Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee ($40.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as “high polish for your skin.” It’s a liquid, powder, and gel formula all-in-one. Estee Lauder says it “smooths on as an all-over soft sheen” and “builds for luminous pearl highlighting.” I wouldn’t describe it as an all-over powder or really so much a highlighting product–maybe a highlighting bronzer. The product is very, very intense. The pigmentation is insane; one tap of the brush, and it’s more than enough color to add a bronzed look to my cheeks. To achieve mere highlighting, I found that a fan brush and a very, very light hand (think of just a tap) was the only way to get just a faint sheen. If you use a regular blush or highlighting brush, and you use your typical method, you’ll probably find there’s too much for just a highlighted sheen.

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Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush Topaz Chameleon
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
86%

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer ($19.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a dusty teal with a cream finish, though it dries to an almost vinyl-like finish. Illamasqua Muse is a richer, deeper teal that isn’t much darker but has more depth. Cult Nails Let Me Fly is a bit darker and has shimmer. Orly Viridian Vinyl is very close in color but has a pleather-like finish.

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Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Teal Topaz
B
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
3
Total
83%

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is supposed to create a “soft, warm pink glow.” Each shade can also be used as an eyeshadow. When blended together, it takes on a warm copper with just a hint of pink/rose. It has a frosted shimmer-sheen and has enough pigmentation to give cheeks a little color (more in the form of warmth) as well as highlight. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a little darker but similar. MAC Redhead looks nearly identical to me.

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Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Rose Gold
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
89%

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm beige-brown with a lighter beige shimmer. The color coverage is mostly opaque. MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker is similar but a little more orange and has less shimmer. MAC Viva Glam VI is a little redder but they look similar on my lips. Guerlain Grace is also similar but less warm. MAC Lush Amber is similar but less opaque.

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Guerlain Chant d'Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Chant d'Aromes
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

China Glaze & Hunger Games Collection (Part 2)

China Glaze Colours from the Capitol Collection is slated for March launch. It features twelve shades with each shade being named after a different district. This post features these six: Hook and Line, Luxe and Lush, Mahogany Magic, Riveting, Smoke and Ashes, and Stone Cold. Reader Kim did an excellent job explaining the names-to-district component.

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China Glaze Hunger Games Nail Lacquer

China Glaze & Hunger Games Collection (Part 2)

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
92%

Haus of Gloi Perfume Oils for Valentine’s Day Reviews

Haus of Gloi has created five scents for Valentine’s Day. Perfume oils are available in small sample vials ($3.00) or a 5ml amber glass bottle ($15.00). The photo above shows several vials of various scents. I’m still working my way through their regular catalog of scents, but I did trial their recent seasonal ones.  Their perfume oils last six hours or so on me, with some scents tending to stay longer on the skin.

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