Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a mix of beige and brown that runs warm-toned. The colors work well together, though I felt like this palette was less versatile compared to others as it seemed to offer less contrast when used as the medium brown and peach were very similar applied. They work, but the look ends up being subtle gradient of light peach to brown, which may or may not be what you’re looking for. The entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small. Baked formulations often weigh less than more traditional powder formulas do, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Mademoiselle #1 is described as an “intense beige.” It’s a medium, subdued brown with subtle warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth. The color wore well for nine hours before fading. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $3.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is a touch darker. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is lighter. MAC Soba (P, $15.00) is a touch lighter. Dior Golden Savannah #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #2 is described as a “satin gold.” It’s a muted, yellowed beige with a pearly shimmer. It may be hard to see in the swatch, as this color is close to my skin tone, but it had good pigmentation. The texture was silky and finely-milled, so it was blendable and easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for nine hours before I saw slight creasing. YSL Avant Garde #2 (P) is more shimmery. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is warmer. Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE) is darker. Kat Von D Countess (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #2 (LE) is yellower. MAC Ricepaper (P, $15.00) is brighter. MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #3 is described as a “luminous beige.” It’s a light-medium, golden peach with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture felt soft, silky, and not at all powdery. The color stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading. Clarins The Essentials #3 (LE) is similar. LORAC Light Bronze (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Escapade (LE, $40.00) is a cream product, brighter. bareMinerals Tres Chic (LE) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #4 is described as a “khaki brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation, and it applied beautifully with really smooth, even color coverage. This shade lasted for nine and a half hours before I saw very slight creasing. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is darker. MAC Well Put Together (LE, $15.00) is darker, less shimmery. Kat Von D Cry Later (LE) is warmer. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is yellower. Disney by Sephora Abu (LE) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl
Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl

Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “pinkish mauve with copper sheen.” It’s a rosy brown with golden copper shimmer. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS More (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Everlasting Nude (LE, $19.50) is less brown, less shimmery. MAC Hot Spell (LE, $15.00) is darker, browner. MAC Over Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, sheerer. Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (P, $24.00) is browner, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This shade is part of the full coverage range of Lip Vinyls, and it did have mostly opaque coverage. It had a lightweight, almost gel-like consistency that glided over the lips easily and covered evenly for the most part and was non-sticky. I noticed that this particular shade had a stronger mint scent and related tingle (not a sting, though) than others I’ve tried in the past. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was very hydrating.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Chanel Tisse Camelia (202) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Camelia (202) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Camelia (202) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, pink and purple selection of shades. Overall, the quad had good color payoff, soft, smooth textures that were easy to apply to bare skin as well as blended well. All four shades wore well for over nine hours on me, with the darkest shade wearing slightly longer. To reiterate, these are significantly lighter (smaller) at 0.07 oz. for the entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small. Baked formulations often weigh less than more traditional powder formulas do, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Camelia #1 is described as a “grey lilac.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with subtle warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, and it applied very smoothly and easily. It wore well for nine and a half hours on me. Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $18.00) is warmer, more frosted. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is lighter. Chanel Gri-Gri (101) (LE, $29.50) is lighter. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $18.00) is more frosted. MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Camelia #2 is described as a “rosy white.” It’s a light, slightly muted, white with a frosted finish and subtle cool undertones. In the pan, you can see the pink tinge, but applied, I couldn’t really detect them but cooler complexions might see more of a nuance. It had great color payoff, while the texture of the powder was finely-milled and silky but just a smidgen powdery. The color stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading. It is a basic shade, so there are several very similar shades of white eyeshadows: See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Camelia #3 is described as a “lavender pink.” It’s a light, peachy-pink with a golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, but the texture was very soft and smooth. This shade wore well for almost nine and a half hours on me. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is a smidgen lighter. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is less pink. MAC Sweet Allure (P, $15.00) is pinker, less shimmery. Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is warmer. Laura Mercier Primrose (P, $22.00) is darker. Too Faced Ringleader (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Delicatesse #3 (LE) is pinker. theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is less pink. MAC Pink Frontier (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Camelia #4 is described as an “eggplant brown.” It’s a smoldering, purpled plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had excellent color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for ten hours before it started to show very faint signs of creasing. Too Faced Rhinestone (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter. LORAC Deep Purple (P) is similar. MAC Pinkluxe #5 (P) is darker. Illamasqua Queen of the Night (LE) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Kat Von D Poe Studded Lipstick
Kat Von D Poe Studded Lipstick

Kat Von D Poe Studded Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “shimmery navy.” It’s a deep, dark navy blue with a slight purple tint and fine, violet and midnight blue shimmer. It’s more like a mix of Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) and Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) mixed together, as the latter is lighter and bluer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This color is off-the-charts awesome, if you can get behind non-traditional lip colors! It’s such a powerful color on–there’s just something about the richness and depth of it that makes it more wearable than you’d think. The texture of this was lightly creamy–the creamiest of all the shades I’ve swatched–and doesn’t tug or pull at the lip. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied fairly well and evenly. Sometimes, deeper shades like this can look splotchy or sheer applied, but this went on much more smoothly, though not perfectly. It’s a shade that I would likely apply with a lip brush, because it does seem to given a slightly rougher edge, rather than a really crisp one, when applied directly from the tube. It was neither drying nor hydrating, and the color lasted for nine hours (including through a meal).

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box ($39.50) includes a full-sized lipstick, full-sized lipgloss, full-sized eyeliner, and a Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow trio (0.07 oz.). The lipstick and gloss are worth $31, eyeshadows are worth $20 (based on price per ounce of the full-sized Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes), and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72 MAC and Nordstrom confirm it is $72 value as they are stating the value of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Trio at $25).  I will review the other kits as well — please give me time as there is a lot to test!

Soft Savour Lipstick is described as a “mid-tone beigey pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage, wore for three hours, and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is similar. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Feeling Fine Lipglass is described as a “soft beigey pink with pearl.” It’s a light pink with gold and silver sparkle. It had sheer–almost no color–coverage when applied to lips, and the effect was mostly sparkly and glossy. It wears for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Lovingly Yours (P, $22.00) is less sparkly, more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Rose (LE, $24.00) is lighter. NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Steel Kiss (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. Dior No Angel (353) (P, $29.50) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #1 is described as a “gold.” It’s a muted, almost green-tinged gold with a metallic, sparkling finish. It was sheer when applied dry, and then it was slightly more opaque when applied with a dampened brush but it was somewhat clumpy. It was a finicky shade to work with, and I had noticeable fall out when wearing this, though the color portion didn’t fade or crease for eight hours. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is lighter. Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE) is similar. MAC Gilty Morsel (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is similar.Dior Khaki Design #2 (P) is darker. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #2 is described as a “forest green.” It’s a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had so-so pigmentation applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. YSL Avant Garde #1 (P) is darker. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is cooler-toned. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery. Kat Von D Gunner (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Greensmoke (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #3 is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Applied dry, it had semi-opaque color coverage, and it was more opaque and much more intense when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and smooth, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Graphblack Technakohl is a black, twist-up pencil eyeliner, which I’ve reviewed several times in the past (it is also part of the permanent range).

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals. It is very reminiscent of Chanel Raffinement, though they’re not exactly the same, they are certainly similar. All four shades wore well for just over nine hours and after, there was very, very slight creasing (no primer). The texture is soft, smooth, and they eyeshadows are incredibly blendable. The only downside is that the baked formula is a very lightweight one, so the quad only contains 0.07 oz., when many single powder eyeshadows are 0.05 oz. on average. Visually, they don’t seem particularly small, and it is often the case with baked products that they weigh less than traditional powders, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Rivoli #1 is described as a “golden taupe.” It’s a dark taupe with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had really good color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and silky. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me before showing slight creasing. YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is warmer. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $19.50) is darker, less shimmery. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is warmer. Anastasia Antique (LE) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Acute (P) is a cream product. MAC Supersweet #1 (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Street Cool (LE) is a cream product. MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Chanel Raffinement #1 (P) is warmer. bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #2 is described as a “light rose beige.” It’s a gold-shimmered, light beige with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture was still very soft and silky. This shade didn’t show signs of creasing until after nine and a half hours of wear. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is lighter. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is less shimmery. LORAC Beige (P) is less shimmery. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is more pearly. theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is darker. Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE) is warmer. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #3 is described as a “rose-gold beige.” It’s a medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff, and it applied smoothly and evenly to the skin. When I tested it, the color wore well for nine and a half hours. LORAC Mocha (P) is darker. NARS Iraklion (P, $24.00) is a cream product. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Homecoming (P, $5.99) is slightly yellower. Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, $23.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE) is similar. Urban Decay YDK (LE, $18.00) is more metallic. MAC Caramel Sundae (LE, $15.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #4 is described as a “red brown.” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation, while the texture was blendable and smooth to the touch. It lasted for nine hours before starting to fade. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is similar. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is warmer. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.00) is a cream product. MAC Havana (LE, $19.50) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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