Illamasqua CanCan Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Can Can Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright lilac purple.” It’s a medium lilac with strong purple tones and a cool undertone. The finish is matte. Benefit Fancy Pansy is closest in color, but it’s lighter and has a shimmery finish, so it appears different. Inglot #346 is lighter, more pastel.

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Illamasqua CanCan Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow Can Can
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
90%

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 Review, Photos

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 ($52.00 for 1 oz.) is a “mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas.” It is also supposed to “[absorb] exess oils and [minimize] the appearance of pores.” This primer uses a mix of titanium dioxide (2.45%) and zinc oxide (4.20%) to provide the SPF content. As a result, you may get a white cast, particularly in pictures, as these are physical blockers (which work by reflecting), as opposed to chemical ones (which work by absorbing). I have worn it in photos on the blog, but primarily in ones without flash, which is where you would worry most about what kind of sunscreen agent you had on.

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a strawberry red with warm undertones and a white shimmer. There’s a natural sheen to the finish. NARS Flamenco is very similar but less warm-toned. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel is a bit warmer. Milani Bing Cherry is slightly brighter and doesn’t have shimmer. Guerlain Grenade is very similar.

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Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink bronze with pearl.” It’s a rosy brown with pink and gold shimmer. At a glance, it reminded me of Bobbi Brown Canary, which is sheer with a ton of gold sparkle (but no pink). MAC Fancy Cat is darker, browner. MAC Spree is very similar but has a more metallic sheen.

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Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Beach
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00 for 0.088 oz. / 2.5 grams) is described as a “silvery lime-green shimmer.” It’s a shimmery medium green with yellow undertones. MAC Fresh Flare is darker, less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bright Idea is less yellow-toned. MAC Wondergrass is more vibrant and darker.

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OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate Foxfire
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Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.33 oz.) contains nine matte eyeshadows named after theBalm’s favorite Matts. It includes a small, dual-ended bristle brush, which is usable and better than sponge-tipped brushes that are often included in these kinds of palettes, but it wouldn’t replace full-sized brushes for me. The palette is small, square-ish, and made out of heavy-duty cardboard. It flips open and has a mirror under the lid.

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%