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Coloured Raine Spring 2017 Matte Eyeshadows

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Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Angel Face

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor was it too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to blend and diffuse on the lid. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Angel Face
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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LORAC I Love Brunch Alter Ego Lip Glosses

01/08

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

Brunch Queen

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied evenly on the lips–as in the color did not show streaks–but pulled into every lip line I had, so it did not look that great on its own. The texture was smooth, creamy without being thick, and comfortable to wear over the three hours it lasted on me.

The Alter Ego Lip Gloss formula is supposed to offer “highly pigmented” color with a “soft, vanilla scent.” The four new, limited edition shades for spring are more pastel, and as a result, they tended to suffer from a milkier consistency that was prone to settling into my lip lines. They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with average wear (three hours). The formula had a sweet, vanilla scent, was mostly non-sticky, and lightly hydrating.

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss Brunch Queen
C

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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Tom Ford Love Lust & Flush Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Love Lust

Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden finish. This was the most shimmery shade out of the entire range, though it was still not quite as shimmery as the prior version of Love Lust–and the color is completely different (see comparison), as the original was darker and more pink-based. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty, and blendable on the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that wore well for nine and a half hours before fading on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Long-time readers will remember that this was one of my favorite formulas, and while it’s still a good formula, the texture and finish are no longer the kind that I gravitate toward, as I like a denser, creamier, and more pearly finish and the new formula is thinner, more powder-like, and is less shimmery overall–so it is just a personal preference.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Love Lust
Love Lust
Love Lust
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Tom Ford Beauty Automatic Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Automatic Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Automatic Shade & Illuminate Lips

Automatic

Tom Ford Beauty Automatic Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a light, pinky beige and a warmer, medium brown. Both shades had a more satin-to-cream finish rather than “velvet matte.” They were pigmented, average wearing (three to four hours), and hydrating.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle). The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

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Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Prismatic Amethyst

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as a “lavender duo-chrome.” It’s a pale pink with cooler undertones and fine gold, pink, and violet pearl. As far as the shift went, I tried to detect it but found it very subtle–at most I saw a very subtle gold to lilac shift. The finish was a soft, luminous sheen and far less shiny and metallic on the skin, even applied heavily, than the majority of the shades in the same formula. On my skin tone, it was barely perceptible on its own, though it was more apparent if I layered it over other blushes (particularly pinks, berries, and plums).

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was easy to sheer out (lighter hand, more feather brush) for less coverage, if desired. The texture was fairly soft and smooth, easily blended on the skin, and sat well on my skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture or the look my pores. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Prismatic Amethyst
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

01/09

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter

Sahara

Kevyn Aucoin Sahara The Neo Highlighter ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) is supposed to contain the brand’s famous Celestial Powder in three shades: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight. The formula definitely doesn’t feel quite as finely-milled or as silky as the standalone Celestial Powders, but the bigger difference is that Candlelight and Starlight are both much, much warmer and less luminous in this palette (Sunlight was very similar). The texture not being quite as luxurious as the individual shades was only something I noticed by feel, not so much when I applied it to the skin, blended out the powders, and wore them. If you like warmer, more bronzy highlighters, you’ll probably enjoy this compact.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Highlighter Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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