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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder ($89.00 for 0.61 oz.) is a shimmering, pale pink powder scented with a sweet cherries and creamy almond. It’s a decadent, luxurious vanity treat–by no means a must-have, but it’s a nice-to-have if you go out and dress in little black dresses. The way the shimmer dances in the light is exquisite–really–and it dances, glimmers, and sparkles all at once and looks quite lovely on the body (shoulders, decolletage, legs). The shimmer is like micro-sparkle; larger than shimmer, smaller than sparkle and glitter. On the face, I think it can be too over-the-top unless you love sparkle, but it’s a product that works really well in hair, on arms, shoulders, legs, and so on.

One spray held about six to eight inches away, and the result is a light dusting of fairy dust all over the skin.  One spray held closer to the skin (one to inches away) will yield more concentrated shimmer and color.  To get a heavier swatch of product, I sprayed twice close to the skin, so you can see the bluish-pink color base of the product, but it’s virtually translucent when applied normally.

Guerlain Perfumed Shimmer Powder La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy!

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Ardency Inn Grass Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner

Ardency Inn Grass Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner
Ardency Inn Grass Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner

Ardency Inn Grass Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright matte green.” It’s a medium, grassy green with subtle yellow undertones and a matte finish. Sephora Collection Indulge Yourself (22) (P, $9.00) is yellower. Aveda Jade Vine (P, $16.00) is more muted, yellower. Urban Decay Freak (P, $19.00) is a lot lighter. MAC Emerald Sea (LE, $16.00) is lighter, yellower. MAC Landscape Green (P, $19.00) is the closest, but it isn’t safe for the water line. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to be “creamy,” “waterproof,” “long-lasting,” and “supercharged with pure pigments.” It has decent to good color payoff in a single stroke, but it layers really well to rich, opaque color in two passes. The consistency is lightly creamy–enough that it glides across the lash line without skipping or tugging but not so much that it quickly smudges or never sets. It didn’t run or smudge when it came in contact with water, and it wore well for nine and a half hours on me with very faint thinning at the end of the day.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner Grass
Grass
Grass
A-

Permanent

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color
Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn Twist Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neon fuchsia pink with blue undertones.” It’s a vibrant, bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is a touch less blue-based. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is similar. Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Night Blooming (LE, $16.00) is purpler. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $15.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $15.00) is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches.

The consistency was lightweight, on the thinner side, but still nicely pigmented with full color coverage. It was just creamy enough that it glided onto lips without pulling or tugging. It wore well for six hours and left a lingering stain behind. The formula didn’t feather or bleed on me, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. There’s a faint, almost fruity, scent, but it was really hard to pinpoint anything specific as it was subtle.

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color Twist
Twist
Twist
A

Permanent

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

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Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl

Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl
Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl

Ardency Inn Original Mix Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl ($23.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “red base with orange and neon pink reflects.” It’s a bright, orange-based red with a creamy, shiny finish. Giorgio Armani #400 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, sheerer. Urban Decay Theodora (LE, $19.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $19.00) is more orange. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy, more orange. MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is blue-based. See comparison swatches.

This is my first time trying Ardency Inn, and this is the only shade I’ve tried in the Lip Vinyl formula, but it’s an extremely pigmented, long-wearing gloss with a high-shine finish that’s slightly glossy. Though it’s described as “non-sticky, thin,” my first thoughts were, “Wow, this is thick and sticky,” so I very much disagree with those two aspects of the description. It has a curved, sponge-tip applicator so it can hug the curve of the lip. The formula is very opaque and one pass will get you full color coverage. Because of the thicker consistency of the product, it can get on teeth initially, so you’ll want to make sure to clean-up any excess. It wore well with noticeble shine for four and a half hours, and then it was not as shiny but still continued to have opaque color for another two hours. It was lightly hydrating while worn, and I didn’t notice any smell/taste to the formula.

If you’re familiar with formulas like Stila’s Vinyl Lipgloss or MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipglass and like either of those, then you’ll probably like this one (and vice versa).

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl Original Mix
Original Mix
Original Mix
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel & Bronze Platine Mascara Gel Irise

Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel
Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel

Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel ($34.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “bronze khaki.” It’s a dark, gold-shimmered bronze with olive undertones and a pearly sheen. The brush doesn’t apply opaque product in a single stroke; it really has to be layered, but it dries fairly quickly and doesn’t apply perfectly smooth, so building in layers tends to result in an uneven texture. The color is striking, but the application leaves something to be desired. Once applied, it doesn’t budge, smudge, or fade–I wore it for a total of twelve hours–and didn’t seem to streak or run when my eyes watered (and later, when I dabbed water on it to test its water-resistant claim). The wear was good, but the color payoff and application were where it needed improvement. Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is less warm-toned. Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is redder-toned. Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $19.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Wisdom (P, $27.50) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Bronze Platine Mascara Gel Irise ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “platinum bronze.” It’s a warm-toned, metallic bronze with gold and copper shimmer. It’s supposed to be a top coat for lashes and deliver “sheer, bronze-platinum iridescence,” which can be applied over bare lashes or over black mascara. I really wasn’t able to see difference when applied over bare lashes. I thought–at best–it lightened my black-brown lashes a little bit, but I could have been wishing that given how subtle the impact was. I didn’t see sparkle, shimmer, or color change. Maybe my lashes are too fine to show the effect or catch the sparkles, because when I applied over mascara, I was able to see very, very tiny bits of sparkle sparsely over the lashes. I think the effect is too subtle to really merit the product; you could get a similar effect by dusting a loose, shimmery eyeshadow on lashes (or mixed with clear brow gel/mascara for better hold). You can also use liquid glitter eyeliner and paint across the tips of lashes for a sparkly effect. I don’t have any actual dupes for this, as I can’t say I’ve tried many (possibly none previously) top coats for lashes. Normally, I’d consider this a loss for dark lashes like mine but Chanel actually expects this to be layered over black mascara, so that’s not really an excuse.

Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
72%
Total
Chanel Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Top Coat Bronze Platine
3
Product
4
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
2.5
Application
59%
Total

Chanel Farouche, Indecise, Radieuse Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering chocolate brown.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it lasted for five hours and was slightly hydrating. It didn’t seem quite as creamy as other Rouge Allures. Chanel Scenario (P, $34.00) and Chanel Grace (P, $34.00) are lighter. MAC Caliente (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC So Very Good (P, $18.00) is purpler. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $15.00) is glossier. Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is a touch lighter. Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $30.00) is rosier. See comparison swatches.

Indecise (125) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering pink beige.” It’s a warm, light-medium rosy peach with a soft, frosted finish. It wore well for four hours, and I actually found it a little drying. The color coverage was semi-opaque. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker, less frosted. Chanel Interlude (P, $34.00) is less frosty. Tom Ford Beauty Frolic (P, $48.00) is similar. MAC Supreme Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $15.00) is less frosted, peachier. Chanel Liberte (P, $34.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches.

Radieuse (217) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blue pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. This shade had semi-opaque color coverage, and the color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, sheerer. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00)is darker. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $15.00) is a bit darker. MAC Please Me (P, $15.00) is darker, less blue-based. MAC Angel (P, $15.00) is similar. Guerlain Rose Piquant (LE, $49.50) is sheerer.Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is also sheerer. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Farouche (122)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Indecise (125)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Radieuse (217)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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