Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick

Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick (£15.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “teal” with a matte finish. It’s an opaque blue-teal with a matte finish. It’s certainly not the shade you think of when you hear the word “everyday.” I’m sure it doesn’t come as much of a surprise when I say I don’t have anything quite like this. The closest would be Illamasqua’s Gender, which is a bluish lipgloss. I haven’t swatched or used it yet, but perhaps OCC’s Chlorophyll will be similar (but it looks more like a green-teal).

Read Full Review
Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick Apocalips
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

NARS Coeur Sucre Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Coeur Sucre Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering vibrant pink.” It’s a medium cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a silver-white micro-glitter/shimmer. I couldn’t think of too many shades that came close to this. MAC Vanity Fair is much lighter and has no shimmer (more like a liquid lipstick formula). NARS Angelika would be much closer, except it’s not as opaque and applies fairly streaky. MAC Sassy Lassy is darker and brighter.

Read Full Review
NARS Coeur Sucre Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Coeur Sucre
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Tom Ford Wicked Cheek Color

Tom Ford Wicked Cheek Color ($55.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft raspberry pink with a rosy pink shimmer and sheen. For better or for worse, Tom Ford’s blush range (from the three shades I’ve seen so far) is very core, which means the shades themselves are more basic, so you may have similar shades in your stash already. At the same time, they’re the kind of shades that become go-tos, because they work with a variety of looks. Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Please Yourself (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Tom Ford Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Wicked
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer ($1.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a bright sunshine yellow with slight orange tones and a cream finish. I think the color is so appropriate for the upcoming summer season, but you will need to be a little patient. The polish has a tendency to pull if you do not wait for each coat to completely dry before putting on another coat. Some polishes are more forgiving in this aspect, but with this one, you’ll be waiting about five to ten minutes between coats before you can go for the second. The color coverage is nearly opaque in two coats, but you can see a hint of visible nail line. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I think you should be able to do a third coat to get totally opaque color and help hide any application issues.

Read Full Review
Spoiled by Wet 'n' Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
88%

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “matte smoky plum” and “muted mauve.” NARS fans that prefer duos with more contrast may like this one, because the shades differ from each other noticeably but still complement each other well.

Read Full Review
NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%