Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Urban Decay Fetish Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Fetish Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Fetish Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium pink nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is lighter. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is brighter. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture and “eight long hours” of wear. The texture is, indeed, finely-milled with a very silky, smooth consistency that can get a little powdery. This particular shade seemed thinner and dustier, where it was prone to sheering out and didn’t stick to the skin as well as the other shades I’ve tried in the range. The coverage was sheer to semi-opaque, but it’ll take a few layers for medium or darker skin tones to see visible color on their skin tone. Luckily, despite the powderiness, it doesn’t look powdery on the skin, and as it is blended on the skin, it takes on that satin-matte finish that’s natural without flattening the skin. On me, it stayed on well for seven and a half hours before it faded noticeably.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

Urban Decay 69 Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight with a smooth, almost gel-like feel that spread easily across the lips. It developed tackiness as it wore on, and it was moderately tacky by the end of wear. The color had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly overall, and it lasted for five and a half hours with some hydration. Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is similar. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Assassin Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink with glitter.” It’s a brightened, pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and pink and gold shimmer. It had somewhat opaque coverage, where there was noticeable color, but a lot of the lip color still came through. It wasn’t as pigmented as expected, and the opacity didn’t seem to be offset by an increase in shimmer (which can sometimes create the illusion of coverage). It sank into lip lines just slightly after a few hours of wear, but the texture is forgiving enough where you can smooth out the color by pressing your lips together. On me, it wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Seven (Watercolor) (LE) is lighter, no shimmer. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, cooler-toned. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Kinky (LE, $15.00) is warmer, more shimmery. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery. Sephora Collection Red Glow (P, $13.00) is less glossy. Revlon Fatal Apple (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. NYX Sunrise (P, $4.99) is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Brickhouse Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark brick-red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and wore well for six hours. The formula was comfortable to wear, though sticky, and hydrating over time. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted, lighter. MAC Viva Glam I (LE, $15.00) is browner. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9.5/10

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Artist Palette ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

From velvety to matte to shimmery, the Anastasia Artist Palette lets you flaunt highly-pigmented eye shades. As an artist, Anastasia was drawn to developing a palette that spoke to summertime’s bright colors. This palette features ultra-pigmented eye shadows that impart true-color and the season’s bright, eye-popping hues.

  • Dusty Rose Matte mauve
  • Aubergine Velvet eggplant
  • Anaconda Shimmery green
  • Punch Fuchsia Velvet bright purple
  • Buttery Velvet soft yellow
  • Blue Velvet Velvet navy
  • Coal Matte black
  • Unicorn Shimmery periwinkle
  • Phresh Matte bright yellow
  • Baby I’m a Star Sparkling brown
  • Orange You FancyShimmery orange
  • Beigely Shimmery beige

Availability: Now at ULTA; coming soon to Sephora

Update: It looks like it is removed at the moment from Sephora’s website as of 3PM PST (it seemed to have disappeared an hour or two before). If you go to Anastasia’s brand page and sort by new, the palette still showed up, but you couldn’t access the detailed page for it. If it is in your “loves,” it shows up as “out of stock.” I don’t have information regarding whether it will be back in stock.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Urban Decay Kinky Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Kinky Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Kinky Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “light peach with light shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, peach-orange with lighter golden orange shimmer over a satiny finish. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is darker, browner, less shimmery. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is lighter, peachier, less shimmery. NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is more shimmery. NARS Craving (Right) (P) ius darker, more shimmery. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker, browner, less shimmery. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is brighter. Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is lighter. Dior Amber (002) (LE, $56.00) is warmer, lighter. Clarins Graphic Expression (LE, $35.00) is lighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

As the brand promises, the coverage is buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. Unfortunately, like Score, the performance fell somewhat short. The texture shares the same soft, smooth, and silky consistency as a lot of the other blushes, but the shimmer and sparkle don’t seem to bind with the powder, so it doesn’t translate onto skin and gives it a slightly drier overall feel. Aside from the sparkle, the powder was still easily blended on the skin and had a soft, satin-matte finish applied (with almost no visible shimmer). On me, the color wore well for seven hours before fading slightly. The other thing I noticed is that applied, it tended to look a lot like Video, just a bit warmer, and I think they could have created a more differentiated shade.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00) (New, Permanent)

Impart vivid color and stunning shine with this innovative gloss formula. This non-sticky formula goes on smoothly, and its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology, delivering five-hour color impact while 360-degree, reflective shine beads maximize shine. The exclusive, artist-designed Superflex Applicator features a lip-hugging shape that allows for precision and control, and the super-loaded split-tip has a unique contour to sweep on the ideal amount of lip lacquer in pearly and non-pearly finishes.

  • 0 Transparent
  • 100P Light Beige
  • 101 Nude Beige
  • 102P Sweet Beige
  • 103 Beige Pink
  • 104 Brown Beige
  • 105P Pearly Beige
  • 200 Nude Pink
  • 201 Light Rose
  • 202 Sweet Pink
  • 203P Golden Pink
  • 204 Old Pink
  • 205P Pearly Rose
  • 206 Pop Pink
  • 207 Candy Pink
  • 208P Lilac Pink
  • 209 Fuchsia Pink
  • 300P Golden Pink Coral
  • 301P Nude Coral
  • 302P Golden Coral
  • 303P Pearly Coral
  • 304 Red Coral
  • 305 Orange Coral
  • 306 Orange
  • 400 Orange Red
  • 401P Pearly Red
  • 402P Golden Red
  • 403 Red
  • 404 Raspberry Red
  • 405P Pearly Plum
  • 406 Burgundy
  • 500 Lilac
  • 501 Purple
  • 502P Beetle
  • 503 Black

Availability: April 2015 at Sephora (will be a VIB Rouge/VIB exclusive first)

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Tom Ford Black Oyster Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Black Oyster Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Black Oyster Cream & Powder Eye Color ($60.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a set designed to give you an ultra sparkly, smoky eye. It pairs a sparkly silver powder eyeshadow with a silver-sparkled black cream eyeshadow together. When layered, the silver powder eyeshadow intensifies the sparkle and finish of the cream eyeshadow, but it doesn’t alter the color much. Of the four duos, this was my least favorite, as the powder eyeshadow was under-performing, though the cream eyeshadow performed well.

Black Oyster (Eye Color) is a muted, medium-dark silver with lighter, brighter silver sparkle and sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it was the least pigmented of the four duos. It had less of an underlying base color with more sparkle, which gave it a chunkier appearance applied to the eye. The texture was thin, fairly smooth with an almost wet-like feel to it, so the sparkle held together and didn’t get all over the place during application, but the chunkier texture made it look more uneven applied. I had moderate fall out while I wore it, though, with the overall color lasting for eight hours before creasing. Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, less sparkly. Sugarpill Grand Tiara (P, $13.00) is less sparkly, warmer. Sephora Collection Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker, less sparkly. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE) is less sparkly. Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less sparkly. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #2 (P) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Revolt (P, $18.00) is less sparkly. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. NARS Silver Factory (LE, $24.00) is cream. MAC Extra Silver (LE, $19.50) is less sparkly. Chanel Infini (P, $29.50) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Black Oyster (Cream) is a deepened black with warm undertones and silver sparkle and bluish-teal micro-shimmer. It had a more metallic finish, and it seemed like the most shimmery of the four cream eyeshadows in the collection. The formula was intensely pigmented with rich, opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. It wore well for ten and a half hours before creasing slightly. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE) is lighter, powder. Lancome My French #9 (LE) is less sparkly, darker, powder. Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is darker, less sparkly, powder. Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is powder, less sparkly. MAC Prim and Proper (LE, $19.50) is powder. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, less sparkly, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacklight (306) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is very similar, powder. MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is less sparkly, darker, powder. Chanel Mirifique (P, $36.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Black Oyster

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

Longevity

9/10

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4.5/5

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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