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Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02, Super Sonic 04, Wicked Aura 01 Infinite Lipsticks

01/06

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Astral Punch 02

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt firmer in the tube, and it dragged a bit when I applied it, but it still gave a more satiny sheen despite feeling drier in the tube (sort of magical!). It was lightweight, comfortable to wear (though not hydrating), and stayed on well for five hours on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” (as in “all-day”) with “saturated pigments” and a “satin finish.” Most modern lipsticks are creamier and more velvety, but the formula of these was very firm, almost dry in the tube; reminiscent of old school, more matte formulas. I had two of the six shades I purchased break at the base, and it seemed due to just how stiff/dry the bullet itself was (it can actually happen when a formula is too creamy as well!). The exterior of the lipstick seemed drier, but as I applied each one to lips, they softened and gave a satin finish, as promised. They had a tendency to tug on lips, though I was able to get fairly even, smooth coverage, and most shades were fairly pigmented. The wear ranged from four to six hours (the wear of most formulas, and not “all-day”), and most shades were neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t notice any added scent or taste, but they did smell slightly waxy.

Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick Astral Punch 02
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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NARS Jo Multiple Tint

01/07

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

Jo

NARS Jo Multiple Tint ($39.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with a natural sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to semi-sheer (two to three layers), but it wasn’t a product that could be layered too much or else it started to feel almost tacky and too slick on the skin. It was easiest to use on bare skin, where it had the most noticeable tint to me, but it was blendable over liquid/cream base products. It wasn’t as foolproof to use over powder.

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to be a “sheer, tinted format” with “natural-looking color” for “lips and cheeks.” Worth noting that while the physical size didn’t seem different, the tube contains about half as much as the regular Multiple formula (0.23 oz. compared to 0.50 oz.). I think this would be more suitable for someone with a lighter skin tone, as it got lost on mine as I blended it out. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and had moderate slip, and it did not dry down, so it always looked slightly wet on the skin. This made for a more comfortable lip product, and it looked like a tinted balm on my lips (not too much shine) and was non-drying. It wore well for six hours as a blush and three hours as a lip product.

NARS Multiple Tint Jo
Jo

MAC Hard to Get & Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

Hard to Get

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pink sheen. I was nervous about this shade, as darker brown blushes are often difficult to apply and blend out, but this blended out quite nicely. It wasn’t quite as effortless as other shades in the range (but those have been particularly blendable!), but it was still a very easy blush to work with. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that had a luminous finish that did not accentuate my skin’s texture. The color wore well for ten hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Hard to Get
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo

01/03

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo (Refill)

106 Balance

Cle de Peau 106 Balance Eye Color Duo ($55.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains medium-dark, sparkling gray and a lighter, bluish gray. The two shades created a soft, faded smoky eye, which may be a good option for someone who finds other smoky eye palettes too contrasting or deep.

The formula is supposed to have a “silky” feel, be moisturizing on the lids (though it is a powder formula), long-wearing, and have true-to-pan color. I like the effect of Cle de Peau’s eyeshadows on the lid; I think that “moisturizing” aspect of them makes them sit well on the lid as time passes, where they meld well to bare skin. I find that they can be semi-opaque to opaque, more buildable and very easy to wear as a wash of color, if desired. The eyeshadows are rose-scented, though I only just noticed the scent with the compact open but not applied.

As a FYI, Cle de Peau sells the duos as a pan-only, which is not magnetized but you could stick a magnet to it so it would adhere to most freestyle palettes, or purchase their case for $25.

Cle de Peau Eye Color Duo (Refill) 106 Balance
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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NARS Cours du Soir, Nuit d’Encre, Zinc Kohliners

01/05

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

Cours du Soir

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner ($26.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a dark, mossy green with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and comfortable to use on the lower lash line and waterline.

The Kohliner formula is supposed to be a “creamy eyeliner that is “buildable” and “blendable” that can be used on the lash line as well as on the waterline. The description seemed rather apt, and I like that they described it as buildable. It was definitely an eyeliner that could be smudged if done so shortly after applying (I would apply it to one eye at a time, if you wanted to smudge or diffuse the edges). On me, the color wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line.

NARS Kohliner Cours du Soir

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B+

Nuit d'Encre

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B+

Zinc

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Burberry Pink Pearl & Rose Gold Fresh Glow Highlighters

01/08

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter

No. 03 Pink Pearl

Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl Fresh Glow Highlighter ($68.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, pale pink with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a noticeable sheen on the skin but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

Burberry added two new shades to their highlighter range (and seemed to make two previously released shades permanent). The formula is supposed to have a “buildable” coverage that illuminates the skin. The formula is fairly pigmented, though the consistency was incredibly soft that it was prone to sheering out on the skin, so the effect was more semi-opaque in practice (unless you used a light hand). The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter No. 03 Pink Pearl
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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