Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

Estee Lauder Black Chrome Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a limited edition offering from the Modern Mercury collection.  The combination is classic, though for many of us, superfluous; it’s a set of dark, smoky hues that would work well to smoke out any look.  I liked how there are two textures presented.

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Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

Estee Lauder Black Chrome Eyeshadow Duo

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

I found Havoc to deliver excellent color payoff, too–really rich, bold color in a single stroke. It’s an intense burgundy wine with a semi-matte finish–no shimmer at all–that is so in tune with the autumnal hues.  The brown in the color makes it easier to wear, because if the red tones were more dominating, it could give the illusion of I-just-cried-my-eyes-out when worn–which is not usually the look one wants.  The closest comparable shade is Make Up For Ever #11, which is redder, lighter, and shimmery.

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Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Precision Ink Havoc
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%

Deborah Lippmann Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) contains hexagonal red-hued glitter suspended in a fairly thick, clear base. It’s something that would work better for layering than alone, because I couldn’t get near to opaque in two coats. You’ll really have to move and finagle with the glitter so that it is spaced evenly across the nail. I tried to work it across and into areas where there were no glitter but still had some bunch-up.

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Deborah Lippmann Do Ya Think I'm Sexy Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
89%

Illamasqua Kontrol Lipstick

The color is a dark purple, which doesn’t read “blue violet” to me, though it’s not red-toned either. It’s more cool-toned than warm, especially as it brings out the yellow undertones in my skin. I felt like I had seen this color before, but I couldn’t think of anything and nothing matched in the Swatch Gallery. When it comes to lipstick, most purples lean red, so if you’ve always wanted something truer, this might be the one.

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

MAC Beiges, Whites, Highlighter Eyeshadow Swatches

This finishes up all of the swatches I have of permanent eyeshadows – I will try to purchase the shades I do not own soon and get those swatches up as well.

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MAC Beiges, Whites, Highlighter Eyeshadow Swatches

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
84%