China Glaze Want My Bawdy Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Want My Bawdy Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “sexy sapphire blue.” It’s a blue-shimmered violet-blue with a metallic finish. Guerlain Riviera is more purple. SpaRitual Blue Moon is darker, less metallic. ORLY Lunar Eclipse is similar in color but slightly more purple. MAC Hyper is bluer. Le Metier de Beaute Noble Passion is similar.

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China Glaze Want My Bawdy Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Want My Bawdy
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Clarins Grenadine (05) Gloss Prodige Lipgloss

Clarins Grenadine (05) Gloss Prodige Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a warm, strawberry pink with gold shimmer. MAC Forever Rose is less pink, more coral, has no shimmer. MAC Star Quality is lighter and has no shimmer. Revlon Strawberry is a touch redder and doesn’t have gold shimmer (but has white and pink sparkle). MAC Galaxy Rose is a bit darker and doesn’t have the same shimmer.

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Clarins Grenadine (05) Gloss Prodige Lipgloss

Clarins Grenadine (05) Gloss Prodige Lipgloss

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Milani Star Flash Haute Flash Lipgloss

Milani Star Flash Haute Flash Lipgloss ($7.49 for 0.18 oz.) is bright pop of fuchsia pink with multi-colored sparkle. MAC Dare to Dare is more yellow-toned and sheerer. MAC Eelctric Fuchsia is bluer-toned, lighter. MAC Preppy is lighter but comparable.

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Milani Star Flash Haute Flash Lipgloss

Milani Star Flash Haute Flash Lipgloss

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

NARS Luster Blush

NARS Luster Blush ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “sheer golden apricot.” It’s a tangerine orange with golden orange sheen. MAC Solar Ray is lighter. MAC Center of the Universe is similar but has less of a golden sheen. MAC Paradise has more red in it.

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NARS Luster Blush

Tom Ford Jardin Noir – Cafe Rose, Jonquil de Nuit, Lys Fume, Ombre de Hyacinth Reviews & Photos

The gist of Tom Ford’s newest Private Blend launch (which contains four scents) is about revealing the “forbidden sides” of four flowers: rose, narcissus, lily, and hyacinth. None of the scents struck a forbidden chord with me; I didn’t envision clandestine meetings near the ivy at midnight. Each seemed to be a different take on some of the usual ways these flowers are presented, so they may be darker, but they just didn’t resonate as truly rich and dark and forbidden.

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