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Burberry Khaki, Lavender Blue, & Mulberry Eyeshadows

Burberry Khaki Eyeshadow
Burberry Khaki Eyeshadow

Burberry Khaki (08) Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.088 oz.) is an olive green with subtly warm-toned, brown undertones. It had a soft, smooth texture that applied well. The color payoff was good, though Burberry’s formula is confusing, as it’s called “Sheer Eyeshadow,” but then it’s supposed to have really true, long-lasting color, so I try to interpret that as a buildable color that can be worn sheer or more intensely. The softness of the texture allows for a wash of color without worry, but it can also be applied more heavily. MAC Flourishing is greener. Lancome Designer is darker, greener. Dior Khaki Design #3 is more shimmery. bareMinerals Eureka is more shimmery. bareMinerals Speaker Box is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Lavender Blue (13) Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a medium lavender with subtle cool undertonees and a satiny finish. It had decent to good pigmentation and was fairly true-to-pan in color. It was slightly powdery in texture. NARS High Society #1 is more muted. NARS Flowers 1 #3 is cooler-toned. MAC Beautiful Iris is cooler-toned and more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Fatal #3 is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Mulberry (24) Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a muted, burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Kat Von D Fur Elise is more muted and matte. theBalm Sexy is darker and matte. theBalm Alice Copper is warmer. Maybelline Pomegranate Punk is a cream product. MAC Universal Appeal is lighter. MAC Rich Core is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Khaki wore well for eight hours but was slightly faded after nine hours of wear, whereas Lavender Blue was slightly faded after eight hours and Mulberry lasted a full nine hours without fading/creasing.

Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Khaki (08)
Khaki (08)
Khaki (08)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Lavender Blue (13)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Mulberry (24)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Buxom Rogue Full Bodied Lipstick

Buxom Rogue Full Bodied Lipstick
Buxom Rogue Full Bodied Lipstick

Buxom Rogue Full Bodied Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “fiery coral.” It’s a brightened, bold, orange-red with a luminous sheen and strong, warm undertones. Maybelline Orange Edge is lighter. Maybelline Infra-red is slightly redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is a touch lighter. Maybelline Neon Red is a smidgen brighter. MAC Scarlet Ibis is matte. MAC Sail La Vie is more matte. OCC Psycho is matte. See comparison swatches.

It’s incredibly rich in color and yielded full color coverage in nearly one pass. The consistency is very creamy, though slightly thick (not as thick or as heavy as YSL’s Rouge Voluptes). Rogue glided over the lips without pulling or tugging. I thought I might have issues with the color feathering, because of the texture, but I didn’t have any issues with feathering or bleeding outside of the lip. This shade lasted six and a half hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating during that time. It’s also supposed to plump (“without the usual tingle”) using “encapsulated hyaluronic spheres” (which are also supposed to help hydrate). I didn’t notice any tingle, and I can be hyper-sensitive to lip plumpers, and my lips seemed fuller, but I couldn’t tell you if it was the plumping or simply the bolder color combined with a healthy shine. There was no scent or flavor to this lipstick.

Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick Rogue
Rogue
Rogue
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss

Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss
Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss

Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss ($30.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based, cotton candy pink with a creamy, glossy finish. MAC Style Packed is darker. MAC Silly is slightly darker. MAC Pink Nouveau is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to have “extraordinary shine” with a “kiss of brilliant color” that’s “hydrating.” The shade range “[ranges] from barely there to bold and dramatic.” First Kiss had semi-opaque color coverage, and I think it might have been nearly opaque if it applied more evenly. It had a tendency to settle a bit into lip lines and had a translucency that gave it somewhat splotchy coloring. The consistency is medium-thick and very tacky. It feels a bit gummy and gluey; it’s not as thick as MAC Lipglass, but it’s as sticky, if not slightly stickier. It has a sweet fig scent that might be cloying for some (it was noticeable even when I wore it, and I usually don’t notice scents in lip products once applied). It lasted four and a half hours, which is slightly better than average. It was neither drying nor hydrating while I wore it. This was the first product by Edward Bess that disappointed me; this didn’t feel like a high-end or luxury lipgloss at all.

Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss First Kiss
First Kiss
First Kiss
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total

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MAC Ambering Rose Blush

MAC Ambering Rose Blush
MAC Ambering Rose Blush

MAC Ambering Rose Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “muted rose.” It’s a burnished, rosy brown with gold shimmer. NARS Seduction is more burgundy, less warm-toned, but is somewhat similar applied. NARS Taos is slightly darker. MAC Hidden Treasure is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

It has good color payoff that’s buildable from sheer to mostly true-to-pan, opaque color.  The blush feels soft to the touch, but it’s not powdery.  It has a slightly stiffer texture, but it’s still blendable and fairly easy to apply to the skin.  The more it’s blended and buffed into the skin, the smoother the sheen becomes.  On my warmer complexion, it tends to take on a warmer, burnt (but in a good way) coloring, and I expect on cooler, pinker complexions, it may turn more of a rosy hue.  It lasted seven and a half hours when I wore it.  This shade was probably one of the first blushes I ever owned (the very first was MAC Margin).

MAC Powder Blush Ambering Rose
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Dior Bahia Vernis Duo

Dior Bahia (792) Vernis
Dior Bahia (792) Vernis

Dior Bahia Vernis Duo ($29.00 for 2 x 0.23 fl. oz.) is a duo of polishes that is described as a “deep lagoon blue” and “hibiscus pink.” Both bottles are slightly smaller (about one-third less of the size — 0.34 fl oz. vs. 0.23 fl. oz.) of full-size Dior polishes.

Bahia (792) is a medium-dark, muted blue with a cream-jelly finish. It was mostly opaque after two coats, but there was some visible nail line coming through. The finish seemed almost jelly-like in some ways. The polish’s consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I didn’t have issues with it pooling along the edges, and it applied fairly well. Illamasqua Muse is darker, less blue. Zoya Breezi is slightly darker, more pigmented. See comparison swatches.

Bahia (667) is a bright, medium pink with cool undertones. This shade was opaque after applying two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. OCC Palare is more shimmery. NARS Ratin Jot is a bit darker. L’Oreal Members Only is darker. China Glaze Escaping Reality is warmer. China Glaze Beach Cruise-r is cooler. Zoya Lara is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Dior Vernis Bahia (792)
Bahia (792)
Dior Vernis Bahia (667)
Bahia (667)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble & Forgiveness Nail Lacquers

Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “taupe … [with] pink, blue, and lavender shimmers.” It’s a warm, muted, light-medium mauve with fine pink and lavender pearl (I couldn’t really pull out the blue). It applied well and was opaque in two coats. The formula is on the thicker side but the consistency didn’t affect the performance or application. Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty is slightly pinker and warmer, but it is similar and the only shade I could think of that was similar (it also has a wax finish, so you’ll need a top coat to replicate the shine of Be Humble). See comparison swatches.

Forgiveness Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “[opaque] … dove-lavender.” It’s a muted, neutral lavender with a creamy finish. It was opaque in two coats, and it flowed well across the nail without pooling along the edges or streaking. Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid is slightly cooler. Zoya Lotus is much darker. Essie Cocktail Bling is cooler-toned. Essie Bangle Jangle is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Be Humble
Be Humble
Be Humble
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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