet and Deliciously Rich. Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash darkens and lengthens lashes, while Lipstick and Lipglass further intoxicate the senses, as lacquered nails shimmer in jewel tones and molten metallics.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Smash Hit Sheer golden sparkle (Dazzle) (Repromote)
  • By Design Soft shimmery beige (Frost)
  • Feed the Senses Mid-tone mauvey nude (Lustre)
  • Just a Bite Mid-tone blue red (Satin)
  • Sweet Succulence Deep glossy plum (Lustre)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Ultimate Dish Light beige with pearl
  • Liqueur Shimmering taupe (Repromote)
  • Fashion Punch Mid-tone neutral pink
  • Lust for Life Dark berry
  • Utterly Tart Deep red

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Magnificent Feast Sparkling true gold (Frost)
  • Sinfully Sweet Sparkling champagne with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Discotheque Super glitter silver (Pearl)
  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Rebel Mid-tone cream plum (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Screening Room Bright mid-tone teal (Cream) (Repromote)

Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Gilt Gourmet Sparkling burnished gold
  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)

Cremeblend Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tease Your Tastes Soft neutral pink
  • Glamour Feast Deep rose

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Gilty Morsel Glittery light gold (Lustre)
  • Sex & the Oyster Mid-tone greyed blue green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Three Ring Yellow Bright sulfur green yellow (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Divine Decadence Soft bronze (Veluxe)
  • Deep Cravings Dark shimmery grey (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Eat, Love Deep emerald (Satin)
  • Beluga Dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl (Veluxe)
  • Palace Pedigreed Dark plum (Satin) (Repromote)

Availability: August 15th (North America, online), August 22nd (North America), September 2013 (international)

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New! NARS Eye Paints for Fall 2013


For Fall 2013, NARS introduces Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look. Housed in a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment, this versatile product can be used as both an eyeshadow and eyeliner. The innovative weightless gel formula delivers long-lasting color that glides on smooth and dries down quickly. When used as eyeliner, pair with the new Angled Eyeliner Brush #38 for a perfectly defined eye. Comes in 10 shades for a full range of artistry. Ophthalmologist Tested.

Eye Paint ($25.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Black Valley Black
  • Interstellar Silver
  • Iskandar Gold
  • Mesopotamia Brown
  • Mozambique Olive
  • Snake Eyes Black with green shimmer
  • Solomon Islands Turquoise blue
  • Tatar Black with purple shimmer
  • Transvaal Grey
  • Ubangi Black with blue shimmer

Brush

  • #38 Angled Eyeliner Brush Angled brush ($26.00)

Availability: September 1st at Nordstrom, NARS

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