Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition duo of highlighters (I got confirmation yesterday). You can still pre-order from Saks or place a back-order at Nordstrom. If you liked formulas like MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfiishes, Estee Lauder Gelee, or NARS Dual Intensity, you’ll like this one. It has that same baked-gel-powder type of powder. I think this could have been an excellent permanent addition to the Tom Ford range, so I hope the brand will reconsider making this permanent (and also coming out with a few more combinations!). The texture of both shades was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while the product provides a noticeable sheen that stops just before it emphasizes the skni’s natural texture.

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Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Skin Illuminating Duo Moodlight
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a formula that promises six hours of sheer color applied dry or eight hours of rich color applied damp. It’s available in over twenty shades–I have four of them, shown below–in a variety of finishes. They feel finer and silkier compared to Estee Lauder’s wet/dry Gelee formulation.

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Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Insolent Ivory
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “electric pink.” It’s a bold, brightened medium fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Red Balloon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Bellini
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition

ColourPop Mr. Blonde & Jellies Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Mr. Blonde Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright true turquoise.” It’s a brightened, medium sky blue with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. It was mostly matte, but there was an almost vinyl-like sheen to it–and it took forever to dry down. Even when “dry” after a half hour, there was still a very light tack in places. This shade had intense pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, but it had a thicker consistency that “cracked” as soon as I smiled. It felt a bit clingier, and it was prone to flaking from the center of the mouth over time, though the majority of the color was intact after six hours. The formula was somewhat drying overall. NYX Blue Velvet (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Mr. Blonde Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Mr. Blonde
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Limited Edition
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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Decisive Poppy
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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Dior Eclectic (866) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Eclectic (766) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, smoky set of shades ranging from a pinky-beige to deep purple. I loved the color combination put together here, as using the blackened green made for an interesting time, but the quality just isn’t there. I wish the eyeshadows were softer and less dry, even if they were sheerer, but the thinner, dusty texture made for a lot of extra work to really blend and diffuse the eyeshadows on the lid.

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Dior Eclectic (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Eclectic (866)
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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