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Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

28 Anthracite Black

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with cooler, bluish undertones and blue, red, and silver pearl. Of all the shades I tried, this one had the greatest difference between dry and damp application.

Applied dry, it was softer, less intense, and warmer in overall tone, whereas damp application was intensely pigmented, very deep, and more metallic with a stronger, bluish sheen. The texture was soft, not quite as finely milled as other shades but still smooth. I tried to apply it as a cheek highlighter, but it was difficult to blend it out with the color looking patchy/cratered. I tried different brushes, using less product, and so forth, but I could never get it to apply evenly. It worked best as an eyeshadow, and it had the most impact with a damp brush, or else it was more like a soft, pearly black instead of a deep, inky black. On the lips, it was decent but was harder to manipulate for an even finish on light and mid-tone colors as any unevenness was very obvious–it worked well over black, though!

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 28 Anthracite Black
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Too Faced Poppin’ Peach & Tickle-Me-Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Glosses

01/07

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Poppin' Peach

Too Faced Poppin’ Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss ($19.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It seemed more pigmented when I swatched it on my arm than lips, as it was only medium in coverage on the lips. It applied terribly–it emphasized my lip lines as the color pooled in them and was streaky along the edges. It lasted for two and a half hours, but the color settled more and more into my lip lines over that period. The only good thing about this shade was that it was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “moisture-rich” with a “lightweight and creamy” feel. It does, in fact, smell like sugary peach (leans synthetic to me), though it is not overwhelming once on the lips. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque with a creamy, smooth consistency that was comfortable to wear and hydrating over time, but they wore away quickly and had a tendency to settle into lip lines from the beginning, so they are not the most flattering lip product worn.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss Poppin' Peach
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

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Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

5 Silver Dust

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a dirty, grayish taupe with silver, gold, white, and teal glitter. It is more “wearable” than you might expect of a silver/gray as a highlighter, and that had a lot to do with the sheerer formula. It had more of a cooler, silver effect that did highlight on my cheeks/eyes as the base color did not come into play.

5 Silver Dust had sheer to medium coverage, but it was hard to get higher coverage than medium as the layers would create a thicker, more uneven surface that was uncomfortable on the lid and impractical on the cheeks (looked very much like layers of chunky glitter sitting on the skin that had a tendency to flake away if I accidentally touched the area). The texture was thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread across the skin and kept it sheerer for each layer applied.

It wore well for eight hours on the cheeks, but there were a few glitter particles that had migrated on my face over time. When I tried it on the eyes, the product showed a bit of creasing after seven hours of wear and had some fallout over time, though it was not as much fallout as I typically experience with glittery, powder eyeshadows.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 5 Silver Dust
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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NARS Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow

01/06

NARS Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow

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Thessalonique

NARS Thessalonique Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) features a soft, pale pink with a muted mauve–both have shimmer–that work really well together for a look but can easily be incorporated with other eyeshadows you own. I like that the two shades can create a rather foolproof look as a standalone product.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Thessalonique

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Too Faced Peach Tease, Pure Peach, Peach Please Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Glosses

01/07

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Peach Tease

Too Faced Peach Tease Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss ($19.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. This shade had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, non-sticky texture that felt creamy and was comfortable to wear. The downside was that it did emphasize a few of my lip lines (but not all of them) and showed “lines” if I pressed my lips together. The color lasted for three and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to be “moisture-rich” with a “lightweight and creamy” feel. It does, in fact, smell like sugary peach (leans synthetic to me), though it is not overwhelming once on the lips. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque with a creamy, smooth consistency that was comfortable to wear and hydrating over time, but they wore away quickly and had a tendency to settle into lip lines from the beginning, so they are not the most flattering lip product worn.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss Peach Tease
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Makeup Geek Trailblazer, Free Spirit, Trophy Wife Plush Lip Crèmes

01/07

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Trailblazer

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with grayer, more neutral undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, cream-like texture that sat fairly well on the lips and only had slight settling toward the end of its wear time (three hours). The color applied evenly and was comfortable to wear, and I’d describe the feel of it as non-drying.

The Plush Lip Creme formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a hybrid, “cream and mousse” consistency. The consistency has a very velvety, smooth feel that wasn’t heavy nor did it feel thin or watered down. It seemed to be quite flattering and forgiving when it was initially applied, but there were some shades where the color pulled into my lip lines while worn, and they only lasted two to four hours on me. They were more comfortable to wear than liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish, and the formula was mostly non-drying. They did not have any noticeable scent or taste to me.

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Crème Trailblazer
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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