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Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday Eye Color Palette

01/09

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette

Les Annees Folles

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles Holiday Eye Color Palette ($125.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features eight eyeshadows. Each row of eyeshadows is actually removeable and can be put into one of the brand’s quad compacts. The formula was very finely-milled, but it was so soft that it was prone to sheering out as it was a little thin and dusty, though the formula blended well on the skin. If you’re someone who wants very true-to-pan color and intense coverage that lasts, you’ll likely be disappointed with this palette. If you’re someone who likes softer, more muted takes on color and doesn’t mind using an eyeshadow primer, it might be more in your wheelhouse (but it is undoubtedly expensive, so there are numerous other options that are more versatile–e.g. capable of delivering intense pigmentation but can also be sheered down).

Cle de Peau Holiday 2016 Eye Color Palette Les Annees Folles
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows in warmer hues. MAC’s eyeshadow palettes for the holidays definitely leave something to be desired, and unfortunately, this was a continuation on that theme. There are better neutral palettes available, even MAC’s 15-pan pre-made neutral palettes are better.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact

01/06

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

Smoky Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral eyeshadow palette with nine shades. There are some nicer shades in the palette, but there are also some real misses, and at this price point, that makes it far less enticing. There are better neutral palettes out there, especially of the warm-toned variety.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact Smoky Eye Compact
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Palette

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Eye Palette

The Legendary Muse

Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Luxury Palette ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a warm-toned set of mid-tone shades in light-medium copper, medium-dark gold, light-medium gold, and rosy brown. I liked it overall, though all of the shades are dupable, so it might be redundant in some stashes but may also be an easy go-to for others. I would have liked to have seen one deeper shade with less shimmer, which would have offered more contrast.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette The Legendary Muse
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Legendary Muse #1

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Legendary Muse #2

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Legendary Muse #3

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Legendary Muse #4

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Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

01/07

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio

Holiday 2016

Laura Geller Holiday 2016 Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a trio of highlighters (which may be more like highlighting blushes on some skin tones). All three shades are available in the permanent range, should you only be interested in one of them. I love that Laura Geller put out a trio of these–as I love the formula–but wish the packaging was more substantial and thinner; it is flimsier cardboard (I don’t mind cardboard usually) and is much thicker and larger to accommodate the brush. The formula of the three shades is fairly consistent with the standalone versions; the only difference was the ones in the palette were a touch softer and easier to pick up in the pan. The “problem” with the formula is that it’s supposed to be sheerer, and they’re more pigmented than sheer.

Value

  • Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator: $26.00 for 0.16 oz. or $162.50/oz.
  • Total Value: $34.13

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Trio Holiday 2016
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set

bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set
bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set

bareMinerals Your Kiss Is On My List Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Set ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight miniature sized Gen Nude Radiant Lipsticks (which are all available in full size, if you only like one or two). The Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick formula is best for someone who likes lighter coverage, natural to glossy finishes, and doesn’t mind reapplying every few hours. It’s a comfortable, hydrating formula but doesn’t last long and can sometimes settle into lip lines due to the more emollient, slippery texture. The set is a nice value, and there is some variety in tone within the eight shades.

Value

  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick: $20.00 for 0.12 oz. or $166.67/oz.
  • Total Value: $53.33

Formula Overview

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy, moisturizing” lipstick with “medium coverage and a balmy shine.” The formula is moderately hydrating and tends to last between two and a half and four hours on me, but it is a shorter-wearing formula due to the more balm-like texture. It has a very slippery, wet-feel on the lips, which can lead to “lines” when you press your lips together or, in some cases, the color settling into lip lines. The pigmentation varies from semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which I feel is fairly consistent with the “medium coverage” claim. The finish tends to be glossier running from natural to noticeably glossy but feels lightweight on. The formula has a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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