ULTA Gold, Sage, Silver, Teal Brilliant Color Eyeshadows

Today, I have the last four shades from ULTA’s Brilliant Color Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.12 oz.) range! (If you missed part one and two, check them out here and here.) To recap–generally–the formula wears about eight hours, is nicely pigmented, and has a soft, smooth texture. It feels like a pressed eyeshadow, for the most part, but it is soft to the point where it almost loosens. If you’re familiar with L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow, Lancome Infinite Color Design Eyeshadow, or Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, this formula will be recognizable.

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ULTA Gold Brilliant Color Eyeshadow
Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow Gold
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Permanent
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ULTA Pink, Purple, Night Sky Brilliant Color Eyeshadows

Today, I have three more shades from ULTA’s Brilliant Color Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.12 oz.) range! (If you missed part one, check it out here.) To recap–generally–the formula wears about eight hours, is nicely pigmented, and has a soft, smooth texture. It feels like a pressed eyeshadow, for the most part, but it is soft to the point where it almost loosens. If you’re familiar with L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow, Lancome Infinite Color Design Eyeshadow, or Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, this formula will be recognizable.

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ULTA Pink Brilliant Color Eyeshadow
Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow Pink
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
Permanent
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ULTA Bone, Taupe, Mink Brilliant Color Eyeshadow

ULTA Brilliant Color Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.12 oz.) recently popped online, and I couldn’t resist trying them when they were buy one, get one free (and they’re B1G1 still right now, actually!). If you’re familiar with L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow, Lancome Infinite Color Design Eyeshadow, or Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, this formula will be recognizable. It is a loosely pressed eyeshadow; it is, in general, more of a pressed eyeshadow than a loose one, but it isn’t pressed as firmly as true pressed eyeshadows. It can be used wet or dry, depending on what you’re looking for. ULTA doesn’t have nearly as grand a description as the previously mentioned formulas do; ULTA says these “[offer] the comfort of a cream and the ease of application only a powder can deliver.” They’re supposed to be long-wearing (but no specific hour-length is given) and crease-resistant.

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ULTA Bone Brilliant Color Eyeshadow
Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow Bone
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
Permanent
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Makeup Geek Moondust, Nautica, Ocean Breeze Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Moondust Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver taupe.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted, metallic finish. It had nice color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and buttery. The texture was easy to work with, so I could easily see this being a go-to neutral. This shade wore well for nine hours before showing signs of fading. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is less metallic. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pastelluxe #5 (P) is similar. Edward Bess Dusk (P, $30.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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Makeup Geek Moondust Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Moondust
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
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L’Oreal Too Dimensional? & Pop the Bubbles Gold Dust Nail Lacquers

Today, I have two shades from L’Oreal’s Gold Dust Colour Riche Nail Colour range, which has now popped online, so I’m not sure if they’re still limited edition or not, but I’m erring on the side of limited edition for now.  These have a matte, textured finish that mixes matte color with sparkling glitter and sequin-shaped glitters.  I get a week of wear with no chipping, just minor wear as the edges grind away over the week.  I found the consistencies of the formula to be on the thicker side, so application can take some getting used to, and the drying time is about ten to fifteen minutes per coat.

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L'Oreal Too Dimensional? (136) Nail Lacquer
L'Oreal Gold Dust Colour Riche Nail Colour Too Dimensional? (136)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
87%
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Milani Berry Tempting, Ravish Raspberry, Pink Lady Brilliant Shine Lipglosses

This spring, Milani launched a new gloss formula, Brilliant Shine, in fourteen different shades. The new formula is supposed to have “rich color, extreme high shine, and comfortable lasting wear,” plus be “moisturizing and non-tacky.” I have several more to try (and not all of them are even photographed yet!), but here are the first three I tested. The texture is thick but smooth and mostly non-sticky, and the gloss smells like sweet vanilla but has no discernible taste. It comes with a paddle-shaped, sponge-tip applicator that fits along the curve of the lip. The formula has a high-shine, glossy finish, and they wear between three and four hours on me. I notice a slight tackiness that develops after an hour of wear, but it never feels full-on sticky, but it’s not 100% non-sticky. In some ways, the formula reminded me of MAC Lipglass, just not as thick and not tacky. Based on these three, they’re somewhat hydrating while worn.

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Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Berry Tempting (05)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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