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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection ($36.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes five, full-sized lipsticks in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Cream formula is described as a “creamy, moderate coverage” lipstick. I, on the other hand, would describe the MOD Cream formula has a highly pigmented, creamy, and luminous lipstick with wear that varied from three and a half hours to six hours that was hydrating and comfortable to wear. The big “downside” was that the pigmentation was typically nearly opaque and only one shade was actually “moderate coverage.”

LORAC Lipstick Collection Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

True Beauty

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Red Rose

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B+

Belle-ieve

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B+

Tres Chic

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B-

Savoir Faire

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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

01/07

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

Beauty and the Beast

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette ($28.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes three blushes and one highlighter. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, but only one of the blushes was on the buildable side while the other two were quite pigmented. If you like your cheek colors to be more pigmented, the palette would work well for you, especially as all four shades were blendable, easy to use, and wore for seven and a half to eight and a half hours for me.

LORAC Cheek Palette Beauty and the Beast
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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A-

See Beyond

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B+

Fearless

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B-

Enchanted

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B+

Rose

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Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Pink Play

Milani Pink Play Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was slightly dusty to the touch but sat well on my skin. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Pink Play
Pink Play
Pink Play
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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LORAC Beauty and the Beast PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette PRO Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Beauty & the Beast Palette | Look Details

LORAC Beauty & the Beast Palette | Look Details

Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows that are supposed to be all new and using the brand’s PRO formula. The eyeshadows felt smooth, finely-milled, and had some powderiness (as a result of being so soft) and felt comparable to past Pro palettes, though I have found that the original Pro palettes seem to have more substance and adhere better (without primer) than newer palettes.

Some shades were pigmented, while others were sheer, and some applied fine without primer and others sheered out so easily that it was impossible to maintain opaque coverage on the lid. The wear was six to eight hours with a lot of shades falling short. The palette itself is massive, as it was designed to resemble a book, which keeps with the theme but still made it bulky and not at all travel-friendly.

LORAC PRO Eyeshadow Palette Beauty and the Beast Eye Palette
B-

Limited Edition

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

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow Palette

01/25

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes nine warm-toned, neutral eyeshadows with all but one being highly shimmery/metallic in finish. As the majority of shades were packed with shimmer, most of them appeared lighter in practice than they looked in their respective pans.

Of the three volumes released thus far, the formula in Vol. 3 is incredibly dense and contains rather chunky sparkle. It was harder to work with and would be better used with a slightly dampened brush, which helped to smooth and spread the eyeshadows, or else applied with fingertips, where the warmth of the fingertip seemed to help make the eyeshadows more maneuverable (which the brand recommended). Fingertips were good for spreading the product over the lid, but it seemed to waste a lot of product as it did not transfer as much product onto the lid as with a brush (it was stuck to the fingertip). With this type of denser formulation, I tend to use flat, synthetic brushes (like MAC 242), which I find does a better job of picking up and applying the formula than very soft brushes.

The formula was a lot less versatile, and the shade range was more limited here–the palette’s composition seemed lacking in contrast–and will be most suitable for someone who likes very shimmery, light neutrals and likes this type of dense formula.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Bronze Burst Color Harmony Blush Palette

Bronze Burst

Milani Bronze Burst Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a medium, orange-copper with warm, red undertones and a faint, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation that was fairly blendable on the skin. When I used all the shades together, the wear time was eight hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Bronze Burst
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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