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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

01/08

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Afterglow

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette ($34.00 for 0.64 oz.) is a four-pan highlighter palette exclusively available at Ulta. It features four new shades in the brand’s Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter formula, which is supposed to be buildable, lightweight, and will give the “perfect glow.” A full-size Afterglow Highlighter retails for $26 and contains 0.23 oz. or costs $113.04/oz. The palette contains $72.35 worth of product (or comparatively, the palette costs $53.13/oz.).

I really enjoyed the quality of the products in the palette: the only “downside” was that they were more pigmented so if you’re someone who really hoped for sheer highlighters, these might be too much for you.

Urban Decay Highlighter Palette Afterglow
Afterglow
Afterglow
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Early Bird

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of soft, neutral shades with a peach/pink leaning. The palette is made out of sturdy cardboard and has a large mirror underneath the lid. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth, color-rich, blendable” that is “long-wearing” and “supremely creamy.” I was less impressed with this palette compared to the Prettie Birdie palette. This one had several shades that had more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation with only a handful that were truly pigmented. Many of the eyeshadows in this palette were powdery or dusty, which led to shorter wear and more difficult application.

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Palette Early Bird
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Prettie Birdie | Look Details

Pretty Vulgar Prettie Birdie | Look Details

Pretty Birdie

Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of brighter, more colorful hues in a variety of finishes. The palette is made out of sturdy cardboard and has a large mirror underneath the lid. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth, color-rich, blendable” that is “long-wearing” and “supremely creamy.” The palette was fairly good–not perfect but surprisingly workable without a primer–with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, slightly dusty textures, and six to eight-hour wear. If you normally wear eyeshadow primer, a lot of the issues iron themselves out.

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Palette Pretty Birdie
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Chic-y

ColourPop Chic-y Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.21 oz.) is one of two, limited edition palettes from the collaboration with iluvsarahii. I really feel like ColourPop has improved their powder eyeshadow formula from its initial launch, as their mattes are still very blendable and pigmented but seem smoother and less messy/powdery. While more basic in overall color scheme, the colors came together well and were of good quality, so if you’re in need of a warm-toned, neutral eyeshadow “quad,” this might be one to check out.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Chic-y
Chic-y
Chic-y
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Vivacious

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Freckles

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Noche

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Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

01/05

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio

Peachy Love

Anastasia Peachy Love Blush Trio ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three coordinated blushes in medium-sized compact. The blush formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” and “full-pigmented” for “buildable intensity with a seamless finish.” Based on my interpretation, it seemed to say that it was buildable up to full coverage. This trio leaned more toward the semi-opaque to opaque side of pigmentation, so if you are someone that prefers sheer, buildable application, then this might not be a favorite. I think the thinner texture of Anastasia’s formula, overall, does make it easier to use a light hand and get lighter application, though.

There are five trios available. They are presently available through Anastasia directly and will be available online at other retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd.

Anastasia Blush Trio Peachy Love

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Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

01/05

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio

Cocktail Party

Anastasia Cocktail Party Blush Trio ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three coordinated blushes in medium-sized compact. The blush formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” and “full-pigmented” for “buildable intensity with a seamless finish.” Based on my interpretation, it seemed to say that it was buildable up to full coverage. Two of the three shades were very pigmented, while the third one was more buildable as described. All three blushes lasted eight and a half hours or longer, and they were fairly blendable on the whole.

There are five trios available. They are presently available through Anastasia directly and will be available online at other retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd.

Anastasia Blush Trio Cocktail Party
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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