NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “mandarin red.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with a cream finish. It’s more orange than red, but it has enough red in it to give it that really deep, intense coloring without looking burnt. MAC Kid Orange is very similar, perhaps a smidgen redder. MAC Morange is more orange. MAC Oriele Orange is a little more burnt looking. Essie Braziliant is redder. Essie Meet Me at Sunset is much redder. Essie Vermillionaire is significantly more orange and lighter.

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NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

Dior Swimming Pool Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Swimming Pool Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.24 oz.) is one of two limited edition summer eyeshadow palettes from the brand, and while Aurora soared, Swimming Pool sinks (couldn’t resist!).

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Dior Swimming Pool Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Swimming Pool Eyeshadow Palette

F
Product
3
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5
Longevity
6
Application
2
Total
47%

Becca Valentina Sheer Tint Lip Colour

Launched with the Balearic Love Collection for the spring, Becca Valentina Sheer Tint Lip Colour ($24.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “nude pink.” I have to disagree on the description–there’s nothing about this that says “nude.” It’s a medium petal pink with a subtle frosted finish and healthy shine. Guerlain Rose Ensoleille is a bit pinker. Guerlain Bloom of Rose is rosier, a little less warm-toned. Chanel Paradis is a touch less warm. Guerlain Cherry Blossom is warmer.

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Becca Valentina Sheer Tint Lip Colour

Becca Valentina Sheer Tint Lip Colour

A-
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Guerlain Extrait de Rose (262) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Extrait de Rose (262) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia pink.” It’s a brightened medium pink with silver and fuchsia sparkle. Revlon Lollipop is much more fuchsia and brighter. MAC Pink Burst is similar but a bit brighter. Chanel Belgravia is lighter. It’s almost a neutral pink; it’s very subtly cool-toned, but the brightness counteracts that so it should be wearable across many skin tones.

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Guerlain Extrait de Rose (262) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color Extrait de Rose
B+
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
88%

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.54 oz.) consists of six full-sized eyeshadows inspired by The Emerald City. They include: Glinda’s Kiss (iridescent white), Silver Shoes (pearlized silver), Dandy Lion (pearlized olive green), Saw Dust Heart (matte deep brown), Ozma (pearlized aqua blue), and Very Wicked (pearlized emerald green).

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Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #20, 21, 22, 23

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) has just launched four new and limited edition shades for summer.  I bought these shortly after they became available, and I’ve been testing them out over the past week.  I’m a big fan of this formula, so I’m always eager to see how new shades perform and compare to existing shades.  I will admit that I haven’t been overly wowed by some of the newer shades, though they’re not by any means awful! Just… less impressive, but on the whole, still good.

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Giorgio Armani #20 Obsidian Black Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #20, 21, 22, 23

A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%