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Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette (Quick)

Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette
Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette

Sleek Makeup Sunset i-Divine Palette ($12.99 for 0.36 oz.) consists of twelve eyeshadows that are supposed to be intensely pigmented and long-wearing. All twelve shades are, in fact, richly pigmented, wear well, blend beautifully, and are all-around fantastic eyeshadows. To get the same vibrancy as seen in the pan, no primer is needed; I had no trouble applying these to bare lids to get bright, true-to-pan color. Even better, they lasted well for a full eight hours. There was some faint signs of fading with some shades (as noted) after nine hours of wear but very little. The texture of these is very soft, dense, and buttery, and at times, they’re almost so soft that they can crumble, but once you’re using a makeup brush and a light hand, you’re unlikely to encounter any issues. The only thing I’d have loved to see were actual shade names (that desire had no impact on rating, though).

Sunset #1 is a medium-dark black with a satin finish–not quite matte but nowhere near as shimmery or as metallic as the other shades in the palette. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery or too soft. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #2 is a vibrant red with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and smooth, and this shade had excellent pigmentation. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #3 is a warm, somewhat dulled, copper with brown undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented, and the texture was soft and dense, though it was just slightly powdery. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #4 is an intense and incredibly bright tangerine orange that leans yellow. It had intense color payoff and a buttery, dense consistency. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #5 is a medium yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was smooth but not quite as soft or as buttery as other shades. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #6 is a brightened, light-medium blue with cool undertones and a silvered shimmer and frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, and it applied smoothly overall. It wasn’t as intensely pigmented as other shades in the palette. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #7 is a muted, dark burgundy-brown with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation and a really smooth, buttery consistency. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #8 is a muted, coppery-red with warm undertones and a frosted finish. This isn’t quite the same as the red in the palette–it is definitely browner/more orange and muted. It had good color payoff and applied smoothly. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #9 is a rich, rusty orange-brown with a golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had nice color payoff, and the texxture was soft, buttery, and smooth. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #10 is a lightened copper with gold sparkle and shimmer. It had a frosted, metallic finish, and it was more sparkly compared to the other shades. I noticed some slight fall out over time with this shade. The pigmentation was good, though. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #11 is a rose gold with a frosted, metallic sheen; it is warmer, less rose-tinted than it is orange. The texture was soft, smooth, and buttery, while the color payoff was great. See comparison swatches.

Sunset #12 is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had really nice pigmentation, and the texture was easy to work with it as it was soft, smooth, and blendable. See comparison swatches.

P.S. — Technically, this palette is $9.99, but unfortunately, it can’t be purchased direct from Sleek Makeup due to U.S. shipping restrictions. However, there are a few reputable sellers on Amazon that have it available for $12.99 (plus $2.50 shipping). Some Sleek Makeup products are available for purchase directly from the brand but not all.

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Buxom Menace & Two-Timer Full-Bodied Lipsticks

Buxom Menace Full Bodied Lipstick
Buxom Menace Full Bodied Lipstick

Buxom Menace Full Bodied Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “rich wine.” It’s a rich, brightened berry-red with cool undertones and very fine ruby red shimmer. It had mostly opaque color with a barely-there translucency that kept it looking more lightweight in comparison to other shades in this formula. The finish was still glossy and luminous, though. It wore well for six hours, and it left behind a berry-ish stain. When I wore it, the formula of Menace was somewhat hydrating. Guerlain Gigolo is a bit darker. Guerlain Orgueil is similar. Giorgio Armani #408 is more muted. Burberry Bright Plum is similar. See comparison swatches.

Two-Timer Full Bodied Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as an “earthy rose.” It’s a medium, rosy brown with some peach with a creamy, shiny finish. It full, opaque color coverage, and it glided on easily as the formula was very creamy and a cinch to apply. It wore well for five hours, and it was nicely hydrating the entire time. Givenchy Croisiere Coral is more orange, less glossy. Urban Decay Liar is rosier. Urban Decay Protest is a touch brighter. MAC Style Surge is less rosy. See comparison swatches.

Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick Menace
Menace
Menace
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick Two-Timer
Two-Timer
Two-Timer
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Wet 'n' Wild I Don't Do Camouflage Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio
Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.12 oz.) is one of four new–and limited edition–Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios for fall. According to the brand, each trio features “highly pigmented shades” with a variety of finishes and pre-packaged with a tube of Mega Protein Mascara as a bonus. The trio will be available at local drugstores (not online as far as I know), though I haven’t spotted any displays near me yet (but I never seem to catch them!). I’m afraid that this trio is a major miss for me, once again. I had fingers and toes crossed for a return to pigmentation, but all three shades were lacking in quality. The eyelid shade had promising pigmentation, but the powdery texture was worrisome and ultimately was its downfall. I tried these on bare lids (about two to three hours of wear), with eyeshadow primer (NARS and Urban Decay) (four to five hours of wear), and then over NYX’s Milk (creamy white) and nothing was working. Even over what is typically the saving grace of most pitiful eyeshadows, it was faded, patchy, and uneven within three hours (and then almost gone entirely by the sixth hour).

I hope to review the other trios soon, but as a heads up, I’m not sure I will be reviewing any additional releases of the Color Icon Eyeshadow formula unless there is a drastic improvement. At this point, I think it’s clear that there is something different about the recent iterations of the formula compared to the previous (as well as what’s permanently available).

I Don’t Do Camouflage #1 is a pale, cool-toned blue with hints of purple and an icy silver shimmer. The texture was very powdery, and as a result, the color payoff was semi-sheer. This shade gave me the most trouble in the palette, as it was prone to blending away to nothing when applied to the lid. CoverGirl Ice Flame is a cream product. MAC Water & Ice is more frosted, more silver. MAC Bright Moon is darker. See comparison swatches.

I Don’t Do Camouflage #2 is a blackened navy blue with lighter navy blue satin shimmer. It had so-so color payoff, but the texture was somewhat stiff and dry. I recommend using a stiff brush and jabbing at the surface to dislodge more product before applying. NARS Ubangi is a cream product. Disney Midnight is similar. Urban Decay Occupy is brighter. MAC Waft is darker. MAC Shop & Drop is a bit bluer. bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred is slightly bluer. Make Up For Ever #147 is similar. See comparison swatches.

I Don’t Do Camouflage #3 is a brightened, medium-dark cornflower blue with a soft, satin shimmer. It had good color payoff, though the texture was somewhat powdery. Uhnfortunately, I had a really tough time trying to pat this and have it stick to the lid, even when I used an eyeshadow primer or NYX Milk, which is a creamy eyeshadow pencil. It had such potential, but the powderiness just ruins it. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans is darker. Sugarpill Velocity is brighter. Urban Decay Chaos is darker, more matte. NARS Rated R #2 is lighter. Sugarpill ROyal Sugar is brighter, more sparkly. See comparison swatches.

Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio I Don't Do Camouflage
4.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
3.5
Longevity
3
Application
52%
Total
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Sephora Romantic Comedy & Summer Cruise Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora Romantic Comedy (35) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Romantic Comedy (35) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Romantic Comedy (35) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “flashy pink.” It’s a bright pop of fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones, and a smattering of silver sparkle. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color with two to three layers of product. The consistency was lightly creamy, somewhat waxy, and it glided on well without tugging at the lash line. It wore well for almost ten hours and then started to thin/fade. Urban Decay Woodstock is redder, less blue-based. MAC Process Magenta is redder, darker, matte. See comparison swatches.

Summer Cruise (23) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “turquoise.” It’s a light-medium, brightened blue with a silver-y sheen. It had weaker color payoff when applied in a single layer, and when I tried to layer it, I was only able to get medium coverage. The consistency was on the waxy side, so it didn’t seem to build or layer well. It wore well for nine and a half hours, and then it started to fade. Chanel True Blue is a fraction darker. bareMInerals 4AM is also just a bit darker. Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches.

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Romantic Comedy (35)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Summer Cruise (23)
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

MAC x Rick Baker Collection Face Charts for Holiday 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Look 1

  • Face: White Face and Body Foundation: applied to the face using a 190 Brush. Mylar Eye Shadow: used to set the skin and on cheekbones to highlight. Omega Eye Shadow: used to contour the cheekbones. Currant and Brick Lip Pencils with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner used together to create stitches and staples on face
  • Eyes: Omega Eye Shadow: used in the crease and under the lash line, Brun Eye Shadow: applied in the crease to create dimension, Bitter Eye Shadow: applied on the lid, inner crease and brow bone, Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: applied at top of lash line and in waterline, using the 209 Brush to buff and smudge. Club Eye Shadow: applied using the 252 Brush on top of the pencil and winged out into the crease. Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: lined along the top lash line and to add a wing at the end of the eye. 48 Lash: applied to top lash line.
  • Lips: Currant Lip Pencil: used to line the lips

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MAC x Rick Baker Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Cyber Deep plum (Satin) (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Currant Intense reddish-purple (Permanent)
  • Brick Intense golden red (Permanent)

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

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Hi-Def Cyan Brightened medium-dark sky blue (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Paintstick ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Spider Queen Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Dusty Purple Mid-tone neutral purple (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Indian Ink Deep eggplant (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Deep Purple Bright deep purple (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Moss Warm yellow green (Frost) (Limited Edition)

The Monster’s Bride Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Muted blackish-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Bitter Vivid green with shimmer (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Club Red-brown with green pearl (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Mylar Creamy white with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Omega Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) (Permanent)

Set Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Invisible Transparent (Permanent)

Acrylic Paint ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Basic Red Red (Permanent, PRO)
  • Landscape Green Green (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Face & Body ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • White White (Permanent, PRO)

Monster FX ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Dirt Warm yellow-orange brown with slight ochre tones (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack Black (Permanent)

Availability: Online October 2nd, 2013; October 3rd at select MAC locations, international October 2013 at select MAC locations (trying to get more information on locations). North America locations:

Pro – Armitage
Pro – Forum Shops @ Caesars
Pro – Lincoln Road
Pro – Mall at Millenia
Pro – N. Robertson
Pro – New York City
Pro – North Park
Pro – Queen St.
Pro – Robson
Pro – Rue St. Denis
Pro – South Coast Plaza
Pro – Union St.
Times Square
Hollywood & Highland
Soho
Pro – Ala Moana
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