Revlon Plum Velour Super Lustrous Lipstick

Revlon Plum Velour Super Lustrous Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a reddish plum-berry with a luminous, lightly glossy, sheen. Marc Jacobs Seduce Me is brighter, more opaque. Too Faced So Berry Sexy is similar but less shiny. Illamasqua Magnetism is darker, redder. Revlon Berry Couture is lighter. Revlon Sorbet is brighter, pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Plum Velour Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Plum Velour
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
89%

Sephora Banana Split (10) & Indulge Yourself (22) Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora Banana Split (10) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “yellow.” It’s a bright, sunny yellow with a matte finish. It’s this matte finish that makes it hard to dupe–I only have one other matte yellow in my stash, which is MAC Primary Yellow, which I find is slightly warmer. The color payoff is good, even in a single stroke, and it’s buildable to mostly opaque color. The consistency is creamy, a little thicker compared to other shades in the formula, but it works well on the lash line as it doesn’t tug or pull and deposits good color from the get-go. It wore well for ten hours on me, which isn’t the full 12-hours that Sephora claims, but relative to other eyeliners, it is a nice, long-lasting shade.

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Sephora Banana Split (10) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil Banana Split (10)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush

Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush ($11.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a soft, subtly warm-toned pink with a silvery-white sparkle and metallic sheen. The majority of the powder is a warmer, pale pink (almost peachy), and then the center is a darker, berry-ish pink. There is some sparkle, as well as shimmer. MAC Rio is darker but has a similar sheen. Giorgio Armani No. 08 has a sheen but less color. MAC Stunner is warmer. MAC Easy Manner is less shimmery. MAC Porcelain Pink is less pink but has a similar sheen. Illamasqua Lies is cooler-toned but has a similar sheen. See comparison swatches.

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Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush Rose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%

Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster ($11.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones–it’s not quite coral, but it’s warm enough that it starts to approach that territory. It had a soft, luminous finish that’s glow-y without being frosty. NARS Realm of the Senses #1 is darker, less shimmery. Physicians Formula Warm is actually very similar to this; it is just slightly warmer. Tom Ford Frantic Pink is lighter. Chanel Fleur de Lotus is less pink, more coral. See comparison swatches.

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Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) & Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “gray.” It’s a dark gray with subtle brown undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff in one layer, but it was very buildable in two layers to opaque color. It wore well for ten hours, and then was somewhat faded (thinner) after eleven hours of wear–it was still visible after the full twelve hours, but it was definitely not exactly as it looked when initially applied. Urban Decay Smoke is similar. bareMInerals 11PM has a slightly satin finish. Bobbi Brown Smoke is less warm-toned–cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 5th Avenue (03)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Quick

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.12 oz.) contains a light-medium pink, cobalt blue, and yellow-y beige, all with matte finishes. The eyeshadows suffer from a really poor texture that is very powdery (almost dusty!), somewhat chalky, and a pain to use. Through a lot of different attempts at using the trios from the summer collection, your best bet is applying the eyeshadows over a creamy, slightly tacky white base (whatever that may be for you), as regular primers (like Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced shadow Insurance, NARS Smudge Proof) do not work well with these–they only prolong wear by a few hours but don’t boost the color payoff enough. A tackier base will help minimize the powder sheering away or not adhering to the lid, while the white coloring will amplify the colors.

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Wet 'n' Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio
Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Hard Being the It Girl
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5.5
Application
3
Total
63%
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