Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio ($25.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes three shades of jumbo-sized lip pencils that twist-up. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-hydrating” with “shiny color,” and it’s pretty much tinted lip balm. I believe this is the first time I’ve tried this formula, but I enjoyed them overall. They have sheer to semi-sheer that’s buildable, wears three to four hours, and is hydrating over time. I like that they twist-up, so you don’t have to worry about wasting product when sharpening. The texture is lightweight with moderate slip, so their biggest downfall is that they don’t always look perfectly even. The formula is vanilla-scented but the scent didn’t linger or translate into a taste for me. Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Mango Sorbet are both available as permanent singles, while I didn’t see Fig Prosecco on Laura Geller’s website, and they retail for $16 as a standalone formula (so the kit is worth $48).

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Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio
Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive (2015)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
Limited Edition
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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. Worth pointing out right away is that the back of my palette says the second blush on the left is Simply Bliss, whereas Nordstrom’s product listing had Cream Soda in its place; I checked both of them, and the blush in this palette is slightly more pink-tinted and a little lighter but not by much.

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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit
MAC Face Kit Sophisticate
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three full-sized Lip Pencils. Two are part of the permanent range (Biscayne Park and Sex Machine) and one was previously released (but limited edition, Stourhead). This was a less impressive set, unfortunately, as two shades settled into lip lines due to more slippery consistencies.

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NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Fall 2015 Lip Pencil Set Ultimate NARS
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three full-sized Lip Pencils. Two are part of the permanent range (Yu and Luxembourg) and one is limited edition (Provocative Red). I didn’t expect this to sell out online, but it actually has–you may still be able to find it at a Nordstrom near you (it is exclusive to them, at least in the states). The set includes a mini sharpener that fits these pencils, too (which means they aren’t twist-ups–probably the formula’s biggest downfall!). It’s a nice set, though I really wish the container it is packaged in didn’t have such specific slots (to hold the pencils in place), as it is rather bulky and can’t really be reused as a result.

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NARS True NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Fall 2015 Lip Pencil Set True NARS
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette

NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes a highlighter, bronzer, and two blushes, plus a traval-sized ITA brush. I have reviewed most of these shades before, so the list of similar shades is pretty up-to-date, so rather than pull a new link, I’ve included the current lists as they stand. I did test each of these versions for wear, pigmentation, application, and so forth. I think the packaging is really cool, but I wish the compact didn’t feel so bulky. I really like some of NARS’ blushes, but there are a fair amount that have been misses for me. This palette is a bit of a mixed bag, and I find there is too much variance from release to release.

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NARS Blame It On NARS Blush Palette
NARS Fall 2015 Gifting Blush Palette Blame It On NARS
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Sneak Peek: Anastasia Shadow Couture Palette Photos & Swatches

Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a limited edition palette for fall that contains twelve eyeshadows (five are part of Anastasia’s permanent line). Hope to review soon, though I’m sure you can see at least one is going to be a challenge to use!

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