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Rescue Beauty Lounge Turn It Around Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Turn It Around Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Turn It Around Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Turn It Around Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark mossy green pond [with] a vivid, glittering cast of copper shimmer.” It’s a subtly warm-toned, olive green with flecks of copper shimmer and sparkle. I felt like my yellow undertones pulled the warmth out of this polish a bit, and if you have a cooler complexion, it may not look as warm-toned. I couldn’t think of any shades that really came close to this one. SpaRitual Lithophonic is darker, not as warm-toned, and doesn’t have copper shimmer (it has green). Cult Nails In a Trance has a similar green base color but different shimmer (both in size and color). Both China Glaze Westside and Zoya Dree are creamy, olive-ish greens, with Dree being closer in tone but lighter overall–neither have shimmer so I suggest these as a base option if perhaps you have a coppery top coat you want to try pairing it with. Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War is a cream polish (no shimmer), and its base color is a little lighter and more olive.

It’s fully opaque after two coats, and if you do thinner coats, you’ll probably need three. The consistency was a little on the thin side, but the polish still applied fluidly, evenly, and smoothly. I didn’t have any trouble with it streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges of the nail when I applied it. It dries down to a naturally shiny finish, and the polish feels smooth to the touch. The drying time was about average. Rescue Beauty’s formula wears very, very well on me with a full seven days of wear with very minor tip wear.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Turn It Around
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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MAC Temperature Rising Collection for Summer 2013

MAC Temperature Rising Collection for Summer 2013
MAC Temperature Rising Collection for Summer 2013

M•A•C captures the steamy nocturnal scene in a vivid summer colour collection. Powder Blush sets the tone, Eye Shadow Quads smoulder and Powerchrome Eye Pencil illuminates with molten metallic. Lipstick and Lipglass speak volumes as lacquered nails glisten in the night. Take back the night with M•A•C Bronzing Powder as Pro Longwear Bronzer stays stunning all evening long, Bronzing Oil’s botanical blend transforms skin with lush moisture and Strobe Liquid flashes its sexy afterglow in a new shade.

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Altered Beige Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)
  • Feel My Pulse Vivid magenta violet (Cremesheen)
  • Sheer Seduction Super dazzle bronze (Dazzle)
  • Caliente Super dazzle violet (Dazzle)

Lipglass ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Liquid Passion Creamy nude
  • Soft Serenade Mid-tone neutral pink with pearl
  • Rhythm Vivid magenta violet with pearl
  • Underdressed Bronze plum with multidimensional pearls

Powerchrome Eye Pencil ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Rich Glance Light gold
  • Copper Strip Frosty mid-tone copper
  • Life’s Luxury Deep bronze brown
  • Polished Jet Charcoal with pearl

Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bare My Soul Frosted gold (Lustre)
  • When in Rio Deep green with copper pearl (Frost)
  • Friendly Deep bronze chocolate (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Romantico Light taupe bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

Temperature Rising Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Circus/Performance Art Frosted gold mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Swelter Mid-tone grey violet (Frost)
  • Temperature Rising Light warm tanned peach (Lustre)
  • Beauty Marked Charcoal black with red pearl (Velvet)

Powder Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Ripe for Love Mid-tone peach (Satin)
  • Hot Nights Mid-tone berry pink (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scorching Haute Super glitter magenta (Frost)
  • Tropical Super glitter bronze (Frost)

Bronzing Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun gold with soft pearl finish

Pro Longwear Bronzer ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

Strobe Liquid ($31.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Golden Elixir Golden shimmer

Bronzing Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 167SE Face Blender

Bag ($34.00 U.S. / $41.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Temperature Rising Makeup bag

Availability: Online May 16th, 2013. North America: May 23rd, 2013 at all M·A·C locations. International ex. Asia: May 2013 at all M·A·C locations. Asia: June 2013 at all M·A·C locations.

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MAC Art of the Eye Collection for Summer 2013

MAC Art of the Eye Collection for Summer 2013
MAC Art of the Eye Collection for Summer 2013

M•A•C unveils a luxurious colour collection where eyes are the fascinating focus. From exotic smoky looks to breathtaking, grand celebration statements that dazzle like ornate multicoloured jewels. Two Eye Shadow X 4 palettes in grey/blue and beige/brown blend beautifully in shades including Gentle Fume, Carbon, Shroom, Soft Brown and Najm el Lail. Small Eye Shadow singles add vibrant highlights in Parrot, Gameela, Farasha, Hajar Karim. Lining is legendary – dramatic black Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline sweeps into a wide wing and Liquid Eye Liner’s gel formula creates an elegant edge. Reflects Glitter gilds with golden shimmer. Opulash lavishes lashes with volume and curl.

Masat Al Lail Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

** This quad contains the exact same shades as MAC Gentle Fume Eyeshadow Quad (released in 2007).

  • Rondelle Platinum silver frost
  • Waft Deep navy with pearl
  • Gentle Fume Dirty concrete grey with silver pearl
  • Carbon Intense black

Rimal Dahabia Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Shroom Soft beige with shimmer
  • Soft Brown Soft golden peachy brown
  • Beauty Burst Rich reddish brown
  • Najm el Lail Blackened deep brown

Chromagraphic Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent @ PRO)

  • Process Magenta Magenta
  • Hi-Def Cyan Cyan
  • Landscape Green Lush bright green

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Feline Rich black

Opulash ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Sama Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Optimum Black Lash Intense black (Permanent)

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Farasha Bright deep orange (Matte)
  • Gameela Deep pink magenta (Matte)
  • Parrot Deep aqua blue with bright green and blue pearl (Frost)
  • Hajar Karim Clean warm green (Matte)
  • Banafsaji Deep purple blue (Veluxe Pearl)

Reflects Glitter ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Reflects Gold White glitter that flashes gold
  • Reflects Antique Gold Sparkling taupe

Fluidline Brow Gelcreme ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Deep Dark Brunete Rich brunette

Availability: Online April 25th, 2013. North America May 2, 2013 at all M·A·C locations. International excluding Middle East May 2013 at all M·A·C locations. Middle East May 2013 at all M·A·C location.

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Benefit Rain Check Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Rain Check Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Rain Check Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Rain Check Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “smoky amethyst.” It’s a cool-toned, muted purple with a smoky feel and a satin finish. Tom Ford Enchantress #3 is lighter. NARS 413BLKR #1 is warmer. theBalm rem is purpler. Giorgio Armani #27 is metallic. NARS Charade is very comparable–perhaps a smidgen darker.

Anyone who loves soft, smoky plum will like this; and if you tend to look for really bold, intense shades, you’re best skipping to another review. It had good pigmentation–enough to get close to the color seen in the pan but there was still some sheerness–and the texture was very soft, finely-milled, but also a little powdery. What I noticed was that wants to stay as a soft, slightly sheer color when applied; it doesn’t layer or build up to full color, and it softens and sheers out very readily if you use sweeping motions to blend it. I had the best results patting and lightly swishing along the edges only, because it helped to leave the bulk of the color alone. This shade lasted seven and a half hours when I wore it, but it was a little faded after eight hours.

This shade can also be found in Benefit’s Sexiest Nudes Ever Palette, which contains four eyeshadows and two Creaseless Cream Shadows for $30.00 (the eyeshadows are 0.04 oz. each, and the cream eyeshadows are 0.11 oz. each, but it’s still a way better deal than buying this eyeshadow on its own unless you LOVE this one and loathe all the others).

Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow Rain Check
Rain Check
Rain Check
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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 ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a blue-based, cotton candy pink with a soft, frosted finish. OCC Digitalis is lighter. MAC Saint Germain is lighter, less pink. MAC Pink Nouveau is very comparable. MAC Snob is grayer. MAC Naughty Saute is also similar but glossier.

Pink Pop had mostly opaque color coverage, but there was a slight translucency–I would expect those with redder natural lips may find this darkens somewhat on them as a result.  This had a slightly thicker, creamier consistency compared to other shades I’ve tested in this range; I wouldn’t by a lot but enough to be noticeable.  It is comfortable to wear, was lightly hydrating during the five hours it lasted on me, and faded evenly.  I did notice that if you press your lips together, sometimes it would create lines, but luckily, they didn’t seem too apparent from a distance.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Pink Pop
Pink Pop
Pink Pop
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Zoya Solange Nail Lacquer

Zoya Solange Nail Lacquer
Zoya Solange Nail Lacquer

Zoya Solange Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “gold metal foil sparkle.” It’s a medium yellow gold with gold shimmer/sparkle and a matte, sparkle finish. (It’s part of the PixieDust formula, which is a textured formula that mimics the look of sparkling sugar.) I don’t have any suggestions for dupes that have the same textured finish. In regards to color, China Glaze Champagne Bubbles was the closest I could think of, but obviously, the finish is quite different (and it has silver micro-glitter, so it doesn’t look the same even when you apply a top coat over Solange).

Zoya states that this is an opaque polish, and that with the PixieDust formula, it may take one to three (thin) coats to achieve full opacity and to see the effect of the textured formula. It is recommended to wait up to ten minutes for each coat to dry but once dry, it should be “long-lasting, matte, and ultra-glittery.” It was opaque for me after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so thin coats are possible. I applied it as I would any regular polish and didn’t have trouble with the application.  If desired, you could totally apply a top coat to get a glossy finish and a smoother feel.

I’ve been wearing Solange for nearly seven days (I’m a few hours short), and I’ve had no chips and just minor tip wear. I was quite surprised, because matte polishes don’t have a great reputation for wear, but Zoya’s wore really well (and I’ve tested a few shades from the original PixieDust launch, which yielded similar results). Worth mentioning, however, is that very little chips on me (unfortunately, for testing), so hopefully those who have tried this themselves can also chime in with how it has worn in their experience!

Zoya Nail Lacquer Solange
Solange
Solange
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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