NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described simply as “black with silver glitter.” It’s a deep black with silver shimmer and sparkle that’s opaque in two coats (but one coat packs quite a punch of pigmentation). I don’t have anything quite like this. I think the closest shade I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, but it has a lot more silver glitter and shimmer, so it looks more silver than it does black. China Glaze Stone Cold has more uniform and smaller-sized shimmer, plus it has a matte finish.

NARS nailed the formula of their Night Series shades–the color coverage is fantastic, the shades are nuanced, and they even dry faster than most polishes. It does dry down to a flatter finish, so a shiny top coat is a must if you prefer a glossy finish. The wear of NARS polishes is remarkably good–minor tip wear and no chipping after seven days.  The application was easy and required no special effort; Night Breed had a good consistency–not too thick or too thin–that yielded even color without streaking.

NARS Nail Polish Night Breed
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

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Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet Rich Color Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet Rich Color Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft pink raspberry.” I’m not seeing raspberry; there are none of those berry tones you’d expect to see. This is more like strawberry milkshake pink if we’re going to go for a berry concoction as a descriptor! I’d describe as a soft, light-medium pink with subtle yellow undertones and white shimmer. It does bear some resemblance to Angel Pink, which I reviewed previously, except this has shimmer, is a touch lighter, and is pinker. The only other shade that seemed similar was Chanel COnfidence, which is darker and sheerer.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet Rich Color Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss Pink Sorbet
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

OCC’s S/S 2012 Collection “The Garden” also includes freshly-picked Loose Colour o in a bouquet of the rarest floral shades yet. Loose Colour Concentrate, our super saturated pearlescent pigment powders can be used in a variety of ways to bring colour and shimmer wherever it’s desired. Recommended for eyes & cheeks on its own, mixed with our clear lip tar for a luminous lip look, and anywhere (and any way!) your imagination dictates!

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Kava Kava Creme beige (Opaque, Frost)
  • Copperhead Brilliant copper glitter (Semi-opaque, Glitter)
  • Arsenic Brilliant silver glitter (Semi-opaque, Glitter)
  • Phantasm Pastel blue metallic (Opaque, Metallic)
  • Chimera Mint green metallic (Opaque, Metallic)
  • Chlorophyll Vivid teal green (Opaque, Satin) (Repromote)

Cosmetic Glitter ($12.00)

  • Fae White with green and violet reflections

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00)

  • Datura Opalescent pink/lavender
  • Foxfire Silver lime sheen
  • Acacia Yellow with blue/green duochrome
  • Triptych Sleek, true gold
  • Mimosa Orange with strong gold shimmer

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Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Rich Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium-toned pink.” It’s a medium-dark watermelon pink with opaque color coverage and a natural sheen. Bite Beauty Rose is more orange, darker. MAC Full Speed is a bit darker. Bobbi Brown Mod Pink is pinker. Dolce & Gabbana Splendid is slightly pinker. VS Be Mine is darker, brighter.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Pink Peony
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Gypsy is a warm, red-toned medium-dark brown with a matte finish. It’s fairly opaque in one pass. Chanel Brun-Teak is similar but less red-toned. MAC Brownborder is also similar. Urban Decay Corrupt is browner with less red. Tarina Tarantino Locket Book is warmer, more golden, less red. Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer is closer but shimmery and not as dark.

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Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Gypsy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

5 Soft Pink Blushes to Try

5 Soft Pink Blushes to Try

Originally, I was going to pick five favorite pink blushes, but pink is such a popular blush hue that I thought it would be better to split it into two separate posts: one for softer, subtler pinks (think light to medium) and a second one for bolder, more fuchsia-like pinks. Thanks to reader Sirinthorn for today’s topic! These are designed to be truer pinks, but it’s on my list of posts-to-do for more of a neutral-pink-beige blush roundup :)

  1. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink — blue-based light-medium pink
  2. Burberry Peony — soft pink with yellow undertones
  3. Chanel Pink Explosion — subtly cool-toned light-medium pink
  4. NARS Gaiety — really cool-toned pink
  5. MAC So Sweet, So Easy — pale pink

What’s your favorite soft pink blush?