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NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Synthetica

NYX Synthetica Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a pop of orange with warm, red undertones and a gold, frosted finish. It had good color coverage–not quite full coverage but close–with a smooth, silky consistency that was denser and firmer in the pan. It blended out easily on the skin, but I would recommend using a denser brush or using a heavier hand to get product onto the brush. I didn’t feel like the powder was stiff, but it wasn’t as loosely pressed as a lot of highlighters on the market, which did make it easier to control and build coverage and sheen up. This should work well for highlighting on darker skin tones and act more as a highlighting blush on lighter complexions. On me, the highlighter lasted for eight hours before fading.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Synthetica
Synthetica
Synthetica
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Maybelline Beige Babe, Honey Pink, Naked Coral, Raw Chocolate Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Beige Babe

Maybelline Beige Babe Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that did not apply particularly well; despite the texture feeling creamy and gliding across the lips without tugging, the color separated and caught on every flake and imperfection I had. It wore poorly, as the color moved around, migrated into lip lines, and turned patchy within two hours of wear. I think the only way to make it workable is mixed with a little bit of balm (which doesn’t help the settling but improves the drier appearance) or use over a lip liner.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational line does have a sweet, perfume-y scent to them, though it did not seem quite as overwhelming in the Inti-Matte range compared to past launches to my nose.

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Beige Babe
Beige Babe
Beige Babe
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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Maybelline Hot Sand, Purely Nude, Peach Buff Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Hot Sand

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, pale orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was chalk-like in that it appeared drier, almost crumbly on the lips and separated at my lip lines (like a matte, liquid lipstick might after drying down), despite the actual texture feeling very creamy with moderate slip. I think that if worn with a liner, it would look more flattering on. It lasted for three hours on me, but it had severely separated over time. The formula was lightly hydrating overall.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational line does have a sweet, perfume-y scent to them, though it did not seem quite as overwhelming in the Inti-Matte range compared to past launches to my nose.

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Hot Sand
Hot Sand
Hot Sand
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Lipgloss & Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Hack

ColourPop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and pink glitter. The brand described the coverage as sheer, and I would describe it as sheer to semi-sheer coverage. The gloss was non-sticky, lightweight, and smooth on the lips, which made it comfortable to wear, but I did notice color had settled into my lip lines, despite the gloss applying evenly otherwise. It lasted for three hours on me and was hydrating.

Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip Hack
Hack
Hack
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B+

Jiffy

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A-

Chaps

Limited Edition
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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Steele

ColourPop Steele Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very pale pink with lavender and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not buildable, and the consistency felt drier than average so it did not blend out as easily. I had the best luck using my fingertip to blend out the color (I think the warmth of my skin helped). The color lasted for nine hours before creasing subtly.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Steele
Steele
Steele
C

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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A-

Ignition

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C+

Hydroplane

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Sneak Peek: Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks
Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks

For spring, there are ten shades of Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.), which features varying hues of peach, beige, plum, and brown. Full reviews to come, but here are swatches for now:

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte

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