OCC Butch Lip Tar

OCC Butch Lip Tar ($13.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel periwinkle,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. Lip Tars were born to be mixed, but over time, OCC has released shades that can just as easily be worn alone as they can be used to mix with others. The formula is meant to give the longer wear of a lipstick with the application of a gloss, while the ultimate dry down reveals a satin finish. Lip Tars are also richly pigmented and mint-scented (it includes peppermint oil).

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OCC Butch Lip Tar

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

I couldn’t think of any really similar shades! The closest I could come up with was Illamasqua Jo’mina, which has a similar brightness but lacks shimmer and is less pink.

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Illamasqua Nail Varnish Poke
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “deep aubergine.” Velvet Matte Lip Pencils deliver rich pigment with a “velvet matte finish.” It’s supposed to be creamy and long-wearing without being drying. This shade is new and now part of NARS’ permanent range.

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NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Train Bleu
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

bareMinerals Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Cumulus and Tempest. This duo launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

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bareMinerals The Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

Guerlain Garconne Rouge G Lipstick

From Guerlain’s fall collection, we have an “intense, daringly bold, real red” called Garconne (25) ($47.00 for 0.12 oz.). It was chosen for its timelessness as a color. It’s a rich, luxurious shade of red–there is depth to it, so it’s not too bright but it’s not brown-toned red. There is a subtle cool undertone running through this blue-based red, but it isn’t too strong. Blue-based lipsticks make teeth appear whiter, while orange-based lipsticks cause teeth to look yellower.

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Guerlain Garconne Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Garconne
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

bareMinerals Inspiration Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Inspiration Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Muse and Passion. This duo launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

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bareMinerals The Inspiration Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals Inspiration Eyeshadow Duo

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%