Friday, May 22nd, 2015

ColourPop Summer 2015 Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Summer 2015 Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft tangerine sprinkled with silver and pink glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, golden orange with warm, yellow undertones and silver and pink glitter. The texture has a very smooth, emollient feel to it, though it tended to thicken when applied to the lid unless applied as a sheer wash of color. I didn’t notice more than a few stray sparkles when I was working with it during application, and then there were a few more that fell during wear, but it was negligible. The underlying color still looked the same nine hours later. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Nillionaire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze with a ton of gold and multi-coloured glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, bronzy brown with khaki undertones and copper and pink glitter over a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was move around, but the larger glitters seemed to turn the base a little patchy as they moved against the base color. This one seemed to be more prone to having sparkle fall out during application, though once I was done, I only saw two or three sparkles drop during the ten hour wear time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Shark Attack Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone warm coral with gold duochrome finish in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light-medium, pink-leaning coral with a fine, golden sheen. It had good color payoff with a lightly emollient texture that seemed like it would apply really well, but I struggled a lot with this. It swatched so nicely, but it was difficult to apply as smoothly and as evenly on the lid. It seemed like if you have really, really smooth, taut eyelids, it might go on more smoothly, but it always looked a little patchy on me. I tried applying in five separate times with fingertips and various brushes. A flat, synthetic brush still seemed to work the best for me, and it applied better to the outer third of my lid than the inner or middle of my lid. It lasted for nine hours before fading. I was surprised as I have had the best luck with the pearlized finishes in the range. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plunge Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light warm beige with a golden sheen in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light-medium, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a lightly creamy, blendable texture that deposited color evenly and smoothly. I had no trouble with this one, and it was so easy to use. The color lasted for nine and a half hours without creasing or fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop High Tide Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “pale champagne gold in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light gold with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It appears lighter applied, as it has a fairly reflective finish. The texture was blendable, lightly creamy, and adhered well to the skin. It had nice pigmentation and lasted for nine and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Coconut Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright peacock teal in a pearlized finish.” It’s a medium-dark, blue with a hint of green and a pearly sheen. It has hints of green and blue pearl in it that gives it a “warmer” look than your typical true blue, but it still leans quite blue. The texture was lightly creamy that felt “wet” to the touch, but it was thin, blendable, and easily spread on the lid. It went on with good color payoff, and with a brush, it seemed even more opaque when I was applying it in practice. It wore well for nine and a half hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow (Gift with Purchase) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with lighter gold and bronze shimmer and bronze glitter. YSL Aquatic Copper (07) (P, $30.00) is darker, less red-toned. Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is less sparkly. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE) is more golden. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P) is less sparkly. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is less sparkly, darker. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, less sparklly, cooler-toned. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is darker, less sparkly. LORAC Unattainable (P) is less sparkly. MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is darker, less sparkly. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery/sparkly. MAC Day Gleam (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Coil (LE, $21.00) is darker, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It is a limited edition eyeshadow that is only available as a a gift with purchase, while supplies last (or 5/25) to celebrate ColourPop’s 1-year anniversary. It had mostly opaque color coverage with its base color with a very sparkly, glittery texture that can be a little chunky to work with as it doesn’t go on as smoothly as other shades have in the past. I applied it using a flat, synthetic brush and patted into place, and then I used the edge of the brush to lightly blend out the edge, which yielded the best results, but up-close, it’s not completely smooth or even. It reflects a lot of light and ends up looking lighter applied than in the pan (especially in person, as you move). I had minor fall out while blending out the edges, and then minor fall out while I wore it, though it is surprisingly little fall out for something this sparkly. I didn’t have any fading or creasing over a nine hour period.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit
Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sun Safety Kit ($32.00 ($155.00 value)

Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation are proud to unveil its ninth edition of the Sun Safety Kit. The highly anticipated collection features an array of powerful SPF products in different formats to protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays along with safe self-tanning essentials for a beautiful, sunless, golden glow. The all-in-one BB and CC creams perfect the appearance of skin while protecting from the sun and environmental factors while Fresh’s cult-favorite Sugar Lip Treatment nourishes, protects, and plumps the look of lips. These hand-picked favorites will protect your face, lips, and body all summer long—with no greasy mess, no white residue, and no unpleasant smell—just Sun Safety.

  • 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
  • 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
  • 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
  • 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
  • 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
  • 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
  • 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Travel bag

Time to Prime ($25.00 ($51.00 value)

This set includes six deluxe primers that form the first step to longer-wearing makeup, nails, and hair. Line & Define primer’s 100 percent natural formula nourishes lips while priming to keep lipstick in place all day. Prime Base Coat is a binding, ultra-sticky base coat that primes nails for flawless, long-lasting polish application. Veil Mineral Primer neutralizes skin, minimizes shine, and creates a uniform canvas for makeup that lasts. Prime Style Extender weightlessly protects and extends the life of your hairstyle. 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is a sweat- and humidity-resistant formula that keeps eye shadow in place for up to 24 hours. Subversion Lash Primer conditions and preps lashes for longer-lasting, voluminous, and lengthened lashes. This set contains:

  • 0.3 oz Bite Beauty Line & Define Primer
  • 0.13 oz Formula X PRIME Base Coat
  • 0.14 oz Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • 1 oz Living Proof Prime Style Extender
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.15 oz Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

Ultimate Hair Essentials ($45.00) ($132.00 value)

This curated assortment of our most sought-after hair essentials includes luxurious products to help you achieve your desired look, save time in the morning, and create healthy-looking hair. Discover nourishing shampoos and conditioners, frizz-fighting stylers, hydrating oils, and multitasking hairsprays that will make your hair look picture-perfect and feel smoother than ever before. This set contains:

  • 2 oz Wen® by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Prime Style Extender
  • 1 oz Phyto Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
  • 1.7 oz Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
  • 2 oz Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
  • 3 oz Living Proof® Flex Shaping Hairspray
  • 1.67 oz Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1
  • 0.5 oz Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Beauty on the Fly ($42.00) ($158.00 value)

The unique, luxurious Melting Cleanser from Algenist gently dissolves all traces of makeup, removes impurities, and improves skin’s radiance. The fragrance-free, gentle FAB cleanser effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple. Kate Sommerville’s dual-action exfoliation method seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes while the antioxidant-rich brightening and nourishing Truth Serum® is enriched with vitamin C to nourish. The daily age-defying Face Cream is formulated with Fresh’s proprietary Super 7 Complex—proven to prevent visible signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance. The clinically-proven Refreshing Eye Cream instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles while GlamGlow’s 10-minute Youthmud™ is a professional-quality mud mask that leaves skin radiant. Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk is a broad-spectrum sun protection in a non-greasy, nourishing milk formula with added neroli and argan oil to hydrate. The velvety, hydrating body butter from Josie is whipped to perfection to moisturize skin, leaving is silky smooth. Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo and Conditioner deliver the five benefits for beautiful, healthy-looking hair: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish. Finish your look with Alterna CC Cream, a leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished. This set contains:

  • 1.5 oz Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser
  • 1 oz First Aid Beauty® Face Cleanser
  • 0.5 oz Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen® Truth Serum Collagen Booster
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
  • 0.17 oz Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream
  • 0.5 oz Glamglow® Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 2 oz Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Sweet Citrus
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Conditioner
  • 0.85 oz Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair
  • Travel bag

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono
Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono

Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that was easy to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Oxydus Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. It had intense pigmentation with a really dense, thick, and buttery texture that adhered well to the skin. It stayed on well for nine hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Oro Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a little dusty compared to most of the other singles I’ve tried, even if it had a very soft, finely-milled feel. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Mosaic Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a softened, light-medium green with warm, khaki undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff that adhered well to the skin as the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It wasn’t as dense or as buttery as some of the singles, and it ended up being prone to sheering out on the lid when I was working with it. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Iconic Gold Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an olive brown with warm, murky undertones and a heaping amount of gold glitter. The texture has an almost wet-like feel, which helps the glitter adhere to the base color (rather than just sitting on top), but there is some fall out during application as you blend the color on the skin. I also experienced it being a more difficult color to blend, as the larger glitter particles seemed to make the base look uneven at times. I had some fall out during wear as well, though the color itself didn’t crease until after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

ColourPop Get Leid Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Get Leid + Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Get Leid Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a ” bright warm peach in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with a hint of red in it, and it has a matte finish. The texture was drier than I’ve encountered in ColourPop’s matte blushes, which made it harder to blend and even out on the skin, especially with fingertips. I felt that a brush made it easier to get even coverage, but it was slow-going as you really had to build it up in layers as the drier consistency resulted in less color picked up by the brush. Once the blush was on it, did wear for eight and a half hours on me. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter, powder. Colour Pop Tasty (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Fame (LE, $26.00) is a powder. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) is slightly less red-toned. Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is powder. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is slightly darker. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is browner, more shimmery, powder. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is darker, powder. NARS Gilda (P, $30.00) is powder, darker. MAC Melba (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is darker, powder. Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is slightly darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright red coral in a pearlized finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark coral-red with pink and gold pearl. It is intensely pigmented–one of the most pigmented of all the blushes I’ve tried by the brand–and a little goes a very, very long way. I would highly recommend using a brush to apply this and build up as you need! The consistency is creamy, smooth, and very blendable on the skin. The finish reads more luminous with a sheen but not an overtly sparkly finish once blended. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading. NARS Panic (Right) (P) is lighter, powder. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is lighter, powder. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is a powder, pinker. Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is pinker, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is lighter, powder. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is more muted, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a twist-up pencil eyeliner (no sharpening required) that comes in a variety of shades. Last year (seriously, in June 2014!), I bought a ton of them, and I’ve been slowly working my way through them since. I’m trying to make a serious dent into my backlog (about 13,000 photos), so hope you enjoy this mega-review! :)

Stila Alpine Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte pure white.” It’s a brightened, medium white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke an was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Black Amethyst Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte black purple.” It’s a blackened plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, but it was drier and harder to build up the color–it looked very unevenly and tended to layer on itself so some parts would be opaque and others would be sheerer. It wore well for eight hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Bluefin Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue sheen.” It’s a blackened navy blue with lighter warmer blue and medium blue sparkle and shimmer. The shimmer has a rather metallic sheen, but the base color is uneven and patchy at times. The texture wasn’t as creamy as the best Smudge Sticks. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Espresso Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte medium brown.” It’s a medium brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was creamy and glided on beautifully with opaque color coverage in a single pass. It wore well for nine hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Gilded Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic golden bronze.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with hints of brown and a metallic sheen. The formula was lightly creamy, and it was incredibly pigmented with full coverage in one stroke. On me, the eyeliner wore well for eight and a half hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Jade Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “emerald green shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, green-based teal with a pearly sheen. It was semi-opaque in one pass, but it was lightly creamy and buildable to full opacity in two layers. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Lionfish Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep bronze sheen.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark reddish-brown with burgundy and gold shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff in a single pass, but it was buildable to opaque color in two layers. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Metallic Umber Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic grey smoke.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe-brown with warm,r eddish undertones and a pearly sheen with a faint bit of silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug at the lash line, while the color lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Midnight Blue Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte deep navy.” It’s a muted, navy blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was creamy with some slip, and it seemed to go on rather unevenly. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Midnight Green Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black emerald green.” It’s a really muted, murky olive green with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while it was fairly buildable, it was never fully opaque. On me, it started to thin after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Purple Tang Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “dark purple sheen.” It’s a blackened purple with cooler, violet shimmer and sparkle that gives it a more metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage, but it looked splotchy and uneven to a noticeable degree. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Sepia Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic taupe.” It’s a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s too warm to be pewter nor taupe to me. The texture was very creamy and soft, which helped it yield greater color payoff, but it was almost too soft and required a very light touch or else the eyeliner was prone to breakage. It lasted for eight and a half hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Spice Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte mahogany brown.” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a satin finish. The texture was creamy and almost wet initially, and it glided on well but wasn’t fully opaque in one stroke. It was buildable to full opacity with two layers. On me, the eyeliner stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Stargazer Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black and gold with silver pearl.” It’s a muted black with warm undertones and a dusting of silver sparkle. It had a drier consistency that made it semi-sheer in one pass, though it was fairly buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Triggerfish Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “steel grey sheen.” It’s a medium-dark gray with silver sparkle that gives it a slightly metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and the slightly drier, more sparkly texture made it harder to build evenly. It stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “light turquoise.” It’s a brightened, light-medium aqua that leans slightly blue (it’s cooler in tone) with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single pass, and the texture was creamy and glided on evenly. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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