Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Here are the other two shades of Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) that I purchased. The formula is supposed to glide on easily with “instant buildable coverage.” It’s a twist-up, creamy eyeshadow pencil that feels cool and water-like when it touches the skin. It sets quite quickly, so it’s easiest to use a single shade as an all-over color or base. If you want to use more than one shade, work one eye at a time and you may find layering the lighter shade back over the darker shade, then blending, is a useful technique. I found this formula to have a very similar look and feel to Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow. I didn’t have any creasing with either shade over an eight-hour period, but there was some fall out.

Full disclosure: I tried these on my lower lash line, and I had the most searing pain in my eye; I couldn’t even wait to grab a cotton pad to remove it (I couldn’t keep my eye open long enough to find one), so I just splashed my eyes with water and all of the eyeshadow washed away and my eyes instantly felt better. I had only applied it as an eyeliner to the lower lash line (but not the water line) on one eye, but once one eye started blinking and watering, the other one did (causing the eyeshadow on the lid to move), and then both were excruciatingly painful. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a beauty product give me such a vicious, instant reaction. Wearing them purely as an eyeshadow on the eyelid didn’t result in any painful reactions, and when I removed them with a cleansing oil, nothing was amiss either.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pewter shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, golden taupe brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is similar. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Crushed Clove (P, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is similar. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is similar. CoverGirl Melted Caramel Flame (350) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “teal mermaid shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, green-leaning teal with subtle cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. This shade was more difficult to apply, and because it wasn’t a neutral color, it was very obvious when it applied unevenly–it looked patchy on. Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $5.99) is darker, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is darker, powder. theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is lighter, powder. NARS China Seas #1 (P, $24.00) is bluer, powder. NARS Bavaria (P, $24.00) is bluer, powder. CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is powder. L’Oreal Dive Right In (LE, $7.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is lighter. MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $21.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

OCC Technopagan Lip Tar (Metallic)
OCC Technopagan Lip Tar (Metallic)

OCC Technopagan Lip Tar (Metallic) ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “blackened purple with blue pearl [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a bold, brightened bluish-purple with a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It had strong, cool undertones. Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is darker, much more muted in comparison. Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) isn’t anything like it–much bluer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

As soon as I saw Technopagan, I couldn’t wait to try it–it’s such a sexy, fierce color. It’s intensely pigmented, as you’d expect from a Lip Tar and applies with even, smooth color coverage. It has more of a satin finish for the first few hours of wear, but it settles to more of a metallic-matte (sheen but not shine) finish. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating on me. The base color is slightly pinker and lighter, so when applying along the edges of the lips, it can take a bit of patience and precision to maintain the rich, blue-purple hue of the rest of the color even along the edge.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a mix of warmer neutrals with a pop of orange. It’s a solid color combination with quality to back it up, but the shades are more dupable than not. The harder aspect to dupe is really the finer shimmer Chanel used throughout their new quads, because it’s fine without disappearing away, yet doesn’t come off as frosted applied to the skin. The entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small, contains less product than most palettes/quads (including the regular U.S. version of quads). 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 Vendome #1 is described as a “copper.” It’s a softened, medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly, while the texture was soft but not powdery. This shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P) is cooler-toned. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $3.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is darker, 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 slightly darker. Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #2 is described as a “peach beige.” It’s a light peach with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. It’s more of a beige than a true peach. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it could have been a bit more opaque–it does build up to opaque color with two layers. On me, the color wears well for eight and a half hours before fading. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #2 (P) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #2 (P) is a touch less warm-toned. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is less peach. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is similar. LORAC Beige (P) is very similar. MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is warmer. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is lighter. MAC Jest (P, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #3 is described as an “intense apricot.” It’s a softened, medium orange with a pearly, almost metallic, finish. It had good color coverage, and the texture was soft without being powdery, so it applied well to the lid. It wore well for nine hours on me before I saw slight creasing. MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is yellower. NYX Orange (P, $4.50) is darker. Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is brighter, darker. Inglot #407 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #4 is described as a “grey brown.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a satiny finish. It had fantastic color payoff, and it was really blendable, silky, and smooth when working with it on the skin. This shade didn’t start to crease until after nine and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is slightly cooler-toned. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #3 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, warmer. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral 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). It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive, but MAC’s website lists it as “coming soon.”

Passion Charge Lipstick is described as a “clean coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, pink coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage and applied evenly for the most part. It lasted for two hours on me, and it was somewhat drying. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is more orange, more opaque. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more matte, more pigmented. MAC Runway Hit (LE, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is slightly brighter. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is warmer, more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stoke the Flame Lipglass is described as a “soft rosy coral with pearl.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with gold and copper shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied to lips; this is a shade that may get lost on more pigmented lips and just add shimmer. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is warmer. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #1 is described as a “rich gold.” It’s a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and more intense color coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but sparkly, and I did have issues with fall out during wear, unfortunately, though the color part stayed on for eight hours. I also had trouble getting it to adhere to the lid, as it tended to flake off. It’s a very common color with lots of very similar shades, past and present: See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #2 is described as a “sparkling brown.” It’s a dirty, medium-dark olive brown with a flash of green and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which was much more opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but prone to crumbling, so go easy on the pan when you use your brush against it. On me, the color wore well for eight hours but had some fall out over time. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is less sparkly. Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is less shimmery. Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #3 is described as a “blackish plum.” It’s a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satiny sheen. It looks more plum in the pan than swatched–it was darker, less nuanced. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with and didn’t have any fall out concerns. The color lasted for eight hours before fading.NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is purpler. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is cooler-toned. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Brownborder Technakohl is dark brown eyeliner that’s part of the permanent range, which I’ve reviewed in the past.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with very subtle blue undertones. On me, this type of color almost looks warm-toned. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is a touch darker. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is a touch sheerer. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte, warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. For the record, this is completely different from Melted Fuchsia in the same range, as Melted Fuchsia is much more magenta, cooler-toned, and lighter.

It performs much like the other shades in the range: it’s intensely pigmented, long-wearing, and is comfortable to wear. It has a lightly glossy/shiny finish–less glossiness than a true lipgloss but noticeable shine. The texture is thin, lightweight, and neither drying nor hydrating over the eight and a half hours this color lasts. Even beyond that, there is a significant stain left behind. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding when I wore it. You can now see all shades in the Melted range, as they’ve all been reviewed!

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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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