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Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows in a neutral color scheme that leaned light to mid-tone in depth and had more neutral-to-warm undertones. The texture of the eyeshadows ran dusty to powdery, which seemed to make them shorter wearing (averaging seven to seven and a half hours) and more prone to sheering out on the lid. If you normally use primer, it would certainly go a long way to minimizing the impact of the texture and give you better coverage and longer wear.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors (Part 1)

01/06

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Pink Pop

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but there was a bit of color that sunk into my deeper lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a fair amount of slip. The lipstick stayed on well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Pink Pop
Pink Pop
Pink Pop
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby, Gig, Peep Show Eye Pigments

01/03

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Hotel Lobby

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy enough to spread easily across the lid but did not feel overly wet or slippery, so it applied with rich, opaque coverage. I felt like this shade was very, very pigmented and a little went a long way (out of all five that I tried). I had no trouble applying this on the lid with a brush, but it worked well as an all over lid color applied with fingertips. On me, the color was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “highly pigmented cream eyeshadow” that is “long-wearing” with a “soft, silky texture” that will dry “quickly without creasing” but is still “easily blendable.” I bought five shades (there are 11 in the range) and had good luck with three of them and found two to be more troublesome to use. It seemed like the more pearly shades were easier to use than the ones with larger sparkles. I wasn’t sure if the squeeze tube format was going to work, but it was fairly easy to dispense product without getting too much at once but product can get dried out and clog the opening.

The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient enough to spread easily across the lid. They dried down quickly but I did not feel too rushed (I would still work one eye at a time, though). I noticed that they felt a bit heavier on the lids and had a tendency to cling and emphasize any texture on my lids (most noticeable on the inner portion of my lids). They lasted between nine and eleven hours on me with one of the more glittery shades crumbling over time. I applied mine using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC 242) as well as fingertips, though I personally prefer brushes so that is what I reached for most of the time.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment Hotel Lobby
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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A+

Gig

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F
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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection ($34.00 for 0.90 fl. oz.) includes five, full-sized lipglosses in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Lip Gloss formula is described as a “non-tacky, moderate-shine gloss.” The brand made no specific claims with respect to pigmentation level, though they stated that the glosses could be used on top of the lipsticks also released in this collection. Lipgloss is typically not opaque and on average, falls somewhere in the middle–some pigmentation/coverage so they can be worn alone but not full coverage, which the standard I held these glosses up to. The coverage varied from sheer to medium with moderate, noticeable shine with a smooth, non-sticky texture. While they were comfortable to wear, they wore away quickly and would need very regular reapplication.

LORAC Lip Gloss Collection Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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B-

True Beauty

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B+

Red Rose

Limited Edition
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C+

Belle-ieve

Limited Edition
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C

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

01/05

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Cheek Palette ($16.80 for 0.39 oz.) includes three cheek products–a contour powder, blush, and highlighter–in a slim, cardboard palette. The powders are supposed to be “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was the “miss” in the palette, as it was drier in texture and had sheerer coverage, while the blush and contour powders were pigmented and blendable.

Zoeva Blush Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection ($36.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes five, full-sized lipsticks in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Cream formula is described as a “creamy, moderate coverage” lipstick. I, on the other hand, would describe the MOD Cream formula has a highly pigmented, creamy, and luminous lipstick with wear that varied from three and a half hours to six hours that was hydrating and comfortable to wear. The big “downside” was that the pigmentation was typically nearly opaque and only one shade was actually “moderate coverage.”

LORAC Lipstick Collection Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

True Beauty

Limited Edition
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A

Red Rose

Limited Edition
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B+

Belle-ieve

Limited Edition
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B+

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B-

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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