NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as “auburn.” It’s a medium orange-brown with a glossy sheen. It’s like a lighter terracotta. NARS Hopi is less brown, sheerer, and shimmery. MAC Hot Spell is less orange and has shimmer. MAC Tea Ceremony is lighter. NARS Casablanca is more orange, less brown. Cle de Peau Just Joey is lighter.

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NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil More
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
93%

Giorgio Armani #24 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #24 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a blackened olive with olive gold and soft copper shimmer. It kind of looks green at certain angles. Bare Escentuals Speaker Box is greener. Estee Lauder Cyber Green is cooler-toned, darker. theBalm Wocka, Wocka is more olive. Inglot #419 is greener, less brown. Bobbi Brown Black Gold is browner, cooler-toned, with no green. Urban Decay Cobra is less intense and less shimmery. Urban Decay Darkhorse is browner but seemed the closest overall. If you want to compare this against other shades of Eyes to Kill Intense, check out this gallery. It was like a darker, blackened version of #14 to me.

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Giorgio Armani #24 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #24
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Illamasqua Swinger Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Swinger Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “platinum gold.”  Yeah, I’d buy that.  To use my own words, I’d describe it as a champagne-gold with a little grit and dirt in it–it’s not a yellowy gold really, but it’s not quite dark and green-tinged enough to be an antique gold. Too gold to be a real pewter, but it’s all somewhere in there.  Revlon Gold Coin is a smidgen lighter and perhaps not as warm-toned, but they’re really quite close. Chanel Diwali is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Superfreak is lighter. Dior Timeless Gold is very similar. The only shade that I think is less similar is Diwali, which has a lot of warm undertones in comparison. Between the others, I don’t think one would really notice the difference if you weren’t really, really looking for them. Dior’s has the least amount of visible brush strokes (next to none), while Illamasqua and Revlon are tied with a few but hardly any really. I think Chanel shows the most out of the similar shades.

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Illamasqua Swinger Nail Lacquer
Illamasqua Nail Varnish Swinger
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

Revlon Gold Coin Nail Lacquer

Revlon Gold Coin (925) Nail Lacquer ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a dirty champagne-gold foil with a metallic shimmer-sheen. The most recent iteration of this that I reviewed was Chanel Diwali, which is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Superfreak is lighter. Dior Timeless Gold is very similar. And while I haven’t yet reviewed, I do have Illamasqua Swinger now swatched, and it is rather similar–marginally darker and warmer at best. Timeless Gold has the least amount of visible brush strokes (next to none), while Diwali has the most visible brush strokes.  Gold Coin and Swinger are tied for having just a few noticeable ones under really bright light.

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Revlon Gold Coin Nail Lacquer
Revlon Nail Enamel Gold Coin
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
96%

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 2)

The last six shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) that we’re going to go through are: Highly Charged (rich purple with pink pearl), Infra-violet (mid-tone pink violet with blue pearl), Love Power (soft shimmering rose), Pure Flash (pale champagne), Superwatt (light shimmering taupe), and Switch to Blue (rich cobalt). Please read my review for how these feel, wear, etc.

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MAC Highly Charged Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Infra-violet
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 1)

The first six shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) that we’re going to go through are: Blacklit (black with multi-dimensional pearl), Brilliantly Lit (bright acid yellow green), Coil (copper bronze), Dynamo (mid-tone coral), Electroplate (cool gunmetal grey), and Fashion Circuit (bright kelly green). Please read my review for how these feel, wear, etc.

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MAC Blacklit Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow (Part 1)

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%