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Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby, Gig, Peep Show Eye Pigments

01/03

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment

Hotel Lobby

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy enough to spread easily across the lid but did not feel overly wet or slippery, so it applied with rich, opaque coverage. I felt like this shade was very, very pigmented and a little went a long way (out of all five that I tried). I had no trouble applying this on the lid with a brush, but it worked well as an all over lid color applied with fingertips. On me, the color was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “highly pigmented cream eyeshadow” that is “long-wearing” with a “soft, silky texture” that will dry “quickly without creasing” but is still “easily blendable.” I bought five shades (there are 11 in the range) and had good luck with three of them and found two to be more troublesome to use. It seemed like the more pearly shades were easier to use than the ones with larger sparkles. I wasn’t sure if the squeeze tube format was going to work, but it was fairly easy to dispense product without getting too much at once but product can get dried out and clog the opening.

The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient enough to spread easily across the lid. They dried down quickly but I did not feel too rushed (I would still work one eye at a time, though). I noticed that they felt a bit heavier on the lids and had a tendency to cling and emphasize any texture on my lids (most noticeable on the inner portion of my lids). They lasted between nine and eleven hours on me with one of the more glittery shades crumbling over time. I applied mine using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC 242) as well as fingertips, though I personally prefer brushes so that is what I reached for most of the time.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment Hotel Lobby
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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A+

Gig

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F
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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection ($34.00 for 0.90 fl. oz.) includes five, full-sized lipglosses in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Lip Gloss formula is described as a “non-tacky, moderate-shine gloss.” The brand made no specific claims with respect to pigmentation level, though they stated that the glosses could be used on top of the lipsticks also released in this collection. Lipgloss is typically not opaque and on average, falls somewhere in the middle–some pigmentation/coverage so they can be worn alone but not full coverage, which the standard I held these glosses up to. The coverage varied from sheer to medium with moderate, noticeable shine with a smooth, non-sticky texture. While they were comfortable to wear, they wore away quickly and would need very regular reapplication.

LORAC Lip Gloss Collection Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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B-

True Beauty

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B+

Red Rose

Limited Edition
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C+

Belle-ieve

Limited Edition
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C

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

01/05

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Blush Palette

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Cheek Palette ($16.80 for 0.39 oz.) includes three cheek products–a contour powder, blush, and highlighter–in a slim, cardboard palette. The powders are supposed to be “incredibly pigmented.” The highlighter was the “miss” in the palette, as it was drier in texture and had sheerer coverage, while the blush and contour powders were pigmented and blendable.

Zoeva Blush Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection ($36.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes five, full-sized lipsticks in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Cream formula is described as a “creamy, moderate coverage” lipstick. I, on the other hand, would describe the MOD Cream formula has a highly pigmented, creamy, and luminous lipstick with wear that varied from three and a half hours to six hours that was hydrating and comfortable to wear. The big “downside” was that the pigmentation was typically nearly opaque and only one shade was actually “moderate coverage.”

LORAC Lipstick Collection Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

True Beauty

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A

Red Rose

Limited Edition
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B+

Belle-ieve

Limited Edition
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B+

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B-

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

01/07

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

Beauty and the Beast

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette ($28.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes three blushes and one highlighter. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, but only one of the blushes was on the buildable side while the other two were quite pigmented. If you like your cheek colors to be more pigmented, the palette would work well for you, especially as all four shades were blendable, easy to use, and wore for seven and a half to eight and a half hours for me.

LORAC Cheek Palette Beauty and the Beast
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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A-

See Beyond

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Fearless

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Enchanted

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B+

Rose

Limited Edition
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Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Pink Play

Milani Pink Play Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was slightly dusty to the touch but sat well on my skin. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Pink Play
Pink Play
Pink Play
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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