Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette

Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette ($9.99 for 0.36 oz.) is one of the newer palettes released by Sleek, and it features a mix of cool and warm-toned shades ranging from neutrals to purples and burgundies. Overall, it’s a good palette, but it’s not flawless–there are a few shades that have a slightly drier feel, so the color payoff and/or blendability was lessened. Each shade wore between seven and a half and nine hours on me; with the sheerer/drier shades tending to last closer to seven. For the price point, I would still recommend it–it is a purchase I was happy with, even if it wasn’t as stellar the Sunset palette I reviewed previously.

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Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Vintage Romance
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Limited Edition
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L’Oreal She’s So Matte & The True Gold Nail Lacquers

L’Oreal She’s So Matte Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a matte black. It was opaque in two coats, and it applied so-so. Each coat dried very quickly, almost as it was being applied, so it was somewhat challenging to apply. The consistency was a bit on the thicker side. I had noticeable chipping after a day, unfortunately. If you like the matte look, I highly recommend trying a top coat (L’Oreal The Matte Velvet is one) over a black cream, as it is much more durable. Most black creams would work in place of this if a matte top coat is applied over it!

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L'Oreal She's So Matte Nail Lacquer
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer She's So Matte
D-
Product
5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
1
Application
3.5
Total
60%
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Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) & Sun Tan (08) Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “khaki.” It’s an olive green with a golden shimmer and pearly finish. It had so-so color payoff in a single pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque color. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my lash line (which is good wear but is short of the 12-hour wear promised). Laura Mercier Sage (P, $24.00) is matte. Urban Decay Stash (P, $19.00) is browner. MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is very similar. bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is browner, darker. See comparison swatches.

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Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil Snakeskin Dress (17)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Maybelline Yummy Plummy & Mochachino ColorSensational Lip Colors

Maybelline Yummy Plummy ColorSensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a warm, pinky-plum with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy–just enough to allow the color to glide across lips but not so creamy that it felt thick. It wore well for four and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. theBalm Captain (LE) is more matte, pinker. Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Guerlain Madame Reve (862) (LE, $49.50) is brighter. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Rapture (P, $22.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $48.00) is darker. MAC Plumful (P, $15.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

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Maybelline Yummy Plummy ColorSensational Lip Color
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Yummy Plummy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing & The Matte Velvet Nail Lacquer

L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a gray-tinged, light beige with a cream finish. This was a rather streaky polish, and the best application results were with three coats–two thinner coats and then one really thick coat at the end, though drying time was quite long with that method. I applied two coats on my pinky and middle fingers, and three coats on my index and ring fingers in the swatches. I normally get a week of wear out of L’Oreal’s lacquers. Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. MAC Endless Night (LE, $16.00) is darker. Essie Sand Tropez (LE, $8.00) is darker. Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty (P, $12.00) is darker, rubber finish. See comparison swatches.

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L'Oreal Never Lacque-ing Nail Lacquer
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer Never Lacque-ing
C+
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
78%
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NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, neon pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $15.00) is brighter, bluer-based. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (LE, $18.00) is brighter, bluer-based. See comparison swatches.

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NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%