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LORAC I Love Brunch Eyeshadow Palette

01/16

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC I Love Brunch Collection | Look Breakdown

LORAC I Love Brunch Collection | Look Breakdown

LORAC I Love Brunch Collection | Look Breakdown

I Love Brunch

LORAC I Love Brunch Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes, cool and warm-toned shades that are centered around a pastel theme. This palette will be best for someone who normally uses an eyeshadow primer (or even a white-based/cream-colored base), likes softer colors, and prefers their pigmentation to be medium and buildable rather than intensely pigmented. The formula felt comparable to LORAC’s typical Pro palettes, but these felt denser and had more substance to them, so there was less excess product kicked up in the pan, and some shades lasted longer (without primer) than is typical.

LORAC Spring 2017 Eyeshadow Palette I Love Brunch
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

01/11

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Vol. 1

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette ($48.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes 13 distinct hades along with 5 primary colors (which can be used on their own or used to mix with other shades in the palette). The palette also included a dual-ended tool, which had a flat, lip brush on one end and a metal spatula on the other end, and a small mixing palette. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “long-wearing.” In general, they were fairly pigmented without requiring too much product (though it never felt like I barely needed product either–pigmented but not 150% pigmented, if that makes sense!). They were thin without being clingy, lightly creamy but eventually wore down to a more matte, flat finish (one to two hours). The wear varied from shade to shade–anywhere from three to six hours–and a few were drying, some were slightly drying, and some were non-drying.

Ideally, the palette will suit someone who likes mixing and matching shades, typically uses a lip brush to apply their lip color, and doesn’t need to take their lip color on-the-go. Pro tip: invest in a retractable lip brush, and then put some of the color you’d like to touch-up with later on, retract the brush, and you’ll have at least one application later on. The pans did not seem removable, so the palette itself did not appear to be refillable (and there are no refills sold at this time).

Anastasia Lip Palette Vol. 1
Vol. 1
Vol. 1
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

01/07

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

Enhance Me

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) consists of six cream-based shades that can be used on lips or cheeks. The Casual Colour formula is supposed to be a cheek and lip color with a “dewy” glow that’s blendable and hydrating. In general, I like the Casual Colour as a cream blush–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–but it falls flat as a lip color, as there’s an almost powder-like feel once they’re on that makes the formula feel clingy and slightly drying over time. The best way (that I’ve found) to use them as a lip color is to apply them lightly on the lips and topped with a balm or sheer gloss as more of a subtle lip stain.

MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette Enhance Me
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Heavenly

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Contrary

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Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/06

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Going Native

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The blush was a real bust–firm, stiff, lacking pigmentation–and the bronzer was just so-so, though the highlighter was quite nice.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Going Native
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Lo-Key

ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette performed quite well, even the mattes, and the eyeshadows coordinated with each other but also would be good shades for a growing collection.

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Lo-Key
Lo-Key
Lo-Key
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/05

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Sesso

Urban Decay Sesso Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The bronzer and highlighter were lovely to work with–pigmented, long wearing, and blendable–but the blush was under-pigmented and harder to blend out.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Sesso
Sesso
Sesso
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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