Benefit Stay Don’t Stray in Medium/Deep

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray in Medium/Deep ($26.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a liquid product that can be used an eyeshadow base to keep eyeshadow in place and keep the color looking true as well as to keep concealer in place. I reviewed the formula when it originally debuted, and as I said then and can reiterate now: it is a fantastic product. The major downside was the packaging, which Benefit had used a pump-type dispenser that dispensed far and away too much product. Like the amount you’d need to cover your face, rather than just underneath your eye or on the lid.

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Benefit Stay Don't Stray in Medium/Deep
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Medium/Deep
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
98%

Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes Quick Review & Photos

Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes ($28.00/pair) come in two styles with two shades each. The first pair are adorned with either silver or gold crystals, while the second pair has three “pearls” on the outermost portion of the lash in either silver or gold.  Both styles are rather dramatic, as the first pair flares out with a wide, feathery look, while the second style is thicker, heavier-lidded.  These had good flex, bend, and can be trimmed easily.  Dior includes glue with each pair, and the glue didn’t take too long to become tacky, and it held the lash in place well.  I haven’t used these in a real look yet – only played with them on bare lids, so no pictures to share of them being worn at this time (hence, quick review).

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Dior Gold Crystals False Eyelashes

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mauve-taupe.” It’s a mauve-tinged gray-brown–it is dominated by gray and has a very cool-toned feel. As a contour color, I couldn’t think of anything similar that I’ve come across. As an eyeshadow, there are a few shades that come (somewhat) close. MAC Cloudy Afternoon is lighter and frosted. bareMinerals Exhale is slightly less mauve. Urban Decay Bust is a touch darker and more shimmery. MAC Fashion Fix is less mauve. NARS Lhasa is more mauve and shimmery.

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Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Notorious
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is sheer, gold-shimmered gloss. There is a very slight yellow tint to the otherwise clear base color. MAC Phiff is similar, just has larger sparkle particles. Bobbi Brown Bare has a colored mix of sparkle.

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L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L'Oreal Infallible 8-HR Le Gloss Something Shiny
C
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
4.5
Total
76%

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) features three shades: Good Times (pale mauve), Revenge is Sweet (vivid purple), and Perky (mid-tone shimmering lilac)–the latter I do not have but will purchase when the collection launches online. Both Good Times and Revenge is Sweet are repromotes.

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MAC Good Times Lipglass

MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
86%

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It’s a vibrant magenta pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. MAC Outrageously Fun is less vibrant, pinker. Le Metier de Beaute Paris is darker, pinker. MAC Dear Diary is more vibrant. MAC Candy Yum Yum is cooler-toned. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch lighter. MAC Love Forever is lighter, more muted.

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MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Mattene Night Blooming
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%