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NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

01/06

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Chiang Mai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Spring 2017 Look | View Breakdown

NARS Spring 2017 Look | View Breakdown

Chiang Mai

NARS Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) features a shimmery bluish-teal and a shimmery red brown. I think you can combine the two shades together, but they were easier for me to pair with other shades for a better gradient. The left shade could be better and often looked more faded applied than it did in the pan, while the right shade was easy to use.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Chiang Mai

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Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

13 Ivory

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. I noticed some more obvious sparkle/micro-glitter in this shade, but it didn’t look overtly glittery on the skin. It seemed so metallic that it made the cheek area appear smooth rather than emphasizing the skin’s natural texture.

The texture of the loose powder was still incredibly silky and finely-milled, despite some of the larger shimmer/sparkle in it. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage dry, and it was fully opaque with a lightly dampened brush. What I noticed was that opaque coverage was definitely achievable with dry application, it just took more product initially. I did, however, find it more blendable when I used it dry, particularly when I used it as a cheek highlighter. The color lasted for nine hours as a highlighter on my cheeks and eight hours on my lids as an eyeshadow. This shade also showed up well over a few different types of lipstick finishes (not just matte lipsticks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 13 Ivory
13 Ivory
13 Ivory
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Tarte Vibin’, Fortune, Wannabe Tarteist Matte Lip Paints

01/08

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Vibin'

Tarte Tarteist Vibin’ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. I was surprised that it wasn’t more pigmented–only semi-opaque–given that it was a darker red. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and thin without feeling watery. It applied evenly on the lips, but my natural lip color was still able to come through (if your lip color is darker or more vibrant naturally, this might look different, particularly in the undertone). It wore well for five and a half hours and was drying after three hours of wear.

The Quick Dry formula is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “transfer-proof” finish that won’t crack, dry your lips out, or feather. After trying several shades in the formula, there is a lot of inconsistency across shades. Some are nice, some are terrible; some absolutely “crack” and others have a soft matte finish that is transfer-proof without making lips look drier. The formula is, overall, lightly to moderately drying on me, though the wear is longer at five to seven hours and most shades had good pigmentation.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Vibin'
Vibin'
Vibin'
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Makeup Geek Lively, Risque, Saucy Iconic Lipsticks

01/06

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Lively

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, that covered the lips with even, smooth color. The consistency had a velvety feel to it, where it was creamy without feeling wet, and glided across the lips without tugging or dragging. This shade wore well for five hours and was a touch drying.

Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick Lively
Lively
Lively
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

12 Copper

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had one of the strongest finishes out of the ones I’ve tried.

The consistency was soft, silky, and finely-milled but wasn’t quite as blendable as I would have liked when used as an eyeshadow or used with a denser cheek brush; the reddish color had a tendency to stick and turn patchy as I tried to blend out the color, though the golden sheen appeared to be more even. It worked best as a more opaque eyeshadow, as it didn’t require as much blending or diffusion (just around the edges), whereas as a highlighter, it was more obvious where it wasn’t fully blended out. The color wore well for nine hours as a cheek color and eight hours as an eyeshadow. This one was better on the lips, as it was more visible, even with a more emollient lipstick underneath it.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 12 Copper
12 Copper
12 Copper
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Anastasia Brown & Plum Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Custom

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was somewhat dusty. The eyeshadow had a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage without a primer underneath to help it adhere to the lid better. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Custom
Custom
Custom
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Editor’s Note: I’ve previously reviewed all of these shades when they appeared in palettes. During the brand’s Black Friday sale, I picked up the permanent, single pans of all of the palette shades to see if there were any differences/improvements.

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