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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream Review & Photos

01/07

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream ($135.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a rich, deeply hydrating cream that has helped minimize redness in my cheeks and scaliness and flakiness around my nose, while keeping the rest of my skin happy. It is probably one of the more expensive face creams that I’ve actually liked enough (and found effective for my skin) to repurchase.

I’ve had good luck with Colloidal Oatmeal as a key ingredient to soothe my eczema (for my hands and neck, I have alternated between Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy and Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Lotion for years), so I will be making an effort to try some other (less expensive) options that utilize it to see if they’re as effective for me as this one has been.

It’s supposed to work for “sensitive skin” as an “anti-aging moisturizer [that] is rich in Indigo extract, Colloidal Oatmeal and Sophora Japonica extract, which calm, comfort, and restore skin’s natural resiliency.” Tatcha has a rather detailed FAQ on their site about the product, including results from their own consumer survey (which did not indicate the number of participants). The Indigo range also includes a body cream and hand cream (both of which are excellent), but the facial cream also has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. I suffer from eczema on my hands, throat, and eyelids most severely, and it was after seeing fantastic results with Tatcha’s Indigo hand cream on my hands that I wanted to try the face cream within the same line.

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Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows in a neutral color scheme that leaned light to mid-tone in depth and had more neutral-to-warm undertones. The texture of the eyeshadows ran dusty to powdery, which seemed to make them shorter wearing (averaging seven to seven and a half hours) and more prone to sheering out on the lid. If you normally use primer, it would certainly go a long way to minimizing the impact of the texture and give you better coverage and longer wear.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

The Best & Worst of Becca Light Chaser Highlighters & Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter
Becca Light Chaser Highlighter

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a new, limited edition powder highlighter that is supposed to be “the perfect marriage of kaleidoscopic colour and light” that give the skin “an otherwordly glow.” There are six shades in the range, and a few of them have more of a visible shift in person (less so in photos) while others just seemed like a typical highlighter. From the brand that seemed to put highlighters back on the market with their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula, the formula lacked the finesse in texture and blendability I would have expected from Becca. The texture varied from shade to shade with some being drier, looser, and less blendable to smoother, more blendable, and fairly good as a tinted highlighter/subtle blush.

Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition formula available in six shades. Becca describes it as “gemstones melted into liquid form” with a “mix of unique pearls” paired with a “conditioning” formula. In general, the formula was more like a sheer to semi-sheer gloss with moderate pearl, sometimes with more nuance and other times was more like a traditional, shimmery gloss. The formula was lightweight, thin, lightly tacky, and comfortable to wear but only lasted two to three hours. For most of the shades, I detected the scent throughout the wear but only tasted soapiness with one (Topaz x Gilt). The glosses were less shifting in their shimmer/pearl as they were just sparkly and mirror-like in shine.

My favorite shades: Opal Flashes Jade (Light Chaser Highlighter) and Topaz x Gilt (Glow Gloss).

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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors (Part 1)

01/06

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Pink Pop

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but there was a bit of color that sunk into my deeper lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a fair amount of slip. The lipstick stayed on well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Pink Pop
Pink Pop
Pink Pop
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby, Gig, Peep Show Eye Pigments

01/03

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Hotel Lobby

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy enough to spread easily across the lid but did not feel overly wet or slippery, so it applied with rich, opaque coverage. I felt like this shade was very, very pigmented and a little went a long way (out of all five that I tried). I had no trouble applying this on the lid with a brush, but it worked well as an all over lid color applied with fingertips. On me, the color was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “highly pigmented cream eyeshadow” that is “long-wearing” with a “soft, silky texture” that will dry “quickly without creasing” but is still “easily blendable.” I bought five shades (there are 11 in the range) and had good luck with three of them and found two to be more troublesome to use. It seemed like the more pearly shades were easier to use than the ones with larger sparkles. I wasn’t sure if the squeeze tube format was going to work, but it was fairly easy to dispense product without getting too much at once but product can get dried out and clog the opening.

The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient enough to spread easily across the lid. They dried down quickly but I did not feel too rushed (I would still work one eye at a time, though). I noticed that they felt a bit heavier on the lids and had a tendency to cling and emphasize any texture on my lids (most noticeable on the inner portion of my lids). They lasted between nine and eleven hours on me with one of the more glittery shades crumbling over time. I applied mine using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC 242) as well as fingertips, though I personally prefer brushes so that is what I reached for most of the time.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment Hotel Lobby
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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A+

Gig

Permanent
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F

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection ($34.00 for 0.90 fl. oz.) includes five, full-sized lipglosses in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Lip Gloss formula is described as a “non-tacky, moderate-shine gloss.” The brand made no specific claims with respect to pigmentation level, though they stated that the glosses could be used on top of the lipsticks also released in this collection. Lipgloss is typically not opaque and on average, falls somewhere in the middle–some pigmentation/coverage so they can be worn alone but not full coverage, which the standard I held these glosses up to. The coverage varied from sheer to medium with moderate, noticeable shine with a smooth, non-sticky texture. While they were comfortable to wear, they wore away quickly and would need very regular reapplication.

LORAC Lip Gloss Collection Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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B-

True Beauty

Limited Edition
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Red Rose

Limited Edition
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C+

Belle-ieve

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C

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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