Seche Opulent Nail Lacquer

Seche Opulent Nail Lacquer ($8.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep fuchsia creme.” It’s a vibrant fuchsia-red with a cream finish. NARS Anardana is brighter, warmer. MAC Toco Toucan is bluer-toned. China Glaze 108 Degrees has shimmer. Zoya Dana is a smidgen lighter.

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Seche Opulent Nail Lacquer

Seche Opulent Nail Lacquer

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet Eye Dream Hyperliner

Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet Eye Dream Hyperliner ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as “deepest black.” I’d argue it’s a dark black, but it’s not the richest, darkest black eyeliner I’ve come across. It’s not soft, and it’s a bit darker than medium black. There is a whole host of other black eyeliners that are comparable; most notably MAC Black Black, MAC Smolder, and Bobbi Brown Black. I promise: updated eyeliner comparisons are on my to-do list!

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Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet Eye Dream Hyperliner
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner Tommy Jet
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Giorgio Armani #1 Easy Chic Face & Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Easy Chic Face & Eye Palette ($88.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a glossy black compact that features a light face powder to illuminate skin “with the signature ‘Armani Glow'” and three eyeshadows–two matte shades with “intense hues” and a satin-finished illuminator. This is one of two palettes released for fall; the second one seems to be a little warmer (from the descriptions, as I haven’t seen it).

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Giorgio Armani #1 Easy Chic Face & Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Easy Chic Face & Eye Palette

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
93%

Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick

Dior Marilyn (040) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pinky-red with a subtle, natural sheen for its finish. MAC Love Goddess is much pinker, less red-based. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is darker, redder. Guerlain Pour Troubler is pinker. NARS Dragon Girl is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is darker, almost berry-ish. Giorgio Armani #406 isn’t as bright.

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Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick
Dior Diorific Lipstick Marilyn
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit

Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95.00 for 0.49 oz.) consists of four eyeshadows inspired by “the spark present throughout the French cinema New Wave.” The colors can be worn alone or layered over each other (part of the brand’s methodology).

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Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit

Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit

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Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

MAC Full Lash Curler Review & Photos

MAC Full Lash Curler ($20.00) is easy-to-use, doesn’t pinch, and yields a soft, natural curl that stays. I’ve been using this for the past few weeks when I’ve gone to curl my lashes, and I think it’s very comparable to shu uemura’s curler in shape, feel, and use. If you have smaller eyes, you might consider MAC’s Half Lash Curler. This particular version of the curler is all black, because it is/was part of the Carine Roitfeld collection. I think the all-black coloring makes it look rather sleek (and reminiscent of Chanel’s). It came with one additional curling pad.

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