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Tom Ford Secret Escort Lip Contour Duo

01/04

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Secret Escort (07)

Tom Ford Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up “Lip Shaper,” where the lip color hides in the base of the component. It’s a cooler, pinky-red set of shades with the Lip Color being brighter and glossier, and the Lip Shaper being more subdued and darker.

The Lip Shaper is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duo; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six-hour wear time, but the Lip Shaper formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the Lip Shapers as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Contour Duo Secret Escort (07)
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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MAC x Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

My Mimi

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a gold, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was drier and more prone to separating–perhaps the larger bits of sparkle strewn through the powder were the issue. It took more effort to blend and diffuse the edges, as the color looked somewhat patchy initially. I don’t typically have issues blending out this formula, so I was rather surprised by the application of this shade on the skin. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me (out of the 10 the brand promises for this formula).

The price seems unusually high; regular Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33.00 for 0.31 oz., and while it’s not unusual for MAC to up-charge for collaborations by a bit, it’s usually a $1-4, not over $10. It seems like it is the result of the design of the powder itself, which is intricate to be sure, but I’m still surprised by the increase in price overall! I wish the product was better, too, because I know that this was one of the “star” products in the launch, to at least make the price more justifiable. It did seem, to my memory, that the price increases across most of the products in this collection were higher than normal (compared to past collaborations).

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish My Mimi
My Mimi
My Mimi
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

Tom Ford Devil Inside Lip Contour Duo

01/04

Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (06) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (06) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (06) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (06) Lip Contour Duo

Devil Inside (06)

Tom Ford Devil Inside (06) Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up lip pencil, where the lip color hides in the base of the lip pencil. The duo features a bright, coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a matching lip liner that runs a little lighter and redder with gold sparkle.

According to the brand, the lip pencil is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duos; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six hour wear time, but the lip pencil formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the lip pencils as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Contour Duo Devil Inside (06)
6.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
77%
Total

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Tom Ford Snowdon, Dylan, Jack, Anderson Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color

Snowdon

Tom Ford Snowdon Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, red undertones and flecks of lighter copper and medium-dark copper shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was one of the sheerer shades in the newer releases. The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, thin but not clingy, and comfortable on the lips. It lasted just over four hours on me and was moisturizing. Despite the lack of opacity, it was actually one of my personal favorite shades!

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color Snowdon
Snowdon
Snowdon
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Dylan

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Anderson

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Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Psychedelic

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, nearly-white base with a gold to pink duochrome finish. I did detect the duochrome with this shade, both swatched and applied to the skin. It had a tendency to look starker and lighter against my skin tone (despite it being designed for medium skin tones) straight on–almost ashy–but then very pretty and reflective at an angle, as it looked pinker. I found it more wearable when paired with a blush than on its own since it seemed to lighten the area on its own. I expect this to be more wearable on lighter skin tones, though.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The powder had a thicker feel to it, though it also seemed a little looser in the pan compared to the other shades. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that blended out well, and though it looked a little dusty swatched, it did not appear dry or dusty on the skin. I would say the finish of this shade was less reflective/shiny compared to most of the shades in the range, so it would be one to look for if you wanted something more moderate in sheen. It wore well for just over eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Psychedelic
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Mama’s Apple Pie Set

ColourPop School Bus Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop School Bus Super Shock Shadow

Mama's Apple Pie

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Mama’s Apple Pie Super Shock Shadow Set ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four shades–pearly white, light beige, coral, and deep blue–housed in a cardboard box with the collaboration’s pattern on it. The actual packaging is the simple white of ColourPop’s normal products. I received mine as loose products (I didn’t even realize they were part of a set!) with many other pieces from the collaboration, which is why don’t have any packaging photos. All four shades performed consistently with ColourPop’s range–pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.

Colour Pop Hello Kitty Super Shock Shadow Set Mama's Apple Pie
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

Rainbow

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Friendship File

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A

Small Gift

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A-

School Bus

Limited Edition
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