Cult Nails Iconic Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Iconic Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep berry creme with gorgeous red flakes and hidden gold shimmer throughout.” It’s a medium-dark berry red that’s dark without being vampy with ruby red reflective flakes and gold shimmer. The flakes give it more dimension and depth, and though you might think they’d make the polish uneven or bumpy, they don’t. I couldn’t feel them at all; the surface was still smooth. I used two coats to get opaque color, and the formula was the right consistency that allowed for even flow of the polish over the nail without getting too much or little polish on it. I tested Iconic out for wear, and it lasted a full week with minor tip wear.

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Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Iconic
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Melange Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a mix of smoldering, blackened brown, khaki gold, bronze, and silvered white. When applied, it’s very much a black gold–it has that really dark black-brown color base with khaki and bronze shimmer on top. This shade applies much sheerer when used dry, while applied wet, it has much more intense color pay off.

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Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Baked Eyeshadow Melange
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Tarte Summer 2011 Collection


Tarte Summer 2011 Collection

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder ($28.00)

  • Bronze

Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner Duo ($18.00) (QVC Exclusive)

  • Golden, Plum (March 2011)
  • Black, Brown (May 2011)
  • Navy, Turquoise (July 2011)
  • Bronze, Plum, Green (August 2011)

Amazonian Clay Waterproof Shadow Pots ($22.00) (QVC Exclusive)

  • Beach Bronze
  • Moss
  • Slate
  • Seashell Pink
  • Shimmering Plum

emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner Pots ($22.00)

  • Brown
  • Black
  • Indigo
  • Plum
  • Bronze

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Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Review, Photos

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer ($40.00 for 1.7 oz.) is designed to provide a “hint of coverage” for “natural-looking skin” in a gel-based formula. The oil-free variation is for those with oilier skin (they have a regular version along with an Extra version for drier skin).

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Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Review, Photos

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
97%

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
theBalm Shadow/Blush Frat Boy
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

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%