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ColourPop Holiday 2016 Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Just Fur Fun Super Shock Shadow

Just Fur Fun

ColourPop Just For Fun Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium pink with soft, yellow undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage, which was somewhat buildable but never looked fully opaque. It had a smooth, lightly wet texture that blended out easily, while the flecks of glitter seemed flatter and adhered better to the skin. The eyeshadow wore well for ten hours without creasing and had just a touch of fallout.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Just Fur Fun
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Koosh

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Sleigh

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A

Tinsel

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ColourPop Arrow, Cusp, Dance Party, Far Side, Sailor Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Arrow Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Arrow Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Arrow Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Arrow Super Shock Shadow

Arrow

ColourPop Arrow Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and flecks of red and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, almost wet-like consistency, but it had a tendency to sheer out on the skin and was not as buildable as a lot of the other shades I’ve tried in this formula. It lasted for over nine hours with minimal fallout and no creasing.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Arrow
Arrow
Arrow
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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B-

Cusp

Limited Edition
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B+

Dance Party

Limited Edition
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A

Far Side

Limited Edition
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A+

Sailor

Limited Edition
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ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set

01/02

Colour Pop To and From Holiday 2016 Sets

Colour Pop To and From Holiday 2016 Sets

To and From

ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes six twist-up lipsticks. It’s currently listed as sold out on the brand’s website, but you never know with ColourPop–they have restocked limited edition products before, plus some shades are available individually.

Colour Pop Holiday 2016 Sets To and From
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Parker

Limited Edition
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B+

Cami

Limited Edition
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A-

Baewatch

Limited Edition
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A-

Pack Pack

Limited Edition
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B+

Weekender

Limited Edition
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C+

Tutu

Limited Edition
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Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

01/07

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter

Rose Quartz

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It’s the type of highlighter that imparts a touch of color on my skin tone but is mostly a highlighter–on fairer complexions, it might be a subtle blush as well.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “creamy, powder formula” that is “long-wearing, highly pigmented” and gives a “lit-from-within glow.” It had very nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to the skin; it was so finely-milled that it seemed to blend as I applied it, so it was nearly effortless to apply. The consistency was smooth, soft, not too firm or too loose in the pan, and sat well on the skin. I was surprised at how much reflective shine it had without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

Jouer Powder Highlighter Rose Quartz
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

01/08

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette

Gold Shimmer No. 28

Burberry Gold Shimmer No. 28 Complete Eye Palette ($60.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays. It contained a “cooler” gold, medium gold, soft bronze, and brighter, golden bronze.

I expect that this palette is going to work best for someone who likes more mid-tone shades and does not want a lot of contrast–and someone who loves more shimmery finishes and does not expect a matte shade in their quads. The palette performed fairly well with good pigmentation, blendability, and decent to good wear; the only issue I had was that the texture felt a bit dusty at times.

Burberry Complete Eye Palette Gold Shimmer No. 28
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Gold Shimmer #1

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A-

Gold Shimmer #2

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B

Gold Shimmer #3

Limited Edition
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A-

Gold Shimmer #4

Limited Edition
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Tom Ford Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

01/11

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette

Warm (02)

Tom Ford Warm (02) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) is one of two limited edition, holiday palettes from the brand, and it is the “warmer” of the two. The packaging is the signature white of the Soleil collections, and it comes with a large, interior mirror; it felt substantial to hold and clicked together nicely.

The eyeshadow colors applied well, lasted eight hours, and were easy to work with. The eyeshadows and cheek colors coordinated well together, so I could see the palette being worn on its own for sure. The cheek colors were high-quality, pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though the more satin-like shade did not feel dense or as buttery as the more shimmery shade (not really unexpected, as that’s how it usually works out between textures). While pricey, it performed well, and you’d think that would be the norm for luxury products, but it isn’t, so I’m glad it did. I think that both the eyeshadow and blush formulas were comparable to their permanent formulas (though the eyeshadows are not the kind found in Nude Dip or Honeymoon, rather the brand’s other quads).

I wish the brand broke out how much eyeshadow/cheek color was in the palette (oh, and names), because then I could give you a more accurate assessment of total value. Typically, the Eye Color Quads retail for $82.00 and contain 0.35 oz., while the Cheek Colors retail for $60.00 and contain 0.28 oz. Based on that, even if you were getting a full-sized quad and two, half-sized blushes, it would only come to $142, and we know it is less than that, given the total weight is 0.45 oz. of the palette and a full-sized quad and two half-sized blushes would come to 0.63 oz. If you’re someone who likes using all-in-one palettes or would easily reach for and use it as a cohesive palette, it might still have more subjective value to you, but otherwise, you would be better off choosing a full-sized, permanent quad and one full-sized blush (or even the Skin Illuminating Powder Duo), as you’d get more for your money and have the ability to choose the coordinating shades.

Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette Warm (02)
Warm (02)
Warm (02)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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