Bioelements Ray Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Review & Photos

Bioelements Ray Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($42.00 for 4 fl. oz.) is described as a “hydrating broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer to protect skin.” It contains several active ingredients so that there is protection from both UVA and UVB rays (to help remember which is which, I think of “A” for aging and “B” for burning, but you want a broad spectrum sunscreen!).

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Bioelements Ray Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Benefit Icebreaker Ultra Plush Lipgloss Quick

Benefit Icebreaker Ultra Plush Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.50 fl oz.) is described as “clear,” and it is exactly that. There is no color or shimmer, just glossiness and shine once applied. It’s lightly hydrating, comfortable to wear, non-sticky, and glides on with a gel-like consistency. It has a sweet, fruity scent with a healthy shine that lasts about an hour and a half on me.  If you’re going for a clear gloss, the one thing I like to look out for are the larger-sized tubes of them, like this one, but it ultimately depends on how and how often you’re planning to use it.  I wish Icebreaker lasted longer, though.

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Benefit Icebreaker Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss Icebreaker
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Bobbi Brown Taupe Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Taupe Sparkle Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a yellowy, medium-dark brown with a dirty champagne sparkle/shimmer. I don’t quite see taupe–I think it’s too warm-toned, too golden and brown to be a true taupe. It’s yellower than Bobbi Brown Cement. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar is browner. MAC Cactus Thorn is similar in color but has a more pearled finish. Dior Golden Savannah #1 is darker and has a satin finish. Urban Decay Suspect is browner and darker.

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Bobbi Brown Taupe Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow Taupe
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
89%

Bobbi Brown Pink Rose Blush Quick

Bobbi Brown Pink Rose Blush ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “dusty pink.” It’s a softened, medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and a matte finish. NARS Mata Hari is a bolder, brighter version. MAC Prom Princess is darker and cooler-toned. MAC Subtle Breeze is a smidgen cooler-toned.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Rose Blush
Bobbi Brown Blush Pink Rose
F
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
4
Longevity
7
Application
2.5
Total
57%

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighteneed, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a subtle sheen. We’ve definitely seen this kind of orange from several brands, but this is a more budget-friendly version. MAC Fashion Nomad is more matte. MAC Morange is perhaps a touch lighter. MAC Neon Orange is not as glossy. Illamasqua Flare is matte. Clarins Clementine has a faint shimmer.

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Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Electric Orange
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%