Week in Review | March 26th through April 1st

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! :)
01

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed

Permanent. $28.00/0.31 oz.

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
A-

02. Urban Decay Bronzed

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

03. Laura Geller Charming Pink

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a "soft pink pearl." Read full review.

A-

04. Urban Decay Sin

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "champagne." Read full review.

B+

05. MAC Sunny Side

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a sunny yellow, peachy yellow, yellowed brown, and coral-orange. Read full review.

B+

06. Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair

Tom Ford Solar Affair Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. Read full review.

B+

07. Too Faced Bend and Snap!

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. Read full review.

B+

08. Urban Decay Walk of Shame

Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a "nude." It's a light-medium, peachy-beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

B

09. MAC Full Orbit

Full Orbit #4 is a muted, dark taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and it started to fade after six hours. Read full review.

B

10. MAC Nuanced

MAC Nuanced Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light gold, peach, copper, and rose gold. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Mar 27, 2016 — Apr 1, 2016

83%

Average Score
A
9
B
28
C
4
D
4
F
2

Total Reviews (47) — Brands Reviewed (6)

Month in Review | March 2016

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of March, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! :)
01

Colour Pop Dopey

Permanent. $6.00/0.11 oz.

ColourPop Dopey Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dusty mauve."

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Colour Pop TooLips

ColourPop TooLips Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deepened plum brown." Read full review.

A+

03. Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue

Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark teal with subtle, green leanings and a pearly sheen that had a light amount of micro-sparkle. Read full review.

A+

04. Make Up For Ever D308 Aquatic Khaki

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A+

05. Colour Pop Mess Around

ColourPop Mess Around Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "mid-tone grey beige." Read full review.

A+

06. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

07. Colour Pop Lyin' King

ColourPop Lyin' King Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "saturated raspberry." Read full review.

A

08. Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

09. Colour Pop Panda

ColourPop Panda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep pink violet." Read full review.

A

10. Zoeva Black to Earth

Zoeva Black to Earth Graphic Eyes Eyeliner ($7.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with a satin sheen. It was incredibly pigmented with a really creamy, glide-on texture that was easy to apply as well as worked great for smudging as it took a little longer to dry. Read full review.

A

11. Urban Decay Aura

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as an "iridescent light pink." Read full review.

A

12. Urban Decay Fireball

Urban Decay Fireball Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "peach with pink shift." Read full review.

A

13. Urban Decay After Dark

Urban Decay After Dark Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a "medium-dark berry pink." Read full review.

A

14. Colour Pop Petit Four

ColourPop Petit Four Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep charcoal grey." Read full review.

A

15. Bite Beauty Dragonfruit

Bite Beauty Dragonfruit Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "magenta violet." Read full review.

A

16. Bite Beauty Sangria

Bite Beauty Sangria Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "rich fuchsia." It's a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

17. YSL Tangerine Boho (42)

YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain ($36.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. Read full review.

A

18. Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack

ColourPop Frick 'n' Frack Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "rosy terracotta." Read full review.

A

19. Colour Pop The Rabbit

ColourPop The Rabbit Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "bright fuchsia with a subtle blue sheen." Read full review.

A

20. Colour Pop Prim

ColourPop Prim Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "dark blackened red." Read full review.

A

21. Colour Pop Tansy

ColourPop Tansy Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "medium-toned yellow brown." Read full review.

A

22. Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

23. Urban Decay Gash

Urban Decay Gash Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep red with tonal shimmer." Read full review.

A

24. City Color All Eyes On Me

City Color All Eyes On Me Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark tuape brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A

25. Colour Pop London Fog

ColourPop London Fog Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "cool-toned blue red." Read full review.

Breakdown |
Mar 1, 2016 — Mar 31, 2016

86%

Average Score
A
110
B
142
C
39
D
8
F
3

Total Reviews (302) — Brands Reviewed (24)

Thanks to Natalie/Sunita for today's question!

What are your travel must-haves?

I cycle between taking my custom Make Up For Ever XL palette (lots of bronzes, taupes, a few pops of color), Viseart Paris Nudes, and last time I traveled, I took a custom 8-pan Anastasia palette. My must-haves are lip balm, a good lipstick or gloss, my go-to makeup brushes (I’ll put them in the hotel safe, if I stay at a hotel, otherwise I trust my family!), current foundation, skincare, etc. I try to have a semblance of a plan of what I want to wear so I can avoid bringing everything!
-- Christine

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #334

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. :)

  • Haul: Anastasia eyeshadows, Tom Ford Soleil pieces, Dior Ultra Glosses,
  • Weekend plans: Prepping for a few exciting posts next week :) Lots of photographing/editing/writing needs to get done!
  • What inspires you?: Passionate people, innovation, underdogs, nature.

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Thanks to Iris/Nicole for today's question!

What order do you apply your makeup in?

I try to do eyes first, in case there’s serious fall out, then it’s easy to remove. In general, if I use primers, then I’d put those down first (for all areas!). I start with lightest to dark shades on the eye, then brow bone, eyeliner, and lower eyeshadow (if I use it), followed by mascara (top lashes before bottom lashes). I start the face with liquid foundation, let it set for 5-10 minutes. I do my eyebrows during that time. I then set my foundation with a light dusting of powder, followed by blush (unless it’s cream, then I do that before setting powder), and finally finishing powder (if I use it). I do lips last, and then typically lipstick followed by lipgloss. The final step is clear brow gel, if I remember!
-- Christine

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