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Hourglass Holiday 2016 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

01/06

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Spring 2017

Hourglass Holiday 2016 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette ($62.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of shimmering blushes for the holidays.

From my understanding, the palette actually contains a new formula–a mix between the Ambient Lighting Blushes and the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders–which is code for “shimmery blush.” The formula is supposed to impart “glowing color and a natural-looking, radiant finish.” In terms of value, both the Ambient Lighting Blushes and Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders retail for $38, while the blushes contain 0.15 oz. and the highlighters contain 0.16 oz., so let’s call a 50/50 mix and go with 0.155 oz. for calculations, which is $245.16/oz. The palette contains $66.19 worth of product. If you just do a per-ounce calculation against the standalone blush, then it has a value of $68.40, and if you do it against the standalone highlighter, then it has a value of $64.13. In all cases, you are getting a bit more than what you’re paying for, but you will get three shades for less than the cost of two (not that any of these are available on their own).

I was a bit confused over the inclusion of Incandescent Electra in the palette, as a shade by the same existed in another trio, and while it had similar colors in its pan, the one in this palette is dominated by the coral, so it was quite different–much more colorful, darker, and only really shares the undertone of the previously-released shade. Hourglass’ website says that it is the same as the previously-released shade, though. The products are marbled, so there can be variation in depth based from shade to shade, but this was beyond a mere variation! Also, per Hourglass, this is a holiday palette!

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette Spring 2017
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylips Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylips
Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylips

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylips ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a new, liquid lipstick that’s designed to be “non-sticky, non-drying” and have a soft to glossy finish, depending on how much one applies. It comes in a squeeze tube with a flocked applicator. These are new for spring and had a one-day early release but will return soon.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylips

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection for Spring 2017

 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection for Spring 2017
Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection for Spring 2017

Sweet Peach is back!

Availability

12/14 on Too Faced, 12/15 online at other retailers, 12/26 in-stores (Eye Palette), 1/5 in-stores (everything else)

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The Details

Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00

The Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette is infused with the juicy scent and antioxidant-rich essence of peach. Create endless looks with 18 shades of peachy pinks, corals, bronzes, and pops of purples that will leave your eyes looking warm weather-fresh all year long. It features a Glamour Guide with three eye looks to get you started.

  • White Peach Matte vanilla cream
  • Luscious Pearl peach champagne
  • Just Peachy Shimmering peachy pink
  • Bless Her Heart Golden moss
  • Tempting Bronzed black
  • Charmed, I’m Sure Matte medium cool brown
  • Nectar, Pearly peachy cream
  • Cobbler Peachy pinked bronze
  • Candied Peach Matte coral with violet shimmer
  • Bellini Gilded peach
  • Peach Pit Satin perfect raisin
  • Delectable Matte smoky amethyst
  • Peaches ‘n Cream Matte milky peach
  • Georgia Matte peachy pink
  • Carmelized Dark gilded bronze
  • Puree Metallic dark bronze
  • Summer Yum Matte gingerbread
  • Talk Derby to Me Shimmering black violet

Papa Don't Peach Blush | $30.00

Papa Don’t Peach Blush’s sweet peachy-bronze hue imparts fresh, youthful-looking radiance to cheeks for a touch of summertime warmth. Infused with the essence of peach, this blush smells like peaches, and its rich, pigmented shade provides buildable payoff. Wearable and flattering on any skintone, it leaves a gilded, pink-pearl, brightening finish. Early access on 12/14 on Sephora’s app.

  • Papa Don’t Peach Peachy-bronze

Sweet Peachy Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss | $19.00

Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil has a moisture-rich formula that feels lightweight and creamy. It features shades in nudes, peachy pinks, and corals. Silky and smooth, it’s infused with the skin-loving essence of peach, coconut oil, and vitamins, and each shade smells just like peaches.

  • Poppin’ Peach Bright peach pop
  • Papa Don’t Peach Spiced peach
  • Peach Fuzz Peachy nude
  • Peach-sicle Creamy peach
  • Pure Peach Peachy pink
  • Peach, Please! Coral pink
  • Peach Tease Electric peach
  • Tickle-Me-Peach Watermelon

Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette | $42.00

This illuminating, blushing and bronzing palette gives the natural radiance of a glowing peach sunset. Give your skin the appearance of being bathed in the most beautiful peachy golden light.

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Cremes Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Shush, Blush Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new liquid lipstick for spring 2017. It released early (for one day) last week, but it’s slated to return sometime in December. It’s is a liquid lipstick, but it is not the matte kind, so it does not dry down to a flat, matte finish. Here are swatches:

Le Marc Liquid Lip Crèmes

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Tom Ford Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

01/05

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Beauty Lust for Life Shimmer Shot

Lust for Life

Tom Ford Lust for Life Shimmer Shot ($45.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and fine, golden pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheerer, liquid highlighter that can be used alone on the high points of the face or mixed in with liquid foundation. Most liquid highlighters tend to be on the sheerer side, like this one, which was semi-sheer, moderately buildable, but the thinner, more water-like texture made it very easy to sheer out further and spread across a large area of skin with minimal color impact and subdued, fine pearl.

The consistency was thicker than pure water, but it never felt heavy on the skin. When I patted it onto cheeks with my fingertip, I saw some color–mostly warmth–and a natural sheen that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The product never fully dried down but wasn’t tacky and did not seem to migrate too much (it wore nicely for about seven hours)–I looked dewy without looking oily. I felt like there was more shimmer to it than some of the sheerer liquid highlighters on the market (Giorgio Armani, Becca) but was still a finer size so that it didn’t look like big chunks of sparkle on the skin. It incorporated well with liquid foundations, though the effect was even more subtle that way (I couldn’t even capture it on camera, but it gave my foundations a slightly dewier finish).

Tom Ford Beauty Shimmer Shot Lust for Life
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

01/07

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

theBalm Balm Beach Blush

Balm Beach

theBalm Balm Beach Blush ($21.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s the type of color that pairs well with a lot of looks so long as your skin tone is light-medium or fairer (it shows up as a subtle color on my skin tone, and I’m light-medium to medium). I did find that the color darkened just a tad on the skin, but if you are drier, you might get truer-to-pan color.

The consistency was soft, smooth, and slightly firmer in the pan, though it wasn’t too stiff to use. It had good pigmentation, somewhat buildable though never quite opaque, that went on evenly and blended out without issue. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

theBalm Blush Balm Beach
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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