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Milani Glowing & Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

01/06

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Glowing

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium copper with a warm, golden sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and had a high-shine finish. I found it accentuated the look of my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn at nearly full coverage. The powder had a smooth consistency that was soft but not powdery in the pan. The highlighter started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

The formula is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades (you can view swatches of all shades here). The consistency was similar to a lot of other “gelee” highlighters: smooth, soft but more firmly pressed (where there was no powderiness but was still pigmented) with semi-opaque to opaque coverage and a frosted to a metallic finish. Some shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn heavily. This formula will be most suitable for someone who likes an intense, more metallic highlighter and warmer-toned shades.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Glowing
Glowing
Glowing
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette Photos & Swatches

01/12

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) includes 15 eyeshadows in various shades of warm-toned hues with matte, shimmer, and sparkly finishes. The palette seemed to sell through very quickly when it initially launched earlier this week. I know retailers are attempting to get more product, and I hope that the Natasha Denona brand uses this as an opportunity to listen to their customers and commit to making more. While I will review the palette in full, I went ahead and already add all of the dupes for each shade in the palette, so if there was one you had your eye on, check The Dupe List! 🙂 You can also view all the dupes for shades in the palette here.

Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

Round-up: MAC Fruity Juicy Collection

MAC Fruity Juicy Collection
MAC Fruity Juicy Collection

MAC Fruity Juicy Collection is now available online at MAC Cosmetics (also spotted it at Nordstrom and Saks)! Here’s how the collection did:

01

MAC Si, Si, Me! Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $17.00/0.10 oz.

MAC Si, Si, Me! Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark magenta purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

02. MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops ($21.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep copper with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, pearl sheen. Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Sun Rush Lustre Drops

MAC Sun Rush Lustre Drops ($21.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. Read full review.

A-

05. MAC Oh My, Passion! Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Oh My, Passion! Pearlmatte Face Powder ($33.00 for 0.28 oz.) is comprised of a soft yellow, reddish-brown, pink-coral, and pinky lavender that swirl together and create a subdued pinky-peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Calm Heat Lipstick

MAC Calm Heat Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

07. MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter mix of warm-toned shades from pale gold to coral to plum. Read full review.

B+

08. MAC Refined Golden Bronzing Powder

MAC Refined Golden Bronzing Powder ($27.50 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a "finely spun golden with soft pearl." Read full review.

B+

09. MAC La Salsa Cremsheen Glass

MAC La Salsa Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a medium, fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and gold and pink pearl. Read full review.

B+

10. MAC Fruit a La La 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Fruit a La La Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bold, bright mix of orange and pink with three neutral shades thrown into the mix. Read full review.

B+

11. MAC Love in the Glades 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Love in the Glades Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is like a smoky take on tropical greens and blues. Read full review.

B+

12. MAC Shy Girl Lipstick

MAC Shy Girl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with fine gold and pink pearl. Read full review.

B+

13. MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

B+

14. MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a milky, almost jelly-like finish. Read full review.

B

15. MAC Shake, Shake, Shake! Cremsheen Glass

MAC Shake, Shake, Shake! Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a medium, coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

16. MAC Summer Succulence Cremsheen Glass

MAC Summer Succulence Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
5
B
11
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
88%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
88%
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Bite Beauty #076, 080, 084 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

#076

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied smoothly on the lips with a little unevenness (which was easy to blend out by pressing my lips together). The consistency was thin, lightweight, and creamy enough to work as an all over color comfortably. It wore well for seven hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: GTA (lighter, brighter), Maple (darker), Cayenne (brighter), Persimmon (lighter, brighter) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but a few applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as it was infinitely easier to even out the color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #076
#076
#076
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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#080

Permanent
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#084

Permanent
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Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Maui

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright pop of medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. It had opaque pigmentation that was easily diffused (or used with a lighter hand) for sheerer coverage. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff, and easy to pick up with a brush and blend out on the skin. There was a noticeable sheen that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

The Illuminating Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s permanent line-up but for summer, they re-released three shades with embossing but the actual product and shades can be purchased year-round (the range has six shades, and the other three shades appear browner, like you might expect in a bronzer). The formula is described as an “ultra soft and smooth pressed powder that delivers a shimmering, sun-kissed glow.” All three of the re-released shades had a smooth consistency–firmer in the pan but not dry or stiff to work with–that was incredibly blendable on the skin. They were very pigmented with moderate to strong luminosity.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Maui
Maui

Dior Undress High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress | Look Details

Dior Undress | Look Details

Undress

Dior Undress High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, permanent eyeshadow palette with muted, mid-tone neutrals. One shade was darker, but the other four shades were quite light overall. It has a new formula that’s supposed to have “highly pigmented” color with “spectacular staying power.” While several of the other palettes were decent to good in quality, this one missed the mark as more shades were slightly dusty to powdery with sheerer coverage that did not wear as long.

Dior High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Undress
Undress

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