China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lime green” with a cream finish. It’s a brightened chartreuse green with a cream finish. Dior Lime is a few shades darker. Sinful Colors Innocent is yellower. NYX Lime is shimmery. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is yellower. Illamasqua Radium is similar but does have fine shimmer in it, too.

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China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Def Defying
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer

bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer ($26.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a “pink nectar glow.” It’s a light, pink-tinged beige with a champagne-gold shimmer-sheen. Against my skin tone, it does seem a little warmer than it looks in the pan–but even in the pan, it does read warm. It reminded me of Bobbi Brown Rose Gold, when all blended together, though it had a frostier finish with less gold in it. MAC Porcelain Pink is lighter but comparable.

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bareMinerals The Love Affair Luminizer
bareMinerals READY Luminizer The Love Affair
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

bareMinerals The Night Vision Eyeliner Set

bareMinerals The Night Vision Round the Clock Eyeliner Set ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes five shades: 11PM (dark charcoal), Midnight (blackout), 4AM (blue teal), 5AM (metallic champagne), and 6AM (royal purple). The formula is supposed to be smooth, bold, long-wearing, and waterproof.

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bareMinerals Eyeliner

bareMinerals The Night Vision Eyeliner Set

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Lacquistry Wattle Over With That Stuffing Nail Lacquer

Lacquistry Wattle Over With That Stuffing Nail Lacquer ($8.75 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “warm shimmering sand tones with golden flecks and deep green with a whisper of brown for seasoning.” The smallest bits are golden copper, along with a few silver pieces. Then there are squares of champagne and small and large hexagons of emerald green and copper.

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Lacquistry Wattle Over With That Stuffing Nail Lacquer

Lacquistry Wattle Over With That Stuffing Nail Lacquer

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

L’Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss

L’Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 MSRP for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with fuchsia and silver shimmer and sparkle. Burberry Hibiscus is similar in color but has no shimmer at all. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is lighter and has finer shimmer (and less of it). MAC Radiant Jewels is redder with less sparkle. MAC Electric Fuchsia is lighter.

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L'Oreal Dazzle Me Infallible Lipgloss
L'Oreal Infallible 8-HR Le Gloss Dazzle Me
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
86%

White Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

In my stash, I had four matte white eyeliners and three shimmery/metallic white eyeliners, and I’ve compared them in this post.  The finding? The matte white eyeliners are completely dupes of each other across all four shades, while the metallic white eyeliners are nearly dupes of each other, with one being minutely less bright.  I like using white eyeliner to lighten other colors or to act as a base color when using eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

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White Eyeliners