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ColourPop Holiday 2016 Ultra Satin & Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Bijou

ColourPop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and easily as the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin and spread across the lips nicely. I did notice that there was a bit of color that settled into my deeper lip line, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. This shade lasted for eight hours and was just a touch drying after six hours of wear.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Bijou
Bijou
Bijou
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Embellish

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Knotty

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Wild Nothing

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Tom Ford Soleil Lip Colors (Part 1)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil

Private Life (01)

Tom Ford Private Life (01) Soleil Lip Foil ($53.00 for 0.10 oz.) is light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable, but opaque coverage wans’t possible.

The Soleil Lip Foil formula is described as having a “vibrant, reflective-foil finish” that goes on with “smooth, even application for brilliant, luxurious vibrancy.” The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and thinner with minimal slip, so I was surprised to find some of the color gathered in my lip lines after applying it. I found the formula to be lightly moisturizing over the four hours it lasted, though. I think this would work better layered over another lipstick or lip pencil.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Lip Foil Private Life (01)
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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A

Aperture (03)

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Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

01/07

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Bestie

Tarte Bestie Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy pink with strong, warm brown udnertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on smoothly and evenly, though it looked a little streaky initially–but it seemed to self-level and dry down to a streak-free finish.

The Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint (whew! that’s a mouthful) is supposed to have full coverage, matte finish, be kiss-proof, and lasts “all day.” Most of their claims are accurate; it had good pigmentation, was matte, and didn’t transfer, though it only wore for five and a half hours, so it’s not the most long-wearing lipsticks I’ve come across (particularly when it comes to liquid lipstick formulas). It was lightly drying, and it had a softer, more natural feel on the lips that wasn’t as prone to cracking or weighing lips down.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Bestie
Bestie
Bestie
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

01/15

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Ombres Lamées de Chanel

Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette ($105.00 for 0.49 oz.) is undeniably more intricate and stunning upon arrival than most powders, but the question is whether the product–once the overspray is removed–actually lives up to the three digit price tag. There are six narrow strips with different designs, but there are actually only three unique shades. I wish the colors were contained with two strips in a row, rather than alternating, because it would make each area about a third of the pan and totally usable with a brush. It doesn’t work as well as average-sized eye brushes and is one better suited for detail brushes or if you don’t mind mixing shades.

The good news is that it was wearable and resulted in a decent look, but I don’t think the eyeshadows are particularly amazing (and they are, at least, dupable). They could be more pigmented and less dusty. The upside is that the palette itself contained a massive amount of product, so at least they didn’t skimp on that! The included brushes are decent, though I think they are still too large (especially the rounded crease brush) for using the shades individually. (They are better quality than the normal applicators that come in Chanel’s palettes, so that is likely part of the “justification” of the price tag.)

It’s supposed to launch exclusively on the 28th, but there is early access through Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel Eyeshadow Palettethis link.

Chanel Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Ombres Lamées de Chanel
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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LORAC Tails & Top Hats Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Tails & Top Hats

LORAC Tails & Top Hats Eyeshadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains seven eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette with a mirror under the lid. While it seemed compact, it contained quite a bit of product! I was more impressed by this palette than I anticipated, as the eyeshadows were pigmented with soft, blendable textures and lasted a decent length of time. The formula runs thinner and soft enough that it can be dusty, so it will wear longer over a primer for sure, but I didn’t have any trouble getting pigmentation or applying them without primer.

This palette is exclusive to Ulta as a Black Friday doorbuster, which means that it will be available today (November 24th) at 5PM CT.

LORAC Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Tails & Top Hats
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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LORAC Black Tie Attire Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Black Tie Attire Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Black Tie Attire

LORAC Black Tie Attire Eyeshadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains seven eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette with a mirror under the lid. While it seemed compact, it contained quite a bit of product! I was more impressed by this palette than I anticipated, as the eyeshadows were pigmented with soft, blendable textures and lasted a decent length of time. The formula runs thinner and soft enough that it can be dusty, so it will wear longer over a primer for sure, but I didn’t have any trouble getting pigmentation or applying them without primer.

This palette is exclusive to Ulta as a Black Friday doorbuster, which means that it will be available today (November 24th) at 5PM CT.

LORAC Black Friday 2016 Eyeshadow Palette Black Tie Attire
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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