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Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby, Gig, Peep Show Eye Pigments

01/03

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Hotel Lobby

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy enough to spread easily across the lid but did not feel overly wet or slippery, so it applied with rich, opaque coverage. I felt like this shade was very, very pigmented and a little went a long way (out of all five that I tried). I had no trouble applying this on the lid with a brush, but it worked well as an all over lid color applied with fingertips. On me, the color was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “highly pigmented cream eyeshadow” that is “long-wearing” with a “soft, silky texture” that will dry “quickly without creasing” but is still “easily blendable.” I bought five shades (there are 11 in the range) and had good luck with three of them and found two to be more troublesome to use. It seemed like the more pearly shades were easier to use than the ones with larger sparkles. I wasn’t sure if the squeeze tube format was going to work, but it was fairly easy to dispense product without getting too much at once but product can get dried out and clog the opening.

The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient enough to spread easily across the lid. They dried down quickly but I did not feel too rushed (I would still work one eye at a time, though). I noticed that they felt a bit heavier on the lids and had a tendency to cling and emphasize any texture on my lids (most noticeable on the inner portion of my lids). They lasted between nine and eleven hours on me with one of the more glittery shades crumbling over time. I applied mine using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC 242) as well as fingertips, though I personally prefer brushes so that is what I reached for most of the time.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment Hotel Lobby
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Gig

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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
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ColourPop x Summer 2017 Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow

Banana Daiquiri

ColourPop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium bluish-teal with cooler undertones and warmer flecks of pale gold sparkle. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that maintained its vibrancy after it dried down. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and lightly emollient but not too thick or too wet, so it was easy to apply to bare skin without losing its intensity. The edges diffused nicely, while the color applied evenly. This shade stayed on well for over 10 hours on me with no signs of creasing.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Banana Daiquiri
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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A

As You Wave

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ColourPop x Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 2)

01/04

Colour Pop Lil' Boat Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil' Boat Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil' Boat Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil' Boat Pressed Powder Shadow

Lil' Boat

ColourPop Lil’ Boat Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and almost cream-like as there was more substance there, which helped it stay true-to-color on the lid. This shade started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Lil' Boat
Lil' Boat
Lil' Boat
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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B+

Board Shorts

Limited Edition
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A

Rose All Day

Limited Edition
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A

Tiny Tangerines

Limited Edition
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D

Muscle Beach

Limited Edition
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Two Piece

Limited Edition
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Bite Cava Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, creamy, and velvety feel that glided across the lips and skin easily. As a cheek color, whether dabbed on or used with a brush to apply, it had buildable coverage from medium to opaque. If swiped directly from the tube, it had more opaque coverage. It felt lightweight as a cream blush, which lasted for almost ten hours on me, and as a lip product, it had a more powdery, thicker feel on the lips but was non-drying and stayed on for five hours. When I wore it as a cream eyeshadow, it had faint creasing within an hour and a half of wear.

It’s a new shade addition to the Multistick range, which I’ve reviewed extensively in the past (see this extensive overview). It is a cream formula that can be worn on eyes, lips, and face, and it is supposed to be “blendable, breathable, and buildable” with a “soft focus finish. The consistency is medium in thickness–more noticeably thick when used on the lips, as it is quite dense–and is quite blendable across the majority of shades. I really liked the formula as a cream blush, as it was blendable, buildable, and long-wearing. As a lip product, it was decent to good (the performance depended largely on the shade), and as an eye product, it was a total miss for me due to poor wear.

Bite Beauty Multistick Cava
Cava
Cava
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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