Milani Flashy Haute Flash Lipgloss

Milani Flashy Haute Flash Lipgloss ($7.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink with hot pink shimmer.” It’s a bright, vibrant, nearly-neon fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a heavy dosage of lighter fuchsia shimmer. MAC Athena’s Kiss is a bit darker, not as neon. OCC Pageant isn’t as bright or as blue-based. The underlying base color is similar to MAC Quick Sizzle, which is a touch darker. The overall look is closer to MAC Pink Pigeon. MAC Show Orchid is a bit darker and more iridescent with less obvious shimmer.

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Milani Flashy Haute Flash Lipgloss
Milani Haute Flash Lipgloss Flashy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Dior Aurora Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Aurora Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a limited edition five-shade palette for summer. The shades were inspired by the emblems of the French Riviera. It’s really rich, deep, and filled with warm tones.

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Dior Aurora Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Aurora Eyeshadow Palette

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

Cult Nails Scandalous Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Scandalous Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel coral” with a jelly finish, which is buildable in color. It’s an orange-coral with a just-muted quality to the overall color. The bottle looks a bit brighter than how it appears on the nail. There’s an inkling of pink in the color, but it’s hard to see. I think against skin tones with pink undertones, it will be more apparent, but paired with my warm undertones, it pulls more orange. I don’t have any similar shades with a jelly finish, which is such a distinctive finish that similar hues don’t look the same because of that difference alone. Essie Tart Deco is a little paler, creamier. Barielle Blossom is much lighter.

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Cult Nails Scandalous Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Scandalous
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “lilac rose.” It’s a cool-toned rosy pink; it’s not as red as raspberry pink, but it’s not so cool-toned that it leans magenta or purple. NYX Rose is similar but has a very frosted finish, so it appears lighter. Guerlain Bloom of Rose is a warmer pink. Guerlain Belgravia is slightly pinker. Revlon Carnation is a bit frosted. MAC Unlimited is lighter and less cool-toned.

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NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

NARS Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “strawberry red.” This is an orange-red coral with a natural sheen that reads mostly matte from afar. Guerlain Habit Rouge is redder. Guerlain Sheer is a bit glossier, a touch lighter. NARS Joyous is a browner, more muted version.  Moscow has incredible pigmentation with opaque color in a single pass.

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NARS Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Moscow
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “burnished apricot.” It’s a burnt orange-red with a very subtle sheen. Fans of NARS Exhibit A will probably enjoy this–it’s just a bit darker, more muted compared to Exhibit A. It’s not as bright; it reads softer, and the subtle sheen gives it a more luminous look on the cheeks. MAC My Paradise has a similar feel, though it is a touch lighter.

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NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Powder Blush Liberte
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
87%