L’Oreal New Money Colour Riche Nail Lacquer

L’Oreal New Money Colour Riche Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a creamy chartreuse–a mix of yellow and green–that’s bright and bold but not quite neon. China Glaze Def Defying is slightly darker. Sinful Colors Innocent is a touch yellower. NYX Lime is shimmery. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is very similar in color. Illamasqua Radium is similar but slightly greener, and it has shimmer.

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L'Oreal New Money Colour Riche Nail Lacquer
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer New Money
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Maybelline Vivid Rose ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor

Maybelline Vivid Rose ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark pink with rosy red undertones and a natural sheen. NARS Jardin des Plantes has a slight shimmer and is a touch brighter. Tarina Tarantino Fuchsia Lining is sheerer, so it appears more subdued. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is pinker/cooler-toned. MAC Scan-delicious is a touch pinker. MAC Gesina is close but a bit redder.

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Maybelline Vivid Rose ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Vivid Rose
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Festival Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Festival Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a five-pan palette that features a warm-toned, desert-inspired color scheme.

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Wet 'n' Wild Desert Festival Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Festival Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
3
Total
63%

Revlon Celestial FX & Hearts of Gold FX Nail Lacquers

Revlon Top Speed Nail Lacquer
Revlon Celestial FX Top Speed Nail Lacquer

Revlon Celestial FX and Hearts of Gold FX Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) are two glitter top coats I spotted earlier this year at my local drugstore, and they looked like a lot of fun, so I picked them up. They were, unfortunately, both very un-fun and more frustrating than anything else.

  • Celestial FX has multi-colored glitter along with larger, holographic diamond-, star-, and moon-shaped glitter pieces suspended in a clear base.
  • Hearts of Gold has gold glitter with larger holographic, heart-shaped glitter suspended in a clear base.

I applied both polishes on a few occasions, and the swatches in this post represent the best results I was able to get–and I went on a major fishing expedition to do so. I just couldn’t get the larger glitter pieces (the shapes) out of the bottle; on the few occasions I did, there was so much of the clear base that it just pooled and dribbled off the nail. The clear base is so, so thick and runny.  To top it off, the larger glitters curled along the edges, so they did not lay flat.  This caused the few glitters to snag on things, and I did have two of the three catch and flake off.

The only positive thought I had was that the small glitters in Celestial FX are pretty on their own, since they’re multi-colored.

Revlon Celestial FX & Hearts of Gold FX Nail Lacquers

F
Product
3
Pigmentation
5
Texture
3
Longevity
7
Application
1
Total
42%

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Maybelline Silver Strike Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Silver Strike Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic finish. Urban Decay Oz is darker and a powder product. Buxom Chihuahua is a bit darker. L’Oreal Primped & Precious is darker.

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Maybelline Silver Strike Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Eyeshadow Silver Strike
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, warm, orange-toned red with a matte finish. Chanel Coromandel is more orange. Guerlain Callipgrahy Eye & Lip Palette #6 is very similar. Guerlain Genna is a bit more orange. CoverGirl Hot is less orange.

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Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%