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Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 Eye Color Duo

AW '16

Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a neutral duo with a beige and brown, both shimmery shades, housed in small compact. The formula can be used both wet and dry (it is similar to the formula used in Nude Dip, and the colors are reminiscent of the same quad as well, but the texture of these is firmer and a little thinner overall). Both shades were nice, but dupable so I’d say that if they’re shades you don’t have and want, you’d be better off buying a quad, which will run you $82 but contains over double (0.35 oz.) the product.

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo AW '16
AW '16
AW '16
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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AW '16 (Left)

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AW '16 (Right)

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Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) & Dark Purple (600) Artist Acrylips

01/06

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip

Lilac (500)

Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage achieved with little product, and I’d say that semi-opaque coverage was within reach with just the barest dab of product (which also looked more semi-matte and stain-like).

It’s a liquid lipstick formula that is supposed to have “buildable color intensity and shine” with a “non-sticky, non-drying” formula that includes a slanted, flocked applicator and a squeeze-tube format. I don’t know that I would really describe the formula as buildable; I would say that you can apply the tiniest amount and get less coverage, though it would still be medium-to-semi-opaque and have less shine. For me, it seemed that more product yielded glossier coverage with slightly more pigmentation. Lilac had a consistency that was smooth, lightweight, non-sticky, and spread easily across the lips. It wore well for six and a half hours on the lips and left behind a strong stain. The formula felt non-drying.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lilac (500)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay XX Vintage Nail Colors (Part 2)

01/08

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Urban Decay Bruise Nail Color

Bruise

Urban Decay Bruise XX Vintage Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a deep, purplish brown base with green-to-teal pearl that shifts. The shimmer was rather fine, and I did have some trouble smoothing out the pearl and polish so that it looked like an even, shimmery finish–looked a little more like threads of shimmer, unfortunately! The consistency was thicker and did not self-level as it dried down. It was fully opaque after two coats, and it lasted for seven days on me with minor tip wear.

Urban Decay Nail Color Bruise
Bruise
Bruise
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Roach

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Plague

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Radium

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Frostbite

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Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) & Fuchsia Pink (201) Artist Acrylips

01/06

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip

Candy Pink (200)

Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage with little product.

It’s a liquid lipstick formula that is supposed to have “buildable color intensity and shine” with a “non-sticky, non-drying” formula that includes a slanted, flocked applicator and a squeeze-tube format. I don’t know that I would really describe it as buildable; I would say that you can apply the tiniest amount and get less coverage, though it would still be medium-to-semi-opaque and have less shine. For me, it seemed that more product yielded glossier coverage with slightly more pigmentation. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and spread easily across the lips. If I pressed my lips together, I could see faint “lines,” particular with lighter shades like this one. It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was non-drying. It didn’t seem to have any noticeable scent or taste.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Candy Pink (200)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

01/06

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Pink Ingenue

Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that was true-to-pan in color and depth.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The texture was a little firmer int he pan but still soft, finely-milled, and fairly easy to blend on the skin. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Pink Ingenue

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

01/09

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

White

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette ($26.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes 11 eyeshadows in a small, compact case. I had no trouble getting an average-sized eyeshadow brush into each pan, but the quality of the palette was actually surprisingly bad–there was a cheapness to the formula that made colors look lighter and more white-based to the point where half the shades looked alike once on the lid. This was compounded by the fact that the palette itself lacks variety; a lot of light and light-medium shades and the one really dark shade (which ends up making more work for you as it was so difficult to blend and keep to small areas due to how dusty it was).

I have found that Too Faced’s formula tends to require eyeshadow primer to adhere and last awhile, but I can normally apply and get something decent without primer; these looked like utter garbage even over primer (like I just threw and rubbed glitter and pearl on my lid with no differentiation between colors). As I tested the palette, all I could think was, “Did Too Faced even try?” This palette made their holiday palettes–which weren’t so hot–look like winners. The funniest part is that there are several repeated shades from one of the holiday palettes, and they were better in that palette than they were here.

Too Faced Chocolate Chip Palette White
White
White
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total

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