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Sneak Peek: BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana Foil Eyes Palette Photos & Swatches

01/08

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana Foil Eyes Palette ($12.50 for 1.16 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows in vibrant pops of color; the brand describes them as “intense jewel tones, saturated pastels and glimmering neutrals.” It’s new and limited edition, and as always, I’ll try to review as soon as I can, but it is a larger palette, which can take longer (both in terms of actual testing as well as writing out the review/adding dupes) and I’m in palette overload! I did want to point out that the weight (quantity) is quite different–1.16 oz. compared to 1.60 oz. in Foil Eyes 2–and the formula felt looser/drier with more sparkle content in Club Tropicana so that they did not have the same creamy consistency as a lot of shades in the original Foil Eyes and Foil Eyes 2 palettes.

BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana Foil Eyes Palette

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Maybelline Retro, Too Cute, Sassy Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Retro

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep burgundy with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was good, though shy of truly full coverage, and while it did not appear streaky, it did pull into my lip lines noticeably. The gloss was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear as it adhered well and didn’t slide around but was also lightly hydrating. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss Retro
Retro
Retro
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop x Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Blow Fish

ColourPop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, pale yellow with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and just a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it applied well to bare skin with rich pigmentation and blended out effortlessly. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Blow Fish
Blow Fish
Blow Fish
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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B+

Ready or Yacht

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Salt Water

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Beach Blanket

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Sea Stars

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Cannonball

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Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Berry Rays

Milani Berry Rays Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together resulted in a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt fairly soft and was blendable on the cheeks with semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable but also easily diffused for sheerer coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one.

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.” The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Berry Rays
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Sneak Peek: ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Shadows & Super Shock Shadows Photos & Swatches

ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows
ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows

ColourPop Summer 2017 Collection (which I’m sure is one of many smaller releases this summer!) features 12 new pressed powders and three new cream eyeshadows (and one repeat, Snakebite). I hope to review everything in full soon! Here are swatches:

ColourPop Summer 2017

Maybelline So Hot, Classic, Obsessed Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

So Hot

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was not full coverage. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately sticky, but it adhered and sat well on the lips without feathering or settling into my lip lines. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was somewhat hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss So Hot
So Hot
So Hot
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Permanent
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