Dior Belle de Nuit Rouge Dior Lip Color

Belle de Nuit is supremely long-wearing; it lasts for six full hours on my lips and proceeds to linger around for another two; at eight hours, it reaches that halfway point where it’s faded enough to be reapplied but if you’ve forgotten the tube at home, you still have a bit left on your lips. The best part about the long-wear is that my lips don’t feel chapped, dry, or otherwise dehydrated, which is impressive after eight hours.  Too bad this shade is limited edition!

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Dior Belle de Nuit Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Belle de Nuit
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte purports that the Amazonian Clay makes it suitable for all skin types, because it minimizes oil, hydrates skin, improves the skin, and gives the skin an overall smoother and more even appearance. I’m not going to comment on whether it improves the skin in the long-term, because in order to do that, one would need to wear it for six to eight weeks everyday (like skincare). I have normal-to-dry skin, though for the past month and at present, it’s normal with no dryness or dry patches. The weather is crisp and autumnal, no humidity or the like, so I would generally expect long-wearing products to perform to their best, given the conditions.

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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Exposed
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Dior Couture Gold (554) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Couture Gold (554) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a limited edition palette for the holidays that contains five shades, which tend to skew on the warmer side and keep in the spirit of all things glittery, glam, and metallic.

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Dior Couture Gold (554) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Couture Gold (554) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Or Etoile (217) Rouge Dior Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of four new and limited edition holiday lip colors from Dior. This shade is a sheer, warm yellow gold with pale gold shimmer. It has a high-shine finish. On lips, it brightens and lightens, while adding warmth and shimmer, but as expected from its sheer swatch, it doesn’t provide much color. I couldn’t think of a lipstick that was quite like this, but it was reminiscent of MAC Luxure, which is a lipgloss, though it is not as warm. NARS Albatross, which is another lipgloss, is also very similar, but it has a glossier finish.

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Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Or Etoile
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
83%

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

I wanted to check out this product for myself, because Nicholas Lujan used it on me when I visited the Make Up For Ever Boutique in Las Vegas. I loved the way it shimmered without being chunky or gritty–and, best of all, it stayed put! #1 is like a white-beige; it sparkles a warmer white when the light catches it and more of dark beige when it doesn’t–looks a bit like sand, I suppose. It’s a fine glitter that feels more like glitter than a powder, but it’s not gritty or chunky.

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Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder