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Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes (Part 2)

Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes
Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes

This is part two of our review on Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes ($45.00 for 1.28 oz.). You can read part one here.

Wish is a pale, caramel brown with a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was somewhat powdery. Chanel Gri-Gri (101) (LE, $28.50) is darker, grayer. MAC Vintage Selection (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Bobbi Brown Heather Brown (LE, $29.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Palace (LE) is similar. Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Bright Eyes is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth. Too Faced Totally Fetch (LE) is very similar. Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.80) is lighter. Urban Decay Noise (LE, $18.00) is slightly more muted. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #1 (LE, $21.00) is a touch darker. Sugarpill Decora (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Sequin is a vibrant, jewel-tone teal with a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation, a soft, buttery texture, and applied smoothly. Best shade in the entire set. Urban Decay Deep End (P, $18.00) is bluer. Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Marshmallow is a soft, light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had a soft, buttery feel and great color payoff. Too Faced Taffy (LE) is lighter. theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is similar. Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Love Power (LE, $18.50) is a cream product. Make Up For Ever #303 (P, $20.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Mauvelous is a pale, softened mauve with coppery-red micro-glitter. It had semi-opaque color payoff but there was definitely a sheerness present. The glitter also was prone to fall out both during wear as well as during application. MAC Neo Nebula (LE, $21.00) is darker, less glittery. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is a touch darker. Urban Decay Provocateur is very, very similar. Giorgio Armani #29 is less glittery. See comparison swatches.

Starry Night is a matte black with very fine silver sparkle. It had subtle warm undertones, good color payoff, and was just slightly powdery. There’s no shortage of this type of shade, so all of these are quite similar: Too Faced Pure Glam (LE), Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE), Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE), Wet ‘n’ Wild Three’s a Party #3 (LE), Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #2 (P), NARS Night Breed (LE, $24.00), and Sugarpill Stella (P, $12.00), See comparison swatches.

Inner Light is a pale, peachy-pink with a strong golden shimmer and sheen. It looks more like an iridescent gold highlighter applied than it does peach or pink. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture. The highlighter wore well for almost eight hours. It did just slightly emphasize pores but the sheen tended to minimize the impact overall. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) has a similar effect on, just not as warm.bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches.

Lollipop is a cool-toned, medium pink with subtle blue undertones and a champagne shimmer. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and a smidgen powdery. It wore well for eight hours and started fading after eight and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is warmer. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is matte. Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker, cooler-toned, less shimmery. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Pink Tea (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes Be Merry, Be Bright
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes (Part 1)

Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes
Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes

Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes ($45.00 for 1.28 oz.) features two palettes, one titled Be Merry, the other titled Be Bright. Each palette has six eyeshadows and two cheek colors. Each eyeshadow contains 0.06 oz. of product, while each cheek color contains 0.14 oz. The two palettes come in a zippered makeup bag with a full-sized Lash Injection mascara. The approximate value of this palette is $285, with a breakout of: $216 worth of eyeshadow, $48 worth of cheek products, and $21 worth of mascara.  Overall, the Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup palette set is quite nice, and the Be Merry palette has solid pigmentation across the board with no troublesome shades; the “worst” was Chocolate Moon, which was a little drier compared to the other shades.  The worst performer in Be Merry was Mauvelous, which was prone to fall out and sheerer.  The majority of the products wore well, with the eyeshadows ranging from eight to nine hours on average with Mauvelous was the only one that had fall out during wear.

Egg Nog is a pale, neutral beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff and was soft, smooth, and not powdery. Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE) and Too Faced Snow Angel (LE) are both similar. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC Cream (P) is darker. Too Faced Dainty (LE) is pinker. bareMinerals Boss Lady (LE) is similar. theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is also similar. theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is a touch darker. Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Shroom (P, $15.00) more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Very Merry is a light-medium green with golden, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was soft and buttery. Urban Decay Jealous #2 (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Golden Olive (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lucky Green (P, $15.00) is brighter. Dior Garden Pastels #1 (LE) is less frosted. bareMinerals Wicked (P) is lighter. Inglot #412 (P, $6.00) is more metallic but very similar. See comparison swatches.

Buttered Rum is a warm, golden medium-dark brown with a frosted, metallic finish and warm undertones. It had really nice color payoff and a soft, smooth texture. Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is lighter. Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $36.00) is more sparkly. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay Ambush (LE, $18.00) is less metallic. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $18.00) is browner. Too Faced Gangsta (LE) is slightly darker. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 (P, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Bubbly is a warm, light-medium peach with soft gold shimmer. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was smooth overall, but the gold shimmer seemed to flake away from the underlying color. Too Faced Whiskers on Kittens (LE) is darker. Too Faced Spike the Punch (LE) is warmer. MAC Her Cocoa #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #2 (LE) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Brown Sugar is a dark, chocolate brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had excellent pigmentation and a soft, buttery texture. Too Faced Yule Log (LE) is less metallic, darker. MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $15.00) is similar. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Roasted Chestnut (LE, $32.50) is similar. Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Chocolate Moon is a dark gray with brown undertones and a soft sparkle. It looked brown in the pan but swatched rather gray, so it was unusual in that respect. Kat Von D Dark Throne (LE) is similar. theBalm A4 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Poison (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P) is similar. MAC Steel (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is less sparkly, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

Spice is a light-medium orange with subtle brown tones and a golden sheen. It had so-so color payoff with a slightly dry texture. On my medium complexion, it added slight golden warmth but didn’t look too orange, and the satin sheen did not emphasize pores. It wore well for eight hours but was faded after nine hours. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is more orange. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Peachy Keen is a warm, light-medium pink with gold shimmer. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft. This one did slightly emphasize pores with the higher shimmer content. It wore well for almost eight hours. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $11.99) is less shimmery. MAC Rio (LE, $23.50) is warmer. Milani Dolce Pink (P, $7.99) is similar. MAC Star Wonder (LE, $23.50) is darker. Benefit Bella Bamba (P, $28.00) is darker. NARS Orgasm (P, $29.00) is similar. bareMinerals The Natural High (LE, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Too Faced Be Merry, Be Bright Makeup Palettes Be Merry, Be Bright
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Milani Bronze Beauty & Cherry Crave Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani Bronze Beauty Lipstick
Milani Bronze Beauty Lipstick

Milani Bronze Beauty Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “bronze shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with lighter copper frost and a warm, reddish undertone. It had mostly opaque color coverage, wore well for five hours, and was just a smidgen drying overall. MAC Who’s That Chick (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Sheer Seduction (LE, $15.00) is lighter, less red. Maybelline Mochachino (P, $7.49) is less frosted. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic (P, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Cherry Crave Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “red pearl metallic.” It’s a bright red with subtle warm undertones and metallic red shimmer. This shade had full color coverage, and it wore for six and a half hours, plus a residual stain was left behind. It felt a little drying towards the end of the wear. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play (P, $18.00) is a bit darker. Guerlain Pour Troubler (P, $35.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Super NSFW (P, $18.00) is similar but warmer-toned. See comparison swatches.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Bronze Beauty
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Cherry Crave
Cherry Crave
Cherry Crave
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

bareMinerals Holiday 2013 Launches

bareMinerals Holiday 2013 Launches
bareMinerals Holiday 2013 Launches

Naturally Luminous Trio (Limited Edition)

bareMinerals Skincare will change the way you feel about your skin—and give you the famous bareMinerals naturally luminous glow. This Naturally Luminous Trio is designed to keep your skin soft, smooth, radiant and beautifully moisturized all winter long. Purifying Facial Cleanser and Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin work together to help nourish skin, while our Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream hydrates the delicate eye area. All formulas are powered by our proprietary ActiveSoil™ Complex, which is clinically proven to deliver skin-renewing benefits and potent antioxidant defense. The results are incredible: increased cell turnover, smaller-looking pores and improved luminosity.

Deluxe Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition, deluxe size of award-winning ORIGINAL Foundation for flawless coverage with a naturally luminous finish.

Perfect Ten ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

Only the best for the best. We’ve compiled ten coveted shades into one sleek, chic collection for a classic, polished look that’ll take you through the seasons in style. These stunning, iconic colors for eyes, lips and cheeks all wrapped up in a slim travel makeup clutch will instantly elevate your makeup wardrobe…and guarantee you’ll always be a perfect ten.

  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring One Hit Wonder (butter chiffon)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Ritzy (shimmering cocoa)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring So Chic (glimmering java)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Promise (creamy beige)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Ooh La La (sugared mauve)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Keepsake (sparkling graphite)
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The Indecent Proposal (dusty plum)
  • bareMinerals READY® Luminizer The Premiere
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Make Your Move (soft neutral pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Stand Out (rosewood)
  • Mini Lip Brush
  • Mini Double-Ended Blush & Shadow Brush

Brush with Splendor ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Perfect for flawless application, contouring, blending and more, this collection of four mini professional brushes for face and eyes creates endless, effortless looks. Includes sleek silver bag for gorgeous, on-the-go application.

City Lights ($54.00) (Limited Edition)

Turn up the lights, bring on the bling, and discover the stunning beauty of an urban wonderland. Uptown polish meets downtown dazzle in a spectrum of flattering hues for eyes, lips and cheeks. Luxe golds, soft coppers and rich roses meet glistening gem-like finishes for a look that will leave all in awe…starting with you.

  • Lightscape Eyecolor (gilded frost) (0.02 oz.)
  • Uptown Eyecolor (burnished golden copper) (0.02 oz.)
  • Pebble Eyecolor (light brown beige) (0.02 oz.)
  • After Hours Liner Shadow (deep graphite) (0.01 oz.)
  • Lash DominationTM 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.37 fl. oz.)
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color (opalescent glow) (0.03 oz.)
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The Grand Entrance (muted rose mauve) (0.21 oz.)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in City Slicker (golden raspberry) (0.15 fl. oz.)
  • Double-Ended Lid, Line & Crease Brush

All the Faves ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This stunning collection includes eight tried-and-true favorites, including our famous finishing powder and foundation primer, and brand new innovations like our new powerhouse mascara and lipstick with an attitude. Each is sized just right, whether you’re trying something new, stocking up on portable must-haves, or doing a little bit of both.

  • Prime Time Foundation Primer
  • Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • Mineral Veil finishing powder
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The One (nude pink)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 The Epiphany featuring A ha + Foreshadow (brown sugar/brown truffle)
  • Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready (warm rosy pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkplug (dusty pink pearl)

Hot to Trot ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Be it a stylish soiree or intimate fete, this 6-piece collection leaves you with lush, pouty, fuller-looking lips complete with a luminous shine that was born to be talked about. From golden pink to candied apple, these shades have got it going on. And that refreshing sensation you get when you apply Marvelous MoxieTM—that’s just to add a little spark to your life.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick (rosewood shimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Crowd Surfer (cotton candy pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smooth Talker (golden pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Firecracker (candied apple)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smarty Pants (shimmering shell)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dreamer (golden sand)

Show Me the Shimmer (Limited Edition)

Make ’em stop, stare…and stare some more. This spellbinding spectrum of Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss loads on brilliant color and amped-up glimmer for fabulously full, deeply moisturized lips that won’t quit. In 6 hypnotic, holographic hues that will leave the world majorly mesmerized.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Crowd Pleaser (golden vanilla glimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Superstar (holographic teal prism)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Icon (amber pink glimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Scene Stealer (electric lilac sparkle)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Head Turner (soft pink glitz)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Femme Fatale (glistening cabernet)

Kiss & Tell ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick smoothes on a vibrant surge of creamy, pigment-packed color for fiercely full, ultra-hydrated lips that won’t quit. This collection of bold, beautiful hues includes 5 shades of sass to match your every Moxie mood. Get it on, get noticed…and give ’em something to talk about.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind (blushing pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Break Away (luscious mauve)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Get Ready (warm rosy pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Go All Out (neon pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Be Bold (crimson berry)

Simply Irresistible ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

Amp up your allure with this 9-piece collection of coveted, crave-worthy shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. Rich pure colors, luxurious textures and glistening, gleaming finishes combine to create a look that’s deliciously opulent, exquisitely gorgeous…and impossible to resist.

  • Queen Phyllis Eyecolor (light buttercup) (0.02 oz.)
  • Heirloom Eyecolor (shimmering grey) (0.02 oz.)
  • Posh Eyecolor (sparkling carbon) (0.02 oz.)
  • Cheek Tint in Charm (candy heart pink) (0.03 oz.)
  • Secret Radiance All-Over Face Color (golden candlelit sheen) (0.03 oz.)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel (A pink mauve shade) (0.15 fl. oz.)
  • Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight (blackout) (0.04 oz.)
  • Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black (0.33 fl. oz.)
  • Double-Ended Tapered Blush & Shadow Brush

Your Perfect Picks Eye ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of eyecolors, plus one mascara and one eyeliner. Perfect for gorgeous eyes anytime, anywhere.

  • 1 Eyecolor, Liner Shadow, High Shine, or Primer Shadow
  • 1 Eyecolor, Liner Shadow, High Shine, or Primer Shadow
  • 1 Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner
  • 1 Mascara
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Eye Case

Your Perfect Picks Eye with Ready Duo ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of eyecolors, plus one mascara and one eyeliner. Perfect for gorgeous eyes anytime, anywhere.

  • 1 READY Eyeshadow 2.0
  • 1 Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner
  • 1 Mascara
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Eye Case

Your Perfect Picks Face ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your pick of one foundation, one finishing powder and one complexion booster for a flawless face whenever, wherever.

  • 1 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation, ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation(size: large), or MATTE SPF 15 Foundation(size: large)
  • 1 Blush, Bronzer, Luminizer, All-Over Face Color, or Radiance
  • 1 bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil or Mineral Veil
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Face Case

READY Face & Body Luminizer ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Bare it all brilliantly with bareMinerals READY® Face & Body Luminizer. This deluxe, limited-edition version of our solid mineral powder features a starburst of shimmering shades that swirl delicately over skin with the plush all-over brush for a show-off glow from head to toe. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed kiwi seed oil, this formula delivers skin-nourishing benefits for softer, smoother skin that demands to be seen.

  • bareMinerals READY® Face & Luminizer The Many Splendors
  • Face & Body Brush

Double Domination ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

This is your ultimate 10-in-1 mascara for volume, length, thickness, lift and larger-than-life lashes. The exclusive ProTwist180 wand is spiraled 180° to curve around each lash and coat from all angles with a formula powered by nourishing minerals plus a quinoa protein complex. In a full size plus a perfectly portable size for a double dose of domination.

  • Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.37 fl. oz)
  • Mini Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.18 fl. oz)

Luminous Hydrating Body Cream ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

Deeply hydrate and illuminate skin with this luxurious, radiant body cream. Powered by our proprietary ActiveSoil Complex, a luminous mineral blend, and sumptuous butters and oils, this ultra rich, non-greasy cream envelops skin with ultimate comfort, leaving it instantly moisturized while helping to improve skin texture. The result? Skin that glows with a natural-looking luminosity and feels soft and smooth to the touch.

Your Perfect Picks Lip ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of any three bareMinerals lip favorites. Now that’s what we call lip service.

  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Lip Case

Best in Sass ($18.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Can you handle these lips? Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick smoothes on a rich surge of color for full, hydrated lips, while Lipgloss loads on sheer-to-medium color and glistening shine. These universally flattering shades will take you from coffee to cocktails in sassy style—glide on alone for a true hue or layer ’em up for creamy neutral color plus high shine…and show us your Moxie. Features Make Your Move Marvelous Moxie Lipstick and Rule Breaker/Sparkplug Marvelous Moxie Double-Ended Lipgloss.

Pout Loud ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

Amp up lips with a translucent splash of vivid color and soft shine. This sheer gel is loaded with shea butter and jojoba seed oil for maxed-out moisture and nourished, conditioned lips with a fresh citrus scent. In pure pops of pink and berry, your lip look is guaranteed to top the charts. Featuring Berry Remix and Pink Pulse.

Pink Persuasion ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

Cast a stunning spell with these irresistible shades of perfectly paired pinks for lips and cheeks. Sweep on a longwearing, blushing pink glow, then lavish lips with baby-pink color and nonstop shine…and behold the power of pink.

  • Mini bareMinerals READY® Blush in The French Kiss
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Show Off
  • Mini Flawless Application Brush

Lit From Within ($20.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Get a luminous glow wherever you go with this trio of travel-ready brightening favorites. Smooth on brightening foundation primer for a complexion boost while reducing excess oil, and diffuse shadows with our light-reflecting face and eye brightener. Dust on the illuminating finishing powder for your final step to brilliant skin. Talk about a bright idea.

  • Mini Prime Time™ Brightening Foundation Primer
  • Mini Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener
  • Illuminating Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder

Stop, Look, & Glisten ($20.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

You’ll glisten, gleam and shimmer like never before with this collection of two eyecolors in sparkling plum and light lilac plus a Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in luscious amber pink with nonstop glistening shine. Megawatt glow in just three easy steps…done, done and done.

  • Eyecolors in Embrace and Flicker
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Stylesetter
  • Mini Contour Shadow Brush

Smoky & Sultry ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to ULTA)

Give in to eyes and lips so smoky and sultry, no one will be able to resist them. Your eyes will captivate in shades of nude champagne and dark cherry chocolate with a frame of well-defined lashes in intense black. Complete your party-ready look with rosy-hued lips drenched in nonstop shine, and surrender to pure color indulgence. Available December 2013.

  • Eyecolor in Cherry Coco Truffle
  • Eyecolor in Sultry
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Temptress
  • Flawless Defi nition Mascara in Black
  • Eye Shaping Brush

Glow All the Way ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Macy’s)

It doesn’t get more luminous than this. Reveal your inner radiance with this coveted 4-piece collection to highlight your best and most beautiful assets. With bright eyes, a healthy soft-focus glow and shiny, shimmering lips, these glow-getting essentials will have you in your best light, day and night. Available November 2013.

  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • All-Over Face Color Radiance in Love
  • Mini Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Smooth Talker

All the Faves ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This stunning collection includes eight tried-and-true favorites, including our famous finishing powder and foundation primer, and brand new innovations like our new powerhouse mascara and lipstick with an attitude. Each is sized just right, whether you’re trying something new, stocking up on portable must-haves, or doing a little bit of both.

  • Mini Prime Time Original Foundation Primer
  • Mini Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • bareMinerals READY Blush in The One
  • bareMinerals READY 2.0 in The Epiphany
  • Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
  • Mini Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkplug

Complexion Superstars ($39.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Sephora)

Reach for the stars with this 6-piece collection of bestselling, top-rated enhancers and perfectors. It’s everything you need for complexion perfection…a beautiful array of color boosters, glow-getters and fi nishing powders to give you a gorgeously radiant, healthy glow. We already know you’re a star…and now, you’re guaranteed to look like one. Available November 2013.

  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • Illuminating Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • Warmth All-Over Face Color
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color
  • Golden Gate Blush
  • Mini Full Flawless Face Brush

Seeing Stars ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

See yourself in a whole new light with this stellar spectrum for eyes, lips and cheeks. Ethereal, ever-so-sheer hues, jewel tones and delicately twinkling fi nishes skim over the complexion like a star across the horizon for a luxe, luminescent look. Slip your brilliant beautifiers into the chic makeup clutch and voilá…a star is born. Available November 2013.

  • NEW Eyecolors in Supernova and Behold
  • Eyecolors in Queen Phyllis and Queen Tiff any
  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Touch Up Veil in Illuminating Gold
  • NEW Blush in Afterglow
  • NEW Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Spellbinder and Visionary
  • Full-Size Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Double-ended Precision Eye Brush • Bag

Mix Master ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

This convertible eyeshadow palette includes twelve base, crease and liner shades that mix and match for endless on-the-go looks. Buff , blend, line and defi ne eff ortlessly with the multitasking eye brush. Includes application tutorial for ultra-chic looks. Design your own READY-to-go compact in three easy steps: 1. Pop any three shades out by pressing up from bottom. 2. Click into inner READY-to-go compact. 3. Slide inner compact out and go.

  • Daydream
  • Stealth
  • Muse
  • Custom Made
  • Max Volume
  • Panorama
  • Perspective
  • In Vogue
  • Hot Commodity
  • Embellish
  • Maven
  • Mixologist
  • Plus Double-ended Tapered Crease & Flat-Edge Liner Brush

Bring on the Night ($49.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to ULTA)

The night is yours with this entrancing collection of smoldering shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. Soft shimmering smoke, velveteen pink and touches of luminescence layer on for bewitching beauty that will take you from dusk to dawn in stunning style. So turn down the lights and amp up the allure…the night is young, and adventure awaits. Available November 2013.

  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Late Show
  • Eyecolor in Queen Phyllis Matte
  • bareMinerals READY® Luminizer in The Daydream
  • Blush in Beauty
  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Glamorista
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Deluxe Mini Flawless Application Brush

Crystallized ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Sephora)

Bring on the bling with jaw-dropping, head-turning, crystallized color like you’ve never seen before. Holographic hues, explosions of iridescence, light-reflecting lips…it all comes together in one incredible collection for shimmering smoky eyes, radiant cheeks and glitzy lips guaranteed to rock the
party. Forget diamonds…crystals are a girl’s best friend. Available November 2013.

  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Magic Word
  • Eyecolor in Steam
  • NEW Liner Shadow in Mesmerized
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • NEW All-Over Face Color in Golden Gate Radiance
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Break Away
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Hypnotist
  • NEW Double-Ended Shade & Define Brush

City Lights ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s)

Turn up the lights, bring on the bling, and discover the stunning beauty of an urban wonderland. Uptown polish meets downtown dazzle in a spectrum of fl attering hues for eyes, lips and cheeks. Luxe golds, soft coppers and rich roses meet glistening gem-like fi nishes for a look that will leave all in awe…starting with you. Available November 2013.

  • Eyecolors in Lightscape and Uptown
  • Eyecolor in Pebble
  • New Liner Shadow in After Hours
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush in The Grand Entrance
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in City Slicker
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Double-ended Lid, Line & Crease Brush

Degrees of Dazzling ($79.00) (Limited Edition)

Reinvent how you play with color in this collection of 20 bareMinerals Eyecolors. It includes a full range of shades in four phenomenal finishes—from creamy velvets and high shines to sparkling glimmers and deep liners—in five different families of color. Luscious greens. Perfect pinks. Majestic purples. Warm neutrals. And seductive grays. It’ll change your whole perspective, and you’ll never look back.

  • High Shine Eyecolors in Pewter, Rose Gold, Stay Golden, Deep Sea (new) and Iridescent Iris (new)
  • Glimmer Eyecolors in Silver Dollar, Strawberry Mousse, Golden Pear (new), Violet Spell (new) and Ginger Sugar (new)
  • Velvet Matte Eyecolors in Velvet Charcoal, Velvet Mauve, Velvet Emerald (new), Velvet Lavender (new) and Velvet Nude (new)
  • Liner Shadows in Black Leather, Yoga, Lagoon, Starry Night (new) and Toasted Espresso (new)

A to Z Must Haves ($98.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Express your passion for spellbinding beauty with these 26 colors for eyes, face and lips. From the shimmering nude Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in
A-Lister to the soft, tarnished gold Zany Eyecolor, this blockbuster collection includes a color for every letter in the alphabet.

  • Eyecolors in Charmed, Espresso Decadence, Lilac Haze, Overjoyed, Quirky (new), Up in Smoke (new), Wild Ruby, X-Factor (new), Yours Truly (new) and Zany
  • Blush in Kiss, Passion, Sweet Cheeks and Vintage Peach
  • All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan Matte and The Turn On
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in A-Lister, Dreamer, Go Getter, Hot Shot, Idol (new), Jet Setter, Night Owl (new) and Rebel
  • Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder in Brightening Pearl and Original

Availability: bareminerals.com, Beauty.com, Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, Ulta

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Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette

Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette

Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette ($9.99 for 0.36 oz.) is one of the newer palettes released by Sleek, and it features a mix of cool and warm-toned shades ranging from neutrals to purples and burgundies. Overall, it’s a good palette, but it’s not flawless–there are a few shades that have a slightly drier feel, so the color payoff and/or blendability was lessened. Each shade wore between seven and a half and nine hours on me; with the sheerer/drier shades tending to last closer to seven. For the price point, I would still recommend it–it is a purchase I was happy with, even if it wasn’t as stellar the Sunset palette I reviewed previously.

I purchased mine through Amazon (same seller as linked), but it is also available from Sleek directly and will ship to U.S. addresses. I wanted to see how the buying experience was through Amazon’s third-party seller, as they also ship palettes that Sleek won’t ship directly to U.S. addresses. I had no issues, and it arrived about a week after I placed my order.

Pretty in Paris is a bright, light silver with a frosted, metallic finish. It had fairly good color payoff, and it’s very, very metallic so it brightens wherever it’s applied–would work well on the inner corner as a highlight. Urban Decay Revolt (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned, darker. NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $24.00) is similar. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Extra Silver (LE, $21.00) is also darker. L’Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is slightly darker. Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is similar. Chanel Infini (P, $28.50) is also similar. See comparison swatches.

Meet in Madrid is a medium, slightly subdued, gold with orange and yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation and applied fairly smoothly. MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani #10 #2 (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Blunt (P, $18.00) is very similar. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is a touch yellower. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is a bit yellower. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is similar. Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is less warm-toned. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE) is very similar. Chanel Vision (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is a touch yellower. See comparison swatches.

Court in Cannes is a medium, warm-toned brown with a golden sheen and frosted finish. It had nice color payoff and applied smoothly, thought it appeared lighter on than it did in the pan. Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product and more sparkly. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Golden Touch (LE, $15.00) is similar, less brown. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is similar. bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less warm-toned. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 (P, $30.00) is less frosted. MAC Romantico (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Cactus Thorn (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Heavenly Bliss (LE, $15.00) is a little browner. See comparison swatches.

Lust in LA is a dark, chocolate brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation and applied very smoothly and evenly. theBalm B4 (LE, $16.00) is  less frosted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is less metallic/frosted. Disney by Sephora Abu (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is a bit darker, less frosted. Chanel Topkapi #1 (LE) is slightly darker. Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is warmer. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Romance in Rome is a cool-toned, medium-dark purple with a frosted finish. The texture was on the drier side, so it had decent color payoff but wasn’t as stellar as other shades in the palette. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is very similar. Too Faced Badass (LE) is bluer. Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $18.00) is darker. NARS Marie-Galante #2 (LE, $24.00) is bluer-based. Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is less cool-toned. MAC Warm & Smoky (LE, $15.00) is richer. MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is darker, richer. See comparison swatches.

Propose in Prague is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture wasn’t as soft as other shades in the palette, so it wasn’t as easy to work with. Kat Von D Cleopatra (P) is more orange. MAC Exposed (LE, $15.00) is browner, less red-toned. MAC Brown Script (P, $15.00) is darker. Guerlain Turandot #2 (LE) is very similar. Guerlain Les Fauves #2 (LE) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

A Vow in Venice is a medium-dark berry with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation and applied smoothly. Chanel Seduction #1 (LE) is a touch warmer. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $18.00) is more metallic. MAC Festive Delight (LE, $15.00) is darker, less frosted. MAC Cranberry (P, $15.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Marry in Monte Carlo is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia-berry with a frosted finish. It almost has orange undertones when you sheer it out, but the color looks cooler in tone overall. It had really nice color payoff and a smooth, buttery feel. Disney by Sephora Maiden (LE) is more muted. MAC Hepcat (P, $15.00) is less frosted. MAC Stylishly Merry (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Sugarpill Magentric (P, $12.00) is a bit pinker. See comparison swatches.

Honeymoon in Hollywood is a rich, deep berry wine with a satin finish and a bit of silver sparkle and cool undertones. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was a little stiffer so it doesn’t blend as easily as I’d like to see. Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE) is sheerer, lighter. MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #2 (LE, $15.00) is less intense. MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $15.00) is darker, less cool-toned. Make Up For Ever #39 (P, $20.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches.

Bliss in Barcelona is a medium-dark, cool-toned violet purple with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and it applied evenly overall; the texture wasn’t as buttery as the best shades in the palette but wasn’t difficult to work with. Disney by Sephora Snarfblat (LE) is more muted. Disney by Sephora Sea Witch (LE) is less frosted. MAC Warm & Smoky (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Parfait Amour (P, $15.00) is less frosted. MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Forever in Florence is a dark, burgundy with cool, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was somewhat dry, so the resulting color payoff was semi-opaque–not a total dud, but it requires some extra patience while blending. MAC Deep Damson (P, $15.00) is browner. MAC Hyperviolet (LE, $18.00) is a cream product. MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #39 (P, $20.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Love in London is a medium black with a satin finish. It’s almost a light enough black that it can turn gray when used less intensely. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft but not powdery. MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $15.00) is more matte. theBalm Guilty Gwen (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Vintage Romance
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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