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Wet ‘n’ Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore Nail Lacquer

Wet 'n' Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore Nail Lacquer
Wet ‘n’ Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore Nail Lacquer

This Cobalt Stopped Me in My Tracks!

Wet ‘n’ Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore Nail Lacquer ($3.99 for 0.29 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark navy blue with a mega-sized dose of shimmer in light blue, blue, and silver. The only color that really came to mind was Zoya Twila, which is really quite different–it has horizontal bar glitter, so they don’t really look alike, but they had a similar depth of blue.

After applying the polish to just one nail, I was blown away.  The richness of the hue was incredible, and I only needed one coat for completely opaque color–the swatches show one coat.  It dries down quickly (faster than the average polish, probably because of the metallic finish), and it did dry to a shiny finish.  I wore this polish for wear, since I’ve never tried this particular formula, and it lasted a full week without chipping on me with average tip wear.  I will, of course, remind you that not much does chip on me.  The formula was a real beauty; not thick but not thin, and it applied like a dream with so much color and even color at that.

Also worth mentioning is that this is a rather small bottle of polish as far as compared to most–it’s only 0.29 fl. oz. compared to 0.50 fl. oz.  Though, high-end polishes tend to fall between 0.34 and 0.50, it is pricey compared to the rest of the brand’s range ($1.99 for 0.50 fl. oz. is usually what you expect and see).

Wet ‘n’ Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore Nail Lacquer

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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Chanel Intrigue Glossimer

Chanel Intrigue Glossimer Lipgloss
Chanel Intrigue Glossimer Lipgloss

Chanel Intrigue Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “red-brown.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued red–it’s warm, brown-hued, and shimmer-less. MAC Pret-a-Papier is a bit redder and has lots of shimmer. Chanel Braise has shimmer and is slightly more plum. MAC Looks Like Sin is similar. MAC Whoops is brighter, more coral.

Intrigue is very comfortable to wear, because the consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, so it feels lightweight on lips but still has a cushion-y feel.  The texture is non-sticky as well.  This shade wore for four hours on me with semi-opaque color coverage, minimal settling into lip lines, and even color overall.  It has a delightfully high-shine finish that gives lips an illusion of fullness.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Intrigue
Intrigue
Intrigue
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
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Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium rose.” It’s a subtly rose-tinted medium brown with a natural sheen. MAC Spice is very comparable, perhaps a touch rosier. MAC Viva Glam VI is shimmery. MAC Mocha is warmer. Guerlain Galante is redder.

The Rich Lip Color formula is described as lightweight, rich in color, moisturizing, creamy, and long-lasting.  It’s definitely one of my top lipstick formulas.  There’s a nice creaminess that enables even, glide-on color with opaque color coverage, but it doesn’t slip and slide all over.  It doesn’t feel or look thick, which also means you don’t have to worry about the color bunching up on itself.  This shade wore six hours on me, and my lips felt hydrated even after I removed the product.  It’s also scent- and taste-free, which is great for those more sensitive to scents.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Uber Nude
Uber Nude

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Dior Diva (038) Diorific Lipstick

Dior Diva Diorific Lipstick
Dior Diva Diorific Lipstick

A Holiday Red That Wears and Wears

Dior Diva (038) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich orange-red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Lancome Red Haute is more orange. theBalm Vanilly is a little lighter. Hourglass Raven is more orange. Guerlain Genna is also more orange. Edward Bess Midnight Bloom is more blue-toned. Guerlain Habit Rouge is similar. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is slightly bluer.

It’s full formula name is “Rouge Haute Couleur Longue Tenue” or “Long-Wearing True Color Lipstick.”  Diva is rich in pigment and applies with full color coverage with one pass.  The texture is just creamy enough to enable good glide across the lips without pulling or tugging, but it doesn’t move around on the lips and almost feels like a matte lipstick.  This particular shade lasted nearly eight hours, and while it wore for hours, it did not dry my lips out at all.  It has a lightly floral scent.

Dior Diorific Lipstick Diva
Diva

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

How Deep is Your Navy Blue?

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue green metallic.” This is an incredibly rich, inky blackened navy blue with bluish-teal micro-shimmer. The way the shimmer is catches the light makes the polish look like it’s glowing on the nails. NARS Night Flight has larger blue shimmer. MAC Biker Blue is bluer with larger shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars has much larger shimmer (more like particle glitter) that is sparse.

It’s completely opaque after two coats. The formula was not too thick or too thin, so it leveled and applied evenly and easily without pooling along the edges. The drying time was about average, but it did have a natural shine to the dried result.  As you can see from this week, I’ve been doing some wear-testing of Color Club polishes, and First Looks was another one I specifically tested for wear.  It wore for a full seven days without chipping and only had minor tip wear at the end of the week.

Color Club Nail Lacquer First Looks
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Pigmentation
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Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

For Fans of Sheer, Lightly-Shimmered Gloss

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm wash of goldenrod with gold and copper shimmer and sparkle. It is mostly a clear gloss base with a dose of shimmer. Le Metier de Beaute orange Juiced is somewhat similar but has less sparkle. MAC Rising Sun has more color in its base.

The formula is described as “delivering a sheer wash of catwalk color” while being hydrating and highly reflective.  It’s a new and limited shade for the holidays, and I suspect this shade is best for layering over red and berry-hued lipsticks to add a little shimmer and warmth.  It’s a wash of color/shimmer, and the finish is extremely glossy and shiny.  Lame Gold wore for three hours, which was surprising, because of the sheerness.

It comes with a brush-type applicator in a clear, square tube.  The consistency is thick without being gloppy, heavy, or sticky.  It has an almost gel-like, cushion-y feel on the lips.  It was lightly moisturizing when I wore it back-to-back for six hours.  After two hours, I did notice a very slight grit from the glitter/sparkle, but it wasn’t overly noticeable.

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Lame Gold
Lame Gold

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