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MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box Lip Kit

01/03

MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

Baby Be Cool

MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box Lip Kit ($26.50 for 0.28 oz.) includes travel-sized lipsticks and lipglosses (two of each) in shades of pink. In the past, MAC has released lip kits that featured full-sized products at a higher price tag, and I’m digging the travel-sized shades with the more palatable $26.50 price tag. Each Lipstick is 0.06 oz. (full-sized is 0.10 oz.) and each Lipglass is 0.08 fl. oz. (full-sized is 0.10 fl. oz.), which puts the value of the set at $47.60: $20.40 worth of lipstick and $27.20 worth of lipgloss.

MAC Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017) Baby Be Cool
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

01/17

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Glimmer

Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($49.00 for 0.63 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows in shimmery finishes with varying amounts of shimmer from a more satin-like sheen to glitter. Per the brand, the “velvety powder is blendable and buildable” with “long-wear.” The palette features “Glimmer Topcoats,” which are the most sparkly shades in the palette. The brand did not mention anywhere in the online marketing that they could be used with a dampened brush, though I saw no ill-effects of doing so within my own palette.

Two of the “Define” shades (Bronze, Jasper) had stronger base powders but were more sparkly, so with five of the twelve shades having noticeable sparkle or glitter, this palette is going to work best for someone who likes exactly those things–sparkle and glitter. There was fallout throughout wear with the more sparkly shades, and a glitter adhesive would certainly help keep more of those sparkles in place.

The formulas for the “Base” (described as Satin, includes Porcelain, Dusk, Dune) and “Contour” (described as Metallic, includes Copper, Cinder, Rust) shades was particularly lovely to work with–if one wanted intense pigmentation! There were only a couple shades in the palette that were buildable in coverage; the others were quite pigmented.

Kat Von D Eye Contour Palette Glimmer
Glimmer
Glimmer
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Filmstar

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set ($78.00 for 0.80 oz.) includes a bronzer and blush housed in side-by-side pans. Per the brand, it includes a “natural bronze hue” while the blush adds a “limitless glow.” The two worked well together, but the bronzer is quite light and was subtle on my skintone so this might be more suitable for lighter complexions if wanting to use the bronzer as a bronzer. (I liked the bronzer as a soft highlighter, which would work on light to medium skin tones.) The duo was lovely overall, but I wish the brand thought to include a deeper version or had gone with a more medium-hued bronzer that might work for more complexions. There was a brush included, which was serviceable but nothing noteworthy and not something I’d use as it was somewhat scratchy and prone to shedding.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set Filmstar
Filmstar
Filmstar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Bite Beauty Caramelized, Whip, Cava Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks

01/06

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Caramelized

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff with a lightweight, lightly tacky texture that felt smooth and was easy to maneuver across the lips for even coverage. The lipstick stayed on well for five hours and was lightly hydrating but there was a bit of color in some of my lip lines–the shine helped camouflage that for most of the wear.

The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick is supposed to be “moisture-rich, high-pigment” in a “liquified” consistency that has a “creamy, comfortable application.” It’s a lightweight, fluid consistency that was neither runny nor thick on the lips. It does not dry down and feels mostly like a liquid-form of a lipstick (and not so much like a gloss). The majority of the range was incredibly pigmented and spread evenly across the lips. Some shades had a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, which was noticeable from a normal viewing distance with a few but not all. It had a lightly tacky feel on the lips, which helped to adhere as none of the shades I have tested have feathered on me. The formula was lightly hydrating, wore for four to seven hours, and had a light, herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

If you’ve been following Bite for awhile, you might remember the Cashmere Lip Creams from a few years ago, which were also a liquid formula. Unfortunately, I had a couple leak on me and ended up tossing all of them out of fear, so I couldn’t do a true comparison, but from my memory, it was slightly thicker and less tacky while both had a more natural shine after initial application.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Caramelized
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set for Summer/Fall 2017 (Ulta Exclusive)

NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set
NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set

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Lip locked and loaded. Glide and go with new, limited edition NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set. Confident color now in six new shades: Rapture, Night Together, Californication, Immoral, Staying Alive, and Burning Love.

Velvet Lip Glide is an innovative hybrid lip formula that delivers highly saturated color with extraordinary comfort. Designed to glide like a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. Opaque semi-matte finish ensures long-lasting color that stays supple, and never sticky. Oil Infusion Complex delivers saturated pigment with extraordinary comfort. Water Lily Flowers and White Tea Extract work together to provide antioxidant protection. The plush, doe-foot applicator allows for smooth product application.

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NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set, $45.00 (New, Limited Edition (Ulta Exclusive))

  • Rapture Pink coral
  • Night Together Rose pink
  • Californiacation Pink mauve
  • Immoral Fuchsia pink
  • Staying Alive Orchid pink
  • Burning Love Cherry red

NYX Pale Pink, Couture, Hippie Chic Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

Pale Pink

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that applied without streaking, but the slightly denser, thicker texture seemed prone to sitting in my lip lines, especially within an hour of wear. The lipstick applied without tugging and felt lightly creamy, so a lip liner might help alleviate some of the settling issues with this shade. It wore well for four hours and was lightly drying.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Pale Pink
Pale Pink
Pale Pink
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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