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Lancome Gold Lights & Rosegold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/09

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Gold Lights

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied without issue to the skin, though I felt like it was easiest and fastest to work with fingertips for blending over a brush. The consistency was thin, a little mousse-y, and dried down so the wear was longer (seven and a half hours) but gave me enough time to work with it first.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Lancome Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid Gold Lights

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Estee Lauder Dark Desire, Pink Parfait, Crystal Baby Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Dark Desire

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly on the lips. The lipstick was lightly creamy with enough slip to glide on without tugging but did not slide around once on. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. . It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Dark Desire

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Sneak Peek: Stellar Beauty Lipstick & Blush Photos & Swatches

Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick
Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty just debuted at Sephora (and it’s also a new brand in general!) this month. I picked up six of the Infinite Lipsticks, all five shades of the Metallic Moon Lipsticks, and three of the blushes (one arrived shattered, so I only have two in this post with the replacement still on its way). The brand also has a liquid foundation, liquid concealer, loose powder, and mascara, but I figured I’d see how they managed with lipstick first.

Stellar Beauty

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Cle de Peau Cranberry & Pale Fig Cream Blushes

01/05

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush

Cranberry

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The more blended out the color, the less shimmery it appeared on the skin–more like a natural sheen than overtly shimmery. The consistency was thin with enough slip to blend easily but it dried down quickly and set in place for a solid eight hours on me. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.

The formula is supposed to have “the perfect touch of sheer luminous color” that can be applied with fingertips or a brush. The consistency is firmer in the pot; it’s definitely a cream-based product, but only a little comes away from the surface and dries down within twenty seconds of being applied to the skin. The coverage was semi-sheer, buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. I liked applying these with either a small, synthetic stippling brush or my fingertips, though my preferred method was using a brush to initially apply the color and then lightly patting the edges with my fingertips. On me, the blushes lasted between seven and nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin. The formula is rose-scented, and I get a faint hint of it when worn.

Cle de Peau Cream Blush Cranberry
Cranberry
Cranberry
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Smashbox Pink Drank, Rose B4 Bros, Bad B, Mauve Wife Be Legendary Liquid Lip

01/08

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Pink Drank

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth-feeling gloss that spread comfortably across the lips. It applied fairly evenly with almost no streaking, but there was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines. The texture was light-medium in thickness, not heavy, and moderately tacky. The hybrid lipstick/lipgloss lasted for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “the full coverage a lipstick” with “the high shine of a gloss” in “a single coat” and is available in two finishes (metallic and vinyl). To me, it felt more like a gloss than a lipstick overall, as it had the plushness and glossiness I’d associate with a gloss. The coverage was typically mostly opaque to fully opaque across the range, and they went on fairly evenly and smoothly. I noticed that a lot of shades emphasized the lines on my lips up-close, but I couldn’t tell just looking in a regular mirror, as there was such a strong shine. The wear ranged from five to seven hours, which I suspect is partially due to the slightly thicker, moderately tacky texture.

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Pink Drank
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Too Faced Summer 2017 Collection

Too Faced Summer 2017 Collection
Too Faced Summer 2017 Collection

Too Faced’s summer collection debuts on 3/9.

Availability

Now online; Sephora/Ulta have palette + highlighters online now

The Details

Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection | $59.00 | Limited Edition

For all you natural lovers out there, your beauty dreams have just become reality. From professional makeup artists to starlets and real women, the natural eye had been one of the most coveted but challenging looks to achieve until Too Faced created the original Natural Eye palette in 2009. With essential neutral shades and our signature get-the-look Glamour Guides, Too Faced changed the beauty world forever. To celebrate this iconic look, get ready to fall hard for the first-ever Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection blockbuster with 30 naturally gorgeous eye shadows! Of course we had to include some of your favorites from the bestselling Natural Eyes, Natural Matte, and Natural At Night palettes, but get ready to take your neutral game to the next level with new exclusive shades.

  • Row 1: Heaven, Fairytale, Nudie, Tickle Me, Don’t Settle, Fingers Crossed
  • Row 2: Lace Teddy, Satin Sheets, Push-up, , Honey Pot, Chocolate Martini, Undercover
  • Row 3: Pink Cheeks, Kittens, Bunny Nose, Moonbeam, Love Bug, Smokin’
  • Row 4: Poodle, Cutie Patootie, Dear Diary, Coffee Date, Spoiled, Night Fever
  • Row 5: Spotlight, Honey Butter, Honeymoon, , Hot & Bothered, Makeup & Chill, Stiletto

Love Light Prismatic Highlighter | $30.00

Turn on your Love Light! Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino was inspired to capture that ethereal glow that occurs only when a woman is in love, so he went to Italy to discover an exclusive liquid-to-powder formula that enables the light reflecting pigments to float in the powder. Unlike traditional pressed powders that crush the pearls during the pressing process, our innovative technology keeps the pearls spherical so they’re able to reflect light from any angle.

  • Ray of Light
  • You Light Up My Life
  • Blinded By the Light

Melted Matte | $21.00

  • Granny Panties
  • Wine Not?
  • Wicked
  • Suck It
  • Holy Chic!
  • Jawbreaker

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