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Clinique Plushest Punch Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Plushest Punch Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Plushest Punch Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Plushest Punch Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “raspberry pink.” It’s a bright, bold raspberry pink with a natural sheen. Tarina Tarantino Fuchsia is darker, redder. MAC Impassioned is brighter. Guerlain Gigi is very comparable.

It has full color coverage, and the pencil has a great consistency–just creamy enough to apply evenly and smoothly but not thick, so it adheres well and doesn’t feather or bleed. I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: this range is very much an opaque one, though Clinique describes the coverage as “perfectly in between” sheer and opaque. The other issue I’ve had is that these aren’t that moisturizing (some better than others). Plushest Punch was moderately hydrating, and of the ones I’ve tried thus far, it was the most hydrating. It wore long and well, though, topping five hours with a very subtle residual stain that lingered for the next hour.

Clinique Plushest Punch Chubby Stick Intense

A-
9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Bark Stick

Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rich brown.” It’s a rich, red-toned dark brown with a creamy, mostly matte finish. I couldn’t think of any other cream formulas that were similar in color, but there were several powder alternatives. Make Up For Ever #162 is fully matte. Inglot #326 is less red-toned. MAC Embark is darker. theBalm Mahna-Mahna is very close.

The consistency is creamy and glides on beautifully, evenly, and smoothly with full color coverage. It is blendable and remains blendable just long enough to work but not so long that it has a chance to gather into the creases before you’ve finished. I did have a problem with this one tending to fade along the edges after eight hours, and it wasn’t a problem I experienced with any of the other shades. It was such a bummer, because the color payoff was fantastic, texture was creamy and blendable, and no creasing–but fading is still frustrating!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Bark
Bark
Bark
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Zoya Pixie Dust Collection for Summer 2013


Because everyone wants more of it… the color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful,
long-wearing textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust Colors! This incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

  • Solange Gold metal sparkle
  • Beatrix Tangerine metal sparkle
  • Destiny Core metal sparkle
  • Miranda Rose sparkle
  • Stevie Violet sparkle
  • Liberty Blue sparkle

Availability: April 1st, 2013 at Zoya

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MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “neutral coral cream.” It’s an orange-coral with a hint of pink and a creamy, slightly glossy sheen. MAC Lady at Play is quite a bit darker and more red/pink in comparison. Laura Mercier Tangerine is darker and pinker. MAC Vegas Volt is darker and slightly more orange. MAC Crosswires is darker and pinker.

This shade was fully opaque, and it has a creamier consistency than the other shades–there was a wetness to it that gave it that glossy finish. It applied evenly and easily, and though it was creamier, it didn’t feel any thicker/thinner than the majority of the range. It was the most hydrating shade of the twelve colors released. Style Surge lasted four hours on me when I wore it, and it was incredibly comfortable to wear.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Style Surge
Style Surge
Style Surge
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “light beige cream.” It’s a pale peach with warm undertones and a creamy finish with a natural sheen. MAC To the Future is a touch darker with more brown in it. Giorgio Armani #111 is darker, warmer, and frosted. MAC Woo Me is pinker and glossier. MAC Naturally Eccentric is less warm-toned. MAC The Faerie Glenn is darker. Maybelline Born With It is pinker. Chanel Mythic is sheerer so it appears darker.

It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the color applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency is creamy with enough slip to glide on well without pulling or tugging on the lips while depositing good color payoff in a single pass. There’s enough creaminess, though, that pressing lips together will create little lines–I noticed it more so with this shade than others, which is partially due to the fact that this is a very light shade. Luxe Natural wore three and a half hours on me, and I felt like it wasn’t hydrating but not really drying–neither–but the other hues in the formula have been more hydrating.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Luxe Natural
Luxe Natural
Luxe Natural
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “soft warm nude cream.” It’s a darkened peach-beige with a creamy finish and light, natural sheen. MAC Delectable is more matte in finish but very close in color. MAC Freckletone is a smidgen darker. MAC Gotta Dash! has more pink in it.

It’s mostly opaque on lips, and like Glamour Era it had a slightly thicker consistency and definitely looked less “natural” worn on the lips compared to several other shades in the formula. I don’t say that it is heavy or really thick, because it’s not, but it’s not quite as lightweight as some shades in the range. Posh Tone has good color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. It took quite a bit of pressure when I pressed my lips together to see any lines, which was a surprise (a good one!). It wore just under four hours well, and it was lightly hydrating while I wore it.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Posh Tone
Posh Tone
Posh Tone
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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