Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez ($6.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a warm champagne beige with a highly reflective, metallic finish. MAC Summer Haze is darker and more of a frosted than metallic finish. Make Up For Ever #13 is darker, less champagne. Urban Decay Sin is a touch darker and less metallic. Cle de Peau #207 is lighter. Inglot #397 is very similar but slightly less warm-toned.

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Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Champagne Toast
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

bareMinerals The Phenomenon Ready Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Phenomenon Ready Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Azure Iris (prismatic lavender) and Golden Iris (illuminating amber). This is one of seven new duos for spring/summer.  Each duo is packaged in a rubberized plastic compact with a full-size mirror inside and a sponge-tipped applicator. Each eyeshadow is the size of the average full-size eyeshadow (0.05 oz.).

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bareMinerals The Phenomenon Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Phenomenon Ready Eyeshadow Duo

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “silvery blue starlight” with a glitter finish. It has a blue-tinted gray color base with silver hexagonal and smaller glitter particles. The closest dupe I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, which is finer and has a lot more color coverage (plus, the base color is black). The base color reminded me of Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather, which is far more opaque. Based on how Deborah Lippmann’s has described her glitter polishes, I would expect some sheerness, but this is a lot.

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Deborah Lippmann Today Was a Fairytale Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Today was a Fairytale
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
81%

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep shimmer eggplant.” It’s a dark, smoky purple with subtle red undertones and purple, burgundy, and gold micro-shimmer. MAC Deceit is darker, browner. Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac is more silver-shimmered, not as red-toned. Urban Decay Rockstar is the closest, but it’s a little darker.

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Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Black Violet
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

Le Metier de Beaute Paris Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick

Le Metier de Beaute Paris Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is an opaque magenta-fuchsia with a cream finish. It has the barest of a sheen, which does wear away after a couple of hours and results in a more matte finish. MAC Zen Rose is similar, glossier. Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 is comparable, slightly purpler. MAC Pink Pigeon is brighter, pinker. MAC Love Forever is purpler. MAC Something New is pinker. NARS Schiap is pinker, slightly brighter.

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Le Metier de Beaute Paris Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick Paris
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant cherry red with subtle blue/pink undertones. There are several shades that are similar: MAC Touch of Red is slightly darker, MAC Russian Red is darker, China Glaze Poinsettia is a little warmer, Essie Too Too Hot is richer, and China Glaze Hey Sailor is pretty close.

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