China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer ($7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “delicious caramel.” It’s a burnt orange–but lightened, not rusty–very much caramel-colored, though a little warmer. China Glaze Orange You Hot is more orange and has shimmer. Zoya Arizona is lighter, brighter. Sinful Cloud 9 is brighter, more tangerine. China Glaze Papaya Punch is more orange, brighter.

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China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Desert Sun
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Guerlain Altoum (700) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Altoum (700) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “gold with tone-on-tone sparkle” and is supposed to be used to illuminate lips with a veil of sparkle or used as a layering base/top coat with another lip product. The base is mostly clear, perhaps just enough to give it a warm tone, but it is predominantly composed of lots and lots of gold sparkle and shimmer ranging from medium to micro in size. MAC Ruffian Gold is similar, slightly less yellow-y. Dior Or Etoile paler and more uniform in the size of the shimmer (which is fairly fine). I was also reminded of Bobbi Brown Canary, which is a gloss.

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Guerlain Altoum (700) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color Altoum
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Chanel Reverie Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Reverie Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00 for 1.0 oz.) is described as a “rosy golden beige.” I think Chanel missed a vital component of the description, though: LOTS AND LOTS OF SPARKLING BITS AND BOBS. The base color is a soft, candlelit beige with a hint of warmth and pinkness that features flecks of sparkle. It seems less sparkly compared to last holiday’s Feerie (which I don’t own but saw briefly). If you’re not a fan of loose sparkle in your face powders, I’d pass on this. It’s a finishing powder that mattifies and sets makeup, but it also had noticeable bits of sparkle everywhere I applied it. I barely patted it on, and there was a healthy blanket of sparkle all over my face (well, the half I applied it to).

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Chanel Reverie Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder Reverie
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Revlon Tutti Frutti Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Tutti Frutti Colorburst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a pop of tangerine orange with a glossy sheen. MAC Saigon Summer is more orange. Clarins Sunset Rouge is lighter and shimmery. Chanel Sari d’Eau is more orange, more vibrant. Guerlain Orange Euphorique is lighter and shimmery. Chanel Sari Dore is a bit lighter. Chanel Exotic is close but more opaque. Cle de Peau #26 is a touch lighter.

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Revlon Tutti Frutti Colorburst Lip Butter
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
88%

Zoya Song Nail Lacquer

Zoya Song Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bold, vibrant medium primary blue with silver and blue glittery metallic sparkle.” It’s a rich, medium-dark blue with brighter blue and silver sparkle and shimmer. China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve is similar but has purple sparkle. Illamasqua Force is a bit more violet-tinted and has no shimmer. Butter London Blagger is close in color but has no shimmer. SpaRitual Twinkle is a bit darker and has finer shimmer.

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Zoya Song Nail Lacquer
Zoya Nail Lacquer Song
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

butter LONDON Holiday 2012 Launches


butter LONDON Holiday 2012 Launches

Sparkle, Sparkle! This holiday season, butter LONDON is all about making a glittering statement. We drew inspiration from the jeweled collars, sequins and metallic embellishments seen at Fashion Week. Our holiday colours are unique and edgy, while still completely wearable and elegant. This collection covers the glitter gamut with colours perfect for every holiday event, whether the party calls for a sophisticated glitter or one that sparkles like a disco ball!

Holiday Glitter Trio #1 ($36.00)

  • Rosie Lee Parade of pale pink glitter that will lift your spirits AND your outfit.
  • Fairy Cake Full coverage, silvery lacquer with multi-coloured iridescent glitter in a light grey base.
  • The Black Knight Dark dazzler from butter LONDON, this glitter fusion contains black, pink, blue, and silver suspended in a black base.

Holiday Glitter Trio #2 ($36.00)

  • Shambolic Sheer, pinky-purple glitter and large hexagonal lavender glitter suspended in a black base.
  • Jack the Lad Opaque, moss green shimmer with gold, turquoise and green micro glitter.
  • Scuppered Opaque, copper shimmer infused with pink, gold and green glitter.

Holiday Laquers ($14.00)

  • Fairy Cake Full coverage, silvery lacquer with multi-coloured iridescent glitter in a light grey base.
  • Jack the Lad Opaque, moss green shimmer with gold, turquoise and green micro glitter.
  • Scuppered Opaque, copper shimmer infused with pink, gold and green glitter.
  • Fiddlesticks Scallywag

Holiday Lippy Trios ($34.00)

  • #1 Fiddlesticks, Chancer, Fairy Cake
  • #2 Frilly Knickers, West End Wonderland, Rosie Lee

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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