China Glaze Merry Berry Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Merry Berry Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich berry red creme.” It’s a deep red–perhaps with a hint of berry–that for all its darkness, remains dark and almost muted, which is interesting to see in a shade so clearly red. Essie Size Matters is similar. Dior Graphic Berry is more berry-colored. China Glaze City Siren is a touch darker.

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China Glaze Merry Berry Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Merry Berry
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Chanel Raffinement Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Raffinement Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a palette of “rich mauve, pearly pink beige, shimmering lilac, and deep eggplant.”  It’s a new for spring but will be joining the permanent range.

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Chanel Raffinement Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Raffinement Eyeshadow Quad

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick ($31.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s a shiny, soft coral with strong peach/orange coloring. On my lips, which have some natural pinkness but are not overly red or pigmented, it enhances the natural pinkness and adds warmth, but it looks very, very natural–if you compare bare lips to the swatch photo, you’ll see a definite difference, but from afar, you wouldn’t go, “Oh, she’s wearing color!” Bobbi Brown Pink Seashell is paler. MAC Razzledazzler is more pigmented.

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Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Pink Happiness (729) DiorBlush

Dior Pink Happiness (729) DiorBlush ($43.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a blush duo that features a matte side to yield color, and then a pearly side that provides the highlight/sheen. They can be used individually together, alone, or swirled together.

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Dior Pink Happiness (729) DiorBlush
Dior Diorblush Glowing Color Powder Blush Pink Happiness
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Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
77%

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “festive assortment of red squares [and] hexes in several sizes, satin pale pink hexes, gold glitter, and gold shimmer” suspended in a clear base designed as a glitter top coat. It’s a mix of medium-sized red squares, smaller red hexagons, and medium-sized pale pink hexagons that make up the more noticeable shapes and colors, while there is both gold glitter and smaller gold shimmer in the background that helps to fill in the composition. The colors are similar to China Glaze Electrify, but Holiday Hoopla has much more variance in size/shape (plus the pale pink hexes) so Electrify ends up looking almost one-dimensional in comparison. (In the same vein, China Glaze Pure Joy is a mix of small red glitter and then just slightly larger gold glitter, but it is less dense and very unlike this one in shape/size.)

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Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

Hare Holiday Hoopla Nail Lacquer

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium grey jelly with a mixture of red [and gunmetal] hexes and squares and silver shimmer.” It is a mid-tone gray (that leans perhaps just slightly cool-toned, but it has a very cement-like coloring) with metallic gray square and hexagonal glitter along with bright red square and hexagonal glitter; the red definitely stands out against the gray base more so than the gray bits and bobs. Finally, there is a healthy dose of silver shimmer to fill in the rest of the polish.

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Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%